Who wins the NFL Week 1 game?

The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons play Sunday in a Week 1 NFL matchup.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 10 a.m. MST on Fox.

The Saints are 5.5 point favorites in the game.

NFL Week 1 picks, predictions:

CBS Sports: Saints 28, Falcons 20

Tyler Sullivan writes: “The Saints are ushering in a new regime after Sean Payton resigned this offseason, but there’s still plenty of continuity as former defensive coordinator Dennis Allen was promoted to head coach. They’ll also have quarterback Jameis Winston back. the pass after missing most of the year with a torn ACL. New Orleans went 5-2 straight to start 2021 with Winston under center and has outscored opponents 176-128 in that stretch. Will open on the year against a Falcons team that traded away quarterback Matt Ryan and will likely start veteran Marcus Mariota in Week 1. With questions about Atlanta’s offense, it might be wise to put the points and play with a roster of New Orleans that will have Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Chris Olave at Winston’s disposal.”

Jason Katz writes: “We get it. The Falcons are a bad team. But putting them as anything more than an underdog at home against the Saints? That seems a little harsh. The Saints enter the 2022 season with Jameis Winston is coming off a torn ACL, while Michael Thomas hasn’t played football in almost two years. I’m not entirely sure Winston is better than the guy on the other side of the court, Marcus Mariota. The Falcons will be without Calvin Ridley, but they have Kyle O’Pitch and rookie Drake London. Neither team is loaded with playmakers, but these clubs look more even than the line suggests.”

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Bookies.com: Get the under on Saints vs. Falcons

Bill Speros writes: “This game features one of ten new coaches in the NFL this season. Former Raiders and Saints coach DC Dennis Allen is the new boss in New Orleans after Payton resigned. Jameis Winston returns as starting QB for the Saints. Winston tore his ACL in the Saints’ win over Tampa Bay last Halloween. Matt Ryan was traded from the Falcons to Indianapolis after 14 seasons in the ATL. Marcus Mariota is the new starting QB in Atlanta . Yikes.”

Fansided: Falcons 24, Saints 19

Matt Verderame predicts Atlanta to beat New Orleans in Week 1 of the NFL season.

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Will the New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons in their NFL Week 1 matchup?

Walter Football: Go with the Falcons as the underdog against the Saints

He writes: “I was wondering how the Falcons sportsbooks would look in the wake of his trade to Indianapolis. Turns out they’re slightly poorer than I am. That, or I’m not as high on the Saints as the Saints. Either way, I’d probably take a shot with the home underdog by more than a field goal.”

ESPN: Saints have a 66.8% chance to win

The site gives the Falcons a 32.8% chance to win Week 1.

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WSN: Take the Falcons by the points against the Saints

Mike Lukas writes: “Imagine a New Orleans Saints team QB’d by a healthy Jameis Winston throwing to an equally healed Michael Thomas and a rookie WR Chris Olave while rookie LT Trevor Penning covers his blindside, a healthy picture for new HC Dennis Allen. to take his Saints look to manage a reshuffled Falcons team and steal a win in Week 1 while on the road. For the Atlanta Falcons, under center looks to be either veteran QB Marcus Mariota or rookie third-round pick Desmond Ridder. a tough setup for new HC Arthur Smith in his first shot as an NFL head coach, the 40-year-old former Titans OC ready to bring his offense to whoever throws at rookie WR Drake London, a team still recovering from a tough 2021. It’s a home game for the Falcons and the oddsmakers are giving them plenty of points on opening day, so expect them to cover the spread against those Saints who are still getting their groove back.”

Brendan Danaher writes: “The Falcons are running away from veteran Marcus Mariota at quarterback, while the Saints will likely start the season with Jameis Winston behind center. The Saints also have a new coach with former defensive coordinator Dennis Allen taking over . The biggest question is whether Alvin Kamara will still be available due to a pending NFL suspension for an offseason catch. This will be closer than most people think, but let’s go with the Saints getting the first victory in the NFC South battle.”

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