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The N. From now until February, the league will try its darnedest to again complete its schedule without interruption — from Covid, hurricanes, whatever — until Super Bowl LVI can be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. What happens between now and then, though, is up to variables on and off the field. Well, that role could be filled by nearly any team.
Cleveland Browns at Kansas City, p. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who is playing for his fourth team in four years, will try to pressure Patrick Mahomes.
Odell Beckham Jr. But if Mahomes is well protected, it will be risky to bet against him. Pick: Kansas City The Packers and a disgruntled Aaron Rodgers finally settled their differences for perhaps one final try at a Super Bowl. The Packers have had roster continuity and have not dealt with similar logistical hurdles. Pick: Packers Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.
The Steelers deteriorated toward the end of last season while the Bills improved. Pittsburgh drafted Najee Harris in the first round to boost an abysmal rushing attack that netted only 3. Bills fans should get their tables ready. Pick: Bills Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.
Julio Jones. Derrick Henry. Will it focus on stopping Henry and creep defenders close to the line of scrimmage? Will it double-team Jones and leave Brown in man coverage? Vice versa? Regardless of the strategy, Arizona will do so with a young linebacker corps and questions at cornerback after Patrick Peterson departed in free agency and his replacement, Malcolm Butler, retired during training camp.
Even with J. Pick: Titans Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams, p. The Rams and the Bears added veteran quarterbacks in the off-season and received different receptions from their fans. Los Angeles fans embraced Matthew Stafford as their hope to reach the Super Bowl, while the Bears faithful called unsuccessfully for Andy Dalton to be benched for the rookie Justin Fields.
That unit led the N. Pick: Rams Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p. Line: Seahawks The Colts hoped new scenery would resurrect the version of Carson Wentz, who helped lead the Eagles in the regular season on a run to a title. But a foot injury and a stint on the Covid list robbed him of valuable training camp reps with his new teammates. Seattle will lure opponents into trying to keep up with the scoring pace of Russell Wilson, D. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, as it did last year.
Wentz will be the first to find out how much tougher that has become. Pick: Seahawks Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Footballers, 1 p. Oddsmakers predict this will be a tossup because the Chargers enter this season as an unknown under their new coach, Brandon Staley. On paper, the team should improve with quarterback Justin Herbert, the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year Award winner; a remodeled offensive line; and the return of safety Derwin James.
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p. The Eagles placed their faith in Jalen Hurts when they traded Carson Wentz to the Colts, and selected his former Alabama teammate DeVonta Smith in the first round of the draft to boost a receiving corps often criticized for its lack of production. Atlanta focused on improving its offense in the draft, selecting tight end Kyle Pitts with the No. But it is also possible that Philadelphia can upset a team that is somewhere between rebuilding and contending. Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p. Chase caught only one of five targets in the preseason; the rookie attributed the drops to a lack of concentration.
That excuse makes sense with Chase adjusting to playing again after opting out of the college football season. But his acclimation to the N. Pick: Vikings San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions, 1 p. Coach Kyle Shanahan has elected to start Jimmy Garoppolo over the rookie Trey Lance, but either quarterback could win this one. Pick: 49ers Jets at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.
Line: Panthers Sam Darnold gets an early opportunity to show his former team what he could have been with quality coaching and a consistent receiver. Top here looking for this week and Robby Anderson, who both posted 1, yards last season. Zach Wilson, whom the Jets drafted with the No. Pick: Panthers Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, p. Line: Patriots -3 Total: But that may not be evident in his first game this season against the Patriots, as Coach Bill Belichick will surely employ a plan to confuse the young passer.
Tagovailoa faces his successor at Alabama, Mac Jones, who so impressed the New England coaching staff with his ability to process information before and after the snap that they released Cam Newton at the end of camp. Pick: Patriots Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, 1 p. Line: Jaguars The Texans officially named the veteran journeyman Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback, relegating Deshaun Watson to the bench.
The buzz surrounding him and the first-year N. Pick: Jaguars Denver Broncos at Giants, p. Linebacker Von Miller returns from an ankle injury that sidelined him last season, and his presence could disrupt Jones from finding new teammates like receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end Kyle Rudolph. Pick: Broncos Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders, p. The Ravens lost depth at running back when the starter J.
Dobbins and the reserve Justice Hill both sustained season-ending injuries in training camp. But quarterback Lamar Jackson still commands respect as a runner and passer, and Monday provides him and the team an opportunity to showcase the evolution of their scheme with the addition of the veteran receiver Sammy Watkins. Las Vegas gave up yards a game last season, ranking 25th in the league.
Pick: Ravens All that to say, we knew Dallas was stacked, but figured the offense would need more time to click. A quick primer for those who are not familiar with betting lines: Favorites are listed next to a negative that represents how many points they must win by to cover the spread.
Baltimore Pick: 49ers -7 Jets at Carolina Panthers, 1 p. How Betting Lines Work A quick primer for those who are not familiar with betting lines: Favorites are listed next to a negative that represents how many points they must win by to cover the spread.Top here looking for this week
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