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Our Super Bowl-winning coach breaks down all of the week's action on FOXSports.com.


Laces Out: Everything you need to know for kickoff

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31895112 Houston Texans at San Diego Chargers (Monday, 10:20 p.m. ET, ESPN Houston+Texans+at+San+Diego+Chargers+%28Monday%2C+10%3A20+p.m.+ET%2C+ESPN NFL

JJ Watt was the defensive player of the year last season, but easily could have been named the league's MVP had it not been for Peyton Manning or Adrian Peterson. The NFL hasn’t named a defensive player as MVP since Lawrence Taylor, and Watt's stats were better in every category. He becomes the Chargers' problem on Monday night as Philip Rivers looks to have a bounce-back year that may prove to be a make-or-break season. It is hard to believe that he has fallen this far after being considered among the league’s best just a couple of seasons ago. It will be a tough matchup for Rivers and the Chargers offense, but it just got a little easier with the Texans listing Ed Reed as out for this game.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31895110 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (Monday, 6:55 p.m. ET, ESPN) Philadelphia+Eagles+at+Washington+Redskins+%28Monday%2C+6%3A55+p.m.+ET%2C+ESPN%29 NFL

There are two big stories heading into this game, but neither has to do with the specific matchup between the two teams. For the Eagles, it is the up-tempo pace of play of Chip Kelly’s offense and if it will really revolutionize the NFL game. The placement of the referees, the hash marks and the rules suggest they won’t — but it will be fun to watch. As for the Redskins, all eyes will be focused on RG3 as he returns to the field for the first time this season. Will they continue to run him the same way they did last year? Will the post game press conference be free of drama between he and Mike Shanahan? Will there be a sophomore slump, especially without any preseason reps? All of these questions will be answered on Sunday.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31895107 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) Dallas+Cowboys+at+New+York+Giants+%28Sunday%2C+8%3A30+p.m.+ET%2C+NBC%29 NFL

This game, even more than others, will come down to the play of the two quarterbacks. Last season, when the Giants were able to produce more than 21 points, they were 9-0 — but went 0-7 with any score less than that. Eli Manning should be at full strength with a healthy Victor Cruz, and Hakeem Nicks will once again be breaking in a new tight end. As for the Cowboys, Tony Romo is often criticized — but almost always unfairly. He stacks up comparably to the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, and he has another solid offensive unit surrounding him this season. However, it is the untested Cowboys offensive line that is the biggest question mark. If they can keep Jason Pierre Paul and Justin Tuck from turning the corner, the Cowboys should put up big numbers.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31897040 Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) Green+Bay+Packers+at+San+Francisco+49ers+%28Sunday%2C+4%3A25+p.m.+ET%2C+FOX%29 NFL

How will Green Bay adjust to the San Francisco offense after Collin Kaepernick absolutely shredded them in the playoffs last year? In that game alone, San Francisco put up 600 yards of total offense, including 323 yards on the ground — 263 of which came from Kaepernick. Much has been made about the read option and how teams will try to defend it this season, but that wasn’t the issue with the Packers. Dom Capers dialed up Cover-2 man coverage on almost every play, and when the defense turned their backs in coverage, Kaepernick pulled it down and gained chunks of yards. That is what they will have to change this time around … not the way they defended the read option.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31895114 Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) Arizona+Cardinals+at+St.+Louis+Rams+%28Sunday%2C+4%3A25+p.m.+ET%2C+FOX%29 NFL

Carson Palmer will have his hands full in his first start in a Cardinals uniform. The Cardinals were the worst team at protecting the quarterback last season and the Rams were tied as the best team in regards to getting after the quarterback. The Rams accounted for 52 sacks in 2012, and defensive ends Chris Long and Robert Quinn may be the best pure pass-rushing tandem in the entire league. It will be imperative for the Rams to win this weekend and get the momentum started in the right direction as they will play the third-toughest schedule this season.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31895106 Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) Seattle+Seahawks+at+Carolina+Panthers+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+FOX%29 NFL

Remember when Cam Newton entered the NFL and turned the league upside down with passing records and rushing touchdowns? No? Maybe that’s because last year’s rookie class of Andrew Luck, RG3, and Russell Wilson were just as impressive statistically while also leading their teams into the playoffs. It is time for Cam Newton’s success to be defined by wins and losses, not individual achievement — and beating the Seahawks at home would be a great way to start that campaign. The Seahawks have to travel coast-to-coast and, while that is never an easy feat, I don’t anticipate any speed bumps in this matchup. According to my power rankings, the Seahawks are at No. 3 and the Panthers at 28.  No road trip, not matter how far, makes up that much of a difference.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31895109 Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) Kansas+City+Chiefs+at+Jacksonville+Jaguars+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+CBS%29 NFL

These two teams had a combined record of 4-28 last season, but also had the top two picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. This is the only game of the weekend that will feature two new head coaches, with Andy Reid taking over for the Chiefs and Gus Bradley taking over for the Jaguars. The good news for Reid is the Chiefs have six returning Pro Bowlers from 2012, so the pieces are in place to compete right away. But for Bradley and the Jaguars, they have zero Pro Bowlers from a year ago and have to play in a division that features two playoff teams from last year. Although on the road, I like the Chiefs to take care of business early in this game, while the Jaguars will be in a dogfight with the Raiders to see who will be the worst team in my Week 2 Power Rankings.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31895108 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) Tampa+Bay+Buccaneers+at+New+York+Jets+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+FOX%29 NFL

Darrelle Revis will return to face his former team on Sunday, and although the Buccaneers had the league's worst passing defense last season — they gave up nearly 298 yards per game through the air — Tampa should look like a feared unit against the woeful Jets. Geno Smith has been named Gang Green's starting QB, but nothing has been guaranteed past Week 1. Revis is going to be motivated to make sure the Jets' quarterback situation is even more muddled after Sunday. It would hard enough for a rookie quarterback to make his debut against the best cover corner in the entire NFL, let alone one that knows all the team's secrets. It will be a long day for Geno Smith.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31897039 Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) Atlanta+Falcons+at+New+Orleans+Saints+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+FOX%29 NFL

The New Orleans Saints have won 11 of the last 14 meetings between these two teams — including a season split last year as the home team won in both matchups. Even with the historical success against the Falcons, let's not forget this is a defense that gave up more than 7,000 yards last season, and I’m not sold on Rob Ryan making that unit markedly better. The Falcons were the only team in the NFL in 2012 to employ two 1,000-yard receivers, and this passing attack should get off to another fast start against the shaky Saints defense. But if anyone can keep up in a shootout, it’s Drew Brees and his record-setting passing attack. It would be tough to bet against the home team in this game.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31895111 Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) Tennessee+Titans+at+Pittsburgh+Steelers+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+CBS%29 NFL

The Titans added the best free-agent guard in the NFL this offseason by signing Andy Levitre and then drafted another guard Chance Warmack out of Alabama — who was, arguably, the best player in the draft. Tennessee is obviously committed to the running game and returning Chris Johnson to his CJ2K ways, but they will face a daunting defense in Pittsburgh on Sunday. I know the Steelers have lost some key players, namely James Harrison, but this is still the league's best defense in terms of total yards and the second-best in terms of rushing yards. This will be a battle of strengths — and it may be one of the more physical bone-crushing games of the weekend.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31897037 Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) Cincinnati+Bengals+at+Chicago+Bears+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+CBS%29 NFL

Both of these teams are coming off 10-6 seasons and have high hopes for 2013. Those 10 wins for the Bengals were good enough to make their second straight playoff appearance — but those same 10 wins left the Bears out of the playoff picture altogether and got their head coach fired. New coach Marc Trestman will try and make a seismic shift in Chicago from a defensive-minded football team to one built around offense. However, that may be a tall order this week against a defense that finished in the top 10 in almost every major statistical category. It could prove to be a tough start to Jay Cutler’s contract year.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31897041 Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) Miami+Dolphins+at+Cleveland+Browns+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+CBS%29 NFL

The Dolphins have only won four road games in the last two seasons combined, and this may be their best opportunity in 2013. The Browns are still rebuilding under second-year quarterback Brandon Weeden, but new offensive coordinator Norv Turner should help his maturation tremendously. Miami defensive end Cameron Wake will look to stall that maturation process, as he finished last year with 15 sacks and 45 knockdowns. Offensively for the Dolphins, they have their own second-year quarterback who is trying to take his game to the next level. Ryan Tannehill should benefit from the addition of Mike Wallace, but I would like to see them use his athletic ability a little more often this season and get on the move outside the pocket.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31897579 Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) Minnesota+Vikings+and+Detroit+Lions+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+FOX%29 NFL

Head coach Jim Schwartz is clearly on the hot seat in Detroit. He could kick off his season with back-to-back divisional wins against the Vikings this week and then again on the road against Chicago in Week 2. Detroit attempted 69 more passes, 740 in total, than the team with the second-most passing attempts — and that will have Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen salivating off the edge. Allen had just 12 sacks last season, down from 22 in 2011, and he will look to set the pace early in this game. Offensively, the Vikings are obviously built around Adrian Peterson, but with the added weapons on the outside, Christian Ponder may be tempted to make a big play that could wind up hurting them in the end.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31897042 Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) Oakland+Raiders+at+Indianapolis+Colts+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+CBS%29 NFL

For the second year in a row, Matt Flynn has lost the starting quarterback role — this time to Terrelle Pryor. Pryor gives the Raiders a second dimension with his running ability, but it is his throwing ability that concerns me. The Colts don’t have an extremely intimidating defense, but they may look that way after this game is over. For the Colts, Andrew Luck will look to build off his rookie season — and although he did have fairly pedestrian numbers, he led this team to seven fourth-quarter comebacks and took the Colts to the playoffs in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. This is a young and explosive team and could become one of the most feared offenses in the entire NFL by the time the season is over.

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NFL 5 2520 Brian Billick NFL Week 1 Look Ahead 31897038 New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) New+England+Patriots+at+Buffalo+Bills+%28Sunday%2C+1+p.m.+ET%2C+CBS%29 NFL

To be an elite quarterback in the NFL, you must elevate the play of others around you — and that is exactly what will be asked of Tom Brady this season. Other than Julian Edleman, he has an entirely new receiving corps he needs to break in against the league's 10th-best passing defense from 2012. But the Bills will be without two starters from that secondary in Stephon Gilmore and Jarius Byrd, leaving them vulnerable in the back half. This is a good draw for the Patriots to start the season and while it may not be pretty at times, they will find their groove.

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