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NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 1

Predictions for every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1 of the 2013 season.
Predictions for every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1 of the 2013 season.

A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports’ editors.

Ravens (0-0) at Broncos (0-0)

75 Funny Fantasy Football Team Names

These 75 funny fantasy football team names will make your league laugh.
These 75 funny fantasy football team names will make your league laugh.

The NFL season is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for everyone’s real favorite sport — fantasy football. It takes a strong draft, savvy free-agent eye and a little luck to win your league. But it just takes an off-color Aaron Hernandez murder trial reference or some other well-crafted joke to take the title belt for best fantasy football team name. Here’s our list of suggestions for 2013:

30 Best Brothers, Sisters and Twins in Sports

The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.
<p> The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.</p>

The Harbaugh Brothers are hogging — or Har-gging or whatever — all the attention at Super Bowl XLVII. But little Johnny and Jimbo aren’t the only tikes in the backyard turned titans in the world of sports. Here’s a rundown of the top 30 sets of active athlete siblings, with the combined accomplishments of the top 10 brothers, sisters and twins.

NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: Divisional Round

Tom Brady is one win away from surpassing Joe Montana as the all-time winningest playoff QB.
<p> NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: Divisional Round, including the Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos, Houston Texans at New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons.</p>

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Lock of the Week
These two teams played in prime time six Sundays ago in Week 14 of the regular season, with New England beating Houston, 42–14. Expect another blowout this weekend.

10 Best NFL Comeback Stories of the Season

Minnesota's Adrian Peterson bounced back from a torn ACL and MCL to rush for 2,000 yards.
<p> 10 Best NFL Comeback Stories of This Season, including Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss.</p>

None other than the great Dr. James Andrews has decided that Robert Griffin III will require total reconstructive surgery to repair the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) in his right knee. The roughly two-hour surgery took place on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and rehab for the Washington Redskins quarterback is expected to take anywhere between six-to-eight months.

Ray Lewis Says Goodbye to Baltimore, Prepares For Peyton Manning

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will take on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in a classic chess match.
<p> Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis played his final home game at M&amp;T Bank Stadium in a win over the Indianapolis Colts, now he prepares to take on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in what could be Lewis' final game in the NFL.</p>

High-stepping, sliding, throwing his fists back and pointing his chest to the sky to let out one final battle cry, Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis made his triumphant return from injury as well as his last appearance as a player in front of the home crowd at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore during a Wild Card Weekend showdown with the Indianapolis Colts.

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