In the time of the pandemic, we realize what matters to us, the things we took for granted are now far more important, we realize that we need to cherish certain things. The NFL is one of those things, it is the lifeblood of our fall and winter, we now need the NFL more than ever. We need to sit in front of the television for 12 hours on Sunday pouring food and drink into our face while we gamble away our mortgage payment, that is what we deserve, that is what the NFL brings us.
The season opens up tonight for the first Thursday Night Football game of the year. The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs will square off against the Houston Texans who have just backed the Brinks truck up and given DeShaun Watson a massive extension. The feeling of football is so much different this year, the NBA is still going on, the MLB is in the midst of a shortened season and the College Football landscape is completely different due to COVID-19. We hope that the NFL returning replenishes our need for normalcy, a step in the right direction of feeling like things are slowly getting back on track, the American people desperately need the NFL, this is no schtick, this is fact.
This game is going to be exciting, if I was a betting man I would hammer the over in this game. Both teams have high powered offenses and with the limited tackling and lack of pre-season games, offense should run wild early in this season. Mahomes vs Watson is a phenomenal QB matchup to kick-off this season and this game might go over early in the third quarter, that’s how confident I am.
Arrowhead Stadium is always one of the toughest places to play but in a year where fans will be limited the Chiefs have decided to allow 18k fans into the stadium tonight, that is the ultimate home-field advantage in the age of COVID-19. The game is tough to pick from a points standpoint, the Texans were a playoff team this year and they are coming into this game as 10.5 point underdogs, that is a lot of points for a team who has an elite QB and still has offensive weapons at his disposal. I would stay away from the game but if I had to pick I would reluctantly take the Chiefs, they have the ability to pull away quickly and if you don’t stop the Chiefs on two consecutive drives then the game is most likely going to be a loss for the opposing team.
Another year and more experience for Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes to get comfortable with each other and expand on the offensive genius that has been put in place in Kansas City. I don’t think there will be any hint of a Super Bowl hangover for the Kansas City Chiefs. This is a wonderful feeling to have football back in our lives, tonight will be exciting and be sure to check out our live feed at 8pm on our Instagram page.