Playbook picks: Texans over Colts in Week 1?

Are the Texans finally ready to overtake the Colts in the AFC South this season? Time will tell, but two of our three Playbook analysts (Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann) expect them to get off on the right foot by knocking off Indianapolis in Week 1. Brian Billick is sticking with the Colts.

Sharpe and Theismann are also in agreement with another surprise prediction. They each like the Lions to upset the host Bears, but Billick sees Chicago avoiding that fate.

Our three prognosticators aren’t at odds with every game, however. All three envision the Ravens getting the best of their former defensive coordinator Rex Ryan and the Jets.

Without further ado, take a look at all of their Week 1 picks:

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Lions at Bears
Sterling Sharpe: Lions
Joe Theismann: Lions
Brian Billick: Bears

Panthers at Giants
Sharpe: Panthers
Theismann: Panthers
Billick: Giants

Browns at Buccaneers
Sharpe: Browns
Theismann: Browns
Billick: Browns

Cardinals at Rams
Sharpe: Rams
Theismann: Cardinals
Billick: Cardinals

Packers at Eagles
Sharpe: Packers
Theismann: Packers
Billick: Packers

49ers at Seahawks
Sharpe: 49ers
Theismann: 49ers
Billick: 49ers

Cowboys at Redskins
Sharpe: Cowboys
Theismann: Redskins
Billick: Cowboys

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Bengals at Patriots
Sharpe: Bengals
Theismann: Patriots
Billick: Patriots

Dolphins at Bills
Sharpe: Bills
Theismann: Dolphins
Billick: Dolphins

Colts at Texans
Sharpe: Texans
Theismann: Texans
Billick: Colts

Raiders at Titans
Sharpe: Titans
Theismann: Titans
Billick: Titans

Broncos at Jaguars
Sharpe: Broncos
Theismann: Broncos
Billick: Broncos

Falcons at Steelers
Sharpe: Falcons
Theismann: Falcons
Billick: Steelers

Ravens at Jets
Sharpe: Ravens
Theismann: Ravens
Billick: Ravens

Chargers at Chiefs
Sharpe: Chargers
Theismann: Chargers
Billick: Chargers

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