The 2020 NFL regular season schedule is expected to be released on Thursday afternoon and it got me thinking about what that opening weekend game could look like. What would be the best way to kickoff the new season? Who would you want the chance to beat to help jumpstart the 2020?
First off, I’d hope the season opener would also be at home. No one likes waiting that extra week to see the team in their own stadium. As I scanned the home opponents for this season, one stood out them all, and that was the New England Patriots.
Yeah, I know, Tom Brady isn’t there anymore and revenge wouldn’t be nearly as sweet, but there’s still the masses of Patriots/new Tampa Bay fans that you have the opportunity to spurn in the very first game without TB12 under center. Think about how good you’ll feel if the Rams gave New England a healthy reminder in week one that they don’t have the G.O.A.T anymore and they better get used to life not being so sweet all the time.
It would be awesome. That’s why playing the Patriots at home in week one would be my ideal opening week matchup. Now tell me about yours.
Also, the links of course.
Football Outsiders discusses the biggest hole left on the Rams’ roster (ESPN)
Stu Jackson talks the state of the Rams’ offense following the draft (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva shows us the field-level view of the new Oculus video board at SoFi Stadium (The Rams Wire)
Cameron DaSilva highlights six games that could scheduled in primetime (The Rams Wire)
Nate Schlaebitz debates the floor and ceiling for OLB Terrell Lewis (Ramblin’ Fan)
Tim Daniels reports that DE Jadeveon Clowney is healthy and ready to sign with a team (Bleacher Report)
Matt Miller reveals a way-too-early big board for the 2021 draft (Bleacher Report)
Mike Florio speaks with Steelers GM Kevin Colbert on why there should have been three more rounds of the draft (Pro Football Talk)
Charean Williams talks with CB Kareem Jackson about getting back to football amid this pandemic (Pro Football Talk)
Kevin Seifert discusses everything he knows about the NFL’s virtual offseason (ESPN)