NFL Season Week 1 will bring plenty of excitement right out of the gate. For instance, last year’s Super Bowl Champion, the New England Patriots will meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL Season Week 1

So, let’s take a look at Week 1. Although the season opener was Thursday, September 5, 2019 between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears; there are thirty other teams beginning today and tomorrow.

At the same time, the topic of conversation is week 1. However, there are already predictions on what teams will be in the Super Bowl. Already, the New England Patriots are expected to head to their fourth straight Super Bowl. Do you think the Patriots will be in the Super Bowl?

The question is whether they will face the Los Angeles Rams or the Philadelphia Eagles. Surprisingly, last year’s match-up was the Patriots against the Rams. Is this going to be a repeat performance? Be sure to check out my New England Patriots Win Sixth Super Bowl post.

Indeed, many are hoping for a different Super Bowl scenario. Will Patrick Mahomes lead the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl? Or, will there be another surprise team? With so many well known players and a big fan base; there is already talk about some of the following teams being Super Bowl contenders.

  • Chicago Bears
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • San Francisco 49ers

NFL Season Rule Changes

Of course, every year brings change to the game. This year is no different.

  • In the first place, one of the biggest changes in the game is to enforce stronger penalties to protect the players from usage of the helmet. For example, if a player uses any type of force with a helmet; the player can be ejected. Additionally, any impact by helmet to the head, neck, hips, torso or lower body is also a foul and can result in an ejection.
  • This year, both offensive and defensive pass interference calls are reviewable.
  • Moreover, the NFL owners came to an agreement to protect defenseless players from a blindside¬† block.
  • In addition, the Owners agreed to make the rule change to the 2018 kickoff changes permanently.
  • Also, eight players must be lined up in the fifteen yard set-up prior to a kickoff. Hence, three players are able to remain outside the set-up zone.
  • Consequently, there will be much stricter offensive holding rules this season.
  • In 2019, all celebrations are only for players in uniform.

NFL Season Excitement

With a new season here; it is time for kickoff for the NFL Season 2019. Whether you’re attending a game or watching it from a bar or at home; it’s time to get excited.

As always, I welcome your comments.