Eagles vs. Lions: NFL experts make Week 1 picks

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The Eagles and Lions will open the season at Ford Field, the site of last season’s 44-6 road when for Philadelphia that helps catapult the team to a postseason appearance.

The Birds developed their run-first mentality that afternoon after Boston Scott and Jordan Howard each had two touchdowns on the ground, helping Philadelphia amass 236 total yards rushing.

The Eagles broke a two-game losing streak and will look to use Sunday’s opener as momentum for a huge Week 2 home matchup against the Vikings on Monday Night Football.

The experts have made their pick, and Philadelphia is an overwhelming road favorite.

NFL.com -- Eagles

Detroit Lions

NFL.com has Philadelphia winning a close, high-scoring battle.

The Ringer -- Eagles

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The Ringer has Philadelphia escaping Detroit win a hard-fought win.

ESPN -- Eagles

Detroit Lions

7 of ESPN’s nine analysts are picking Philadelphia.

CBS Sports -- Eagles

Detroit Lions

CBS Sports’ entire crew of analysts is picking Philadelphia on the road.

Sports Illustrated (The MMQB)

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Albert Breer and the company are rolling with Philadelphia.

USA Today -- Eagles

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Everyone but Mike Jones from USA Today is picking the Eagles.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire