In the first week of the NFL season, defenses usually have an advantage over opposing offenses. Some teams (obviously not the Packers and Saints) need time to develop relationships between the offensive parts of the team. This means that defense will be key in the first week in stopping the offenses.
Some match-ups this weekend are built for defense. Because of the lockout, even more teams will struggle offensively with new pieces. Lost time in organized team activities (OTA's) will prove to be missed time that is indispensable for some teams. This will add to the advantage for NFL defenses.
So here are 4 match-ups that will be dominated by the defenses in this week's games.