NFL Derby open to all


BRATTLEBORO -- The Reformer NFL Picking Derby, which was won by Bethany Coursen in 2012 and Ricky Aither in 2013, will be open to everyone and will have a weekly winner this season.

In Week 1, the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will start things off by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 8:30 p.m. And Peyton Manning will face his former team, when the Colts visit the Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 8:30 p.m.

Contestants are asked to pick the winner of those two games, along with the 14 others. And a total score must be submitted for Monday night’s Chargers-Cardinals contest for tiebreaker purposes.

To be eligible, email your Week 1 winners and tiebreaker score, along with your name and the town you reside in, to Reformer Sports Editor Shane Covey at by Tuesday, Sept. 2, at noon. You must predict a winner in all 16 games in order to qualify.

The Week 1 games are listed below:

Packers at Seahawks

Saints at Falcons

Vikings at Rams

Browns at Steelers

Jaguars at Eagles

Raiders at Jets

Bengals at Ravens

Bills at Bears

Redskins at Texans

Titans at Chiefs

Patriots at Dolphins

Panthers at Bucs

49ers at Cowboys

Colts at Broncos

Giants at Lions

Chargers at Cardinals (winner and total score)


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