Eagles at Falcons (+3). 7 p.m. ET
The Philadelphia Eagles have all their fans fooled again. Not only them however many other gamblers are jumping on the guaranteed Bismarck. Chip Kelly has amassed a real team but are we really supposed to believe that Sam Bradford can catapult them to the glory they so desperately need. Sam Bradford has had not 1 but 2 career threatening knee injuries. Even prior to that he was no Joe Montana.
The Falcons are strong at home and have a plethora of great offensive options. Matt Ryan at QB will no doubt start the season well. They have also drafted well and fixed a shoddy pass rush.
The Pick: Falcons (+3)
Vikings at 49ers (+2), 10:15 p.m. ET
Given my love for the Packers I tried really hard not to let it sway me on this. I just think the 49ers cannot be any worse than last year. They have some players returning and have a new deep threat in Torrey Smith to counter the scrambling threat that Kaepernick is so adept at.
The Vikings will be a tough nut to crack however. I just cannot see them going to SF and winning.
The Pick: 49ers (+2)