3) Week 2 – Sunday Night Football @ Seattle Seahawks
It pains me to say this is only the third-best prime-time game for New England this season, but that’s the truth of the matter.
These teams only meet once every four years and once every eight years at their home turf.
Last time that New England ventured up to Seattle, Aaron Hernandez caught a touchdown. Last time Seattle came to New England, it was a classic Sunday Night Football game reminiscent of Super Bowl 49, and the game — once again — came down to a goal-line play.
Last season, Russell Wilson was the frontrunner to win MVP if the season ended after eight weeks, as he was spectacular in the early going. I expect more of the same from the Seahawks this year: They will come out firing in the first couple of weeks as they will be at full health.
New England usually has early season struggles. There is no indication that this won’t be the case for 2020. It is a new quarterback for the team that will probably not have much of a training camp due to the coronavirus pandemic.
I don’t see this being a particularly close game, which is why it ranks as only the third-best prime-time game of the season for New England.