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NFL Thursday Night Football, Week 1: Chiefs-Patriots kicks off 2017 regular season

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The 2017 season finally gets underway tonight in Foxboro.

NFL: AFC Divisional-Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight marks the beginning of the 2017 NFL season, and as is now tradition, last year’s Super Bowl champions open up the season at home on Thursday night. This year, that means that all eyes will be on Foxboro, Massachusetts, as the New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs to begin 2017.

The two teams playing tonight were among the best in the NFL last season in the turnover battle; Kansas City went 12-4 while leading the NFL in turnover margin at +16, while New England’s 14-2 record was at least partly based on their +12 rating.

Here are the details for tonight’s game, so be sure to tune in and join us as we discuss in the comments.


New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs


Gillette Stadium
Foxboro, Massachusetts


Thursday, September 7
8:30 PM Eastern Time


TV Broadcast

National broadcast
Commentators: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

Online Streaming

NBC Sports Live

Westwood One Sports Radio



Patriots are favored by 9.5 points
Over/under total: 48.5


Bill Vinovich