After following free agency and the draft, football fans are ready for the 2018 regular season to start. Here’s all the information you need to know.
An unforgettable NFL draft weekend is in the books and all 32 teams come away with an influx of young talent. It’s been an extremely busy offseason filled with must-watch action throughout free agency leading up to the draft.
But those who closely follow NFL football know that the offseason is exciting but also has its dry periods. That’s where we are now. Free agency has all but officially died down and the draft is officially over. Roster and positional battles among teams don’t provide the same excitement that cames do on the field. It just isn’t the same.
The 17-week schedule has been released and it’s a matter of time before Week 1 rolls around. Rookie minicamp and training camp gives us a glimmer of football but it’s not enough to satisfy the urge. Even the preseason isn’t enough because starters rarely see the field. Nothing marks the return of the regular season more than the kickoff for Week 1.
Week 1 of the regular season will begin on Thursday, September 9th. The Atlanta Falcons travel on the road to take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. It’s a rematch of the NFC Divisional round and a fantastic matchup between two contending teams in 2018.
Following the conclusion of that game, the other 30 teams will play their regular season openers three days later on Sunday, September 9th. By that time, we’ll be back into the weekly routine of football and all will be right in the world.
Which Week 1 matchup are you most looking forward to? There will plenty of great football to watch throughout the 2018 season, there’s no doubt about it.