At the beginning of week one, is a loaded list of matchups that offer something for everyone. Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium will be the site of the official kickoff to the 2020 season. Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have become a big draw. Also, the Chiefs generate some of the largest NFL Betting handles of any team. Kansas City is looking like a better team for 2020. But there has not been a repeat Super Bowl champion since 2004. Let’s take a peek at top early matchups.
Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Of course, this is a rematch from last January’s AFC Divisional Playoffs. Houston jumped out to a 24-0 second-quarter lead. But the Texans could not hold on. Mahomes led the most ferocious sportsbook comeback in NFL history. Kansas City stormed back to take a 51 31 victory. Correlate how it proved to be a springboard to their Super Bowl triumph.
As a result of the humiliating debacle Texans, general manager and coach Bill O’Brien blew up his roster. Whether or not that was a wise decision is up for debate. Further, O’Brien has overseen a period of front office chaos in Houston.
Contrarily the Chiefs are a model of stability. Head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes have formed a perfect partnership. Everyone from the equipment man to owner Clark Hunt is on the same page. First-round draft pick Clyde Edwards Helaire will only make things better. The LSU Running back will take the workload off of Mahomes and the defense.
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers posted a twitter plea for help. To illuminate Rodgers tweeted for an upgraded supporting cast prior to the 2020 NFL Draft. But instead, the Packers drafted his heir apparent. Jordan Love is the Green Bay quarterback of the future. Green Bay was dominated and exposed in their NFC championship game loss at San Francisco. Rodgers can’t be happy. Indeed, many saw the pick as a deliberate insult.
Counter to that is a Vikings team graded for having the best class of the 2020 NFL Draft. Minnesota is coming off a playoff season that included a wild card NFL betting win at New Orleans. Head coach Mike Zimmer’s team is now a favorite to win the NFC North. Most important of all quarterback Kirk Cousins emerged as a proven bona fide weapon.
Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
Above all this is the moment that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has dreamed of. Once and for all The Hoodie will get his chance to prove that he can win without Tom Brady. The GOAT has departed and Jarrett Stidham takes over as quarterback. Of major concern to gamblers is the unknown. Stidham has no track record or experience. Remember how Brady lacked a playmaking supporting cast in 2019. It is true that many believe Brady’s departure has left the AFC East division door wide open.
By reason of the number one draft pick Tua Tagovailoa is optimism high for the Dolphins. Tua will eventually take over as starting quarterback. Scouts were wowed by his workouts and passing ability. While Ryan Fitzpatrick will begin the season as a starter, he isn’t expected to hold the job long. Miami finished the 2019 season on the upswing. Fan interest has returned.
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