The NFL season is right around the corner. We are a week or so away from kick-off and there are some amazing games on in week 1. The great part about having the NFL back is seeing fans in the stadiums this season. With fans creating havoc will some teams offensive units struggle? We will look at a few of the top match-ups from week 1 in the NFL.
AZ sportsbooks are expected to launch Sept 9 and that is the first game of the NFL season, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicking off against the Dallas Cowboys. This to me is one of the best games in week 1. Dak Prescott returning to football to face Tom Brady and the Super Bowl Champions. Kickoff is scheduled in Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida at 8:20pm. Everyone is expecting the Buccaneers to come out and get the win, but not so fast. The Cowboys had their struggles in the pre-season but I feel their run game is going to keep them in the game. Today, the Cowboys activated WR CeeDee Lamb from the COVID-19 list and that will be a huge return for the Boys passing attack. If the Cowboys young defense can step up, the Bucs and Brady may not have an easy walk in the park.
Another great game will happen on Sunday at 1:00pm when the Buffalo Bills take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both of these teams are going to be ready, and with the Bills favored at home, the big question will be can Josh Allen and the Bills passing attack continue to shine as they did in 2020. The #BillsMafia is fired up to have a good football team again, but could the Steelers in Buffalo be a trap game to set off the season? The Steelers have something to prove, Big Ben has lost a lot of weight, and the addition of Najee Harris is going to be a huge boost for them. Bills defense will need to stop the run if they want to get the W at home.
The final game we love in week 1 of the NFL is the Arizona Cardinals against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans at home are hard to stop especially when Derrick Henry gets loose. The Cardinals are down one of their best players. Malcolm Butler a projected starting cornerback just retired from the NFL this week. The Cardinals stacked up their team this year adding AJ Green and JJ Watt. Can the two savvy veterans help them pull off the win against the Titans?