Week 1 NFL Picks; Defending Champion Bucs take on Dallas; Saints face Packers in Jacksonville

Football is back, baby! Week 1 of the 2021 NFL Season kicks off tonight in Tampa Bay. Ironically, Tampa Bay is where the season ended last year, as the Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. Brady and company open up the 2021 campaign against the Dallas Cowboys. The Chiefs take on the Browns in Kansas City, as an early season statement will surely be made from the winners. Pittsburgh travels to Buffalo and will hopefully Najee Harris take his first regular season snap as a Professional. Perhaps the sexiest matchup takes place in Nashville, as the Titans welcome Kyler Murray and the birds to the Music City. It should be an exciting week of football. The Cut's so called "experts" will be making picks each week for bragging rights. We will all be rooting for Sweet over Randy, according to multiple unnamed sources. Adam and Christian will surely be neck and neck throughout the season. The Cut is excited to bring you weekly picks this season! Without further a due, here are the straight up picks from the boys for Week 1.

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Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers -8.5 (8:20 PM ET, NBC) Over/Under: 52


Sweet: Buccaneers 36-21


Randy: Buccaneers 31-21


Christian: Buccaneers 37-28


Adam: Buccaneers 24-13


Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons -3 (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 48


Sweet: Eagles 27-24


Randy: Eagles 23-20


Christian: Falcons 24-18


Adam: Falcons 35-17


Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills -6.5 (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 48.5


Sweet: Bills 33-28


Randy: Bills 31-27


Christian: Bills 41-31


Adam: Bills 27-7


Minnesota Vikings -3 @ Cincinnati Bengals (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 47.5


Sweet: Vikings 26-20


Randy: Vikings 24-20


Christian: Vikings 28-20


Adam: Bengals 17-14


San Francisco 49ers -7.5 @ Detroit Lions (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 45


Sweet: 49ers 24-17


Randy: 49ers 28-13


Christian: 49ers 38-27


Adam: 49ers 28-10

Image via Titans Wire / USA Today


Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans -3 (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 52


Sweet: Cardinals 38-33


Randy: Titans 31-27


Christian: Titans 31-24


Adam: Cardinals 48-45


Seattle Seahawks -2.5 @ Indianapolis Colts (1:00 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 50


Sweet: Seahawks 35-17


Randy: Seahawks 26-13


Christian: Seahawks 38-34


Adam: Colts 13-10


Los Angeles Chargers -1 @ Washington Football Team (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 44.5


Sweet: Football Team 29-28


Randy: Football Team 24-21


Christian: Football Team 21-20


Adam: Chargers 24-17


New York Jets @ Carolina Panthers -5 (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 44


Sweet: Jets 27-21


Randy: Panthers 30-21


Christian: Panthers 28-24


Adam: Panthers 17-14


Jacksonville Jaguars -3 @ Houston Texans (1:00 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 45.5


Sweet: Jaguars 20-13


Randy: Jaguars 27-17


Christian: Jaguars 21-7


Adam: Jaguars 21-7

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Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs -6 (4:25 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 54.5


Sweet: Chiefs 45-32


Randy: Browns 38-35


Christian: Browns 41-38


Adam: Chiefs 35-31


Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots -3 (4:25 PM ET, CBS) Over/Under: 43.5


Sweet: Patriots 24-13


Randy: Patriots 20-17


Christian: Patriots 24-10


Adam: Dolphins 30-21


*Green Bay Packers -4.5 @ New Orleans Saints (4:25 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 50


Sweet: Packers 38-17


Randy: Packers 34-21


Christian: Packers 31-24


Adam: Packers 24-20


Denver Broncos -3 @ New York Giants (4:25 PM ET, FOX) Over/Under: 41.5


Sweet: Broncos 20-17


Randy: Broncos 20-16


Christian: Broncos 17-7


Adam: Broncos 17-6


Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams -7.5 (8:20 PM ET, NBC) Over/Under: 46.5


Sweet: Rams 31-20


Randy: Rams 34-14


Christian: Rams 27-16


Adam: Rams 35-14


Image via Ebony Bird


Baltimore Ravens -4.5 @ Las Vegas Raiders (8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Over/Under: 50.5


Sweet: Ravens 38-28


Randy: Ravens 31-24


Christian: Ravens 24-17


Adam: Ravens 35-17



* Saints will be hosting the Packers in Jacksonville due to damage from Hurricane Ida*