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The NFL typically leads off the new season on Sunday Night football with a rematch of the previous season’s best teams.
However, 2017 looks like it may have quite the shocking kickoff game. Recently, CBS Sport’s Will Brinson ranked the Los Angeles Chargers as the NFL’s second-most likely team to open up the season against the reigning Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.
However, it appears the Bolts have jumped to the front of the running for the Week 1 matchup in Foxborough as per the MMQB’s Peter King, the Atlanta Falcons expect to open up “on the road (but not in New England) in Week 1, then open their new stadium on Sunday night of Week 2 against an undisclosed opponent.”
Should the expected come to fruition, it certainly will be exciting for Charger fans to see their team play under the glow of such a bright regular season spotlight, however, the game itself may not end up being too exciting.
After all, opening the season at New England is a formidable task, especially for a rebuilding Los Angeles team.
The full NFL schedule is expected to be released sometime between April 17 and April 21.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.