NFL Picks and Predictions – Week 1

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Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) runs for a 4th quarter touchdown during their game against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Raiders 37-27. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders vs. Jets

The Raiders will have rookie quarterback Derek Carr starting at quarterback.  But as much potential as Carr has he will be facing a formidable challenge in the New York Jets defense featuring defensive end Sheldon Richardson.

The Jets have some issues in the secondary but their front seven should give them enough to overcome the Raiders as long as quarterback Geno Smith takes care of the football.

Winner:  Jets

Score prediction:       23-17  Jets   

Points spread:      Jets -5.5

Over/under:  40 – Over

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