The NFL returns this week and it’s time to get “Back to Football.” That means the next five months will be packed with the sizzle and suspense that comes only with the National Football League.
America’s favorite sport roars back into action Thursday night (NBC, 8:30 PM ET) in the first game of NFL Kickoff 2014 Weekend. The opener features the Super Bowl champion SEATTLE SEAHAWKS hosting the GREEN BAY PACKERS at CenturyLink Field.
Everybody is ready for the unique unpredictability of the NFL. And every team enters the new season with hope.
Last year, nearly 70 percent of the games were within one score (eight points or fewer) in the fourth quarter. And there were five new playoff teams in 2013: Carolina, Kansas City, New Orleans, Philadelphia and San Diego. Since the 12-team playoff format was adopted in 1990, at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.
The 2014 season promises more of the same. It’s time to get “Back to Football.”
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