Monday’s Den: Quick Thoughts/Notes on NFL’s Week 1 games:

— Main question for Dallas is the health of QB Prescott’s shoulder.
— Last 18 years, defending Super Bowl champs are 11-4-3 ATS in Week 1 the next year.

— Both head coaches in this game are first-time head coaches.
— Eagles’ QB is 2nd year QB Hurts (1-3 as starter); Falcons’ is Matt Ryan (113-92)

— Buffalo split its last six home openers, after an 0-13 skid.
— Should be split crowd, tough day for security guys.

— Klint Kubiak is Minnesota’s 6th offensive coordinator in six years.
— Burrow hasn’t played in preseason; he got hurt November 22. Is he healthy yet?

— How long until rookie QB Lance takes over at QB?
— New QB, new coach, new GM; they’re going to run ball more.

— Lost 4 of last 5 road openers; how much will JJ Watt help the defense?
— Titans added WR Julio Jones to spruce up offense; HC Vrabel has COVID

— Seattle is 3rd betting choice in NFC West, which is ludicrous/absurd.
— If he is healthy, Wentz will be Colts’ 4th #1 QB the last four years.

— Will Staley’s defense be as sturdy now that he is a head coach?
— QB Fitzpatrick will be starting for an NFL-record 9th team.

— New coach, rookie QB, opener on road; not a great scenario.
— Carolina QB Darnold faces his old team in this game.

— Meyer is 0-0 as an NFL HC, 187-32 as a college coach.
— Culley is 0-0 as a HC anywhere; he was an OC once, at UTEP in 1990.

— Browns are 1-8 SU last nine road openers (3-5-1 ATS); last five stayed under total.
— Teams that lost Super Bowl are 4-14 ATS in Week 1 the next year; Chiefs have won, covered last four home openers.

— Jacoby Brissett (12-20 as starter) is solid backup for 2nd year QB Tagovailoa (6-3).
— New England had #1 net punting average in NFL last season.

— Over is 12-3 in Green Bay’s last fifteen road openers.
— Who is the new QB? Are Hill/Winston both going to play?

— Denver is 32-48 since Peyton Manning left; who is this year’s QB?
— Giants are 10-22 since Eli Manning left; Glennon is a solid backup to Jones.

— QB Dalton will start in Week 1; how long before rookie Fields takes over?
— Stafford is new QB; new DC, new special teams coach. WRs are improved, defense figures to take a step back.

— Baltimore won/covered its last five season openers.
— First game at Allegiant Stadium with fans; it should be lo

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