NFL season preview

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With the dreading NFL preseason, fans cannot wait as the NFL Regular Season kicks off September 8th. 

Week 1 starts with Thursday Night Football on September 8 as the Buffalo Bills head to SoFi Stadium to face the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Los Angeles Rams. 

The Bills are currently the favorites to win Super Bowl 57 (according to Vegas). 

All eyes on the Bills star Quarterback, Josh Allen, who is the favorite to win MVP with his explosive arm and scrambling abilities. 

The Bills roster also features notable talents such as Stefon Diggs, Von Miller, Jordan Poyer, and several others. 

The L.A. Rams look to repeat their success despite injury issues. 

Quarterback Matt Stafford has been dealing with elbow issues and WR Odell Beckham Jr. will be out for a significant part of the season. 

Despite these issues, the Rams still have back to back titles on their mind with stars all over the roster including DT Aaron Donald, WR Cooper Kupp, CB Jalen Ramsey, LB Bobby Wagner, and others. 

The two goliaths look to battle it out on National TV with potential for a shootout game. 

Sunday, September 11 marks the first NFL Sunday of the year. 

The most notable matchup of the 1:00 games includes the Browns heading to Charlotte to face the Carolina Panthers. 

The Browns enter the season without Deshaun Watson for the first 11 games.

Jacoby Brissett will take over the offense with a new receiving core consisting of Amari Cooper along with returning wideouts including Donovan Peoples-Jones and draft pick David Bell. 

Quarterback Baker Mayfield will face his former team, the Browns, in his first game as a Panther.

Mayfield has been under fire for comments he made regarding the week 1 matchup with Cleveland. 

“I’m going to [expletive] them up,” Mayfield reportedly stated according to Cynthia Frelund of the NFL podcast. 

However, Mayfield denied that he made these comments. 

Along with the acquisition of Mayfield, the Panthers head into the season with the return of their star RB Christian McCaffrey, 6th overall draft pick Ickey Ekwonu, and a strong receiving core led by WR D.J. Moore.

The Panthers head into the game as 1.5 point favorites with a highly anticipated and emotional game for both sides. 

The Arizona Cardinals will make their way to Arrowhead Stadium to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Star Quarterbacks Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals will host Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Arizona for their first matchup against one another. 

Mahomes and the Chiefs start their journey without star wide receiver Tyreek Hill who is now a member of the Miami Dolphins. 

However, the Chiefs acquired Juju Smith-Schuster from the Steelers and still have Travis Kelce who is arguably the best tight end in the NFL.

Even though Arizona signed new receiver Marquise Brown from the Ravens, they will not have their best wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, who is suspended for 6 games. 

The Cardinals look to bounce back after getting blown out in the divisional round of the playoffs last year by the L.A. Rams. 

Monday Night Football kicks off with the Denver Broncos heading up to Washington to take on the Seattle Seahawks. 

The Broncos new quarterback, Russell Wilson, will start against his former team after signing with Denver in the offseason. 

According to Adam Schefter, an ESPN reporter, Wilson agreed with Denver to a 5-year, $245 million, with $165 million guaranteed. 

Denver also signed defensive end Randy Gregory adding to an already top tier defense. 

Denver starts their title quest taking on a Seattle Seahawks team that appears to be tanking for next year’s draft.