5 NFL teams in danger of being upset in Week 1

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NFL teams on upset alert in Week 1: Indianapolis Colts (vs. Texans)

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Let me just apologize to Indianapolis Colts fans right now — I am so skeptical of this team in 2022. I don’t love the Matt Ryan trade. Losing Matt Eberflus could loom larger than many are able to see in the present moment. The Colts have a solid overall roster and I’m intrigued by the potential of their pass rush and defensive front seven as a whole.

With all of that being said, I do think the Colts are on a bit of upset alert in Week 1 of the 2022 season against the Houston Texans. They are playing in Houston, which hasn’t really mattered in this matchup (heavily favoring the Colts) historically, but it could come into play this season. Houston’s fan base should be very excited about what’s being built and as of Week 1, all of the young players on this roster don’t care that this team is rebuilding.

I think Houston’s young core will step up in Week 1 and give fans a glimpse of what is to come. They could be my favorite upset candidate of the week.

NFL teams on upset alert in Week 1: Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Steelers)

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The reigning AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals are on upset alert in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season. That is going to seem like bucket of cold water, especially considering the Pittsburgh Steelers are in transition at the quarterback position and the offensive line is a huge question mark going into the season. Even with all of that considered, I don’t think you can really count out a Mike Tomlin-coached team.

The Steelers seem extremely confident in Mitchell Trubisky, who had a strong preseason for them. Is their confidence misplaced or misguided? Is Trubisky really going to be better just because he’s no longer under the Matt Nagy umbrella in Chicago? We’ll see how he looks after a year with Josh Allen, Ken Dorsey, and Brian Daboll in Buffalo.

Ultimately, there could be a bit of a hangover for the Bengals after that huge run late last season. The Steelers are obviously no slouches defensively and Cincinnati’s going to have to hope that Trubisky hasn’t improved or else they could be in for a long day. I think the Bengals’ secondary has its work cut out for it in this game.