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101 Sports' Anthony Stalter's NFL Week 1 Picks

Anthony Stalter is our NFL guru at 101sports.com. He also produces 'The Fast Lane.' Every week he will break down the games from around the league and try to forecast what will happen.

Anthony Stalter  NFL Guru 101sports.com

Rams at Lions, 12:00PM

From their running back and offensive line to their banged up secondary, the Lions are a flawed team. If the Rams can somehow build a lead and let Chris Long and Robert Quinn loose on Matthew Stafford then St. Louis has a shot to spring the upset. But the biggest problem facing the Rams is that their offensive line will have a difficult time containing the Lions’ front four, which is the strength of their defense. Brian Schottenheimer will lean on Steven Jackson and the running game but Sam Bradford could be in for a long day and eventually Detroit should pull away. (The young Rams also figure to struggle on the road this year, and Ford Field can get loud whether Detroit is competitive or not.)

PREDICTION: Lions 31, Rams 13

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Brian Feldt September 07, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Seems like a no-brainer here, unless Megatron switches teams, it's the Lions all the way.

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