NFL Season Kickoff: Thrilling Games Await Fans
The Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions delivered an electrifying opening game, setting the stage for a thrilling weekend as 30 other teams gear up for their first matches of the NFL season. Detroit shocked the reigning champions, and Sunday’s action is set to bring even more surprises.
The excitement begins at 1 p.m. ET with eight games kicking off, followed by seven more throughout the day and on Monday. Viewers in the United States can catch all the games on the NFL’s ‘NFL+’ platform, as well as on ESPN, FOX, NBC, and CBS throughout the season. The nationally televised prime time game on Sunday features the Dallas Cowboys versus the New York Giants on NBC. On Monday, ESPN broadcasts the clash between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.
Fans outside of the US can also follow the games through the NFL’s Game Pass on DAZN.
Ohio Derby Highlights High Expectations
A highly anticipated clash between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns on the first weekend of the season has NFL fans buzzing. Both teams carry high hopes for the season, with the Bengals looking for another deep playoff run behind star quarterback Joe Burrow and a strong offensive core led by wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase. Head coach Zac Taylor brings his expertise to guide the team to success.
The Cleveland Browns, on the other hand, were banking on quarterback Deshaun Watson, but his suspension for the first 11 games of the previous season disrupted their plans. Watson has denied allegations of sexual misconduct, settling all but one civil lawsuit against him. Optimism surrounds the team with hopes for improvement this season and pressure on head coach Kevin Stefanski.
The AFC North division, home to both the Bengals and Browns, promises intense competition, making a week 1 victory crucial for gaining momentum throughout the season.
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants: An Epic Rivalry
NFL traditionalists are in for a treat with the nationally broadcasted clash between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants, two teams with a long history of fierce battles. Both teams faced disappointing outcomes last season but have made significant changes and aspire for greatness. The Cowboys enter the game without former running back Ezekiel Elliott and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, putting the spotlight on head coach Mike McCarthy. With quarterback Dak Prescott leading the offense and the addition of wide receiver Brandin Cooks, the team seeks redemption.
For the Giants, building upon last season’s improvements is the goal. Head coach Brian Daboll oversaw notable progress, with quarterback Daniel Jones earning a contract extension and running back Saquon Barkley returning to form. The team made moves to strengthen its roster, including trading for tight end Darren Waller. With these additions, the Giants aim to reach the playoffs for consecutive seasons for the first time since 2007 and 2008.
Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets: Clash of Titans
Arguably the most anticipated game of the week is the final showdown between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. The Bills, led by star players such as quarterback Josh Allen, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and linebacker Von Miller, seek redemption after a disappointing previous season. The return of safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest on the field, bolsters the team’s spirits.
Meanwhile, the Jets generated much intrigue with their offseason moves. Poised to make a deep playoff run, the team acquired Aaron Rodgers to complement a roster filled with young talent like Sauce Gardner, Breece Hall, and Garrett Wilson, as well as seasoned veterans C.J. Mosley and D.J. Reed.
Full List of Sunday and Monday Games
- Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons
- Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens
- Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns
- Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Minnesota Vikings
- Tennessee Titans @ New Orleans Saints
- San Francisco 49ers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
- Arizona Cardinals @ Washington Commanders
- Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
- Las Vegas Raiders @ Denver Broncos
- Miami Dolphins @ Los Angeles Chargers
- Philadelphia Eagles @ New England Patriots
- Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
- Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants
Note: The Monday game features the Buffalo Bills versus the New York Jets.
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