Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures to a teammate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans. (AP)
The Kansas City Chiefs will open defense of their Super Bowl championship by hosting Houston on Sept. 10 in the NFL's annual kickoff game - pending developments in the coronavirus pandemic, of course. Another highlight of the opening weekend will have Tom Brady's regular-season debut with Tampa Bay against Drew Brees at New Orleans on Sept. 13 - the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL history.
NFL draft will likely be most bet on ever NFL - This week's NFL draft gives U.S. gamblers their first opportunity in weeks to bet on an event about which they actually know something. With major sports shut down for more than a month because of the coronavirus outbreak, American sportsbooks say they expect football's annual draft to be the most bet on ever.
NFL gearing up for a normal season NFL - The NFL is gearing up for a normal season and playoffs - with two additional wild-card teams in the Super Bowl chase. NFL team owners voted Tuesday to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for a total of 14 next season as they continue to plan for the 2020 season to begin on time. Contingencies are being discussed for all potential interruptions caused by the coronavirus.
What's Ahead in NFL Offseason NFL - The NFL's centennial season concluded with a championship a half-century in the making. Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have ended that 50-year drought and own their second NFL championship, the focus will turn mostly elsewhere in what could be a very busy offseason. Here are some key story lines to follow before training camps open again in July.
Chiefs, Niners Battle for a Championship NFL - Few Super Bowls in recent memory have appeared as competitive as the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers rolled through the NFC competition this year, blowing out the Vikings and Packers to reach their 1st Super Bowl since the 2012 season. The Niners were 2nd in the NFL in both rushing and total defense, which has proven to be a winning combination in past Super Bowls. With 8 straight wins & spread covers, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs enter Miami on a roll of their own.