The New England Patriots’ 2017 season — and the NFL season as a whole — begins Thursday night at Gillette Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots and Chiefs will meet at at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC (stream it on NBCSports.com).
Unlike last year’s season-opener for the Pats, Tom Brady will be back home in the pocket. Everything isn’t back to normal for the reigning Super Bowl champs, though, with the team having to put wideout Julian Edelman on IR for the season. The team does see the return of Gronk though in Week 1, so Edelman’s absence won’t be felt quite as much.
This one had a few things in common with Super Bowl 51, such as the winning team weirdly refusing to run the clock out late, but here’s another one: both comebacks began with short scores at exactly the same point in the third quarter.
The Pats needed overtime to make up a 25-point deficit, while the Bruins got all 34 done in regulation, with 43 seconds to spare. College football’s just efficient like that.
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Their young players — guys like Perriman, Ronnie Stanley, Michael Pierce and Kamalei Correa — will need to emerge as impact contributors for the Ravens to challenge for a playoff spot. The 2012 team, which won playoff road games against dominant Broncos and Patriots squads, should Cheap Jerseys With Free Shipping be a reminder of how a ticket to the playoffs can be all you need.