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Predictions for Every NFL Game in Week 1

Von Miller

Von Miller

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As entertaining as the first week of the college football was, it’s time for the big men on campus to step aside for the professionals – the NFL is back! After a seven-month hiatus, the 2016 regular season kicks off Thursday night with a Super Bowl rematch between Carolina and Denver.

Related: NFL 2016 Regular and Postseason Predictions

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And speaking of the Broncos, starter Trevor Siemian isn’t the only quarterback making his debut, whether it’s for a new team or as a pro. Former Bronco Brock Osweiler makes his first appearance for the Texans against the Bears, while Robert Griffin III will lead Cleveland against No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz and Philadelphia. Elsewhere, the Eagles’ former starter, Sam Bradford, and/or Shaun Hill will look to fill Teddy Bridgewater’s shoes as Minnesota opens on the road against Tennessee. And in Dallas, Dak Prescott gets his first shot as Tony Romo’s injury replacement against the division rival Giants. And let’s not forget about the Jimmy Garoppolo-led Patriots out in the desert against Arizona on Sunday night.

So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game to open the 2016 season? Athlon's own Rob Doster (AthlonDoster), John Gworek (JohnGworek), Steven Lassan (AthlonSteven), and Mark Ross (AthlonMarkR), along with contributor Bryan Fischer (BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:

NFL Week 1 Predictions


Rob Doster


John Gworek

Steven Lassan

Mark Ross

Carolina at Denver (Thurs.)

Green Bay at Jacksonville

Buffalo at Baltimore

Chicago at Houston

Cleveland at Philadelphia

Tampa Bay at Atlanta

Minnesota at Tennessee

Cincinnati at NY Jets

Oakland at New Orleans

San Diego at Kansas City

Miami at Seattle

Detroit at Indianapolis

NY Giants at Dallas

New England at Arizona

Pittsburgh at Washington (Mon.)

Los Angeles at
San Francisco (Mon.)