NFL Gameday Morning, Week 1: Enter Garoppolo
[lead align=”default”]The regular season already begun, but we are without NFL gameday mornings no more.[/lead]
26 teams kick off their seasons today, with wall-to-wall action from 1pm Eastern until night. Amongst the more intriguing games of the afternoon:
NFL Gameday: Buffalo at Baltimore
Rex Ryan takes his team back to his old stomping grounds to face the Ravens. Because they are healthy, Baltimore expects to be much better in 2016. On the other sideline, Buffalo wants to take the first step to getting back to the playoffs. The last time they made it was 1999; no pressure, Bills.
All eyes will be on Joe Flacco, back from his injury and ready to restore order to the Ravens.
NFL Gameday: Oakland at New Orleans
New Orleans is barely a favorite in their own building to open the 2016 season against Oakland. Clearly, the bookies don’t think this is the Drew Brees Saints team of yore. They also don’t appear to think this is the same doormat Raiders squad that has not sniffed the playoffs in a decade.
Though not what they were, the Saints have the ability to generate offense and Oakland will need to keep up with Brees and Company.
NFL Gameday: New York Giants at Dallas
Big Blue takes on the Big D in a late-afternoon opener. Eli Manning and the Giants figure to have a powerful passing game, but what about the Cowboys? We will soon see Dak Prescott in regular-season action and find out if he’s the man to replace Tony Romo.
Both franchises suffered disappointment in 2015, but the NFC East is anyone’s to win.
NFL Gameday: New England at Arizona
Tom Brady will not be one of those taking to the field tonight. The Pats could use him, though, since they are playing a solid Arizona Cardinals team. Jimmy Garoppolo makes his first NFL start on Sunday Night Football with his team as the underdog.
His counterpart, Carson Palmer, had a pedestrian preseason, but that doesn’t mean this won’t be a good one to end the day.