NFL Picks Week 1: Unfinished Business and Renewed Rivalries

Chris Graythen

The 2013 NFL season kicks off with a slate of interesting match-ups, here are our predictions for Week One.

Saints vs Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, I can't think of a better way to start the NFL season. Biases aside, Saints/Falcons is the marquee matchup of the opening week which also features Ravens/Broncos and Packers/Niners.

All season and postseason, Wallace Delery of Canal Street Chronicles, will be presenting you with every game on the NFL schedule along with my pick for each game. We've all waited a very long time for this season to begin, so here we go.

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Thursday, September 5th - NFL Kickoff 2013

Ravens at Broncos

Thanks to MLB, the Broncos get to host the Super Bowl Champion Ravens and they look to finish what they couldn't in last year's AFC Divisional Playoff.

Pick: Broncos

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Sunday, September 8th - Early Games

Patriots at Bills

New England will see struggles this season, but not against a rookie in his first start.

Pick: Patriots

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Titans at Steelers

Who Dat Nation will be keeping a close eye on Jarvis Jones this season.

Pick: Steelers

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Chiefs at Jaguars

Andy Reid and Alex Smith begin a new era for Kansas City, in River City.

Pick: Chiefs

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Bengals at Bears

Expect the underrated Bengals defense to put pressure on Jermon Bushrod and the Bears.

Pick: Bengals

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Dolphins at Browns

Here's the Week 1 edition of the "Johnny Footbowl".

Pick: Dolphins

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Raiders at Colts

Colts look to continue their 2012 success against the continually rebuilding Raiders.

Pick: Colts

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Vikings at Lions

Adrian Peterson looks to continue his 2012 success against a Lions team looking to rebound from last season.

Pick: Vikings

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Buccaneers at Jets

Jets passing attack reunites with Darrelle Revis.

Pick: Buccaneers

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Seahawks at Panthers

Russell Wilson looks to avoid the sophomore slump that affected Cam Newton a season ago.

Pick: Seahawks

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Falcons at Saints - Game of the Week

Expect an electric Superdome and a sharp offensive performance from the Saints. The defense that weathers the storm best will win the game.

Pick: Saints (WHO DAT!)

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Sunday, September 8th - Late Games

Packers at 49ers

San Francisco is built to beat teams like Green Bay, and they will again here.

Pick: 49ers

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Cardinals at Rams

Arizona will be improved this season, but it will take a little while. Tavon Austin vs Tyrann Mathieu should be fun to watch.

Pick: Rams

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Sunday Night Football

Giants at Cowboys

The Giants are undefeated at JerryWorld, expect the streak to continue.

Pick: Giants

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Monday, September 9th - Monday Night Football

Eagles at Redskins

I think the Eagles will struggle this season, but they will catch a possibly tentative RGIII in the opener.

Pick: Eagles

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Texans at Chargers

Houston will overpower San Diego on both sides of the ball in the Week 1 finale.

Pick: Texans

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That's how I see it, tell us how you see Week 1 of the NFL Season. Leave your comments and insight below. Finally, we're back to football! WHO DAT!!!

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