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NFL Week 1 Predictions: Sports Guy Bill Simmons Picks Falcons Over Chiefs

September 9, 2012

Week 1 in the NFL is finally here and that means a slew of predictions and picks columns will begin to emerge over the next 4-5 months, including the always entertaining Bill Simmons, a.k.a. The Sports Guy. The Grantland/ESPN columnist has released his first predictions feature for the 2012 season and that includes the upcoming Kansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons game this Sunday.

Simmons writes, “Feels like a ‘fool’s gold’ victory much like the one Dallas just had – Atlanta comes through outdoors on the road against the banged-up Chiefs, everyone gets a little too excited, and ultimately, it doesn’t mean much. Here’s where I remind you that Rex Grossman and the Redskins beat the Giants in Week 1 last year, followed by people picking up Rex in fantasy leagues and stuff.”

The Chiefs are 2.5 point underdogs to the Falcons, but Arrowhead is a tough place to play. It should be interesting to see how the Chiefs respond to numerous injuries on the defense, especially against such a dominating Falcons’ offensive unit.

Read more on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Pride and SB Nation Kansas City. Head over to our NFL hub page for additional news and analysis around the league.

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