National football season begins today with last season’s Super bowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Atlanta Falcons. To read more, be sure to check-out our Philadelphia Eagles Win Super Bowl post.
Because the Eagles won the Super Bowl, the season always kicks off with the winning team raising the championship banner. No doubt, the fans and players are hyped up for the Eagles first championship flag.
National Football League Season Begins
Since the season begins today, we can look forward to an exciting year of Fall football. For Week 1, we can expect to see a lot of exciting match-ups throughout the weekend. In any case, we will see the following match-ups for Week 1.
- Houston Texans will visit the New England Patriots
- Carolina Panthers will host the Dallas Cowboys
- And, we will see the Denver Broncos host the Seattle Seahawks
- Los Angeles Chargers will be hosting the Kansas City Chiefs
For Monday night football, we will see the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears. Indeed, there are a lot of games for football fans to catch on Week 1.
National Football 2018 Season Changes
So, every year brings change. And, this years biggest change is all players on the kicking team must line up within one yard of the restraining line. Now all players on the kicking team must have five players on each side of the ball. So, the difference is last year, only four players were required as the minimum.
Another change this year is the receiving team must have eight players lined up prior to the kickoff. As a result of this change, the NFL is hoping to reduce the risk of collisions between players. Indeed, this rule should help reduce serious injuries.
With the season beginning today, we can look forward to a great year of incredible football players and teams. So, who do you think will host this year’s Lombardi Trophy? Who will win the MVP?
As always, I welcome your comments.