There is little doubt that Tom Brady is one of, if not the greatest quarterback ever to grace the National Football League. Love or loathe him, his record for the New England Patriots and most notably his five Superbowl rings, stand him among the best to have played the sport.
The Patriots bounced back in emphatic fashion against the Saints and now face a Texans team that has a strong defense, but are struggling at the QB position. The Patriots have a great record against the Texans and will be confident of beating them comfortably on their turf.
The Packers at Lambeau Field are one of the most formidable opponents so as the Bengals travel to Wisconsin with no touchdowns and just 9 points scored from their first two games, their chances seem bleak.
The Bears have started the season in relative disarray with calls already for their rookie QB to start and a raft of injuries to contend with. The Steelers are winning even if they are not playing at their best, but they should have far too much quality for this struggling Bears team.
The opening game in London sees the Jaguars return for their annual home game in the UK and they face a Ravens team who are looking impressive in all facets of the game so far this season, especially defensively.
It has been a tough start for the 49ers which was pretty much expected but the Rams are showing promise. Both sides are strong on the defensive side of the ball and recent matches between the two teams have been low scoring so expect this one to follow suit.
Arguably the best match of the opening round takes place at Lambeau. Points are always expected with Rodgers at the helm but these matches have been more low scoring in recent times than many realise so do not expect total points to reach the mid to high 50s...
The AFC North kicks off with a divisional match-up which sees the Browns welcome the Steelers. Roethlisberger and company have dominated the Browns in recent seasons and with star defensive end Myles Garrett ruled out and rookie Kizer starting...
Neither team inspire much coming into the new season but the Bills have far more to be optimistic about than the Jets who have stripped themselves of all their major assets. Both will want to get their running games going...
The season opener pits one of the best defenses in the game against the Super Bowl champions. The Pats' preparation has been strong barring the injury to Edelman and they will be confident of winning this opening game in comfortable fashion thanks to Brady and...
As we catch our breath following a thrilling Super Bowl comeback from the New England Patriots, we cast our eye back to the Dallas Cowboys and their rookie duo of QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott.
With NFL fans preparing for the annual drama and excitement of the play-offs, TSZ takes a look back at recent history to see how each team has performed over a six-year period, before focusing in on the 2016 regular season. Using the statistics at out fingertips and having analysed the performances of the teams this season, we then project the outcome of the play-offs and subsequent Super Bowl.
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