The 2017 NFL season kicked off with a stunning upset of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots by the underdog Kansas City Chiefs. Patriots fans should not be worried, and they certainly should not panic. However, they should be concerned. Tom Brady missed a lot of open receivers, and he is 40 years of age. Though the Patriots won the last Super Bowl, they were getting blown out before their historic comeback. They could not generate a pass rush last year, and they are still struggling in that area. Their defense was smoked in the pre-season, and now this latest disaster. Still, they are the Patriots, and they have weathered many storms in the past.
The Buffalo Bills won their first game against the struggling New York Jets. Cincinnati lost a shocker to the Ravens. The Cardinals blew a lead to the comeback kings of Detroit, and Jacksonville ruined a feel-good story for the flood-ravaged fans of Houston.
Next week should offer more great games and more suspense.