Thanks to the recently released 2020 NFL schedule, football fans and betting aficionados across the globe are now eagerly awaiting the start of the new football season – coronavirus be damned!
With that thought in mind and a handful of intriguing matchups on tap for Week 1, let’s take a look at the best, must-see matchups on the opening slate of games and their NFL betting odds.
Week 1 NFL Games Analysis
Houston at Kansas City
The Texans won the AFC South last season, but head coach and now, GM Bill O’Brien as the architect behind the dumbest move of the offseason as he traded Pro Bowl wide receiver Deandre Hopkins for almost nothing. Sounds like a recipe for disaster against Patrick Mahomes and company if you ask me.
- Date: Thursday, September 10
Seattle at Atlanta
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have some legitimate Super Bowl hopes heading into 2020, but they’ll have to be on guard against Matt Ryan and a Falcons squad that won four straight and six of eight to close out the 2019 campaign.
Green Bay at Minnesota
Minnesota will be out for revenge in this one after getting swept by the Pack a year ago. Green Bay failed to give Aaron Rodgers any elite weapons this offseason and now, I believe the handwriting is on the all in this one!
Miami at New England
Miami smacked the Patriots around in their sensational 27-24 Week 17 road win over the Pats last season – and that was when New England had the incomparable Tom Brady under center.
Philadelphia at Washington
Washington made a great hire in naming former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera their new leading man while Philadelphia had one of the most perplexing drafts of any team in the league.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville
The Colts are turning to longtime former Chargers franchise signal-caller Philip Rivers to get them back in the postseason, but the Jaguars had a stupendous draft that was undeniably one of the best in the league this year.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans
Tom Brady and the revamped Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting a ton of hype, but there’s this other future Hall of Famer lying in wait as Drew Brees and the high-scoring New Orleans Saints look to let everyone know they are the best team in the NFC South.
- Date of the matches: Sunday, September 13
Tennessee at Denver
The Broncos are hoping that second-year Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is the answer to their now, longstanding issues at quarterback. Denver’s stout defense will be severely tasted against powerful superstar running back Derrick Henry.
- Date: Monday, September, 14