2015 NFL Kickoff – Must See TV
Thursday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots
I think we’ve had enough of ‘deflategate’ so let’s talk about the game. The defending champions will start the season at home against the Steelers. Without Le’Veon Bell (2-game suspension) and Martavis Bryant (4-game suspension), the Steelers will have to rely on Antonio Brown’s playmaking skills to put points on the scoreboard, but I don’t think he’ll be enough to win the game.
Sunday Night Football
New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys
This will be an entertaining game to watch. Two of the league’s best wide receivers will be on the field: Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. Also, the pressure is on for Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett. Last season’s NFL leading rusher, DeMarco Murray, is now in Philadelphia. The Cowboys will need to rely on Tony Romo and Bryant to carry most of the load on offense, but I do think they’ll start the season 1-0.
Monday Night Football – Doubleheader
Philadelphia Eagles vs Atlanta Falcons
Sam Bradford and the Philadelphia Eagles have a lot to prove. Bradford is coming back from another ACL injury. Head Coach Chip Kelly has three talented running backs on the roster: DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles. It will be tough for the Eagles to share the ball this season; however, their Week 1 opponent has some issues of their own. If the Eagles offense is clicking, they will be tough to beat.
Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers had a crazy offseason. Jim Harbaugh left the 49ers to become the head coach at his alma mater, University of Michigan. Frank Gore bolted to the Indianapolis Colts. Chris Borland, Anthony Davis, Patrick Willis, and Justin Smith all announced their retirement. And Colin Kaepernick is still their starting quarterback. This might be a rough season for the 49ers.