Browns @ Panthers (September 11)This will be a familiar site for new Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield as his former team travels to Ban
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Browns @ Panthers (September 11)
This will be a familiar site for new Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield as his former team travels to Bank of America Stadium. It will undoubtedly be an entertaining game with so many emotions involved. The Browns will have to rely heavily on their running game with Deshaun Watson suspended for 11 weeks. The home team will be looking to get back on track after starting running back Christian McCaffrey had an injury-plagued season. It will be a close game, though the Browns’ strong running back duo in Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb should help their team win.
Colts @ Texans (September 11)
The Colts are looking to get off to a good start while playing against an inexperienced team in Houston. The visitors brought in Matt Ryan and Stephon Gilmore, two experienced players who should significantly elevate the team. The Texans haven’t been very good in recent years, although Davis Mills exceeded all expectations he had, the most recent draft class of him selecting cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. looks like a star. The future for the hosts looks bright, but they don’t expect they can compete with a strong Colts defense and an offense led by star running back Jonathan Taylor. This should be an easy win for Indianapolis.
Saints @ Falcons (September 11)
The visitors had arguably the best new acquisitions, bringing in what appears to be an entirely new group of receivers, signing Jarvis Landry out of free agency and selecting Chris Olave in the first round of the draft, not to mention the return of Michael Thomas! ! They also added significant pieces in the defensive area Tyrann Mathieu and Marcus Maye will elevate the Saints’ secondary, which is getting into the elite of the NFL. The Falcons acquired quarterback Marcus Mariota and added a few pieces throughout the draft like Drake London. This should be easy for New Orleans considering the quality of their team compared to the home team.
Ravens @ Jets (September 11)
The New York Jets will seek to underscore that they are a rebuilding team. They had an incredible free agency and NFL draft. Acquire experienced pieces like Laken Tomlinson and TJ Uzomah from free agency, then acquire four first-round draft picks in “Sauce” Gardner, Garrett Wilson, Jermaine Johnson II and Breece Hall! The young core of the Jets will undoubtedly be one to watch. The visitors will be looking for redemption after an injury-riddled season. You can’t forget what Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offense can do. His most notable acquisitions include prioritizing the secondary with the addition of Marcus Williams and the selection of Kyle Hamilton, another secondary that quarterbacks might not want to face. Like Houston, the hometown’s future looks bright, but Baltimore’s more experienced players should lead them to victory.
Jaguars @ Commanders (September 11)
New name, same team? Washington will look to bring back a very competitive NFC East. They open their season with a very winnable game. His most notable acquisitions include the addition of a new quarterback in Carson Wentz and wide receiver Jahan Dotson in the first round of this year’s NFL draft. Possibly their best player, Chase Young, will also return from injury. Jacksonville will look to reinvigorate its culture after a disastrous season. They brought in Super Bowl-winning coach Doug Peterson, with whom they hope to help develop young quarterback Trevor Lawrence. This will be a close game between two mediocre teams, the home defense should give Lawrence and the visitors’ offensive line a lot of trouble.
- Commanders 17-13 Jaguars