49ers vs Buccaneers 2019 Live Stream : The game will be broadcast in parts of California, Nevada, Florida, and the dark blue shaded areas in the map below. San Francisco outclasses nearly every position group when compared to Tampa Bay. Case in point, while the 49ers secondary doesn’t look all that promising this season, at least Pro Football Focus doesn’t rank it dead last, like it does the Buccaneers. Week 1 of the 2019 NFL regular season is finally here, and the San Francisco 49ers will begin with a road trip to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers ended the season at 5-11, last place in the NFC South behind the division-winning New Orleans Saints and a pair of 7-9 teams, in the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers.
Even though this is a NFC East game, both teams are just on a different scale heading into 2019. The Redskins have a poor offensive line with the holdout of Trent Williams and Giants castoff Ereck Flowers at left guard. That’s a tall task going against the Eagles defensive line, which is amongst the NFL leaders in pressures year after year and added Malik Jackson to pair with Fletcher Cox. The Eagles have one of the deepest rosters in the NFL, led by a 100 percent healthy Carson Wentz that arguably has the best receiving corps in the NFL with DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor leading the way. Case Keenum gets the start for Washington as the Redskins will be patient with Dwayne Haskins until he’s ready. Washington does have an underrated defense, but scoring points will be an issue with a makeshift offensive line.” — Jeff Kerr on why he’s predicting the Eagles win 33-17.
Legendary handicapper Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg enjoyed a scorching finish to last season, nailing three-way parlays during Week 17 and Conference Championship Weekend. With his very selective best bets, Goldberg finished last year on a sick 12-3-2 heater. Now, Hammer is getting down hard on three NFL Week 1 picks. If you parlay them, you’d be looking at a 6-1 payout. See who else he’s taking with the Vikings
The NFL is back for 2019, and with one game already in the books — I hope you took the Packers like I did! — there are only 255 more chances to pick winners in the regular season.
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Football is back, and we’re previewing the Week 1 NFL slate. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score predictions.
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Let’s get into the full Week 1 schedule, starting with an AFC showdown between the Chiefs and Jaguars.
Nobody is really sure what to expect out of the Jaguars’ offense under new coordinator John DeFilippo and quarterback Nick Foles. Can the Jags score 30-plus points? That’s what it’ll probably take to beat the Chiefs, who look just as potent as they were last season.
Patrick Mahomes will throw at least two touchdown passes. That might not sound like a big deal for a QB who threw 50 of them last season, but remember the Jaguars were the only team to shut him out in that category in the regular season last year.
Tyreek Hill scored on each of his first two touches of the 2018 season (against the Chargers), a 91-yard punt return and a 58-yard reception. He has a league-high 302 receiving yards in season openers over the past two years, but the Jaguars did limit him to only four receptions for 61 yards in Week 5 last season.
Don’t be surprised if Cam Newton tests his throwing shoulder early with at least two deep throws, probably to Curtis Samuel, to make the Rams play honest. He also won’t be hesitant to run. He led the Panthers in rushing in last year’s opener.
Todd Gurley will rush for more than 100 yards and will add a touchdown. He returns to the state where he grew up for the first time as a pro and is coming off arguably his most challenging offseason because of endless chatter about his left knee.
Jared Goff led the NFL with 116 completions of 10-plus air yards last season. The Panthers, meanwhile, gave up 16 passing touchdowns of at least 10 air yards in 2018, tied for the third most in the NFL.Wide receiver Cooper Kupp returns to action after tearing his ACL last season. Kupp caught at least five passes in six of eight games last season and is averaging 1.3 red zone targets per game during his career (seventh best). See Week 1 rankings.