By: Steve Balestrieri
New Orleans @ Green Bay – Packers 31-24, posted on Twitter Thursday, underestimated the score here.
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore – Ravens 17-13, the annual two games dominated by defense between the two rivals starts off with another close game.
Cincinnati @ Cleveland – Browns 24-10, the Bengals are a mess, Cleveland is ok as long as McCoy is healthy and will be better.
Indianapolis @ Houston – Texans 31-14, the Colts will miss Peyton Manning, but Kerry Collins will get the offense down. Is this the year Houston finally steps up?
Tennessee @ Jacksonville – Jaguars 17-14
Atlanta @ Chicago – Falcons 27-17, the Falcons are one of the top teams again in the NFC.
Buffalo @ Kansas City – Chiefs 21-20, Chiefs will have a tougher schedule this year and Buffalo made a lot of nice moves this year, but Arrowhead is a tough place to play on the road.
Philadelphia @ St. Louis – Eagles 27-20, the ‘Dream Team’ that Vince Young says is primed to win a national championship? answers the call on Week 1.
Detroit @ Tampa Bay – Buccaneers 24-20, this one should be an interesting one to watch, two up and coming teams collide. Like the Bucs at home
Seattle @ San Francisco – 49ers 24-17, the Jim Harbaugh era begins in the bay.
New York Giants @ Washington – Giants 31-20, Eli will have a big game, and maybe Shanny will miss Haynesworth and Carter after all.
Minnesota @ San Diego – Chargers 34-10, the Bolts are notorious slow starters under Norv Turner, but not this week.
Carolina @ Arizona – Cardinals 30-10, Kevin Kolb finally gets his own team, and Cam Newton finds out having a bad one isn’t much fun.
Dallas @ New York Jets– Jets 21-17, Rex’s biggest game (until next week) turns into a defensive performance by the Jets.
New England @ Miami – Patriots 28-14, read detailed breakdown here:
Oakland @ Denver – Broncos 24-21, going to go with the home team here on Week 1