San Diego at Buffalo – 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dallas at St. Louis – 1 p.m. (FOX)
Houston at NY Giants– 1 p.m. (CBS)
New Orleans at Atlanta – 1 p.m. (FOX)
-These two teams also opened the 2013 season against each other. New Orleans prevailed 23-17.
-The Saints are 13-3 against the Falcons since 2006.
Minnesota at St. Louis – 1 p.m. (FOX)
-In two career games against the Rams, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has 38 carries for 279 yards (7.4 YPC) and three touchdowns.
-St. Louis ranked ninth against the run in 2013.
Tonight the Green Bay Packers will attempt to beat the defending Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks in the toughest venue for the opposition in professional sports.
If that’s not the most daunting regular-season task for any NFL team in 2014, I’d love to hear what is.
The Seahawks don’t lose with the 12th Man present, but if there’s an offense that can keep it interesting, it’s the one led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers must establish running back Eddie Lacy early so Rodgers can take his shots.
In the end, I think Seattle holds off the Pack’s best punch and makes enough plays in all three phases to seal an opening-night win. There’s something in the Starbucks at CenturyLink Stadium.
Seahawks 27 Packers 21
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