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Where: New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Preview: Jets at Bills
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Sep 7, 2017

Tyrod Taylor cleared concussion protocol just in time to get the nod at quarterback as the Buffalo Bills open the season against the New York Jets in an AFC East division contest on Sunday. The Jets swept the Bills last season, including a 30-10 road win in the season finale which came just days after Buffalo fired head coach Rex Ryan.

Taylor's targets may give him headaches as the Bills dealt their top receiver, Sammy Watkins, to the Rams in the offseason, leaving exiled Eagle wideout Jordan Matthews and rookie Zay Jones as his best options. Buffalo disappointed on defense under Ryan over the past two seasons but still has some talent, especially on the line, to improve after finishing 29th in the league against the run in 2016. Some Jets fans are already talking about tanking the season after the team let veteran stars like Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold go after the disappointing 2016 campaign. Journeyman Josh McCown will start under center for New York, which has been discouraged with the development of Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty in their time with the club.
TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Bills -9. O/U: 39.5.

ABOUT THE JETS (2016: 5-11, 4th in AFC East): According to Las Vegas, New York is the biggest underdog to win the Super Bowl -- and with good reason. Not only did the Jets strip their offense of many veterans, but they traded their star player on defense, Sheldon Richardson, to the Seahawks just last week, clearly signalling that they are in full rebuilding mode. The 38-year-old McCown played fairly well in the second half of last season with the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 1,100 yards in five games, but New York lost emerging receiver Quincy Enunwa to a season-ending neck injury in the offseason, leaving aging running back Matt Forté and all-purpose threat Bilal Powell as the top playmakers.
ABOUT THE BILLS (7-9 in 2016): First-year head coach Sean McDermott said he intends to lean heavily on dual-threat running back LeSean McCoy (234 carries, 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns last season). "We play to win, and whatever it takes to win the game, that's what we're going to do," McDermott said. "If it means he's got to play every snap, that's what we'll do." Taylor has thrown for just over 3,000 yards in both seasons as the Buffalo's starting quarterback while rushing for 10 touchdowns over that span.


EXTRA POINTS
1. The Jets ranked a respectable 12th in the league in rushing -- but Forté averaged only 3.7 yards per carry, his lowest number since 2009.
2. Rookie Nathan Peterman, a fifth-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh, is Taylor's backup.
3. New York acquired WR Jermaine Kearse in the trade for Richardson) and claimed WR Jeremy Kerley, who played five season for the Jets, off the waiver wire during the week.

PREDICTION: Bills 28, Jets 10
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N.Y. Jets

Jets are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games in September.
Jets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.

Buffalo

Bills are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 1.
Bills are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Bills are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on turf.
Bills are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Bills are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC.
Bills are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. AFC East.

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N.Y. Jets

Under is 8-3 in Jets last 11 road games.
Under is 5-2 in Jets last 7 games overall.

Buffalo

Over is 8-0 in Bills last 8 home games.
Over is 8-0 in Bills last 8 games on turf.
Under is 4-0 in Bills last 4 games in Week 1.
Over is 10-2 in Bills last 12 games overall.
Over is 5-1 in Bills last 6 vs. AFC.
Over is 4-1 in Bills last 5 games in September.

Head to Head

Underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Home team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Jets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Jets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Buffalo.
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Preview: Falcons at Bears
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Sep 8, 2017

The Atlanta Falcons take the field for their first meaningful game since squandering a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl LI when they open the season against the host Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Falcons have most of their key players back as they look to begin their quest for a championship.


The biggest question surrounding the Bears is whether – or when – rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky will get his chance, but for the time being, Chicago will go with Mike Glennon under center. Glennon will have to deal with a defense led by fierce pass rusher Vic Beasley Jr., who led the league with 15.5 sacks and six forced fumbles a year ago. Bears coach John Fox is a familiar opponent for the Falcons from his time with NFC South-rival Carolina, as he is 7-12 all-time against Atlanta. Chicago has won its last two meetings with the Falcons, including a 27-13 victory at Atlanta in the most recent clash in 2014.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Falcons -6.5. O/U: 48.5


ABOUT THE FALCONS (2016: 11-5, 1st in NFC South): Atlanta boasted the league’s top scoring offense last season, averaging 33.8 points, and there’s no reason to believe that will drop off. Reigning MVP Matt Ryan is back at the helm of the offense along with star receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman. Beasley and linebacker Deion Jones are back to anchor Atlanta’s defense, which hopes to redeem itself for the second-half collapse against New England in the Super Bowl.

ABOUT THE BEARS (2016: 3-13, 4th in NFC North): Regardless of who plays quarterback, the focal point of the offense will be second-year running back Jordan Howard, who rushed for a franchise rookie-record 1,313 yards in 2016. It doesn’t help that the Bears have to replace their top two receivers from a year ago after losing Cameron Meredith to a torn ACL and Alshon Jeffery to Philadelphia. Chicago has a strong pass rush but had a tough time stopping the run last season.


EXTRA POINTS

1. The Bears have an NFL-record 65 wins in home openers.

2. The Falcons have lost six straight games in Chicago dating to 1983.

3. Glennon has passed for 683 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions in four games against Atlanta.


PREDICTION: Falcons 34, Bears 17
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Atlanta

Falcons are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
Falcons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC.
Falcons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Falcons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Chicago

Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Bears are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 1.
Bears are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games in September.

OU Trends
Atlanta

Over is 4-0 in Falcons last 4 games in September.
Over is 16-4-1 in Falcons last 21 games overall.
Over is 12-3-1 in Falcons last 16 vs. NFC.
Over is 3-1-1 in Falcons last 5 road games.
Under is 10-4-1 in Falcons last 15 games on grass.

Chicago

Over is 4-1 in Bears last 5 games on grass.
Over is 11-3 in Bears last 14 games in September.
Under is 9-4 in Bears last 13 games in Week 1.

Head to Head

Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Underdog is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
Falcons are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:16 PM
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Preview: Ravens at Bengals
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Sep 7, 2017

The Cincinnati Bengals had a franchise-best string of five straight playoff appearances come to an end last season and are itching to get back to the top of the NFC North. The Baltimore Ravens, who visit the Bengals on Sunday in the season opener, are hoping to end a two-year playoff drought and have not won in Cincinnati since 2011.

The Ravens offense is just getting up to speed with quarterback Joe Flacco, who returned to practice on Sunday after missing the entire preseason and all of training camp recovering from a back injury. "He's really sharp. He's smart," Baltimore offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg told reporters of Flacco. "He's got all of those great qualities. We will have a discussion (Friday) on the game plan and that sort of thing. I want to make sure he's really comfortable with everything that's a possible call." The Ravens can always fall back on their defense, which held opponents to an average of eight points in four preseason games and drew the attention of Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton. “They’ve been playing well. They’re playing with a lot of confidence," Dalton told reporters of the Baltimore defense. "When their first unit was in, they played really well this preseason. We’ve got to prepare for what they’re doing. It’s always a tough game when we play them. It always feels like it’s coming down to the end. Both teams are preparing for the season the right way, and for us, we’re going to do what we can to win this one.”

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Bengals -3. O/U: 42.5

ABOUT THE RAVENS (2016: 8-8): Baltimore's struggles last season came down to injuries, especially along the offensive line. The Ravens have three new starters on the line heading into Week 1, anchored by Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda, and are confident that the new group can protect Flacco. “Our coaches are helping us, making sure we take advantage of every single minute we meet and stay extra,” said right tackle Austin Howard, who signed in the offseason after being released by the Oakland Raiders. "With the reps we take at practice, they’re going to make sure we’re all on the same page. I feel good, I know our offensive line feels good, and we’re ready to go."

ABOUT THE BENGALS (2016: 6-9-1): Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss the first three games of the season after being suspended by the league for three games for a dangerous hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman in the preseason, but that didn't stop the team from locking him up with a three-year contract extension. "Vontaze is still one of the young, emerging talents within the league," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. "We have worked hard at training, developing and retaining talented players. It's pleasing that Vontaze has made this commitment to be a part of the organization going forward. It was important to reach an extension before the start of the season and we look forward to having Vontaze back with the team in a few weeks." Vincent Rey will slide into Burfict's starting spot for the next three weeks.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Bengals CB Adam Jones is serving a one-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

2. Baltimore CB Jaylen Hill (thigh) has not been practicing this week and is questionable.

3. Cincinnati took six of the last seven meetings.

PREDICTION: Bengals 24, Ravens 17
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Baltimore

Ravens are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. AFC North.
Ravens are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC.
Ravens are 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games on fieldturf.
Ravens are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games.

Cincinnati

Bengals are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 1.
Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Bengals are 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 games in September.

OU Trends
Baltimore

Over is 4-1 in Ravens last 5 games overall.
Under is 4-1 in Ravens last 5 vs. AFC North.
Under is 13-6 in Ravens last 19 games in Week 1.

Cincinnati

Under is 4-0 in Bengals last 4 games overall.
Under is 6-0 in Bengals last 6 vs. AFC.
Under is 6-1 in Bengals last 7 games on fieldturf.
Over is 6-1 in Bengals last 7 games in Week 1.
Under is 20-8 in Bengals last 28 vs. AFC North.

Head to Head

Underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Home team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Ravens are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Ravens are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cincinnati.
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When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 10, 2017
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Preview: Steelers at Browns
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Sep 7, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers locked up Antonio Brown in the offseason and finally brought Le'Veon Bell into camp when he signed his franchise tender earlier this week, once again giving the team two of the most dynamic offensive weapons in the NFL. Those two and the rest of the Steelers' offense open the season on Sunday by visiting the Cleveland Browns, who will be without top overall pick Myles Garrett.

The Browns made Garrett, a defensive end from Texas A&M, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft and expected him to be a force against opposing quarterbacks like Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger. "In order to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, we do have to get Ben down," Cleveland coach Hue Jackson told reporters. "That is just the truth. That is not something that is out of the ordinary. In order to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, you have to slow Ben down. That is the only way to slow him down is by getting him on the ground." Cleveland will have a tough time doing that without Garrett, who went down with a high ankle sprain in practice on Wednesday and will miss the game. The Steelers will test the Garrett-less defense with a healthy dose of Bell, who is expected to assume a full workload in Week 1 despite sitting out most of camp.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Steelers -9. O/U: 47

ABOUT THE STEELERS (2016: 11-5): Pittsburgh finished 16th in the NFL in passing defense last season, allowing an average of 243 yards through the air, and upgraded the secondary by bringing in former Pro Bowler Joe Haden after he was cut by Cleveland at the end of the preseason. “My biggest thing is always my peers,” Haden told reporters. "That’s the thing that really helped me feel good about Big Ben and (Maurkice) Pouncey and Antonio Brown wanting me to come here. Having that love and having that respect from your peers, that’s the best thing you can ask for. They’ve seen me play before with the Browns but I want to show them I work hard at practice, this is what I do, I’m a professional." The Steelers' other big upgrade on the defensive side of the ball is first-round pick T.J. Watt, younger brother of Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, who impressed in camp and tops the depth chart at the outside linebacker spot.

ABOUT THE BROWNS (2016: 1-15): Garrett wasn't the only rookie ready to fill a starting role for Cleveland, which named second-round pick DeShone Kizer as its starting quarterback. “He understands what he needs to do,” Jackson told reporters of his rookie quarterback. “He has had a good week of practice and is working hard. He has prepared well. This isn’t the game. The game is Sunday. That’s what he has to get himself ready for." Kizer takes over a Browns' offense that finished 30th in the NFL last season while averaging just 16.5 points and lost top receiver Terrelle Pryor in free agency.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Steelers OT Jerald Hawkins (knee) did not participate in practice on Thursday.

2. Cleveland released S Calvin Pryor on Thursday after he was involved in a fight in practice with teammate Ricardo Louis.

3. Pittsburgh owns a four-game winning streak in the series.

PREDICTION: Steelers 28, Browns 7
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Pittsburgh

Steelers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Steelers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
Steelers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Steelers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. AFC.

Cleveland

Browns are 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Browns are 3-14-2 ATS in their last 19 games in Week 1.
Browns are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
Browns are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC.
Browns are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Browns are 0-10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC North.

OU Trends
Pittsburgh

Under is 11-3-1 in Steelers last 15 vs. AFC North.
Under is 14-5 in Steelers last 19 vs. AFC.
Over is 11-4 in Steelers last 15 games in Week 1.
Under is 19-7 in Steelers last 26 road games.
Under is 7-3 in Steelers last 10 games on grass.
Under is 16-7 in Steelers last 23 games overall.

Cleveland

Under is 5-0 in Browns last 5 home games.
Over is 8-1 in Browns last 9 games in September.
Under is 5-1 in Browns last 6 games on grass.
Under is 6-2 in Browns last 8 games overall.
Under is 11-5 in Browns last 16 vs. AFC North.

Head to Head

Steelers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland.
Favorite is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
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When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 10, 2017
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Preview: Cardinals at Lions
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Sep 7, 2017

One of the league's most disappointing teams a year ago, the Arizona Cardinals look to erase the stench of a sub-.500 record in 2016 when they open the season at the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon. Arizona won 34 games over a three-year span, capped by a 13-3 mark and NFC West title in 2015, before stumbling to a 7-8-1 mark last season.

The Cardinals have won seven in a row against the Lions and newly minted quarterback Matt Stafford, who became the league's highest-paid player when he signed a five-year, $135 million contract extension at the end of last month. Detroit made the playoffs last season with a 9-7 mark, but it lost its final three games after Stafford dislocated a finger on his throwing hand and bowed out meekly in a first-round playoff loss in Seattle. “I’m a big, huge fan of Matthew,” said Arizona coach Bruce Arians. “I think he’s got one of the best arms in the business. He can make every single throw. He’s tough as nails." Arians is looking for a bounce-back season from veteran quarterback Carson Palmer, who figures to throw often despite the presence of third-year running back David Johnson, the NFL leader with 20 touchdowns in 2016.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Cardinals -2. O/U: 48

ABOUT THE CARDINALS (7-8-1, 2nd in NFC West): Palmer had an MVP-caliber campaign in 2015, establishing career highs in touchdowns (35), passing yards (4,671) and passer rating at 104.6 -- the latter number dipping to 87.2 last season. Larry Fitzgerald turned 34 on Aug. 31, but he's shown no signs of slowing down and remains Palmer's top target, hauling in a combined 216 passes over the last two seasons. Speedster John Brown was slowed by injuries a year ago and is battling a quadriceps last year, but Johnson provides a lethal two-way threat after rushing for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns while hauling in 80 receptions for four more scores. Arizona features one of the league's elite cornerback in Patrick Peterson and ranked No. 2 defensively last season, but the unit also surrendered an average of 33 points during a killer 1-4 stretch just after midseason.

ABOUT THE LIONS (9-7, 2nd in NFC North): Stafford has passed for at least 4,200 yards for six consecutive seasons and was at his best in the clutch last season, guiding Detroit to eight fourth-quarter victories before his injury and the team's subsequent late slide. Stafford's performance was more impressive given the retirement of all-everything wide receiver Calvin Johnson and a ground game that ranked 30th in the NFL and lost starting running back Ameer Abdullah in Week 2 to a season-ending Lisfranc injury. Golden Tate went over 1,000 yards with his third consecutive 90-catch season and will lead a receiving corps that features Marvin Jones (55 catches) and promising rookie Kenny Golladay. Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah was limited in practice Wednesday but is expected to play -- he registered 14.5 of the team's 43 sacks in 2015 but was held to two last season.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Johnson set an NFL record with at least 100 yards from scrimmage in 15 straight games.

2. Stafford was benched for the only time in his career in a 42-17 home loss to Arizona on Oct. 11, 2015.

3. LBs Markus Golden and Chandler Jones had 12.5 and 11 sacks, respectively, last season as Arizona notched a league-best 48.

PREDICTION: Cardinals 23, Lions 20
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Arizona

Cardinals are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September.
Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 1.
Cardinals are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Detroit

Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Lions are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in Week 1.
Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC.
Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.

OU Trends
Arizona

Over is 7-0 in Cardinals last 7 games overall.
Over is 6-0 in Cardinals last 6 games on fieldturf.
Over is 6-0 in Cardinals last 6 vs. NFC.
Over is 16-5 in Cardinals last 21 road games.
Under is 7-3 in Cardinals last 10 games in Week 1.
Under is 13-6 in Cardinals last 19 games in September.

Detroit

Over is 6-0 in Lions last 6 games in Week 1.
Under is 9-2 in Lions last 11 games overall.
Under is 9-2 in Lions last 11 games on fieldturf.
Under is 4-1 in Lions last 5 home games.
Under is 7-2 in Lions last 9 vs. NFC.

Head to Head

Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit.
Home team is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Detroit.
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Preview: Jaguars at Texans
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Sep 7, 2017

The Houston Texans hope to give the city of Houston, devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey, a sense of hope when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in an AFC South matchup. Houston, which will start Tom Savage at quarterback, welcomes back the city's hero, All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, while eyeing a return to the playoffs.


Watt, who missed all but three games last season after undergoing two back operations, jumped into the nation's spotlight by spearheading a drive that has netted more than $20 million for the city's flood-ravaged victims. His return on the field will be just as important for last season's top-ranked returning defensive unit, as the Texans' offense is loaded with questions after trading embattled quarterback Brock Osweiler in the offseason and turning to the unproven Savage, who has never thrown an NFL touchdown pass. Jacksonville will give Blake Bortles another shot at quarterback but the leash may be a short one as the once-promising gunslinger has thrown 51 interceptions over the past three seasons. Doug Marrone, who was 15-17 in two seasons with the Bills and served as interim coach for the final two games last season, is the Jaguars' fifth head coach.
TV: 1 p.m., CBS. LINE: Texans -5. O/U: 39.5.

ABOUT THE JAGUARS (2016: 3-13, 4th in AFC South): Leonard Fournette, a rookie out of LSU, could be the cornerstone for Jacksonville's offense this year as Marrone is sure to try to run the ball more than his predecessor, Mike Mularkey. The Jaguars, however, need to improve defensively as well as they allowed 25 points a game last season, which ranked 25th in the league. The solid tandem of Allen Robinson (73 receptions for 883 yards) and Allen Hurns (35-477) return at wide receiver but they combined to score just nine touchdowns last season after netting 24 the previous year.
ABOUT THE TEXANS (2016: 9-7, 1st in AFC South): Savage, who played in three games last season, takes over Osweiler, who was dealt to Cleveland and then released on cut day. Osweiler ranked 27th in the NFL last year with 2,957 yards passing, including 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, but he still helped the Texans into the second round of the playoffs, where they lost to eventual champion New England. Star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who has been limited in the preseason with a thumb injury, endorsed Savage for the job as the Texans look to return to the playoffs for the third year in a row.

EXTRA POINTS
1. Lamar Miller, who led the Texans with five touchdowns last season, will once again be the feature back after rushing for 1,073 yards in 2016.
2. Houston has won six straight in the series, including last season when Miller scored a touchdown with 2:51 left to lift the Texans to a 21-20 victory.
3. Tom Coughlin, Jacksonville's executive vice president, said the team had no interest in signing QB Colin Kaepernick, leaving Chad Henne as Bortles' backup.

PREDICTION: Texans 30, Jaguars 14
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Jacksonville

Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.
Jaguars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
Jaguars are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. AFC South.
Jaguars are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games in September.
Jaguars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 1.

Houston

Texans are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC South.
Texans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 1.
Texans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Texans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.

OU Trends
Jacksonville

Over is 5-1 in Jaguars last 6 vs. AFC South.
Over is 8-2 in Jaguars last 10 games in September.
Over is 7-3 in Jaguars last 10 vs. AFC.

Houston

Under is 4-0-1 in Texans last 5 games in September.
Under is 9-4 in Texans last 13 home games.

Head to Head

Road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Jaguars are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Houston.
Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
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Preview: Raiders at Titans
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The 2016 season was a bittersweet one for the Oakland Raiders, who qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2002 but had their hopes go down the drain when Derek Carr suffered a broken leg in Week 16. With its star quarterback fully healthy, Oakland hopes for bigger things this season, beginning with its opener against the host Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Carr's injury was a major blow for the Raiders, as the 26-year-old has developed into one of the top signal-callers in the NFL - as evidenced by his becoming just the fifth player in league history with at least 80 touchdown passes (81) in his first three seasons. Carr has an excellent pair of targets in receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, and hopes the luring of Marshawn Lynch out of retirement will strengthen the backfield and reduce his workload. Tennessee also is welcoming back its quarterback from a broken leg, as Marcus Mariota is ready to improve upon a campaign in which he completed more than 61 percent of his passes. Mariota also has numerous weapons at his disposal, as receiver Rishard Matthews is joined by newcomer Eric Decker and Western Michigan product Corey Davis, who was selected fifth overall in this year's draft.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Titans -3. O/U: 50.5

ABOUT THE RAIDERS (2016: 12-4, 2nd in AFC West): Reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack was a full participant in practice on Thursday - as was Cooper (knee) - after sitting out the previous day's activities due to a back injury. Sebastian Janikowski, who also is dealing with a back injury that has limited him in practice this week, has agreed to a $1 million pay cut that brings his salary down to $3 million. Despite enjoying a year of retirement, Lynch leads all running backs with 51 rushing touchdowns since 2011.

ABOUT THE TITANS (2016: 9-7, 2nd in AFC South): Davis, whose 5,278 receiving yards at Western Michigan is an all-time FBS record, did not see action during the preseason due to a hamstring injury but is expected to be ready to face Oakland. DeMarco Murray, who led the AFC and finished third overall in the league with 1,287 rushing yards last season, also dealt with a hamstring issue during training camp but deemed himself healthy for the season opener. "I feel great," Murray, who leads the NFL with 37 rushing TDs since 2013, told reporters on Thursday. "I've had two weeks of full practice and things have been great. I feel great, I feel fresh and I feel ready to go."

EXTRA POINTS

1. Mariota threw 26 touchdown passes last season to become the third QB in franchise history with at least 25 in a campaign.

2. Cooper (83 catches, 1,153 yards) and Crabtree (89, 1,003) were the only WR duo in the league with at least 80 catches and 1,000 yards apiece last season.

3. Tennessee DL David King will be facing a familiar foe in Oakland after being acquired from Kansas City over the weekend for a 2018 conditional seventh-round draft pick.

PREDICTION: Raiders 33, Titans 23
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Oakland

Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
Raiders are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.
Raiders are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.

Tennessee

Titans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 1.
Titans are 13-31-3 ATS in their last 47 games on grass.
Titans are 14-35-4 ATS in their last 53 vs. AFC.
Titans are 14-36-3 ATS in their last 53 games overall.
Titans are 7-21-2 ATS in their last 30 home games.

OU Trends
Oakland

Over is 6-1 in Raiders last 7 games in September.
Over is 8-3 in Raiders last 11 games overall.
Over is 7-3 in Raiders last 10 games on grass.
Over is 7-3 in Raiders last 10 games in Week 1.
Over is 19-9-1 in Raiders last 29 vs. AFC.

Tennessee

Under is 4-1 in Titans last 5 vs. AFC.
Over is 11-4-1 in Titans last 16 games on grass.
Over is 5-2 in Titans last 7 games in September.
Over is 7-3-1 in Titans last 11 home games.
Under is 7-3 in Titans last 10 games in Week 1.
Over is 9-4 in Titans last 13 games overall.

Head to Head

Favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Tennessee.
Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
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Preview: Eagles at Redskins
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Sep 7, 2017

The Washington Redskins came within an eyelash of securing a playoff berth last season before a pair of brutal losses at home to teams with little on the line left Kirk Cousins and company with plenty of questions for the offseason. Signed to his second franchise tag in as many years, Cousins looks to put the Redskins back on track Sunday when they open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field.

Cousins (franchise-record 4,917 passing yards in 2016) extended Washington's winning streak to five games over Philadelphia after tossing a pair of touchdowns in both victories last season, with one each going to DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in a 27-22 triumph on Dec. 11. The Redskins saw Jackson sign with Tampa Bay and Garcon shuffle to San Francisco in free agency while former offensive coordinator Sean McVay is now the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, although 1,000-yard wide receiver Terrelle Pryor joined the club from Cleveland. While Washington entertained postseason aspirations last season, Philadelphia finished in the NFC East cellar for the first time since 2012 as quarterback Carson Wentz went from the toast of eastern Pennsylvania to a rookie enduring growing pains. The Eagles gave Wentz some offseason firepower with the additions of former Pro Bowl selection Alshon Jeffery (Chicago), fellow free-agent wide receiver Torrey Smith (San Francisco) and running back LeGarrette Blount, who had a league-high 18 rushing touchdowns last season with New England.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Eagles -1. O/U: 47.5

ABOUT THE EAGLES (2016: 7-9, 4th place in NFC West): Wentz set a franchise record with 379 completions last season, a total which ranked as the most by a rookie in NFL history. The 24-year-old endured significant troubles in two games versus Washington last year as he was sacked nine times. Veteran running back Darren Sproles reeled in 52 receptions in 2016 to notch his eighth consecutive season with 40-plus catches, although he had just three for 17 yards in two meetings with the Redskins.

ABOUT THE REDSKINS (2016: 8-7-1, 3rd place in NFC East): Cousins also has versatile - and oft-injured - tight end Jordan Reed as well as speedy slot receiver Jamison Crowder (career-high 67 receptions) as aerial weapons. Second-year back Rob Kelley is expected to lead a young backfield that includes Chris Thompson and rookie Samaje Perine. While Washington boasted the league's third-ranked offense last year (403.4 yards per game), the defense was often quick to yield field position by surrendering 377.9 yards per contest. Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan registered a double-digit sack total for the second time in his career with 11 in 2016, with 3.5 coming against Philadelphia.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Philadelphia's Zach Ertz recorded a career-high 78 receptions, which ranked fifth among tight ends last season.

2. Washington's Josh Norman, who is expected to shadow Jeffery, tied fellow CB Brashaud Breeland for the team lead with three interceptions in 2016.

3. Philadelphia's Jordan Hicks led all linebackers in the NFL with five interceptions last season.

PREDICTION: Redskins 20, Eagles 16
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Philadelphia

Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September.
Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.
Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games.

Washington

Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC East.
Redskins are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Redskins are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.
Redskins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 1.

OU Trends
Philadelphia

Over is 11-1 in Eagles last 12 road games.
Over is 8-1 in Eagles last 9 vs. NFC East.
Under is 6-1 in Eagles last 7 games in September.
Over is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games overall.
Over is 13-5 in Eagles last 18 vs. NFC.

Washington

Over is 4-0 in Redskins last 4 games in September.
Over is 7-1 in Redskins last 8 vs. NFC East.
Over is 8-2 in Redskins last 10 home games.
Over is 16-5 in Redskins last 21 vs. NFC.
Over is 21-7 in Redskins last 28 games overall.
Over is 19-7 in Redskins last 26 games on grass.

Head to Head

Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Washington.
Eagles are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
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Preview: Colts at Rams
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The Indianapolis Colts will be without their star quarterback when they open their season Sunday against the host Los Angeles Rams, who won't have their top defensive player on the field. Andrew Luck is on the shelf for the Colts with a sore right shoulder, while Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is expected to miss Week 1 as he continues to hold out for a new contract.

Scott Tolzien will make his fourth career start in place of Luck, who threw for 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns last season. Indianapolis also will be missing center Ryan Kelly and cornerback Vontae Davis, who respectively are dealing with foot and groin ailments. Donald, who recorded a team-high eight sacks in 2016, has been named to three straight Pro Bowls and is scheduled to make $1.8 million this season and $6.9 million in 2018 but is seeking in the neighborhood of $19 million per year. New coach Sean McVay is hoping to lead the Rams to their first winning season in 14 years as he relies on quarterback Jared Goff, who was the first overall pick of the 2016 draft but went 0-7 as a starter. Goff, who threw five touchdowns and seven interceptions last season, has a nice pair of receivers at his disposal in Tavon Austin and newcomer Sammy Watkins.

TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Rams -4. O/U: 41.5

ABOUT THE COLTS (2016: 8-8, 3rd in AFC South): Tolzien's main target undoubtedly will be T.Y. Hilton, who led the NFL last year with 1,448 receiving yards and is one of four players in league history with at least 850 yards and five touchdown catches in each of his first five seasons. Frank Gore rushed for 1,025 yards last season, becoming the first Indianapolis running back to reach the 1,000-yard plateau since Joseph Addai accomplished the feat in 2007. Gore is looking to become the fifth player in NFL history to hit the mark in 10 different campaigns.

ABOUT THE RAMS (2016: 4-12, 3rd in NFC West): Los Angeles' defense ranked ninth in the league last season but figures to struggle without Donald - something new coordinator Wade Phillips will attempt to avoid. Austin is a triple threat for the Rams, as he made 52 catches for 509 yards and three touchdowns last season, gained 364 yards on 44 punt returns and added 159 yards and a score on 28 rushes. Todd Gurley registered 1,212 yards from scrimmage in 2016, marking the second straight season he has registered at least 1,200.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Colts K Adam Vinatieri has made 530 field goals in his career and needs 36 to overtake Hall-of-Famer Morten Andersen for the most in NFL history. Gary Anderson ranks second with 538.

2. Rams P Johnny Hekker topped the league last season with a net punt average of 46 yards and dropped an NFL-record 46 punts inside the 20-yard line.

3. Indianapolis' Deyshawn Bond could become just the fifth undrafted center since 2001 to start in Week 1 of his rookie season.

PREDICTION: Colts 27, Rams 10
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Indianapolis

Colts are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Colts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Colts are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 1.

L.A. Rams

Rams are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 games in September.
Rams are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games in Week 1.
Rams are 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Rams are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Rams are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.

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Indianapolis

Over is 17-5 in Colts last 22 games on grass.
Over is 23-9 in Colts last 32 road games.
Under is 5-2 in Colts last 7 games overall.
Over is 7-3 in Colts last 10 games in September.

L.A. Rams

Under is 4-1 in Rams last 5 games in September.
Under is 19-9 in Rams last 28 games overall.

Head to Head

Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
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Preview: Seahawks at Packers
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Sep 8, 2017

Two NFC playoff regulars open the season against one another when the Seattle Seahawks visit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Green Bay's streak of eight consecutive playoff appearances is one shy of the NFL record, while Seattle has made the postseason each of the last five years.

Aaron Rodgers is the pivotal factor in the Packers' longstanding success as he has topped 4,000 passing yards six times and recorded his second season of 40 or more touchdown tosses last year. "He's at the peak of his career. He's at the top of his game," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters of the 33-year-old Rodgers. "It's hard to imagine what more he can do or how much better he can play. All the great players are looking for extraordinary consistency. He is just such a fantastic football player." Seattle counterpart Russell Wilson passed for a career-best 4,219 yards last season but threw just 21 touchdown passes - 13 fewer than the career high he set in 2015. Wilson was picked off a career-worst five times when the Seahawks were routed 38-10 at Lambeau Field in December.

TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Packers -3. O/U: 51

ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS (2016: 10-5-1, 1st in NFC West): With Thomas Rawls (ankle) questionable, Seattle is preparing to give the rejuvenated Eddie Lacy the bulk of the work as he returns to Lambeau Field after twice topping 1,100 rushing yards in four seasons with the Packers. "First off, he's ready," Carroll told reporters regarding Lacy. "He's had a great run with us getting to this point. ... He's prepared to play. He's ready for a full load." The Seahawks' defense remains loaded with stars, and the list includes cornerback Richard Sherman (four interceptions last season), middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (167 tackles) and defensive end Michael Bennett (five sacks).

ABOUT THE PACKERS (2016: 10-6, 1st in NFC North): Rodgers has three stellar targets at his disposal in Jordy Nelson (97 catches last season), Davante Adams (75) and Randall Cobb (60), while converted receiver Ty Montgomery (457 yards in 2016) is the starting running back. Green Bay allowed 30 or more points in five of its regular-season setbacks last year and recently added former Pro-Bowl linebacker Ahmad Brooks to a mix that includes outside linebacker Clay Matthews (career-low five sacks) and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (five interceptions). "Green Bay offered me the best contract, they had the best team, I wanted to be part of a winning tradition, a winning organization, and coming here gives me that," Brooks, who spent the previous eight seasons with San Francisco, told reporters. "You want to win a championship."

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Packers have won 10 of the 17 regular-season meetings with the Seahawks and two of their three postseason matchups.

2. Both teams were eliminated by Atlanta last postseason - Seattle in the divisional round and Green Bay in the NFC title game.

3. Green Bay TE Martellus Bennett (403 career receptions) is the younger brother of Seattle DE Michael (45.5 career sacks).

PREDICTION: Packers 34, Seahawks 30
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Seattle

Seahawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
Seahawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.

Green Bay

Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Packers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
Packers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC.
Packers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 1.

OU Trends
Seattle

Under is 4-1 in Seahawks last 5 games in September.
Over is 4-1 in Seahawks last 5 road games.
Over is 5-2 in Seahawks last 7 games overall.
Over is 5-2 in Seahawks last 7 vs. NFC.

Green Bay

Over is 7-0 in Packers last 7 games overall.
Over is 4-0 in Packers last 4 games on grass.
Over is 7-0 in Packers last 7 vs. NFC.
Over is 6-0 in Packers last 6 games in Week 1.
Over is 4-1 in Packers last 5 home games.
Over is 11-3 in Packers last 14 games in September.

Head to Head

Home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Green Bay.
Seahawks are 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Seahawks are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Green Bay.
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Preview: Panthers at 49ers
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Sep 8, 2017

The Carolina Panthers suffered a bit of a Super Bowl hangover a year ago, winning only six times a season after losing in the championship game. The Panthers hope to return to the role of NFC title contenders when they travel to face the San Francisco 49ers in the season opener on Sunday.


The Panthers return to Levi’s Stadium for the first time since losing to Denver in Super Bowl 50. To return to championship contention, Carolina needs quarterback Cam Newton to get back to the MVP form he showed in 2015. The game marks the head-coaching debut of San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan, who spent the last nine years as an offensive coordinator and guided Atlanta’s league-leading offense last season. The Panthers have won four straight against the 49ers, including a 46-27 home victory last season.

TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Panthers -5.5. O/U: 47.5


ABOUT THE PANTHERS (2016: 6-10, 4th in NFC South): Newton is slimmed down and coming off offseason shoulder surgery following his sixth straight 3,000-yard passing campaign to begin his career. Newton has a new weapon at his side in all-purpose back Christian McCaffrey, the Panthers’ first-round pick out of Stanford, and has his two favorite targets back in receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen. The anchors of a solid defense remain in place with linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis returning along with defensive end Mario Addison, who registered a career-high 9.5 sacks last season.

ABOUT THE 49ERS (2016: 2-14, 4th in NFC West): Shanahan doesn’t have the same kind of weapons at his disposal that he had in Atlanta, but the 49ers do have an excellent running back in Carlos Hyde. The rest of the key players on offense are newcomers in San Francisco, including quarterback Brian Hoyer and veteran receivers Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin. The defense struggled last year but is loaded with young potential in second-year lineman Forest Buckner and first-round draft picks Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster.


EXTRA POINTS

1. Olsen is the first tight end in NFL history with three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

2. Shanahan’s offenses have ranked in the top 10 in the league in total offense in six of his nine seasons as a coordinator.

3. Hoyer passed for 1,445 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions in six games with Chicago last season.


PREDICTION: Panthers 31, 49ers 23
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Carolina

Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
Panthers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Panthers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC.
Panthers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 1.

San Francisco

49ers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 1.
49ers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC.
49ers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
49ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
49ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.

OU Trends
Carolina

Under is 3-0-1 in Panthers last 4 games overall.
Under is 3-0-1 in Panthers last 4 games on grass.
Under is 4-1-1 in Panthers last 6 vs. NFC.
Under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 games in Week 1.
Over is 3-1-1 in Panthers last 5 games in September.
Over is 17-8 in Panthers last 25 road games.

San Francisco

Over is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 games in September.
Over is 6-2 in 49ers last 8 vs. NFC.
Under is 20-8 in 49ers last 28 home games.

Head to Head

Panthers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in San Francisco.
Panthers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 meetings.
Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Francisco.
Over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
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Preview: Giants at Cowboys
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Sep 7, 2017

The news the Dallas Cowboys did not want to hear came down on Wednesday when an NFL arbiter upheld the six-game suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott following accusations of domestic violence. However, Elliott got a one-week reprieve and will play in Sunday's season opener when the Cowboys host the NFC East rival New York Giants in prime time.

Elliott, who led the league in rushing with 1,631 yards as a rookie last season, filed a temporary restraining order to block the ban, but the timing of Wednesday's ruling allowed him to face New York before the suspension kicks in. The Giants, who swept Dallas last season and have won three straight in the series, are looking forward to facing the Cowboys at full strength. "I don’t want to hear the backlash of, 'This person wasn’t here,'" said New York safety Landon Collins. "If you want to be the best ... you have to beat the best. He’s one of the best in the game." The Giants have one of the best in the game on their sideline in mercurial wideout Odell Beckham Jr., but his status for the game is in question after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday due to a left ankle injury sustained in a preseason game against Cleveland.

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC. LINE: Cowboys -4. O/U: 47.5

ABOUT THE GIANTS (2016: 11-5, 2nd in NFC East): New York rebounded from three consecutive losing seasons to earn its first postseason berth since 2011, sparked by a defense that led the NFC with an average of 17.8 points allowed and ranked fourth in the league against the run (Dallas was No. 1). Quarterback Eli Manning, entering his 14th season, threw for 26 touchdowns and 16 interceptions while reaching 4,000 yards for the sixth time despite a running game that averaged only 88.3 yards and produced a league-worst six rushing touchdowns. While second-year running back Paul Perkins takes over as the starter, the Giants added two pieces to the passing game by signing six-time Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall and making rookie tight end Evan Engram their first-round draft pick. Beckham is coming off another huge season, scoring 10 times and hauling in a career-best 101 receptions.

ABOUT THE COWBOYS (2016: 13-3, 1st in NFC East): Elliott wasn't the only Dallas rookie to make a spectacular entrance into the NFL as quarterback Dak Prescott played with the poise of a veteran by throwing for 23 touchdowns against only four interceptions and compiling a 104.9 passer rating. Elliott was the focal point of the offense, getting at least 20 carries in 12 games while rushing for 15 touchdowns and eclipsing 100 yards seven times, but was held to 162 yards on the ground in two meetings against the Giants. A healthy Dez Bryant will be a big boost for the Cowboys -- he was limited to 81 catches combined over the past two seasons after hauling in at least 88 receptions in each of the previous three years. Linebacker Sean Lee was third in the league with a career-best 145 tackles last season for a defense that will be missing three defensive linemen due to suspension.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Beckham's 288 career receptions are tied for the most by a player in his first three seasons.

2. Cowboys TE Jason Witten has at least 60 catches in 13 straight seasons and has 13 TDs in 28 games versus New York.

3. Manning will start his 200th straight regular-season game, third behind Brett Favre (297) and older brother Peyton Manning (208).

PREDICTION: Cowboys 27, Giants 23
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N.Y. Giants

Giants are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.

Dallas

Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC East.
Cowboys are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games on fieldturf.
Cowboys are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Cowboys are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC.

OU Trends
N.Y. Giants

Under is 4-0 in Giants last 4 games on fieldturf.
Under is 7-2 in Giants last 9 games overall.
Under is 7-2 in Giants last 9 road games.
Over is 6-2 in Giants last 8 games in Week 1.
Under is 7-3 in Giants last 10 vs. NFC.

Dallas

Over is 6-2 in Cowboys last 8 games in September.

Head to Head

Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Dallas.
Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Giants are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Dallas.
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