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

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Russell Griffin (Contributor I, 0-0)

Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes against he Atlanta Falcons during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports


Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos (Winner: Broncos)

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (Winner: Titans)

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (Winner: Patriots)

Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears (Winner: Bengals

Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns (Winner: Dolphins)

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (Winner: Saints)

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

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (Winner: Lions)

Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts (Winner: Colts)

Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (Winner: Seahawks)

Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars (Winner: Chiefs)

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

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

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (Winner: Giants)

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (Winner: Eagles)

Houston Texans at San Diego Chargers (Winner: Texans)


  • Broncos overcome defensive woes to take down the defending champs.
  • Titans “surprise” the Steelers at home with a physical win.
  • Bills show improvement but Tom Brady doesn’t enjoy losing to them. Pats win.
  • Sexy pick with Bengals but the hype might be real.
  • Don’t like the Dolphins but the Browns are still the Browns.
  • Saints prove their worth in Sean Payton’s return.
  • Buccaneers improved defense picks apart the circus going on in the Jets’ huddle.
  • Lions make somewhat of a statement win. Adrian Peterson balls but the Lions defensive line comes up big.
  • The Raiders are the worst team in football.
  • Cam Newton makes it a game but the Seahawks are the crème of the crop.
  • Chiefs have more talent, however, Andy Reid learns early that he has the wrong quarterback in Alex Smith.
  • Cardinals defense plays mean. Sam Bradford still isn’t ready for this level.
  • 49ers are great. Packers defense still can’t contain Colin Kaepernick or the 49ers defense.
  • Eli Manning plays better than Tony Romo. Giants win.
  • Michael Vick shows up huge in a shootout with Robert Griffin III.
  • Philip Rivers’ quality of play has dropped and so has the talent around him.