5 NFL teams in danger of being upset in Week 1

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Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season is finally here, and Week 1 is typically a time when you can expect the unexpected, at least in a couple of games. Some of the best teams in the league could already be on “upset” alert, even though everybody’s starting off with a clean slate as the season opens up.

Which teams and their fans are going to be highly disappointed after Week 1? Obviously, nothing is guaranteed, but this is the NFL and although some teams that get “upset” in Week 1 will be playing in January while others won’t, most teams are as healthy now as they will be throughout the course of the season. The first week of the NFL season might be some cellar-dwelling teams’ best chance at beating one of the top teams in the league.

In the 2021 season, we saw the Green Bay Packers get absolutely obliterated by the New Orleans Saints and Jameis Winston. The Pittsburgh Steelers went into Buffalo and got a 23-16 win over the Bills. The Raiders somewhat surprisingly took down the Ravens in overtime on Monday Night Football.

So which NFL teams are on upset alert in Week 1?

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NFL Week 1 Schedule: 5 teams on upset alert

1. Green Bay Packers (vs. Vikings)

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Well, the Green Bay Packers were upset last year in Week 1. It could certainly happen again this year. The Packers have had a pretty noteworthy offseason in 2022, headlined of course by the trade sending Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for draft picks. Replacing Adams will be a committee approach and Green Bay is going to be relying on Aaron Rodgers more than ever after his back-to-back MVP campaigns.

They put their money where their mouth is in that regard, giving Rodgers the highest annual value contract in NFL history at over $50 million per season. In Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season, the Packers will travel to Minneapolis to take on the Vikings who have taken on a lot of change themselves. The Vikings have a new GM, a new head coach, and a new-look defense.

Although the cast of characters offensively is mostly the same, Kevin O’Connell is coming over from the Los Angeles Rams, bringing his scheme and championship experience from last season to a Vikings franchise that is desperate for any sort of hope that they could reach that same mountaintop.

Ultimately, would I bet on the Packers losing? With Aaron Rodgers and their defense, absolutely not. With that being said, that’s why you would consider this an upset, right? The Vikings have the weapons offensively to win a shootout against the Packers, and I would argue that Minnesota’s offensive weapons are much, much better overall. That could give them a shot at a huge upset over Rodgers and the Packers.