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Falcons at Saints (-3, 54 ½) - 1:00 PM EST

Preseason Records:
Atlanta - 0-4 SU, 1-3 ATS
New Orleans - 3-1 SU, 4-0 ATS

2012 Records:
Atlanta - 13-3 SU, 9-6-1 ATS
New Orleans - 7-9 SU, 8-8 ATS

Previous meeting results: The home team took each matchup last season, as the Saints downed the Falcons, 31-27 as one-point underdogs. The game sailed 'over' the total of 54, but the second showdown was lower-scoring as Atlanta knocked off New Orleans, 23-13 at the Georgia Dome.

2012 Week 1 results:
Atlanta routed Kansas City, 40-24 as one-point road favorites.
New Orleans lost to Washington, 40-32 as eight-point home favorites.

Bengals at Bears (-3, 42) - 1:00 PM EST

Preseason Records:
Cincinnati - 3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS
Chicago - 2-2 SU, 1-2-1 ATS

2012 Records:
Cincinnati - 10-6 SU, 9-6-1 ATS
Chicago - 10-6 SU, 7-9 ATS

Previous meeting result: The Bengals destroyed the Bears, 45-10 at Paul Brown Stadium in 2009, as Cincinnati cashed as short underdogs. This is Cincinnati's third visit to the Windy City since 1992, as the Bengals won each of the previous two meetings at Soldier Field.

2012 Week 1 results:
Cincinnati lost at Baltimore, 44-13 as seven-point road underdogs.
Chicago dominated Indianapolis, 41-21 as 10-point home favorites.

Seahawks (-3 ½, 45) at Panthers - 1:00 PM EST

Preseason Records:
Seattle - 4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS
Carolina - 3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS

2012 Records:
Seattle - 11-5 SU, 11-5 ATS
Carolina - 7-9 SU, 9-7 ATS

Previous meeting result: The Seahawks traveled cross-country last October to beat the Panthers, 16-12 as short road underdogs. Carolina's lone touchdown came on an interception return, while the Panthers were held to 190 yards of offense. Since 2004, Seattle has taken four of five meetings from Carolina.

2012 Week 1 results:
Seattle lost at Arizona, 20-16 as one-point road favorites.
Carolina fell at Tampa Bay, 16-10 as three-point road favorites.

Vikings at Lions (-5, 47) - 1:00 PM EST

Preseason Records:
Minnesota - 1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS
Detroit - 3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS

2012 Records:
Minnesota - 10-6 SU, 8-7-1 ATS
Detroit - 4-12 SU, 6-10 ATS

Previous meeting results: The Vikings swept the season series in 2012, winning both times in the role of an underdog. Minnesota grabbed a 20-13 triumph at Ford Field as three-point 'dogs, while the Vikings topped the Lions at home five weeks later, 30-20. Four of the last five meetings at Ford Field have finished 'under' the total.

2012 Week 1 results:
Minnesota beat Jacksonville in overtime, 26-23 as 3 ½-point home favorites.
Detroit held off St. Louis, 27-23 as nine-point home favorites.

Green Bay at San Francisco (-4 ½, 49) - 4:25 PM EST

Preseason Records:
Green Bay - 1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS
San Francisco - 3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS

2012 Records:
Green Bay - 11-5 SU, 9-7 ATS
San Francisco - 11-4-1 SU, 9-7 ATS

Previous meeting results: The 49ers grabbed both meetings from the Packers last season, beating Green Bay in Week 1 and in the second round of the playoffs. San Francisco went into Lambeau Field and topped Green Bay, 30-22 as six-point underdogs in last season's opener. The Niners completed the sweep with a dominating 45-31 performance as three-point favorites to advance to the conference championship.

2012 Week 1 results:
San Francisco beat Green Bay, 30-22 as six-point road underdogs, while the game went 'over' the total of 46 ½.

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