The NFL sure does have an uncanny way of staying in the spotlight, doesn’t it? Just when you realize that there is no more football to be played, free agency and trades take over. Then, there’s the Draft. After that, you get the schedule being released. That’s what took place on Thursday, and the big question most general fans found out is where Tom Brady and his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, would be playing at on Week 1. The answer is in New Orleans against the Saints in an early NFC South battle.
However, that will not be the first game of the season. That will, instead, go to be hosted by defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City. The Chiefs will be taking on the Houston Texans in a rematch of the Divisional Round classic. Apart from opening games, a big one to take note of is that Christmas Eve will have a game featuring the Saints playing the Vikings in the afternoon. The Raiders will open up their new stadium in Las Vegas in Week 2, once again hosting the incredibly popular Saints. As far as Monday Night Football goes, we hope you don’t mind the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. That’s because four of the first six weeks of action will include the pair. The schedule, says Commissioner Roger Goodell, is subject to adjustment, so be mindful that some things could be shifted about if need-be.