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NFL Expert Picks for Week 1 Sunday Games

Jason Schandl
NFL expert picks and predictions for Week 1's Sunday slate of games.
NFL expert picks and predictions for Week 1's Sunday slate of games. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images
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The 2020 NFL season is officially underway, but the first Sunday of the season is when things really get fun. With 26 teams taking the field, there's going to be no shortage of action all day.

With so many contests to think about in one day, fantasy football players and sports bettors alike can often use a hand in breaking down all the matchups. With that in mind, here's what the experts are predicting in each of Sunday's games.

Picks come from CBS Sports' panel of experts, numberFire's projections and Sporting News' Week 1 picks.

NFL Week 1 Picks

1. Jets vs Bills Picks

Winner
Bills: 9 Experts
Jets: 1 Experts

Against the Spread:
Bills: 7 Experts
Jets: 2 Expert

2. Packers vs Vikings Picks

Winner
Packers: 3 Experts
Vikings: 7 Experts

Against the Spread:
Packers: 4 Experts
Vikings: 5 Experts

3. Eagles vs Washington Picks

Winner
Eagles: 8 Experts
Washington: 2 Experts

Against the Spread:
Eagles: 5 Experts
Washington: 4 Experts

4. Browns vs Ravens Picks

Winner
Browns: 1 Experts
Ravens: 9 Experts

Against the Spread:
Browns: 6 Experts
Ravens: 3 Experts

5. Colts vs Jaguars Picks

Winner
Colts: 10 Experts
Jaguars: 0 Experts

Against the Spread:
Colts: 6 Experts
Jaguars: 3 Expert

6. Raiders vs Panthers Picks

Winner
Raiders: 6 Experts
Panthers: 4 Experts

Against the Spread:
Raiders: 4 Experts
Panthers: 5 Experts

7. Bears vs Lions Picks

Winner
Bears: 1 Expert
Lions: 9 Experts

Against the Spread:
Bears: 2 Experts
Lions: 7 Experts

8. Seahawks vs Falcons Picks

Winner
Seahawks: 7 Experts
Falcons: 3 Experts

Against the Spread:
Seahawks: 6 Experts
Falcons: 3 Expert

9. Dolphins vs Patriots Picks

Winner
Dolphins: 1 Expert
Patriots: 9 Experts

Against the Spread:
Dolphins: 6 Experts
Patriots: 3 Experts

10. Chargers vs Bengals Picks

Winner
Chargers: 5 Experts
Bengals: 5 Experts

Against the Spread:
Chargers: 1 Expert
Bengals: 8 Expert

11. Cardinals vs 49ers Picks

Winner
Cardinals: 0 Experts
49ers: 10 Experts

Against the Spread:
Cardinals: 9 Experts
49ers: 0 Experts

12. Buccaneers vs Saints Picks

Winner
Buccaneers: 1 Expert
Saints: 9 Experts

Against the Spread:
Buccaneers: 5 Experts
Saints: 4 Experts

13. Cowboys vs Rams Picks

Winner
Cowboys: 6 Experts
Rams: 4 Experts

Against the Spread:
Cowboys: 4 Experts
Rams: 5 Experts


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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