NFL fans rejoice! The NFL did it again.
With most of the sports world stuck on pause, eyes turned to the NFL’s 2020 regular season schedule. This time is usually one that brings on excitement and plans to attend games However, this year is different. This year it’s about whether any fans can attend games.
Either way, The league has provided fans with some of the best QB match-ups we’ve seen in recent seasons. From future Hall-of-Famers and young stars, 2020 has it all.
Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens
Last year’s battle between two of the best young QBs didn’t meet the hype. While in college, Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson put on a classic performance. In the NFL, MVP Jackson beat down the Texans in Baltimore, throwing four scores in a 41-7 win.
But on the field, these two, young stars are electric. Each team won its respective division last year, posting double-digit win totals and making playoff appearances. Houston won a playoff game while Baltimore took an early bow.
Baltimore upgraded the team through free agency, while Houston made trades they feel will bolster their roster. Baltimore made a nasty defense nastier by trading for Calais Campbell and adding Derek Wolfe in free agency. Houston traded away DeAndre Hopkins while bringing in running back David Johnson and wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Hey, it’s Aaron Rodgers vs. Brady; not much more needs to be said. These former NFC Central divisional rivals have a heated past. But this is only the third head-to-head match-up between these two GOATS.
The next match might be the last one between the two Hall-of-Famers. Each showed clear improvement from having new head coaches in 2019. Rodgers and the Packers are coming off an excellent, 13-3 season that saw them one game away from the Super Bowl.
Brady moves on from the Patriots to a team that has explosive weapons at every offensive position. The Bucs had a top five offense last year. The two teams have played each other 55 times since 1977. Since then, the Bucs are 4-4 against their former division rival. Even though Rodgers and Brady are on the back end of their careers, this game should still be a fun match-up wrapped in nostalgia for longtime fans.
Kansas City Chiefs vs New Orleans Saints
Do you like offense? Then, this is the game for you. The best QB in the game vs a top 10 QB of all-time. Patrick Mahomes vs Drew Bress. It has the makings of a potential Super Bowl preview.
Being in the Superdome in December, the weather will have no impact. The Chiefs set an NFL record with ten-plus point comebacks in the playoffs en-route to a Super Bowl victory.
Brees, in possibly his last year, seeks to stamp his claim as one of the best in history with a second Super Bowl. Unless they meet in the Bowl, this will probably be the only meeting between Mahomes and Brees. Seeing the Chiefs offense inside on a fast track against the Saints will be fun.