NFL Predictions Week One: New England Patriots Win A Tough One In Miami

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Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback

Andy Dalton

(14) throws the ball during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals 21 Ravens 20

As I mentioned earlier, the AFC North is going to be a competitive division, and this game between these two rivals will be no different. Baltimore’s defense isn’t on par with the Bengals defensive unit, so if Andy Dalton and A.J. Green can get it going early, they may run away with it. But I think this is going to turn into a sloppy slug-fest, with a few key turnovers deciding the winner.

Bears 27 Bills 17

The Bills’ defensive line will give Jay Cutler trouble, but the Bears have so many explosive weapons on offense, I don’t think it will matter. Alshon Jeffrey, Brandon Marshall, and Matt Forte will combine to have an extremely productive opening Sunday, and edge out the Bills at home. It also helps that E.J. Manuel is probably the worst starting quarterback in the entire NFL.

Texans 24 Redskins 21

This was probably the toughest game to predict, only because both of these teams are horrible. Houston has a lot of quarterback problems, although I am hoping they will give former Patriots backup Ryan Mallett a shot, and the Skins simply don’t have a defense. But ultimately, the Texans’ explosive defensive front will cause enough problems for RG3 and company to get Houston the victory.

Chiefs 35 Titans 27

The Chiefs have a decent squad this year, and if a few things fall just right, they may sneak into the playoffs. However, their defense isn’t that great, and I have a feeling this mediocre Titans team will exploit that unit. But I believe Jamaal Charles will go off, and lead the Chiefs to a narrow victory.