The start of the NFL is just around the corner, and football fans can’t wait to see how their favourite teams fare after some time off. Some interesting changes have been made throughout the league, and plenty of old rivalries will be revisited – guaranteeing plenty of thrills on the field. There are plenty of exciting matchups approaching, but these are the games that you won’t want to miss.
Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles will be defending their Super Bowl title and Wentz will be returning as starting quarterback after suffering from a torn ACL. There are definitely high stakes involved in this match-up, and you’ll definitely want to tune in to see how the Super Bowl champions fare in their first game of the season.
Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams
The Rams picked up some impressive players during the offseason, and we can’t wait to see them on the field. Cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aquib Talib have joined the squad, as well as receiver Brandon Cooks. We’ll also see former free agents Ndamukong Suh and Aaron Donald playing for the Rams, which could make the team unbeatable this season according to betting experts.
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
The Eagles and the Giants have a long-standing rivalry, and fans will be interested in seeing how things will play out as they continue to battle it out. The Giants did not have a great year in the 2017 season but the recent replacement of the team’s coach and GM could shake things up a little. The Eagles also have a Lombardi trophy under its belt, so this is sure to be an exciting matchup.
Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Rams
Green Bay’s return will be an exciting one. Jordy Nelson is gone but Jimmy Graham has made a nice new addition to the squad. Aaron Rodgers will also be playing his first game since he broke his collarbone, so we’re eager to see how he will perform now that he’s back on the field.
New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Patriots and Jaguars will have a rematch of the 2017 AFC Championship. Will Jacksonville be able to finish what they started? You won’t want to miss out on these two teams facing off again, as it will definitely be a high-stakes game.
Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers
Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger remain two of the best players in the league, we’ll see them face off again in this exciting matchup. Both teams made it to the playoffs in 2017, and they will definitely be going for gold again this time around, ensuring a thrilling match.
Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams
In 2017, the Eagles and the Rams had arguably one of the best matches of the season. Jared Goff and Carson Wentz battled it out on the field and it was considered to be an evenly-matched game. In the end, the Rams lost and missed out on their chance to compete in the playoffs. This time around, the team has a vendetta to fulfil, so there is sure to be some thrilling football action in this game.
San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings
With their contracts totalling over $200 million, Kirk Cousins and Jimmy Garropolo are the highest paid players in NFL history. Who is worth his weight in gold? You’ll find out during the first week of the NFL season, as the 49ers and the Vikings go head-to-head.
Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots
Watching the NFL’s best two quarterbacks battle it out is a rare occurrence, so you’ll definitely want to tune in to watch Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady go at each other. The last time they faced off was in 2014, when Rodgers beat Brady 26-21. Will things be different this time around?
New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers
The Patriots and Steelers are two of the most legendary teams in the NFL, and they have only met a handful of times in recent years. Every time the teams have played each other, the Steelers haven’t actually performed particularly well, but Roethlisberger continues to be in good form. So, there is certainly some potential for an exciting game if you tune in.
If you want to experience high-octane football action early this season, then you’ll definitely want to give these games a watch and keep track on top NFL betting sites. Make sure to mark these dates down in your calendar so you don’t miss out on some of the most exciting games to open up the 2018 NFL season.
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