We are another step closer to the NFL season being back! The draft was a start, but now we know what we’re looking forward to. The NFL schedule released on Thursday night at 8pm EST. The NFL season can not come soon enough, we need sports back in our lives.
The 2020 NFL season is set to open up in Kansas City! The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs will host the Houston Texans on the first Thursday night of the new season. Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, two of the best quarterbacks in the league, take the field to kick off the 2020 NFL season. Both teams have loaded offenses as we’ve seen in the past couple years. Watson will be without his usual number one wide receiver Deandre Hopkins for the first time in his young career. He will welcome running back David Johnson and wide receiver Brandin Cooks to his squad. Fans should be ready for a high scoring matchup between these two teams as both of them look to get back to playoffs this year.
MVP Monday Night Battle
Mahomes and Lamar Jackson going at it on the third Monday night game of the season. The past two MVP’s of the league look to really establish themselves as the best-of-the-best in the league. The Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs both have some of the best odds to win the Super Bowl. So this should be a great matchup between two of the best teams in the league.
Brees vs Brady I
Two hall of fame quarterbacks go head-to-head as they’re now in the same division. Tom Brady will play his first NFL game not as a member of the New England Patriots, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This will be a great matchup between two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. Drew Brees has the edge in chemistry with his New Orleans Saints team, and they will be at home. Brady gets to test out his new weapons including Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Oh yeah, and the Bucs traded for Rob Gronkowski! Some new big faces in Tampa Bay look to make a statement against Brees and the Saints.
Ravens vs Texans
Another matchup of great young quarterbacks. Jackson against Watson is going to be a battle. Both guys can tear it up and make big plays happen. There will be a lot of points put up in this game. Both teams are led by offenses and that should make for an exciting game to watch.
Rookie QB Matchup
In week one the Los Angeles Chargers play the Cincinnati Bengals in a battle of the first round picks. The number one overall pick Joe Burrow takes on the sixth overall pick, Justin Herbert. Both quarterbacks are expected to start this season. Two young teams who moved on from their long time starters are looking for a fresh start. Both organizations are looking to rebuild their reputations. This should be a fun matchup between two of this years top picks.
The middle game on Thanksgiving Day goes to the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. Dwayne Haskins in his first full season as a starter looks to win a big time game against “America’s team.” The Cowboy’s are looking to prove they can be elite, and Dak Prescott is playing for a contract this year and has something to prove. The Redskins top pick Chase Young will look to make an instant impact this year, and what better stage to that on than Thanksgiving.
Garoppolo comes back to New England
Jimmy Garoppolo was traded by the New England Patriots a few years ago. In Week 7, he will lead the San Francisco 49ers into Gillette Stadium. A new-look Patriots team is looking to move on — quickly — from the loss of Tom Brady. For the first time in 20 years, the Patriots have an uncertainty at quarterback. What direction the Patriots go this year, do they start Jarrett Stidham or Brian Hoyer?. Although Garoppolo has had a great deal of success with the 49ers, it’s always got to be a nice feeling to beat the team that traded you away. A bit of a prove it game for both teams.
This season should be a fun one. A lot of player movement and a deep draft class. There’s sure to be a lot of exciting games this year!