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NFL football pool, pick’em, office pool, confidence picks: Back the Ravens in Week 1, 2022

With Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season just around the corner, there is still time to round up the troops and make NFL office pool picks. The first Sunday of the NFL season features several marquee late afternoon matchups like Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers and Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, making for plenty of tough choices for your NFL football pool picks. You don’t have to be a fan of any of those teams to have a dog in the fight if you’re including them in your Week 1 NFL confidence pool picks. Before you make your NFL predictions, you need to see the Week 1 NFL football pool picks from SportsLine’s proven model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 138-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

More importantly for NFL confidence pool players, the model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports office pool players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated the entire Week 1 NFL schedule 10,000 times and generated its optimal NFL pick’em plays. Go to SportsLine to see them now.

Top Week 1 NFL office pool predictions

One of the top Week 1 NFL predictions from the model: The Baltimore Ravens comfortably beat the New York Jets on the road by at least a touchdown. The Jets finished just below league average in stopping quarterback rushes last season and gave up 298 yards and three touchdowns. Lamar Jackson played just 12 games last season, but still finished with 767 rushing yards, and after missing the end of last year, he’ll be motivated to come out strong in Week 1.

The Jets don’t have a firm timetable for quarterback Zach Wilson’s return from surgery to repair a torn meniscus, meaning Joe Flacco will likely face his former team as the Jets’ QB. Additionally, New York’s second-round draft pick, running back Breece Hall, had a discouraging preseason with just 29 yards through three games. Baltimore already gave up the third-fewest yards to opposing running backs last season, so New York has plenty of unknowns heading into its season-opener.

The Ravens had the sixth-most QB knockdowns last season (62), and at this stage of his career, Flacco isn’t built to absorb much punishment. The Jets simply don’t appear to have enough offensive firepower to keep up with Baltimore, which is why the model projects the Ravens to cover by at least a touchdown in just over half of all simulations. See the rest of the model’s Week 1 NFL pool picks here.

How to make Week 1 NFL office pool picks

The model also made the call on every other Week 1 NFL game and has strong picks for potentially close matchups like Cowboys vs. Buccaneers and Vikings vs. Packers. It’s also calling for one underdog to pull off an upset and several Super Bowl contenders to go down hard. You can only see all of the model’s NFL pool picks here.

So who should you pick in every Week 1 NFL game? And which Super Bowl contenders go down? Visit SportsLine now to get optimal NFL office pool picks, all from the advanced computer model that has ranked in the top 10 on straight-up picks four of the last six years and went an outstanding 138-97 on top-ranked picks against the spread since 2017.

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