Defending Super Bowl champion Rams open season as underdogs


AP lead NFL writer rob Madi here with week one's pro picks the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl champion LA rams at home against the Buffalo Bills The rams are going to get the raise their Super Bowl banner They'll be hyped up at SoFi in front of the home crowd And yet somehow there are two and a half point underdogs I know Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills are Super Bowl favorites I have them going to the Super Bowl But asking buffalo to go on the road trying time week one Thursday Night Football And to beat the defending Super Bowl champions that's too much to ask I even think Aaron Donald's helmets winging incident is going to be a slight advantage for the rams She'll give him a little bit more of an edge I have the rams winning this game 29 26 I'll give you another upset since the rams winning at home shouldn't be considered all that much of an upset New England plus three and a half at Miami The dolphins gave two a ton of violet more protection They gave them more playmakers They added tyreek hill But Mac Jones who led the Patriots to the playoffs as a rookie he just might be the better quarterback And then you have Mike mcdaniel making his coaching debut against Bill Belichick Advantage patriots enough said the Patriots spent the week in the South Florida heat preparing for this game they'll be ready New England 20 to 17 My best bet is an NFC north matchup Green Bay on the road against Minnesota giving one and a half points to packers Last year in week one they were destroyed by the New Orleans Saints Aaron Rodgers won't let that happen again I think he's got a little something to prove with devonta Adams out there in Las Vegas Packers spoil the debut of Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell They beat Minnesota 26 23 for a predictions on every game on the NFL schedule check out pro picks on AP news dot com

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