The glorious morning has finally arrived. In just five hours, the NFL season will kick off in full effect. Sure, we had a stuffed appetizer on Thursday night with the Broncos taking down the Panthers in a Super Bowl rematch.
But, that was just the first of 256 battles to settle the NFL regular season. There are a number of intriguing matchups on the slate, including the Patriots’ visit to Arizona without Tom Brady … and Rob Gronkowski.
We eagerly await the first regular season action from Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott as Dallas welcomes my Super Bowl pick – The Giants – to Jerry’s Palace.
Look for a big effort from Brock Osweiler against the Bears and for Matthew Stafford and the Lions to stun the Colts.
Here are my updated rankings based on 9am PT injury information.