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NFL Week 1, Top 3 Picks Print E-mail
Written by Denis Krusos   
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 13:57
 

New York Giants (0-0) at Dallas Cowboys (0-0): The Giants –Cowboys rivalry is among the NFL’s best and they should battle all season for the division title.  The Giants match-up very well versus the Cowboys.  Dallas is unable to overpower New York with their terrific offensive line. That’s because Damon Harrison is the best run-stuffing defensive tackle in football.  JPP and Olivier Vernon are also really good at defending the run.   Big Blue forces Dak Prescott to the air where he faces one of the game’s top secondaries.  Conversely, Eli Manning should be able to make some plays against a Dallas secondary that is very inexperienced and is bound to have some communication issues.  Evan Engram is the seam stretching tight end that Eli Manning has been missing. Giants 27- Cowboys 23.

 

 

Seattle Seahawks (0-0) at Green Bay Packers (0-0): The number one goal for the Seahawks this season was to revitalize their running game.  Seattle has a good and deep group of running backs.  The team’s offensive line was bad last year, but could be a decent run blocking unit this season (pass protection could be another issue).  The Hawks run the ball solidly against Green Bay and limit Aaron Rodgers opportunities.  The Pack have trouble running the ball and Rodgers is forced into obvious passing situations.  Seattle’s terrific front seven and healthy secondary limit Green Bay’s star quarterback to a mediocre day.  Eddie Lacy gets payback against his former team in a close game.  Seattle 24- Green Bay 20.

 

Oakland Raiders (0-0) at Tennessee Titans (0-0): This is a good early season test for a couple of teams that are on the rise.  They both feature terrific young quarterbacks and quality offensive lines.  The Titans have a couple of advantages over the Raiders.  They are at home and have the better defense.  Oakland’s defense will have a hard time stopping Tennessee’s powerful running game and improving passing attack.  Derek Carr passing the ball to his quality wide receivers keeps them in the game, but the Titans defense makes enough stops.  Titans 27- Raiders 24.

 

 

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