Market Watch78% of the tickets are on the Patriots.
But we're still talking about the Vikings here. Zimmer is going to get the most out of his guys, but he doesn't have the same talent that he did in Cincinnati. The Patriots won't get shut down by this group of defenders.
We also have M Cassel on the field. Theoretically, he should thrive with the likes of AP and Patterson, but he's still gonna have to make plays to win this game. I have faith that this New England defense is going to be good this year, especially if their secondary remains healthy.
It may be more competitive than it looked like it would be a week ago, but I'll be surprised if the Patriots start the season 0-2. Until then, let's hold off on the panic button.
NFL Pick: NE -2.5.
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