NFL Week 1 2014 Preview

By Kory Kinslow

Green Bay will play Seattle in the opening game on Thursday. Green Bay will prove to be tough for Seattle, but Seattle has the defense to hang with Rodgers and company, while their offense continues to put up enough numbers to win. This will be a tight one with Seattle coming out on top.

New Orleans will play Atlanta on Sunday. Atlanta should improve in the run game, but I don't think they can put up enough points against New Orleans. I see Brees throwing for a lot of yards and the Saints winning by at least ten.

Minnesota will play at St. Louis. St. Louis has a very good defense, but where will the scoring come from. They have nothing at the Quarterback, while Minnesota has a place holder for Bridgewater and still has Peterson. I believe Minnesota wins in a very low scoring game.

Cleveland plays at the Steelers and Pittsburgh is ready for them.  Big Ben will make short work of Cleveland. The Browns don't have enough on offense with questions at the quarterback and their star receiver suspended for the season. Pittsburgh wins this going away.

Jacksonville will play at and lose to the Eagles. The Eagles are way too good on offense for Jacksonville, who need to bite the bullet and play the rookie Quarterback. What could they possibly lose by playing him?  Eagles win by three touchdowns.

NFL Week 1 2014 Preview
Aug 28, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell (34) dives for a touchdown as Chicago Bears free safety M.D. Jennings (37) defends during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns won 33-13. Photo courtesy by - Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland plays the Jets. I believe that Oakland will actually come away with this one. I think there is too much disfunction in New York and that Oakland is much better than people give them credit for.

Cincinnati will go to Baltimore and pull out a victory. They can play good enough on offense to take away what used to be the strength of the Ravens and will also be able to run on them. They also don't have to worry about much of a running game from Baltimore with no Rice for this one.

Buffalo goes to Chicago and I say I'm sorry to the Buffalo fans, but it is not your year yet. Buffalo is still struggling on offense and the defense can't hold the passing attack that the Bears have.

Washington plays Houston in an interesting game. Both teams improved in the off-season after horrid seasons last year. I believe that Houston has a great defense, but I have a hard time seeing them score as much as I believe the new look Redskins will. I see Washington coming out on top in a close one.

Tennessee play s Kansas City, where Alex Smith is now happy with a new contract. Tennessee doesn't have the players to contend with the Chiefs. Kansas City wins this one going away.

New England plays in Miami. I see this one being a huge game for Brady as he gets some weapons back and that the Patriots will win easily.

Carolina goes to an improved Tampa Bay. Carolina is one of those teams that you don't know what to get out of, but I believe they have enough to take on Tampa and win by two touchdowns.

San Francisco will go to Dallas. Dallas has a good offense, not enough running though, and the defense is bad. San Francisco has a good team, maybe not what they've had in the past, but enough to get by the Cowboys.

The Colts play in Denver in another Manning vs. Indi game. I think we will see Manning throw for over 300 yards and the new look Denver defense dominate. The Colts will lose in a close one.

The Giants play Detroit in the first of two Monday games. Detroit will come away with a victory here in a close game. I don't think that Eli can keep up with the passing attack of the Lions.

San Diego will play Arizona in the final game of week 1. The Chargers have looked good in the preseason and Arizona needs to improve their defense. I think San Diego wins by a touchdown in a shootout.

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