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Week 1 NFL picks: Staff predictions for Lions-Cardinals

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Check out our staff’s predictions for the Lions’ Week 1 matchup.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Our weekly staff predictions are back. Every week, all nine of our staff will be predicting the scores of each Detroit Lions game.

In an attempt to further humiliate ourselves, we’ll be keeping track of our record and ranking each other accordingly. Here are our picks for the Lions’ Week 1 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

Jeremy Reisman: 24-20 Cardinals
Kyle Yost: 21-18 Lions
Mike Payton: 24-17 Lions
Ryan Mathews: 28-24 Cardinals
Justin Simon: 20-17 Lions
Andrew Kato: 23-20 Lions
Alex Reno: 34-28 Lions
Kent Lee Platte: 17-13 Lions
Chris Perfett: 8-4 Lions

As you can see, nearly the entire staff is sticking with the Lions in Week 1. Most, too, are predicting a relatively low-scoring game. The over/under for this game is set at 48, and all but two staffers have scores taking the under.

Now it is your turn to make your predictions. In the comment section below, give us your take on the game, and if you’re the closest to the final score, you’ll get a shoutout and a hastily thrown together photoshopped picture in next week’s On Paper preview.