NFL Schedule 2021: Top 5 Must-See Games For Week 1

NEW YORK, USA - MAY 28, 2018: Rows of american football balls in NFL Experience in Times Square, New York, a first-of-its-kind live action attraction, combining interactive games and 4D theatre.

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NFL fans were treated to a great opening night game between Dallas and Tampa Bay. Now fans turn their attention to the full slate of games taking place this Sunday and Monday night. With so many intriguing matchups to start the season, here are the top five matchups of NFL Week One.

5. Jaguars vs. Texans, 1:00 p.m., CBS

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While this matchup may not look good on paper, it has all the makings of being a classic, fun, and ugly game against two AFC South rivals. The Texans continue to look like a dumpster fire off the field with the Deshaun Watson situation, while first-year head coach Urban Meyer is looking to bring the Jaguars out of the gutter. The main reason this game makes the list is number one overall draft pick Trevor Lawerence will make his long-awaited debut in hopes of being the savior of Jacksonville.

4. Bears vs. Rams, 8:20, NBC

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The Los Angeles Rams believe they have finally found the QB to win a Super Bowl for the organization in Matthew Stafford. Stafford, who spent all of his career in the NFC North, will start his season with an old rival, the Chicago Bears. Stafford wanted more primetime games, and now he has that opportunity. The only thing standing in his way is a stout Bears defense and QB 1, Andy Dalton.

3. Packers vs. Saints, 4:25 p.m., Fox

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Due to the damages of Hurricane Ida, the New Orleans Saints home opener has been moved to Jacksonville, Florida. Aaron Rodgers had an eventful off-season that leads to many believing this will be the last dance in Green Bay for the future Hall of Famer. A new era begins with the Saints as the organization is Jameis Winston will lineup under center as the post Drew Brees era begins with a tough matchup with the Packers.

2. Steelers vs. Bills, 1:00, CBS

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Two 2020 division winners will kick off the season to prove they have what it takes to compete with the Kansas City Chiefs and the AFC crown. Ben Roethlisberger is looking to show the naysayers that reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. Meanwhile, Josh Allen looks to build on a great 2020 and hopes to lead Buffalo over that Kansas City hump.

1. Browns vs. Chiefs, 4:25 p.m., CBS

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Cleveland Browns fans have not forgotten how their season ended last year. No, it was a miracle drive by Patrick Mahomes, but rather veteran backup Chad Henne who came in for the injured Mahomes to be the villain to dash Browns fans’ hopes of playing for the AFC Championship. Both organizations and fan bases believe their respective teams have what it takes to go all the way. The NFL could be on the verge of a new rivalry being born on Sunday.

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