NFL Picks and Predictions – Week 1

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Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) makes a catch while being tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals vs. Ravens 

The two AFC North teams get the divisions race going right off the bat.  And even though it’s only the first game it’s still a big one as the winner gets a head start on possibly winning the division.

The Bengals behind quarterback Andy Dalton took the crown last season and the Ravens will be hungry to take it back.  With the Ravens having home field advantage in this game I think they’ll win in a close one.

Score prediction:       24-23  Ravens   

Points spread:      Ravens -1.5

Over/under:  43.5  Over

1:00 pm – FOX