2024 NFL Schedule Release Preview

Written by: William Petersen

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Roger Goodell and the NFL have done a great job of getting the rest of the league and its fanbase ready for the 2024 NFL schedule release by teasing a rematch of the AFC Championship from last season. On Thursday September 5th the back-to-back Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs will be hosting reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in a perfect matchup to start the season. The Ravens seemed like a team of destiny in 2023 until Patrick Mahomes and Travice Kelce came to Baltimore and upset the number one seeded Ravens 17-10. All eyes will be on this riveting kick off to the NFL season especially after the Ravens added Derrick Henry in free agency. With the announcement of the first game of the year, the sportsbooks have also sent out early odds to the folks that like to participate in sports betting. The defending champions are currently listed as a three point favorite and sit at -146 on the money line with the Ravens coming in at +124 underdogs on the road. I expect this game to be nothing short or entertaining and would not be surprised to see these two hit the over 46.5 total points.

The NFL seems to be aggressively trying to expand their sphere of influence as the second game of week 1 will be played for the first time in São Paolo, Brazil. The Green Bay Packers will meet the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that should bring nothing but fireworks and excitement to a country that lives for the other fùtbol. It will be interesting to see if these two teams have similar struggles like starting slow and lack of cohesion, since its week 1 and we have seen similar factors in the London and Germany games’ in the past. I am excited to see the NFL trying to bring more people into the game of football but am also curious to see how it affects their ratings and with all these new streaming platforms coming into play, how much their viewership will be affected. As for now the NFL is gearing up for arguably their biggest season yet as they try to navigate several different markets all while trying to maintain a consistent product. Get your wallets out and emails ready because you will need to have at least three different streaming services to watch every game this season, Peacock, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and NFL Network.