The NFL got off to a pretty good start for 2017 when the Kansas City Chiefs destroyed the New England Patriots, and I’m personally hoping to catch another good game before the San Francisco 49ers send me into various fits of rage, disappointment, rage again and a whole range of other emotions.
The 49ers will play the Carolina anthers at 1:25 p.m. PT on Sunday, and there is a full slate of eight morning games getting underway three hours prior. I’ll be up and watching football anyway, so right now I’m trying to pick which one I’m going to watch.
I always find dumpster fires interesting, so the latest iteration of the Cleveland Browns might be fun to watch in a rivalry game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That would likely be my first pick if not for the game between the Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans.
As 49ers fans, many of you are trained and conditioned to hate the Raiders and everything they stand for. I understand that and felt the same way prior to my writing career. But over the years, I’ve been interested in seeing the Raiders actually play well. I think the NFL is a better place when the Raiders are good. It’s more interesting.
So naturally, I want to tune in and see if the Raiders get things started off properly against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. That’s the game I’ll be watching. What about you guys? You can find the full schedule for Sunday below.
NFL Sunday schedule for Week 1 (all times Pacific)
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m., CBS
Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears, 10 a.m., FOX
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, 10 a.m., CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns, 10 a.m., CBS
Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions, 10 a.m., FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, 10 a.m., CBS
Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans, 10 a.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington, 10 a.m., FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams, 1:05 p.m., CBS
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers, 1:25 p.m., FOX
Carolina Panthers at San Francisco 49ers, 1:25 p.m., FOX
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, 5:30 p.m., NBC