Top 5 Games to Look Forward to in the 2020 NFL Season
Now that the NFL schedule has been released, we finally have light at the end of the tunnel during this global pandemic. Sports will return soon, but in the meantime, we have to listen to Cowboys fans talk about how they’re gonna go anywhere from 13-3 to 16-0, win the NFC East, win the Super Bowl, but also how they’re going to beat the crap out of the Philadelphia Eagles.
No just kidding, but Cowboys fans aren’t the only ones with high hopes for this season. The season promises to bring a lot of intriguing matchups, and it’s impossible to breakdown all of them right now, but here are five of the top games I’m looking forward to this upcoming season.
- Chiefs at Ravens on Monday Night Football (Week 3). A matchup of the last two MVPs, this time on Baltimore’s turf. Mahomes is 2-0 against Lamar in the early stages of his career, but both games have been in Kansas City. In addition, these two teams are some of the current odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl (KC at +400, Baltimore at +700).
- Buccaneers vs Saints (Weeks 1 and 9). Tom Brady vs Drew Brees. Need I say more? These are two of the best QBs to ever play the game. For all we know, this ~ could ~ be the last time these two QBs ever matchup against one another again. Their Week 9 matchup will be on Sunday Night Football
- Vikings at Saints on Christmas Day (Week 16). Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings return to the Superdome to play Drew Brees and the Saints who fell out of the playoffs at the hands of the Vikings last season. These two teams are perennial playoff teams and having a matchup this late in the season between the two could shake up the NFC standings and be a big factor in who end up getting the coveted playoff bye week one seed now that the NFL has switched to the new playoff format.
- Titans at Broncos on Monday Night Football (Week 1). I’m intrigued by this game because both teams have invested in their QBs a lot these last couple seasons. Ryan Tannehill was the solid rock that gave the Titans stability at the position in order to make a run to the AFC Title game last season. Denver on the other hand has found Drew Lock who was decent as a rookie QB last season after becoming the starter late in the season. Denver has also given Drew Lock tons of weapons through the draft, most notably drafting WRs Jerry Jeudy out of Alabama and KJ Hamler out of Penn State, while signing RB Melvin Gordon in Free Agency to go along with RB Phillip Lindsey. I think both teams could be serious players in the AFC playoff picture.
- Eagles at Cowboys (Week 16). In all seriousness though, the Eagles and Cowboys are two teams that in my opinion should reach the playoffs. Matching them up against one another this late in the season will have serious implications on the NFC East division title and the NFC playoff picture as a whole. Look out for rookie WRs Ceedee Lamb for Dallas and Jalen Reagor for Philadelphia as they aim to make a big impact on their respective teams