N.F.L. Week 1 Schedule: Our Picks to Win Against the Spread
Even some good news — that Houston, struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, would be able to host a game in Week 1 — was accompanied by the news
that the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be forced to delay their Week 1 matchup until Week 11 because of Hurricane Irma.
Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m. on Fox
Philadelphia can put pressure on opposing quarterbacks, and it will need to do
that early and often to avoid having the team’s undersized secondary demolished in a matchup with Terrelle Pryor, the 6-foot-4 wide receiver who was signed by Washington in the off-season.
Cardinals at Lions, 1 p.m. on Fox
Few teams could claim to have failed to meet expectations as much as the Cardinals did
last season after the team started out as a Super Bowl contender and finished 7-8-1.
Falcons at Bears, 1 p.m. on Fox
There is no question that Super Bowl hangovers exist, both for the winning
and losing teams, and the Falcons did not just lose the Super Bowl but endured an epic collapse.
Colts at Rams, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
If Aaron Donald played for a higher-profile team, it would be a huge deal for the game’s most
dominant defender to be in a salary dispute that is likely to result in his missing Week 1.