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Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 1
Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 1

The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Farmer’s record last year was 159-96-1 (.624). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last year was 123-124-9 (.498). Team records from 2013. New Orleans (11-5) at Atlanta (4-12) Sunday, 10 a.m. Saints 28, Falcons 21 TV: Channel 11. DirecTV: 705. Line: Saints by 3. O/U: 52. The Saints are loaded on offense and their defense continues to improve, especially in the secondary. Atlanta is better than last season, when it was expected to be a playoff contender. :: Washington (3-13) at Houston...

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