More NFL picks for Week 1 are rolling in, including Peter King of SI.com, who has a nice capsule of the Falcons-Chiefs game this weekend.
He calls Sunday's game at Arrowhead the "Game of the weekend".
Watch for offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, in his maiden voyage aboard the Ryan Express, to challenge the Chiefs deep four or five times, minimum.
Final score prediction: 33-26, Falcons.
That seems like a lot of points to be scored in this game. My prediction was 23-20, which is 16 total points less than King's. I think the Chiefs will try to keep this more low-scoring with their rushing attack. If they can run the ball 40-plus times and be successful, they'll do it.
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But the idea of the Falcons testing the Chiefs deep sounds about right. That's a weakness right now with Kendrick Lewis out and Brandon Flowers, if he even plays, being less than 100 percent.
So if the Falcons are successful going deep then, yeah, the total points here may unfortunately be right.