PFT’s Week One picks

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Tonight tonight it’s coming tonight hot damn tonight.

Football season is back, baby. And the PFT Picks contest is back, too. And with three disagreements between Master Pickers MDS and yours truly, one of us will be in the lead after Week One.

And it will be be.

For picks on all 15 Week One games, let it scroll.

Chiefs at Patriots

MDS’s take: The Patriots are the best team in football. They were last year, and they’re the favorites to be the best this year as well. I have a hunch the Chiefs might just be better than the Patriots by the end of the season, but not in Week One.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 28, Chiefs 17.

Florio’s take: Chiefs coach Andy Reid thrives with the extra time that a bye provides. He’s had the most possible time to get ready for this one. And the Patriots don’t know how Reid will deploy Tyreek Hill. And it’s easier to get past the New England offensive line in September. And the receiver who shares a brain with Tom Brady is done for the year. And ultimately none of it matters because the Patriots are still the Patriots and Tom Brady is still Tom Brady and they’re hanging Banner No. 5.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 27, Chiefs 17.

Jets at Bills

MDS’s take: I’m not sure exactly what the difference between “building for the future” and “tanking” is, but I think it might be something like the difference between the Bills and the Jets: Buffalo has traded players away from future picks but still looks like it can be a competent team, while the Jets just look terrible.

MDS’s pick: Bills 17, Jets 7.

Florio’s take: The Bills aren’t great. The Jets aren’t good. #Analysis.

Florio’s pick: Bills 24, Jets 9.

Falcons at Bears

MDS’s take: The Falcons are favored by a touchdown, and I’m tempted to pick the Bears in a big upset, but I just . . . can’t quite pull the trigger. This is a closer game than people think, but the Falcons will pull it out late.

MDS’s pick: Falcons 24, Bears 23.

Florio’s take: If the Falcons can build a 28-3 lead over Chicago, they won’t be blowing it to the Bears. And, yes, I reserve the right to make a 28-3 reference every week in the picks. Even when the Falcons are on a bye.

Florio’s pick: Falcons 28, Bears 3.

Ravens at Bengals

MDS’s take: This is one of those “I’m not sure who’s better” Week One games where I just pick the home team in a close one.

MDS’s pick: Bengals 23, Ravens 20.

Florio’s take: The Bengals and Ravens both missed the playoffs in 2016, and chances are at least one of them will miss the playoffs again in 2017. Which could put each head coach in grave danger — Baltimore coach John Harbaugh’s recent one-year contract extension notwithstanding. The home team gets the edge, in part because Joe Flacco missed all of training camp and the preseason with a back problem, and because plenty of other injuries have ravaged the Ravens.

Florio’s pick: Bengals 23, Ravens 17.

Steelers at Browns

MDS’s take: I like the way the Browns are building, but they’re still a year away from contending in the AFC North. On Sunday they’ll begin their march to a seventh consecutive last-place finish.

MDS’s pick: Steelers 31, Browns 17.

Florio’s take: The prospect of the Browns upsetting the Steelers with a rookie quarterback and an overmatched roster is fascinating. But Le’Veon Bell is back, Martavis Bryant is back, Myles Garrett is injured, and the Steelers remain the best team in the division. They didn’t get there by losing games they should win.

Florio’s pick: Steelers 27, Browns 14.

Cardinals at Lions

MDS’s take: The Lions’ defense is going to be a mess again this year, and Matthew Stafford‘s new contract means they’re not going to have a lot of cap space to fix it.

MDS’s pick: Cardinals 35, Lions 27.

Florio’s take: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says his team lost its swagger in Week One last year by losing a close game at home to the Patriots. Which underscores the importance of getting the swagger back by knocking off a playoff team in its own building to start the season. To do that, the Cardinals will have to corral Ameer Abdullah, the running back Arizona coveted before Detroit got him. The Cards settled for David Johnson. It worked out.

Florio’s pick: Cardinals 30, Lions 20.

Jaguars at Texans

MDS’s take: Houston’s defense should make life hell for Blake Bortles. Life is probably already hell for Blake Bortles, but you know what I mean.

MDS’s pick: Texans 13, Jaguars 6.

Florio’s take: Despite a persistent sense that the Jaguars are on the verge of breaking out, Blake Bortles has regressed and rookie running back Leonard Fournette may lack the durability to justify his top-five draft status. The Texans, on the other hand, have thrived with subpar quarterback play in the past, and they’re ready to take the next step. The first step will entail dispensing with a division rival in a regular-season debut played before a stadium that will be packed with a throng of grateful Houston fans and far louder than it was in February when the Patriots were capping a comeback for the ages.

Florio’s pick: Texans 34, Jaguars 20.

Raiders at Titans

MDS’s take: I’m expecting the Raiders to take a step backward this year, and Marcus Mariota to take a step forward. Tennessee takes this one.

MDS’s pick: Titans 24, Raiders 16.

Florio’s take: Arguably one of the best games of the weekend, the Titans are expected to parlay a strong 2016 into their first playoff berth since 2008 and the Raiders are expected to follow their first playoff berth since 2002 into something much bigger. Oakland has had plenty of turmoil during camp and the preseason, and the Titans quietly have been laying the bricks for what could be a very good season.

Florio’s pick: Titans 23, Raiders 20.

Eagles at Washington

MDS’s take: Kirk Cousins begins his run toward a huge contract with a good game against a divisional rival. Washington wins this one at home.

MDS’s pick: Washington 28, Eagles 21.

Florio’s take: Philly is a 1.5-point road favorite for a reason. The reason is the Eagles are on the rise, and Washington may be on the decline. The Philly receivers are better, the Washington receivers are worse, and that may be enough of a difference to swing this one.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 24, Washington 20.

Colts at Rams

MDS’s take: Are you excited for the Jared Goff vs. Scott Tolzien quarterback matchup? I’ll take Goff’s guys to win at home.

MDS’s pick: Rams 20, Colts 17.

Florio’s take: If L.A. getting football back means L.A. witnessing Scott Tolzien and Jared Goff, maybe L.A. is better off without football.

Florio’s pick: Rams 24, Colts 10.

Seahawks at Packers

MDS’s take: This could be an NFC Championship Game preview, and we may look back in 17 weeks and say it was the game that swung home-field advantage. I like the Seahawks to take this game in a slight upset.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 17, Packers 16.

Florio’s take: The Seahawks haven’t fared well in Green Bay, and the Packers are primed for another Super Bowl run. Although most Week One games aren’t oozing with meaning, this one could determine the site of the rematch.

Florio’s pick: Packers 28, Seahawks 24.

Panthers at 49ers

MDS’s take: The Panthers are coming off a disappointing season, but a Week One date with the 49ers is just the thing to get them back on track.

MDS’s pick: Panthers 27, 49ers 20.

Florio’s take: If the 49ers only played in Week One, they’d never lose a game. This Week One, they will, thanks to a Panthers team that is suddenly underrated two years after going 15-1.

Florio’s pick: Panthers 23, 49ers 17.

Giants at Cowboys

MDS’s take: With or without Ezekiel Elliott, I expect the Cowboys to have a strong offense this season, as Dak Prescott takes a step forward and establishes himself as one of the league’s top quarterbacks. It starts with a big Week one win in prime time.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 30, Giants 20.

Florio’s take: The Cowboys will have Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday night. But they had him last year for both games against the Giants, and the Giants beat the Cowboys both times. With seven months to prepare for facing quarterback Dak Prescott and 40-percent turnover on the offensive line and major changes to the Dallas defense and a major distraction coming from Elliott’s suspension, the Giants continue to mimic Jerry Jones in their ownership of the Cowboys.

Florio’s pick: Giants 24, Cowboys 20.

Saints at Vikings

MDS’s take: The Vikings’ defense will shut down Adrian Peterson in his return to Minnesota, and the Vikings’ offense will control the ball just well enough to keep Drew Brees from a lights out game. The Vikings will open 1-0.

MDS’s pick: Vikings 20, Saints 14.

Florio’s take: Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota but he may not get many opportunities to stick it to the home team. The real question is whether the Vikings offense can stick it to a traditionally overmatched New Orleans defense. At home, they can.

Florio’s pick: Vikings 30, Saints 24.

Chargers at Broncos

MDS’s take: It’s going to be a long year for the Chargers in their new home. It’s going to start with a long night away from home.

MDS’s pick: Broncos 20, Chargers 10.

Florio’s take: The newest arrival in L.A. has become a trendy pick to make it to the playoffs. Hey, experts, they only changed cities, not divisions.

Florio’s pick: Broncos 27, Chargers 17.

93 responses to “PFT’s Week One picks

  1. Packers aren’t primed for anything with the defense that ranked number 31 last season. The only thing they did to improve was pick up a couple rookies.

  2. Normally I would take a traditional season opening shot at the Jets right now, but while watching the 2016 season review last night they showed a Blount run against the Jets where he reversed field and inadvertently made Brady his fullback. About 6 Jets players by right could have crushed Brady into a fine paste, but instead to his obvious surprise they all miraculously flowed around him to the ball and left him untouched. Thank you, your good sportsmanship was noticed and appreciated.

  3. ” The Cowboys will have Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday night. But they had him last year for both games against the Giants”

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    I can’t wait to see Mara’s corrupt Giants stomped. a rookie qb won 13 games last year, but all we hear is how he couldn’t beat the giants with Elliot. yeah, pretty sure a rookie qb makes a big jump from year 1 to 2 – meanwhile Eli is a year older and needs a top defense to even reach the playoffs.

  4. “MDS thinking Dallas can score 30 on NYG Defense? He clearly forgets NYG beat Dallas twice.”

    you clearly forget who is the division champs. The giants were looking up in the division standings, as they will be again

  5. Titans over Raiders? Titans don’t have any advantage over the Raiders. Perhaps their running game is better, but aside from that I think Oakland owns every other category. Should be a good one though.

  6. coachjl1978 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 11:16 am
    MDS thinking Dallas can score 30 on NYG Defense? He clearly forgets NYG beat Dallas twice.
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    And I’m sure ALL the starry-eyed cowpoke fans will just dismiss last year as a complete fluke’
    ’cause their newly minted stars were only rookies.

    The Gmen defense was 2ND in the NFL as a DEFENSE as to points scored. They get better with another year together under Spags. Oh and that offense? I wanna see the cowboy’s pathetic D stop everyone (Odell, Marshall, Shepard & Engram) that’s gonna get passes from Eli. The NFC East is always close in the final score, but it will be the Gmen 24-16.

  7. Both MDS’s and Florios’ picks for Rams/Colts suggest greater that 30 total points scored. I think fans will be lucky to see 10 total points scored. This is going to be one boring game.

  8. titans have a better qb, running game and defense for the guy asking what they have better.
    upset of the week is chicago over atlanta. nothing to do with superbowl hangover. If you remember last year, atlanta struggled on grass on the road. also, chicago’s front 7 is underrated, and should be able to stop the run

  9. I’m just tired with the Saints, particularly with all the AP coming back to “stick” it to the Vikings crap. Not a sure victory by the Vikes by any means, but I question even with Brees’ quick release, if the Saints O-line can stand up to the Vikes’ D all game.

  10. Andy Reid is very good after a bye, yes. He is 26-10 in week 1 or after a bye, good for a 72.2% winning percentage.

    Belichick’s regular season winning percentage with New England? 73.9%

  11. dukeearl says:
    September 7, 2017 at 11:21 am
    Packers aren’t primed for anything with the defense that ranked number 31 last season. The only thing they did to improve was pick up a couple rookies.
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    They got to the NFC championship game with that 31st ranked defense last year. And, they should improve on both sides of the ball. They may not be the favorites but, if Rodgers stays healthy & they don’t lose a whole position group to injury, they are definitely in the hunt.

  12. The Giants looked awful against the Browns in their dress rehearsal, and have generally looked bad this offseason. They will take a step back this year, and it will start with a loss against my Cowboys Sunday night.

  13. Can we stop over blowing Fournette’s foot injury. It got cleated it was minor they just didn’t want to risk the entire offense in preseason. The team even said if it was regular season he would have played and there very hush hush on injury this year.

  14. I have a hunch the Chiefs might just be better than the Patriots by the end of the season, but not in Week One.
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    Is this a joke?

  15. As a Raiders fan, I can tell you that the Raiders defense is straight up bad. No way to sugarcoat it. But I’m also not convinced the Titans defense is as good as people think it will be.

    I could see both QBs completely strafe the other defense in this one. Carr is better than Mariota, so I’ll call a 34-31 Raiders win.

  16. “The Packers are primed for another Super Bowl run” ???

    The last time they were there was in 2011. That’s 7 Super Bowls ago. You make it sound like they are there every other year or so. The Seahawks by 14.

  17. The Patriots are the best team in football. They were last year, and they’re the favorites to be the best this year as well. I have a hunch the Chiefs might just be better than the Patriots by the end of the season, but not in Week One.

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    You thought Carolina would beat Denver in the Super Bowl and you made that prediction right before the game! What is a early season hunch worth? Nobody knows what will happen.

  18. edukator4 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 11:47 am
    titans have a better qb, running game and defense for the guy asking what they have better.
    upset of the week is chicago over atlanta. nothing to do with superbowl hangover. If you remember last year, atlanta struggled on grass on the road. also, chicago’s front 7 is underrated, and should be able to stop the run.
    You must be smoking crack and eating it too for you to think The Titans have a better QB if D.C. had the run game the titans do the Raiders would not have looked so bad without D.C. and it seems to me like the Titans defense is better then my Raiders so there is that.

  19. The Ravens have some serious question marks along their offensive line. The Bengals lost two huge pieces of their o-line this past spring.

    The Ravens have already had some significant season-ending injuries. The Bengals will be without Vontaze Burfict and Pacman Jones for this game.

    Joe Flacco has only had minimal practice time during training camp. Andy Dalton is….Andy Dalton.

    Ravens 20
    Bengals 14

  20. wow although Cowboy fans come crying because it mentions that the Giants beat them twice last year. But that’s what Cowboy fans do……they cry. What’s really funny here is that MDS says Browns are a year away from competing for the division. I like what they are doing too but they are bringing in way to many rookies each year for them to be a year away. 2-3 years away is more like it.

  21. It’s funny how everyone cites over and over again that the Giants beat Dallas twice (by 4 points total, and the first win came in the opening week when the rookies were clearly still getting their feel for the NFL…such “dominance”) as if that will be unchanged, and yet everyone INSISTS that Dak Prescott is primed to take a step back (and apparently Dallas is going to take a step back from 13-3). Make up your minds, people. If last year counts for so much, then Dallas will be one of the 2-3 best teams in the NFC. And if teams can change so much (the correct view, FYI) from last year to this year, what happened last year in two super close games means diddly squat, especially when the loser of both games will no longer be led by a rookie QB.

  22. coachjl1978 says:

    September 7, 2017 at 11:16 am
    MDS thinking Dallas can score 30 on NYG Defense? He clearly forgets NYG beat Dallas twice.
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    MDS is right! The Cowboys have IMPROVED on offense–they’re better. Dak is better-he’s not the rookie any longer. The Giants beat 2 rookies last year twice. They’re not facing rookies Sunday night. Cowboys in a romp over the offense-less Giants!

  23. The Titans are quietly very good. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if they come to Foxboro for the AFC Championship game. Like the 2003 AFC Divisional playoff with McNair. Good times! 🙂

  24. The Vikings are gonna beat the Saints? Why and how? Their defense and team as a whole didn’t look very good while their starters were in this preseason. Bradford is still dumping off passes and the defense looked mediocre like they did for the last 10 games or so last year.

    And we all know the Vikings usually get beat up in the passing game. Couple that with Brees quick release and I don’t see this ending good for the Vikings.

    Saints 27
    Vikings 13

  25. Packers should win by a TD at home. They have a better QB, better offense in general, and the defenses shouldn’t be that far apart.

    Packers 27, Seahawks 16.

    The Vikings may not score a TD until week 5 or 6.

    Saints 33, Vikings 9.

  26. The Titans are quietly very good. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if they come to Foxboro for the AFC Championship game. Like the 2003 AFC Divisional playoff with McNair. Good times! 🙂
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    Your QB weighs 150 pounds with a wet towel around his neck. Titans aren’t going anywhere.

  27. I agree with Vikings over Saints but how did MF come up with the 30-24 score? The Vikings score 30 and give up 24 about once every solar eclipse. MDS’ 20-14 score makes a lot more sense.

  28. @ coachjl1978

    “MDS thinking Dallas can score 30 on NYG Defense? He clearly forgets NYG beat Dallas twice.”

    That was last year, swifty – it has no bearing on this year. And that was with two rookies starting at RB and QB. Completely different scenario, and the Giants likely won’t have Beckham. I hope Bekcham does play, so there are no excuses, but it isn’t looking good. And the Giants O-line is STILL a mess this year, so MDS is right on with his pick and the score. Florio is a known Cowboys hater, so it is no surprise he picked the Giants to win.

    Stick to your day job.

  29. It’s a good week to be a fan of the NFCN. Bears on Fox at Noon, Packers on Fox at 3, Vikings on Monday night. I’ll get to see the Pack and 2/3 of our divisional competitors not to mention Atlanta, who the Pack plays in week 2.

    Television-wise, it doesn’t get much better than this.

  30. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Packers should win by a TD at home. They have a better QB, better offense in general, and the defenses shouldn’t be that far apart.

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    The Packers’ defense is not “far apart” from the Seahawks’ defense? Seriously?

  31. tokyosandblaster says:

    September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Packers should win by a TD at home. They have a better QB, better offense in general, and the defenses shouldn’t be that far apart.

    Packers 27, Seahawks 16.
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    The defense shouldn’t be that far off? The offense for GB as a whole, including QB, is slightly better than SEA, but you have got to be a troll if you think GB’s defense is anything close to that of Seattle’s. The only thing barely tipping this game in GB’s favor is that it’s in GB (for the 3rd year in a row).

  32. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Packers should win by a TD at home. They have a better QB, better offense in general, and the defenses shouldn’t be that far apart.
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    This is why nobody takes Packer fans seriously. They honestly believe their defense is not far from the best in the league.

  33. I’d say the Vikings could win, but agree 17-14 is more plausible.
    I wouldn’t judge this team based on preseason.
    Remember two years ago when they looked great and came out flat against the 49ers?
    Could be the opposite this time as well.

  34. Love how Saints fans get all lathered up when they get picked to lose. 7-9 three consecutive years. They’ll be lucky to get 7 wins this season. Clearly the 4th best team in a pretty good division.

  35. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Packers should win by a TD at home. They have a better QB, better offense in general, and the defenses shouldn’t be that far apart.
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    The defenses shouldn’t be that far apart??
    That’s laughable.

  36. Love how Saints fans get all lathered up when they get picked to lose. 7-9 three consecutive years. They’ll be lucky to get 7 wins this season.
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    Doubt it! Saints still have a Top 3-5 QB in Brees and had the Top offense last year. If the Saints D improved just a little bit they should beat the Vikings.

  37. Florio’s take: If the Falcons can build a 28-3 lead over Chicago, they won’t be blowing it to the Bears. And, yes, I reserve the right to make a 28-3 reference every week in the picks. Even when the Falcons are on a bye.

    Thank you! I’ll be checking for this every week

  38. coachjl1978 says:

    MDS thinking Dallas can score 30 on NYG Defense? He clearly forgets NYG beat Dallas twice.
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    They lost the first game by one point because of a dropped pass, In the first game of Prescott and Elliot’s career, and they lost the second game by one point after they had locked up the division.

  39. I love how PFT says that Kirk Cousins is so great that the Redskins won’t be able to afford him next year. But at the same time, they don’t see him being good enough to beat Philadelphia at home, the team who actually finished last in their division.

    BTW, I’m NOT saying Philly stinks…I think they are up and coming. It’s just … you can’t have it both ways jocking Cousins as the second coming then saying “but the Redskins will have a losing record!”

    Come on man.

  40. Saints? who dat ain’t got nothing. AP goes for 1.2 yards per attempt and Ingram 2.3 yards per attempt. Vikings D will harass Brees all day long. Vikes 27, Saints 17.

  41. Saints? who dat ain’t got nothing. AP goes for 1.2 yards per attempt and Ingram 2.3 yards per attempt. Vikings D will harass Brees all day long. Vikes 27, Saints 17. And Packers will fall to the Seahawks 35 to 24.

  42. Has anyone even watched the Danish Ham, DAK, when he is blitzed? He either runs or can’t get rid of the ball effectively?

    I suspect since the New York Nightmaras already have rattled him and beaten him twice, he will be subjected to more blitzes since he cannot handle them.

  43. There is ZERO chance the Packers put up 28 points on the Seahawks defense.

    I don’t care how good Rodgers is, he’ll be facing a healthy secondary that, while consistently being the best in the NFL, actually upgraded and patched its few holes (nickel and opposite Sherm).

    Then, they added one of the best young playmaking DLs in the league to a front-7 that was already overflowing with talent. GB’s offensive line will not be able to contain everyone. With our DL rotation scheme, Rodgers will be facing constant pressure from a rested Bennett, Avril, Clark, Reed, Richardson, etc.

    I would walk into Vegas and bet my house against GB scoring more than 24 points. No way that happens. I want some of what these GB fans are smoking. If y’all win, it’s gonna be ugly – like GB 17 – SEA 13, something ugly like that.

  44. badboysgetspanked says:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Wake me when Derek Carr’s career winning percentage finally hits .500.

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    That the best you have really? he is 3 games under 500 after 3 seasons. and started his rookie year 0-10 on one of the worst raider teams in history. I think is record is impressive from where he started.

  45. WOW! Over 70 comments, and ALL of them about the actual sport of football!

    I had forgotten that was possible.

  46. “For picks on all 15 Week One games, let it scroll.”

    Uhhhh, there are 16 games in week one … Where are the picks for the Miami-Tampa Bay game?

  47. Liamoco 43 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    “For picks on all 15 Week One games, let it scroll.”

    Uhhhh, there are 16 games in week one … Where are the picks for the Miami-Tampa Bay game?
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    They canceled that game and moved it to week 11 because of hurricane Irma…

  48. Titans favored???? Are you guys on crack? The Raiders preseason was bad? Lol what? You mean David Carr shredded everyone for lots of touchdowns? What????

  49. Lol @ Dallas scoring 30. It took them 2 games vs NY last year to get that many points. They lost those, I might add. Giants D has 90% of the same starting personnel as last year, only now they have more team chemistry with each other and better knowledge of the system. The starters allowed no TDs in preseason, all the points came against guys who are backups or no longer on the team.

    I’m not worried about Eli, either. The Cowboys D scares nobody.

  50. The Packers’ defense is healthy again after being banged up most of last year. Packers 38 Seahawks 10 just like last time.

  51. shonelikethesun says:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    tokyosandblaster says:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Packers should win by a TD at home. They have a better QB, better offense in general, and the defenses shouldn’t be that far apart.
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    The defenses shouldn’t be that far apart??
    That’s laughable.
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    You’re right the Packers’ defense is way better than the Hawks’ defense. GB 38 SEA 10 just like last year.

  52. usdcoyotesfan says:
    September 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm
    shonelikethesun says:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    tokyosandblaster says:
    September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Packers should win by a TD at home. They have a better QB, better offense in general, and the defenses shouldn’t be that far apart.
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    The defenses shouldn’t be that far apart??
    That’s laughable.
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    You’re right the Packers’ defense is way better than the Hawks’ defense. GB 38 SEA 10 just like last year.
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    Packer fans are the most entertaining aspect of this sight hands down.

  53. Packers should win by a TD at home. They have a better QB, better offense in general, and the defenses shouldn’t be that far apart.

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    The Packers’ defense is not “far apart” from the Seahawks’ defense? Seriously?
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    Viking fans get these types of comments daily on Viking threads from Packer fans. Welcome to our daily world.

  54. I have a hunch the Chiefs might just be better than the Patriots by the end of the season, but not in Week One.
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    Guess the Chiefs are moving ahead of your schedule.

  55. is there no class or taste for football writers anymore? The whole 28-3 bit is played out and is understandable from rival fans perspectives but to still be cracking jokes and vowing to repeat the same lame joke all 17 weeks is juvenile and should be beneath professional football writers, but this IS NBC so……maybe if they, and the Patriots for that matter, would have stopped making jokes at Atlanta’s expense and basking in their celebratory afterglow both the writers above and the Patriots would have seen that butt whooping the Chiefs handed them last night coming

  56. The Saints defense will have no problem stopping Vikings offense. After Monday night’s game the Saints will be favored in every game throughout the season… including the Super Bowl. Preseason should have given the “experts” a clue, but they seem to be clueless.

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