NFL 2020 Schedule: Week 1 fixtures – Chiefs vs Texans, Dolphins vs Patriots and more

The new NFL season is upon us as the Kansas City Chiefs begin the defence of their Super Bowl title. The Chiefs take on Houston Texans in their opening and MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes can’t wait to get going.

“You can feel the intensity, you can feel that mentality,” said Mahomes.

“I think everyone’s at the point now where we’re just ready to play football again.

“We had that great year last year, but that’s last year. We’re a brand-new football team.”

Kansas does return 17 of 22 starters from a squad that rallied to win all three of their post-season games by double digits.

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The defending champions get a stage all their own in a primetime rematch with the Texans at the scene of the Cheifs’ stunning 2020 play-off win.

Mahomes, the Super Bowl MVP, was rewarded with a 10-year contract worth a record $503million (£385m).

Yet the Chiefs still retained other key players in separate negotiations, namely defensive tackle Chris Jones.

They won’t get quite the welcome expected for Kansas City’s first Super Bowl champions in a half-century because of crowd restrictions limiting capacity around the NFL – stemming from safety measures related to COVID-19.


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However, the Chiefs enter the season as the favorites to go all the way again.

“It’s tricky to say what’s new and what’s not new,” said tight end Travis Kelce.

“Because obviously it’s no secret what coach [Andy] Reid does.

“He puts guys in different positions on the field to succeed and maximizes their strengths, which is why he such an unbelievable offensive mind.”

Fans in the UK can watch live NFL coverage on Sky Sports.

NFL 2020 Schedule – WEEK 1 (All times BST)

Friday, September 11

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs – 1.12am – Live on Sky Sports

Sunday, September 13

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons – 6pm

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – 6pm

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Football Team – 6pm

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – 6pm

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills – 6pm

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions – 6pm

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – 6pm

Las Vegas Raiders at Carolina Panthers – 6pm

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots – 6pm  – Live on Sky Sports

Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals – 9.05pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints – 9.25pm

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – 9.25pm

Monday, September 14

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams – 1.20am  – Live on Sky Sports

Tuesday, September 15

Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants – 0.15am  – Live on Sky Sports

Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos – 3.20am  – Live on Sky Sports

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