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NFL Predictions: Week 1 Picks for Every Game

NFL Predictions: Week 1 Picks for Every Game

Athlon's experts pick every winner as the NFL kicks off the regular season

The 2021 NFL season kicks things off with an intriguing slate of Week 1 games. Defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay gets the opening spotlight, hosting Dallas on "Thursday Night Football."

On Sunday, the must-watch matchups include Pittsburgh at Buffalo, Cleveland and Kansas City hooking up in a rematch of last season's divisional playoff game, the Dolphins and Patriots renewing their AFC East rivalry, and Green Bay taking on New Orleans in a game that was relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, due to Hurricane Ida.

Another thing to keep an eye on in Week 1 is quarterbacks, whether they be veterans or rookies, making their respective debuts. That group includes No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars at Texans), fellow first-round selections Zach Wilson (Jets at Panthers) and Mac Jones (New England), as well as Sam Darnold (Carolina) and Jameis Winston (Saints).

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That's also the theme of the opening "Sunday Night Football" matchup when Andy Dalton leads the Bears against Matthew Stafford and the Rams. Week 1 concludes with Ravens-Raiders on "Monday Night Football."

So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 1? Athlon's own Rob Doster (@AthlonDoster), Mark Ross (@AthlonMarkR), and Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:

NFL Week 1 Predictions

Rob DosterBryan FischerMark RossBen Weinrib

Dallas at Tampa Bay (TNF)

Buccaneers

Buccaneers

Buccaneers

Buccaneers

Philadelphia at Atlanta

Falcons

Falcons

Falcons

Falcons

Pittsburgh at Buffalo

Bills

Bills

Bills

Bills

New York Jets at Carolina

Panthers

Panthers

Panthers

Panthers

Minnesota at Cincinnati

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

San Francisco at Detroit

49ers

49ers

49ers

49ers

Jacksonville at Houston

Jaguars

Jaguars

Jaguars

Jaguars

Seattle at Indianapolis

Colts

Seahawks

Seahawks

Seahawks

Arizona at Tennessee

Titans

Cardinals

Titans

Titans

Los Angeles Chargers at Washington

Washington

Chargers

Washington

Chargers

Cleveland at Kansas City

Chiefs

Chiefs

Chiefs

Chiefs

Miami at New England

Patriots

Dolphins

Patriots

Patriots

Green Bay vs. New Orleans (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Packers

Packers

Packers

Packers

Denver at New York Giants

Giants

Broncos

Broncos

Broncos

Chicago at Los Angeles Rams (SNF)

Rams

Rams

Rams

Rams

Baltimore at Las Vegas (MNF)

Ravens

Ravens

Ravens

Ravens