1. Patriots Begin Title Defense Against Steelers– This game just became ten times more interesting now. Tom Brady will be under center as the Patriots raise the Super Bowl banner and that was the big question after the schedules were released: Would he be playing? The Steelers know New England all too well from some classic match ups over the years. What more could you ask for to start the season? Two of the best quarterbacks in the business and six Super Bowl rings between the two men in a primetime battle? Football is back.
2. Giants and Cowboys Meet On Sunday Night– Whenever these two meet, the games are always decided by a touchdown or less. A good portion of the time, these games always come down to the final two or three minutes of the game. As of late, the Cowboys have dominated the Giants having won the last four meetings. This will be a different looking Cowboys team as DeMarco Murray is no longer a Cowboy. The Giants will get Victor Cruz back after tearing his patella tendon. He and Odell can be a tandem to watch. We could be in for another classic NFC East showdown at JerryWorld.
3. Michigan State And Oregon To Clash In East Lansing– These are the types of football games I like to discuss and breakdown. A high-flying offense against one of the best defenses in the country. We are all in for a showdown. Michigan State has been considered one of the best teams in all of the nation with a top five head coach in Mark Dantoino. Oregon is still an offensive machine. No Mariota, no problem. They are poised to get back to a national title game. This will be one to watch on Saturday night.
4. Peyton and Broncos Welcome Flacco and Ravens To Town– They’ve both given us memorable moments the last two times they’ve played. The epic double overtime playoff battle in which the Ravens prevailed over the heavily-favored Broncos and eight months later, Peyton got his revenge and threw seven touchdowns in the opening game that year. Peyton Manning has always done well against the Ravens and that goes back to his days in Indianapolis. The key for the Ravens will be their secondary which was decimated with injuries all of 2014. The Broncos will look to get new head coach Gary Kubiak his first win.
5. Mariota And Winston To Meet– They are the last two recipients of the Heisman, they were both picks one and two in the 2014 NFL Draft and they will now begin their careers in the NFL against one another. Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota will always be linked to one another. Let’s not also forget that Mariota handed Jameis his one and only loss as a college player.