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Week 1 afternoon games picks and Patriots rooting guide

Use this post for discussion of the afternoon games from NFL’s week 1!

The New England Patriots will play later this evening, but there is a nice afternoon slate of games worth watching. Unless you’re in NFC North country or Indiana, you’ll get to watch the Dolphins and Seahawks, or the Giants and Cowboys.

4:05 PM EST

Dolphins at Seahawks (-7.5): This game will be on CBS. The Seahawks are favored by more than a touchdown, and I think they win and cover. The Patriots will be rooting for a Seahawks victory.

4:25 PM EST

Giants at Cowboys (Even): This game will be on FOX for most of the United States. I’m surprised that this game is even because I think the Giants are going to win this one going away. Patriots will be rooting for the Cowboys because the Giants should never, ever, ever, ever make the playoffs again thank you very much.

Lions at Colts (-3): The Colts are hoping to rebound after an ugly 2015 campaign, while the Lions finished the back-half of the season 6-2 and will look to build off that progress. I think the Lions win, and the Patriots will be rooting for the Lions, too.