2013 NFL Predictions: Free Week 1 Staff Picks, Titan Sized

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Bret Fitchpatric (Contributor II, 0-0)

Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers fans cheer during the game at Lambeau Field. Seattle won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos (Winner: Broncos)

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (Winner: Patriots)

Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns (Winner: Browns)

Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (Winner: Seahawks)

Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears (Winner: Bears)

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (Winner: Vikings)

Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts (Winner: Colts)

Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars (Winner: Chiefs)

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (Winner: Falcons)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets (Winner: Buccaneers)

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (Winner: Titans)

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (Winner: Packers)

Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams (Winner: Rams)

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (Winner: Cowboys)

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (Winner: Redskins)

Houston Texans at San Diego Chargers (Winner: Texans)


I fully expect the NFL season to start off with a bang, literally.  Peyton Manning, Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas, and Eric Decker will unleash the bombs on the Baltimore Ravens defense.  The Green Bay Packers will get a little revenge on the San Francisco 49ers as they finally figure out how to at least breathe on Colin Kaepernick.  Lastly, Tampa Bay destroys the New York Jets without needing any help from its offense.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Jets turn the ball over six times with two returned from touchdowns.