NFL Picks and Predictions – Week 1

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Aug 22, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) against the New England Patriots during the first half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Saints vs. Cardinals 

The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees go on the road in week 1 to face Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals.  The Saints missed the playoffs last season and want to get things back on track this year while the Cardinals want to try to catch the Seattle Seahawks and win the NFC West.

The Cardinals have Palmer back in the starting lineup this year after he suffered a torn ACL last season.  And while Brees and the Saints offense can be potent, I think the stability that Palmer brings to the Cardinals offense is what will help them to get the close win at home over the Saints.        NFL Picks

Winner:  Cardinals

Score prediction:       24-23  Cardinals 

Points spread:      Cardinals -1

Over/under:  48.5 – Under

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