NFL Week 1: Mark Your Calendar With These Important Dates

Although NFL Week 1 is still months ahead, there is no denying that the heat can be felt from miles away. Moreover, since the schedule for the first week of games is already released, fans are eyeing the recent match-ups with excitement and anticipation. Who will succeed in the following match-ups, and who should one choose for their betting lines?

If you still have to check the schedule, you don’t need to look any further, as it’s within your grasp. Below, you can read the top games you must watch during the NFL’s first week. With the excitement underway, get your calendar ready and start marking:

September 7, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions

If you’re a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs or Detroit Lions, book your calendar on September 7, 2023. You’ll see these two in action at Arrowhead Stadium at 4:20 PM (GMT or Greenwich Mean Time, mainly known as the coordinated universal time).

It was in 2019 when the Chiefs and the Lions had their last match-up. During this game, Kansas City Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes made more plays since the Detroit Lions fortified their defense. However, the Kansas City Chiefs were unfazed by the Lions’ defensive tactics as they still emerged undefeated with a 34-30 win.

It’s best to get your NFL spreads ready and your news updated this year – as you will surely see another flaming game. During the offseason, the Detroit Lions took on new defense additions such as Emmanuel Mosly and Cameron Sutton – a chance to build significant momentum for the opening games.

September 10, 2023

Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons

On September 10, 2023, you’ll see the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Contrary to the Chiefs and Lions game scheduled in the afternoon, the Panthers and the Falcons will face off at 9:00 AM GMT.

Additionally, the Falcons soared higher than the Panthers during their last game on October 30, 2022. Younghoe Koo led an overtime 41-yard field goal, opening the door for victory with a 37-34 score.

Furthermore, the Carolina Panthers missed a few opportunities as Eddy Piñeiro missed a pair of winning kicks, yanking a wobbler left from 32 yards out. Nonetheless, will you see an improved Carolina Panthers this season, or are the Atlanta Falcons set to fly even higher?

Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens

Another team playing will be the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens at the M&T Bank Stadium at 9:00 AM GMT. Furthermore, it has been a while since these two teams had their match-up, as it happened more than a year ago.

On September 20, 2020, the Ravens dominated the Houston Texans with a massive lead of 33 to 16. Here, the Ravens displayed a rushing attack of nearly a thousand yards. Moreover, after halftime, the Ravens pounded away at the Texans, staying on point, wildly as quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for 204 yards and finished the attempt with a touchdown.

With their 2020 game, the Baltimore Ravens sealed their 14th victory in the regular season – the longest streak for any team in the NFL ever since the Carolina Panthers ran with 18 victories in a row last 2014 to 2015.

Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns

Another match scheduled for September 10, 2023, is the Cincinnati Bengals against the Cleveland Browns at the Cleveland Browns Stadium at 9:00 AM GMT. During the week 1 NFL games, the Cleveland Browns will see the capability of their off-season additions like Deshaun Watson. Moreover, the same goes for the Cincinnati Bengals with cornerback Sidney Jones IV and wide receiver Trent Taylor.

During their last game on December 12, 2022, the Bengals topped the Browns 23-10, sealing a fifth straight win during the previous season. Furthermore, the Bengals’ defense became the prime factor during the game – pushing the team to win in different ways.

Nonetheless, who’s to say what will happen during the first week of the 2023 NFL? Are you about to see a new and improved Cleveland Browns on September 9? Or are the Cincinnati Bengals securing the top spot just like their last game?

September 11, 2023

Buffalo Bills and New York Jets

There’s nothing like a game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets to close the first week on September 11, 2023, at MetLife Stadium at 4:15 PM GMT. Since the Buffalo Bills put on a spectacular 2022 regular season, their loss against the Cincinnati Bengals with a 27-10 score left fans wondering what’s next for the team.

On the other hand, the New York Jets stunned fans with the addition of Aaron Rodgers. Not only this, but Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard also join Rodgers – noteworthy additions to the Jets’ roster during the offseason. The New York Jets are expected to perform better than ever with these big names.

Final Thoughts

These five games are just a few of the Week 1 games, so it’s best to look through the official site for more information on the schedule. Nonetheless, these games will provide you with a fun-filled NFL season, so be sure to mark your calendar, book your ticket, and tune in to your latest news channels!

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