Bill Belichick won't let his team get cocky.
Kansas City (plus 3) at Denver
The Chiefs' defense (or lack thereof) is the reason they went out in their first playoff game last season.
Green Bay (plus 3) at Carolina (Monday night)
The Carolina crowd will be fired up and Carolina's front seven is one of the best in the NFL.
Dallas (plus 4 1/2) at Minnesota
The Vikings normally start well.
Tennessee (minus 3) at Miami
Jay Fielder is a ''one week-at-a-time'' starter at quarterback.
Tampa Bay (plus 2) at Washington
If the Redskins lose Joe Gibbs' first home game, the D.C. area is likely to sink into the Potomac.
Oakland (plus 4) at Pittsburgh
A lot of the Raiders' problems remain unsolved.
New York Giants (plus 9) at Philadelphia
The Giants are still getting introduced to one another.
Atlanta (minus 3 1/2) at San Francisco
The Falcons have defensive problems.The 49ers just have problems.
Baltimore (minus 3) at Cleveland
The Ravens don't need Deion against these guys.
Cincinnati (plus 4) at New York Jets
Chad Pennington is more experienced than Carson Palmer.
Seattle (minus 2) at New Orleans
The Superdome is tough for a team that was 2-6 on the road last year.
Detroit (plus 3) at Chicago
Upset No. 2 an end to Detroit's record 24-game road losing streak.
San Diego (plus 4 1/2) at Houston
The Texans are the only NFL team that has never lost its opening game.
Arizona (plus 11) at St. Louis
Dennis Green should have known what he was getting into.
Jacksonville (plus 3) at Buffalo
The Jags are better. So are the Bills. BILLS, 19-13
LAST SEASON: 143-108-5 (spread); 162-94 (straight up)
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