NFL Picks and Predictions – Week 1

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Jul 27, 2015; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) hands off the ball to running back Adrian Peterson (28) in drills at training camp at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings vs. 49ers

This game features the return of running back Adrian Peterson to the Minnesota Vikings lineup after missing most of last season.  Peterson is poised to have a big game but even if he doesn’t, his presence should give quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a great play action threat and help open up the Vikings passing game.

The 49ers have a new head coach in Jim Tomsula, who replaced Jim Harbaugh.  The 49ers are coming off of a down season and they’ve lost some key members of their defense.  I think they will be solid on defense but I think they’ve lost just enough for the Vikings to have the advantage.

The Vikings will win a close one on the road.

Winner:  Vikings

Score prediction:       20-19  Vikings  

Points spread:      Vikings -1

Over/under 41.5 – Under

10:15 pm – ESPN

Redskins vs. Dolphins

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