NFL Week 1 Picks: Predicting the Winner and Final Scores for All Season Openers

September 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's been 212 days since NFL fans have seen a competitive NFL game.
Preseason is all well and good for desperate football fans, but it’s not nearly as good as the real thing. When the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos host the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of their 24-10 victory in Super Bowl 50 on Thursday night, the 2016-2017 season will (finally) begin.
Although Panthers quarterback and reigning league MVP Cam Newton doesn’t see this game as a grudge match, according to the Associated Press, it’s hard to ignore the pressure that Newton must be feeling. His Panthers have the fourth-best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, according to Odds Shark. 
That Super Bowl loss hurt Newton, as well as the rest of his team. Has Carolina learned from the loss? That remains to be seen. But the team has certainly taken it as motivation heading into Thursday night's game.
"No one likes losing, so I took it extremely personal," Ne...

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