The NFL has turned the annual release of its regular-season schedule into a big show, and it has also made Week 1 of the regular season into must-see television.
This coming season, the opening week of the schedule will feature several attractive matchups that will make fans want to remain glued to a screen.
Week 1 can’t come soon enough. 🔥
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It all starts on Thursday when the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the upstart Detroit Lions.
On paper, one may think it’s a bit of a mismatch, but the Lions won eight of their last 10 games last season and came within a whisker of reaching the playoffs.
On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns match up, which will feature two of the best young quarterbacks in Joe Burrow and Deshaun Watson.
The Browns, who have long been an NFL laughingstock, are looking to change that reputation, as they appear to have a very strong roster.
In Sunday’s second time slot, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will reignite their old NFC North rivalry, while the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, longtime NFC East rivals, will play each other on Sunday Night Football.
Week 1 will wrap up with Aaron Rodgers making his debut with the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium versus Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.
September cannot come soon enough.
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