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Sam Farmer picks Falcons to upset the Eagles in NFL season opener

NFL Thursday

ATLANTA (10-6 in 2017) AT

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PHILADELPHIA (13-3) TV: Channel 4, 5:15 p.m. PDT.

Line: Eagles by 1½.

Over/under: 44½.

Sam Farmer’s pick: Opponents have had an offseason to prepare for those Philadelphia run/pass options, and the Falcons — who took the Eagles down to the wire in the playoffs — have more offensive firepower. Falcons 27, Eagles 21

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