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NFL Week 1 Free Picks

by: JamieD On  Thursday, September 4, 2008

This is our week 1 NFL Free Picks:

Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots (-16.5, O/U 45)

Pick: New England – Coming off a bitter Super Bowl loss to the Giants, which ended their pursuit of perfection, I look for the Patriots to come out firing on all cylinders.  Expect New England to do what they did last year; just crush their opponents the first half of the season. Winning by 17 against a very weak Chiefs squad should be no problem.

Houston Texans @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5, O/U 43)

Pick: Pittsburgh- The Steelers are looking and expected to win back-to-back division titles and they start the year at home to the Texans.  Although Houston is not as pathetic as they once were, I still can’t see them keeping this game within a touchdown.  The Texans are 4-20 on the road the last three seasons.  This line opened at 6.5, but I’m expecting it to go to at least 7, so if you can get it at 6.5 it should be a lock.

New York Jets (-3, O/U 36)  @ Miami Dolphins

Pick: New York- Quite a few story lines in this game, as the Brett Favre era begins in New York, as well as Chad Pennington getting his first start for the Dolphins against his former team. The Jets made significant upgrades this off-season, acquiring stud offensive lineman Alan Faneca, 4-time Pro Bowl fullback Tony Richardson, as well as drafting a monster of a linebacker in Vernon Gholston. Coming off a dismal 1-15 season, look for the Dolphins to win a couple more games this year, just not this one.

Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers (-3, O/U 38.5)

Pick: Minnesota - Last year the Vikings were #1 rushing the ball and #1 at stopping the run which usually equals success in the NFL, but they failed to make the playoffs.  Look for much of the same this season as Adrian Peterson enters his second season and the defense is pretty much the same, oh yeah they added 2007 Sacks leader Jared Allen to make the defense even stingier. I anticipate Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to struggle in the early going. Expect a changing of the guard in the NFC North, as Minnesota will win the division and win this game straight up at Lambeau field.

Be careful in week one as there always seems to be odd or off lines as bookmakers don’t have the info to make a line for teams who havent played in a year.  Make sure you take advantage of this.  We hope these week 1 NFL Free Picks come in for you as these are the games were banking on.

Be sure to check back next week with our Week 2 NFL Free Picks.