In the NFL, and especially in the AFC East, everyone’s chasing one team: the New England Patriots.

The Patriots begin their Super Bowl title defense Thursday on a national stage against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That game will set viewership records for obvious reasons, but the best indication of where the AFC East sits as a division will come later in the week.

The rest of the NFL begins its 2015 season on Sunday and Monday with renewed optimism across the league. The Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets all underwent significant changes this offseason, but will that result in Week 1 wins?’s Mike Cole and Ricky Doyle tackled that and much more in the Week 1 edition of the NFL Picks Podcast.

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