Week 1 NFL Picks: APC Writers Aren't Optimistic about the Packers

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

See which members of the APC staff think the Packers will be victorious on Sunday.

Welcome to Thursday afternoon, a day which sees the 2013 NFL regular season kick off with the game between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos. With the first kickoff this evening, it's time for us to make our weekly game predictions. Six APC writers will be predicting the winners of each NFL game this season - and make sure to scroll down to find the link to the APC community Pick'em contest to see how you stack up against the writers this season. Here we go!

Game Evan Jason Josh Dan Tony Eric
Ravens @ Broncos DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN
Patriots @ Bills NE NE NE NE NE NE
Seahawks @ Panthers CAR SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
Bengals @ Bears CIN CHI CIN CIN CHI CHI
Dolphins @ Browns CLE MIA MIA CLE MIA CLE
Vikings @ Lions DET DET DET DET MIN DET
Raiders @ Colts IND IND IND IND IND IND
Chiefs @ Jaguars KC KC KC KC KC KC
Falcons @ Saints NO NO ATL NO NO NO
Buccaneers @ Jets TB TB TB TB TB TB
Titans @ Steelers PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
Packers @ 49ers GB SF SF SF GB SF
Cardinals @ Rams STL STL ARI STL STL STL
Giants @ Cowboys DAL DAL NYG NYG DAL DAL
Eagles @ Redskins WAS WAS WAS WAS PHI WAS
Texans @ Chargers HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU

There are some interesting oddities in this week's picks. We were unanimous on seven winners: the Broncos, Patriots, Colts, Chiefs, Buccaneers, Steelers, and Texans. Knowing us, at least two of those teams will lose this weekend. Also, Tony and I get the homer awards as the only people to pick the Packers to beat the 49ers. Tony also was alone in picking the Vikings and Eagles to win this weekend, while Josh was the only person to say that the Falcons will beat the Saints and the Cardinals will defeat the Rams. I, on the other hand, went out on a limb and said that the Seahawks' early kickoff at Carolina will hurt them and that they'll drop the first game to the Panthers.

We'll keep you up to date with each person's record each week, and you can test your own prediction abilities against our writers by participating in the unofficial-official APC Pick'em contest run by mike_o.

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