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Dallas Cowboys
at New York Giants
Dallas 24
New York 17
The defending champs open up at home against their rivals. The Giants defense will swarm Tony Romo and give him fits. Big Blue will defend their home turf and get a victory. Wed, Sept 5 8:30pm NBC
Indianapolis Colts at
Chicago Bears
Indianapolis 21
Chicago 41
Andrew Luck takes the reigns of the Colts. Once again Indy strikes it rich with a top QB prospect, but it won't be enough to topple the Bears. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at
Minnesota Vikings
Jacksonville 23
Minnesota 26
This game won't be pretty. It will be a battle of the RB. If Adrian Peterson is healthy, I see the Vikings taking it. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm CBS
Buffalo Bills at
New York Jets
Buffalo 28
New York 48
Jets defense will prove too much for the Bills anemic offense. I don't see this being a high scoring game, but the Jets will win. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm CBS
Miami Dolphins at
Houston Texans
Miami 10
Houston 30
The Dolphins are going to be miserable this season. Texans will win big. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm CBS
New England Patriots at
Tennessee Titans
New England 34
Tennessee 13
Tom Brady will be on a mission this season. Pats will head into Tennessee and blow out the Titans. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm CBS
St. Louis Rams at
Detroit Lions
St. Louis 23
Detroit 27
The Lions offense will take it to the Rams at home. Jeff Fisher has a nice young team in St. Louis, but it will take some time to get rolling. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm Fox
Washington Redskins at
New Orleans Saints
Washington 40
New Orleans 32
The RGIII era begins in Washington against the Saints. New Orleans is dealing with the effects of "Bounty-gate". I don't think it bothers them in the opener. Saints win. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm Fox
Philadelphia Eagles at
Cleveland Browns
Philadelphia 17
Cleveland 16
The Browns turn to Brandon Weeden under center. Not a good sign. The Eagles defense will terrorize the rookie. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm Fox
Atlanta Falcons at
Kansas City Chiefs
Atlanta 40
Kansas City 24
This is an interesting game. Every year I think the Chiefs will surprise, and they never do. I am not falling for it again. Falcons win at Arrowhead. Sun, Sept 9 1:00pm Fox
San Francisco 49ers at
Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 30
Green Bay 22
Probably the game of the week. The Packers high powered offense against the 49ers stingy defense. I will take the home team in this one as the Pack will win at Lambeau. Sun, Sept 9 4:15pm Fox
Seattle Seahawks at
Arizona Cardinals
Seattle 16
Arizona 20
The Seahawks paid out-the-wazzoo for Matt Flynn in the offseason. Naturally, they drafted the dynamic Russell Wilson and he won the starting QB job. Seattle will take down the lowly Cardinals. Sun, Sept 9 4:15pm Fox
Carolina Panthers at
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carolina 10
Tampa Bay 16
Cam Newton and the Panthers offense take on rookie head coach, Greg Schiano. The Bucs are in transition mode, and the Carolina offense should score in bunches. Sun, Sept 9 4:15pm Fox
Pittsburgh Steelers at
Denver Broncos
Pittsburgh 19
Denver 31
The return of Peyton Manning, and he gets the Steelers. I think the boys from Pittsburgh will give Peyton a problem and will pull out the win. Sun, Sept 9 8:20pm NBC
Cincinnati Bengals at
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati 13
Baltimore 44
The Bengals are a young fiery team, but the veterans in Baltimore will prove to be too much. The Ravens win this rivalry matchup. Mon, Sept 10 7:00pm ESPN
San Diego Chargers at
Oakland Raiders
San Diego 22
Oakland 14
Not sure why this game is getting a Monday Night Football spot. I will go with the Chargers. Phillip Rivers will be the best player on the field. Mon, Sept 10 10:15pm ESPN

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