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NFL week 1 picks and predictions

The NFL is finally back. Here is everything that will happen in week 1

Syndication: The Tennessean Andrew Nelles / / USA TODAY NETWORK

There are few things more fun than week 1 in the NFL. There are 31 teams that have aspirations of doing something special this year - sorry Arizona Cardinals fans. Come Monday, RIP Jimmy Buffett, about half of those fans will be even more convinced that their team is special. The other half will be crushed - and there will still be 17 weeks to go.

I like the Tennessee Titans' chances today. They head down to the Bayou to take on a New Orleans Saints team that is a mirror image of them in a lot of ways. I’ve said all week that my favorite bet here is the under 42. There are a lot of ways this game can go, but I don’t see it turning into a shootout.

The other bet that I really like this week is Houston Texans +9.5. The Texans now have a good coach in DeMeco Ryans and have acquired quite a bit of talent over the offseason.

Which bets are your favorite this week? Here are all of mine:

If you’re so inclined, you can head over to DraftKings Sportsbook to make your picks.