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2019 NFL Predictions: NBC Sports Boston's experts make their picks

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It's time once again to sing that old familiar refrain: Are you ready for some football?

After yet another action-packed offseason full of drama, the 2019 NFL season officially kicks off Thursday night in Chicago when the Bears host the Packers — a change from recent years when the Opening Night spotlight was reserved for the defending Super Bowl champion.

Speaking of the defending champs, the Patriots start off the 2019 campaign looking to accomplish something that hasn't been done since the early 90's: making four straight trips to the Super Bowl.

Can Tom Brady make it back and try for an almost unimaginable seventh ring? Or can another challenger knock New England off its perch?

As the 2019 season gets underway, we tasked NBC Sports Boston's pregame and postgame crew — Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry, Matt Cassel, Ted Johnson, Michael Holley, and DJ Bean — to break down the upcoming five months.

Which teams will surprise, which players will break out, and ultimately who will hold up the Lombardi Trophy on February 2, 2020?

Click here for NBC Sports Boston's 2019 NFL Predictions.>>>>>

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