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Week 1 NFL Picks: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers Odds: September 11th 2011

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers
Week 1 NFL Pick: Over 41 points -110 odds (September 11th 2011)

The Minnesota Vikings (6-10 SU, 5-11 ATS) have a new head coach in Leslie Frazier and a new starting quarterback in Donovan McNabb and I expect the Vikings to score their fair share of points this coming season, though Frazier will feature running back Adrian Peterson a lot more in the running game in 2011 than the Vikings did the last two seasons. The San Diego Chargers (9-7 SU, 8-7-1 ATS) already have one of the best offenses in all of football led by quarterback Phillip Rivers. The Bolts have been really generous defensively this preseason in allowing over 24 points in two of their three preseason games so far and I believe that both teams in this Week 1 matchup will be able to top the 20-point plateau making the Over a solid play in this Week 1 matchup. Get more week 1 NFL picks from our betting experts at

Week 1 NFL Picks: New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins Odds: September 11th 2011

New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins
Week 1 NFL Pick: Over 38 points -110 odds (September 11th 2011)

The New York Giants (10-6 SU, 7-9 ATS) have won five straight road games against the Washington Redskins (6-10 SU, 8-6-2 ATS) and I don’t foresee any problems with them making it a half-dozen in a row after watching the discouraging quarterback combination of John Beck and Rex Grossman this preseason. I know the Giants have been nicked by injuries in this year’s shortened offseason period, but the fact of the matter is that the Giants are very strong defensively under Tom Coughlin and have one of the game’s most powerful rushing attacks. Expect the Giants front seven to pressure whichever Washington signal-caller starts this game, into a t least a couple of mistakes which New York converts into enough points to win and cover the ATS Odds despite being on the road in this NFC East battle. Visit for more week 1 NFL picks from our football experts.

Week 1 NFL Picks: Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans Odds: September 11th 2011

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
Week 1 NFL Pick: Houston Texans -3 -110 odds (September 11th 2011)

The Houston Texans (6-10 SU, 6-10 ATS) have one of the league’s most explosive offenses and used it last season to jump all over the Indianapolis Colts (10-6 SU, 8-7-1 ATS) in their thrilling 34-24 home win in Week 1 a year ago. Of course, the Texans went on to fall completely apart last season, thanks to their horrific defense, but that’s not stopping me from backing them again in this contest and it shouldn’t deter you either NFL gamblers. Indianapolis will almost assuredly be without starting quarterback Peyton Manning as he recovers from offseason neck surgery and the Texans should be a lot better defensively this coming season with Wade Phillips now the team’s defensive coordinator. Look for the Texans to cover the NFL betting odds here with room to spare as Arian Foster runs wild against the Colts’ mostly uninspiring defense. Be sure to visit for more expert week 1 NFL picks from our handicappers.

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