NFL picks Week 1: Chiefs-Texans and all the others

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New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (-6)

This is not going to be a contest. Dallas has an offense that should be able to roll up 30 points on just about any defense. Unfortunately for the Giants, they have absolutely no defense to speak of. Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are going to be off and running in this game, getting the season going on the right foot.

Pick: Dallas 34, New York 17

Philadelphia Eagles (-3) at Atlanta Falcons

The Eagles and Falcons might avoid punting altogether in this game. Philadelphia has a remade offense that has looked almost unstoppable in the preseason, while Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White will torch the Eagles’ defense. Ultimately, Atlanta will falter, and Philadelphia will get the road win.

Pick: Philadelphia 38, Atlanta 24

Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) at San Francisco 49ers

This was a tough call. On one hand, Minnesota is getting so much love I’m actually a bit concerned. There are still serious issues for this team on the offensive line and in the receiving group. That said, the 49ers have just been taken apart this offseason. It’s time to go with Teddy Bridgewater.

Pick: Minnesota 24, San Francisco 21

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