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Week 1 NFL Picks: Cowboys and Redskins predicted to take early lead in NFC East

The BTB writers weigh in with their picks for the Week 1 games.

Philadelphia Eagles v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Hope is alive and well in all 30 NFL cities heading into Week 1, and fans in every one of those cities (except perhaps for Jets fans) are hoping that their team will jump out to a 1-0 record.

The NFL, in its infinite scheduling wisdom, has chosen to open the season with two divisional games in the NFC East. Which means that barring a tie, two NFC East teams teams will start dreaming of the playoffs after a 1-0 start, while the other two will wonder what went wrong after a 0-1 start.

The experts and algorithms tracked by NFLPickwatch.com don't see these NFC East matchups as the pushovers many other games on opening weekend are expected to be, but like the Cowboys and Eagles to take the early lead in the NFC East:

67% like the Cowboys over the Giants

56% like the Eagles over the Redskins

Our writers agree on the Cowboys over the Giants, but like the Redskins over the Eagles, though not by much. What do you think, which teams will lead the NFC East after Week 1?

Without further ado, here are our picks for Week 1, 2017.

Cole Dave Danny Dawn Joseph Manik Michael OCC RJ Tom Va Fan BTB Consensus
KC @ NE (-8.5) NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
NYJ @ BUF (-8) BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF
ATL (-7) @ CHI ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL
JAC @ HOU (-5.5) HOU HOU JAC HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU
PHI (-1) @ WAS PHI PHI WAS WAS WAS PHI WAS WAS WAS WAS PHI WAS
ARI (-2.5) @ DET ARI DET DET DET ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI
OAK @ TEN (-2) TEN OAK TEN TEN OAK OAK OAK TEN OAK OAK OAK OAK
BAL @ CIN (-3) BAL CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN BAL CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
PIT (-8.5) @ CLE PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
IND @ LAR (-3.5) LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR
SEA @ GB (-3) SEA GB GB GB SEA GB GB SEA GB GB SEA SEA
CAR (-5-5) @ SF CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
NYG @ DAL (-3.5) DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL
NO @ MIN (-3.5) NO MIN MIN MIN MIN NO MIN MIN NO MIN MIN MIN
LAC @ DEN (-3.5) DEN DEN LAC DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN LAC DEN LAC DEN