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Early Season Success

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As the 2020 National Football League officially kicked off the new season Sunday saw a full slate of games and as you can imagine several were without fans all due to Covid-19 with the orders of the CDC. 

Some teams did have a limited number of fans on hand, all utilizing the social distance rule in place for seating as well as ensuring a limited number of fans in attendance at the game.

The 17-week NFL season will consist of a 256-game regular-season schedule for 2020, which kicked off this past Thursday and concludes the season with 16 division games on Sunday, January 3.

The NFL’s 2020 season kicked off under enhanced measures as one might expect all put in place to lessen or moderate any spread of Covid-19 that has currently seen numerous players to opt out citing safety concerns.

Kansas City Chiefs O-lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the only active NFL player who is also a medical doctor and was the first to bow out July 24th over concerns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

It should be noted that since then there have been more than 30 players who have followed suit, which are all valid.

Doug Pederson Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles tested positive for Covid-19 while Detroit Lions put five players on their “reserve/Covid-19” list last week.

It was all officially kicked off last Thursday as the KC Chiefs were looking to repeat their Super Bowl Title win in January capturing the 51st championship game with a win over San Francisco in New Orleans.

In the opening game of 2020 they knocked off the Houston Texans by a score leading the Texans 24-7 at the half holding off a second half surge by the Texans as Houston outscored the Chiefs 13-10 in a much better second half falling 34-20 to the defending champions.

In other games played on the opening weekend the Buffalo Bills held of the NY Jets 27-17 by a 10 point margin to open the season on a winning note, while the Las Vegas Raiders formerly Oakland edged the Carolina Panthers 34-30 while the Chicago Bears managed a come from behind victory to defeat the Detroit Lions 27-23.

  • Jacksonville over Indianapolis 27-20 
  • Green Bay over the Minnesota Vikings 43-34 
  • New England defeated Miami 21-11 
  • Washington over the Philadelphia Eagles 27-17
  • Baltimore over Cleveland 38-6
  • Seattle Seahawks defeated Falcons 38-25 
  • LA Chargers 16-13  Cincinnati Bengals 16-13 
  • Arizona edged San Francisco 24-20
  • At the Superdome New Orleans defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-23 
  • LA Rams edged the Dallas Cowboys 20-17

For  complete summary of the games and scheduled games in week two go the league website https://www.nfl.com/