The 2017 NFL Regular Season begins tonight with a pretty compelling matchup between the reigning Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs.
KC is coming off of a disheartening playoff exit when, after going 12-4 and securing a first-round bye, they were snipped by just two points by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Patriots took part in a Super Bowl nobody cared about and nobody will remember.
The 2017 season is shaping up to be a bit of a headhunter. There is a sense of the NFL versus the Patriots dynamic similar to what is happening with Alabama at the college level.
There’s plenty of football to let that narrative take hold. Tonight, it begins. All of it truly begins.
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Game time: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 8:30 pm ET/5:30pm PT
TV channel: NBC
Odds: Kansas City Chiefs +7