NFL Picks and Predictions – Week 1

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Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings vs. Rams 

Both of these teams have questions at the quarterback position.  The Vikings have named Matt Cassel as their starter over rookie Teddy Bridgewater and the Rams lost Sam Bradford to another knee injury so they will start journeyman Shaun Hill.  Ultimately I think the defenses will decide the winner and the Rams have the best defense and are playing at home.

Winner:   Rams

Score prediction:       24-20  Rams   

Points spread:      Rams  – 3.5

Over/under:  43 – Over

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