Already problems are brewing in a Chiefs secondary that lost its starting free safety for the season a few weeks ago and is holding out hope top corner Brandon Flowers will be ready for the game.
Even if Flowers is out of action, this will be a close game as the Falcons will be playing in a difficult environment and I expect the Chiefs to win in time of possession with Peyton Hillis and Jamaal Charles running the football.
Still, we could see some big plays from the Falcons' star receivers and both are candidates for more than 100 yards and a score this week.
Cutler To Marshall
Expect the former Denver Broncos teammates to get things started the right way in Week 1 as the Bears play a weak Colts secondary. Maybe this game won’t be a blowout but that will depend on Andrew Luck to keep his team in the game.
Expect the Bears to put up 35-plus points on one of the weaker defenses in football and Marshall should have one of the top performances from the wide receiver position.
Sean’s Watch List
I’m curious to see how Justin Blackmon performs against a weak Vikings secondary. The rookie has had a rough off-season but in Weeks 2 and 3 of the preseason, he looked good. Coach Mike Mularkey will move Blackmon around in the formation and I even saw one play against the Ravens, where they hand him lined up at the traditional tight end position.
We should also watch the battle between Darrelle Revis and Stevie Johnson closely. Last time these two matched up, Johnson got the better of Revis but a dumb touchdown celebration and lack of execution on the final drive spoiled his performance.