NFL season: The first week of games
The NFL season began with some high expectations for the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets, but the New England Patriots were in control of the first week, beating the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins by a combined score of 27-14.
It was an exciting week for the Patriots, as they opened the season with an exciting comeback win over the Detroit Lions, and then dominated the Denver Broncos, giving them a win over Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos.
After that win, the Patriots are set to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
The first week is also an important time for the Cleveland Browns, who are set for an exciting start to their season.
Cleveland is in the midst of a rebuild and will be looking to rebuild the offense after signing quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a $40 million contract.
The Browns also have a new defensive coordinator and have a few key players coming back.
The defense is expected to be among the best in the NFL this year.
This week is a chance for the Baltimore Ravens to improve on last year’s 11-5 record, which was the worst in the AFC and was the lowest winning percentage in the league.
The Ravens also need to replace starting defensive end D’Qwell Jackson, who left for the New Orleans Saints and will return in 2018.
If the Ravens can come out on top this week, they could get a big boost in the rankings.
The Baltimore Ravens won’t win the AFC North, but they could easily finish higher in the polls.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have the easiest schedule this week.
They play the Pittsburgh Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Pistons.
The Steelers also have the easy toughest schedule in the division.
The Pittsburgh Steelers won their division last year and will play the Detroit Tigers, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bearcats, Tennessee Titans, New England Revolution, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Detroit Lions will play in the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.