The 2015 NFL season is finally here. The Green Bay Packers open up at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, as the oldest rivalry in the NFL renews once again. This year, the Packers have a chance to tie up the all-time series if they can win both games against Chicago, a remarkable feat considering the Bears' commanding lead 20 years ago.
First up, however, is the NFL's kickoff game on Thursday night, which pits the defending Super Bowl Champions against a key AFC rival. The Patriots and Steelers get our season underway, and although the teams have their share of key players missing (with Le'Veon Bell, Martavis Bryant, and Legarrette Blount all suspended), there should be plenty of star power and firepower to go around.
The first week of the season also means it's our first chance to pick the results of real football games, and nine APC writers will be submitting our predictions this season. Here's how we voted in week one.
|PIT @ NE||NE||NE||PIT||PIT||NE||NE||NE||NE||NE|
|IND @ BUF||IND||IND||IND||IND||IND||IND||IND||IND||IND|
|GB @ CHI||GB||GB||GB||GB||GB||GB||GB||GB||GB|
|KC @ HOU||KC||HOU||KC||KC||HOU||KC||KC||KC||KC|
|CAR @ JAX||CAR||CAR||CAR||JAX||CAR||JAX||CAR||CAR||CAR|
|CLE @ NYJ||NYJ||NYJ||NYJ||NYJ||NYJ||NYJ||NYJ||NYJ||NYJ|
|SEA @ STL||SEA||SEA||SEA||SEA||SEA||STL||STL||SEA||SEA|
|MIA @ WAS||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA|
|NO @ ARI||ARI||ARI||NO||ARI||ARI||NO||NO||ARI||ARI|
|DET @ SD||SD||SD||SD||SD||DET||DET||SD||SD||SD|
|BAL @ DEN||DEN||DEN||DEN||DEN||DEN||DEN||DEN||BAL||DEN|
|CIN @ OAK||OAK||CIN||CIN||CIN||CIN||CIN||CIN||CIN||CIN|
|TEN @ TB||TB||TB||TB||TB||TEN||TB||TB||TEN||TB|
|NYG @ DAL||DAL||DAL||DAL||DAL||DAL||NYG||DAL||DAL||DAL|
|PHI @ ATL||ATL||PHI||ATL||PHI||PHI||PHI||PHI||PHI||PHI|
|MIN @ SF||MIN||MIN||MIN||MIN||MIN||MIN||SF||MIN||MIN|
This week we have just four unanimous picks among our nine writers: the Colts, Packers, Jets(!), and Dolphins.
As for your predictions for the Packers-Bears game, hit up the APC predictions widget below and be part of the discussion about the final score.