Chiefs and Ravens Open Week 1 and 2024 NFL Season

Chiefs and Ravens Open Week 1 and 2024 NFL Season

At the onset, Week 1 begins with the traditional Thursday night opener on NBC and it is a headliner. The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of the 2023 AFC championship game. Last year, the Chiefs defeated the Ravens 17-10 as 4.5-point road dogs. Hence, the Chiefs went on to win their second consecutive Super Bowl. Since 2019, Kansas City has beat the NFL odds for three Super Bowl championships. The Chiefs and Ravens boast two of the biggest quarterback brands in the NFL, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson.

2024-25 NFL Week 1 Schedule

Thursday, September 5

  • Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)

Friday, September 6

  • Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (at São Paulo, Brazil), 8:15 p.m. ET (Peacock)

Sunday, Sept. 8

  • Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Arizona Cardinals at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Tennessee Titans at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Dallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Washington Commanders at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)

Week 1 Overview

Namely, Patrick Mahomes has led the Chiefs to four Super Bowls, winning three. Along the way, he has redefined the quarterback position. Jackson has had phenomenal regular season success but it has not translated in the playoffs. Correlate that Baltimore has not returned to the Super Bowl since 2012-13. John Harbaugh defeated his brother Jim and the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 on February 3, 2013.

Certainly, the Chiefs and Ravens will be a ratings and betting activity bonanza. The matchup will be a great indicator of where Baltimore and Kansas City stand regarding the 2024 campaign. Some gamblers will like the online betting revenge angle of Baltimore. Others will gravitate to the Arrowhead field advantage.

History will be made on Friday, September 6, when the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles open their seasons in Sau Paulo, Brazil. In turn, the game will have a telecast on Peacock. Brazilian fans will be treated to two of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL. Namely, Jordan Love of the Packers and Jalen Hurts of the Eagles.

Last year, Love led the Packers to the playoffs in his first season as the starter. Hurts is the more established and credible QB. Hurts took the Eagles to a near NFL betting odds win in the 2022-23 Super Bowl. Of great concern is that Philadelphia took a step back last year. Meanwhile, the Packers will challenge the Detroit Lions for supremacy in the NFC North.

On Sunday afternoon, the Las Vegas Raiders will visit the Los Angeles Chargers. Namely, new head coach Jim Harbaugh is leading the Chargers.

The Detroit Lions will host the Los Angeles Rams in a rematch of a 2023 playoff game held in Detroit. Last year, the Lions prevailed.

On ESPN and ABC Monday Night Football, the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers will host the New York Jets. Of course, the 49ers are coming off an overtime loss to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

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