Tampa Bay isn't favored by the experts to come away victorious in their Week One matchup with the New Orleans Saints. Granted, I'm not sure there are many teams these NFL experts would pick to go into the Superdome at the start of the season and emerge victorious.
But ProFootballTalk didn't have to make the Saints over the Bucs the 'survivor pool lock.'
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk only had New Orleans with a four-point edge over Tampa Bay, so how that translates into your best pick of all 16 matchups this week doesn't quite check out. In fact, most experts have the game as a close one, though the consensus winner in the end is the home team. It's time for the Bucs to show just how improved they are for 2018 – and do it on the road to start.
Below is a look at each expert's pick for this week: