1. Broncos start title defense against Carolina– This season will start exactly how it ended and that’s with the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos battling once again and the last time we saw these two face each other, it was in the biggest game of the year better known as the Super Bowl, Von Miller had a field day over newly-awarded MVP Cam Newton and that was the final game of a legend’s career in Peyton Manning. Seven months later, they meet up in week one to kick-off the 2016 NFL season. It will be the league MVP against the Super Bowl 50 MVP.
2. Patriots battle Cardinals on Sunday night– I’m sure we all know by now, but the Patriots will be without Tom Brady for the first four games as he serves his suspension so we’ll get to see Jimmy Garappolo and what he has to offer in these first four games. The Patriots return to the stadium for the first time since winning Super Bowl 49. The Arizona Cardinals to some were the best team in the league despite Carolina having the better record and they won the NFC West for the first time since 2009 last season and clinched a first-round bye. They will be considered favorites to come out the NFC once again this year. This will be a good one. Two of the best head coaches in the game will be featured.
3. Virginia Tech to face Tennessee on Saturday night– The “Battle of Bristol”. On Saturday night, the Tennessee Volunteers and Virginia Tech Hokies will meet at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee and it’s expected to draw close to 150,000 fans which would be the largest crowd ever for a college football game. Tennessee did not look all that great in their first game against Appalachian State. Virginia Tech will begin a new era of Hokies football. Frank Beamer has retired and Justin Fuente from Memphis is now running things as the head coach for Virginia Tech.
4. Jaguars welcome Rodgers and Packers to town– Coming into the season, there have been some high expectations for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Blake Bortles is coming off a big year in 2015 and they added Malik Jackson, Jalen Ramsey and Dante Fowler Jr will be returning. To see how good they can be, they’ll face a Packers offense looking to get back to its potent ways as Jordy Nelson will return. This could be a very entertaining football game on Sunday afternoon in Florida.
5. Giants travel to Dallas– It seems as if they open the season up against one another each year now and for good reasons too because when they face off against each other, it always comes down to the final three minutes of the football game. Tony Romo won’t play in this one after sustaining another back injury and the Giants begin the Ben McAdoo tenure is set to begin as the new head coach will replace Tom Coughlin after twelve seasons as the head coach of the Giants. For Dallas, rookie Dak Prescott will get the start.