Week 1 of the 2017 NFL Season is here! Here is a preview and prediction of what will happen when the New England Patriots face the Kansas City Chiefs.
The New England Patriots kickoff their defense of Super Bowl 51 and their drive for back-to-back championships for the first time since the 2003 and 2004 seasons on Thursday night. They welcome the Kansas City Chiefs–a playoff team in 2016 who finished with 12 wins and won the AFC West.
The Patriots have grown accustomed to opening the season on Thursday night against a tough opponent after winning a Super Bowl. The Chiefs also boast head coach Andy Reid who is one of the best individual game planners, especially when given time to prepare.
There are a number of factors that will go into whether the Patriots will win, whether the Chiefs will pull the upset, who needs to step up for the Patriots on Thursday night, what one of the hidden factors that could impact the game, and what will actually happen on Thursday night.
Here is your complete Week 1 preview!