NFL Picks and Predictions – Week 1

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Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) gestures at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Giants vs. Lions

Both these teams finished 7-9 last season which suggest they under achieved.  But now in 2014 the Lions have a new head coach in Jim Caldwell and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin may be at a cross-road in his career.  Because a second straight losing season might spell the end of time with the Giants.

However, it may take some time for the his quarterback Eli Manning to master their new offense and the Lions are home with more talent on their offense.  So I think the Lions will take this one.

Winner:  Lions

Score prediction:       27-24  Lions   

Points spread:      Lions -6

Over/under:  47.5  Over

4:25 pm – FOX