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SB Nation Minnesota's Week 1 NFL Picks

It's that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. . .the NFL season is nearly upon us, and that means it's time for your NFL picks. I will apologize in advance for the brevity of this column, and will endeavor for more analysis and so forth as the weeks progress, but for this week, it's just going to be the basics. We'll do picks straight-up and against the spread.

I will not be picking the Vikings' games this season, either, because. . .well, I'll admit it, the objectivity factor just isn't there. So, with that said, here we go.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (-1)

Straight-Up: Ravens, ATS: Ravens

Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1)

Straight-Up: Buccaneers, ATS: Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons (-3) at Chicago Bears

Straight-Up: Falcons, ATS: Falcons

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs (-5.5)

Straight-Up: Chiefs, ATS: Chiefs

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (-9)

Straight-Up: Texans, ATS: Colts

Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5) at St. Louis Rams

Straight-Up: Eagles, ATS: Eagles

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (-7)

Straight-Up: Browns, ATS: Bengals

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars (-1)

Straight-Up: Titans, ATS: Titans

New York Giants (-3) at Washington Redskins

Straight-Up: Giants, ATS: Giants

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals (-7)

Straight-Up: Cardinals, ATS: Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers (-5.5)

Straight-Up: 49ers, ATS: 49ers

Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets (-6)

Straight-Up: Jets, ATS: Cowboys

New England Patriots (-7) at Miami Dolphins

Straight-Up: Patriots, ATS: Patriots

Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos (-3)

Straight-Up: Raiders, ATS: Raiders

2011 Record Thus Far: 0-0 (in case you were wondering)

Remember, these are for entertainment purposes only. Unless you use my picks and win big. . .then you owe me.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.