The NFL’s 100th season will promisingly get weirder this year, as it has been for the last 99 seasons.
But this upcoming season will turn out to be strange and spectacular. This year NFL chose to go for a history-tinged opener instead of following the usual format where the Super Bowl champions host the first game. With the kickoff having played on Thursday night, the game ended up as a stunner between the archrivals of Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, which showcased extraordinary talents from both ends. Though the offseason and preseason of this NFL season passed by very quickly, it seems right to buckle up oneself to expect the unexpected in every match, which has also been the case in every other sport this year. During the kickoff match against the Packers, Chicago had three straight penalties to put them in a first-and-40 but unfortunately they did not convert any of it. At the end of the match, the Packers triumphed scoring 10 against the Bears who managed to get 3, as they stuffed Bears in their low-scoring opener. Considering the odds, this season is full of surprises as it looks electrified already and would be a visual treat for NFL fans, in all the matches to come.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL’s 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference – four division winners and two wild card teams, would advance to the playoffs – a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held on the first Sunday in February and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
NFL Season 2019-20
The 2019 NFL season will be the 100th season of the National Football League (NFL), the entire schedule for the games were released on April 17, 2019. The season will begin on September 5, 2019 with the NFL Kickoff Game with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers. The season will conclude with Super Bowl LIV, the league’s championship game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The 17 week schedule begins on the 6th of September of this year and ends on the 30th of December. On October 18, 2018, the NFL announced that it would commemorate its 100th season throughout 2019, beginning at Super Bowl LIII. An NFL 100 emblem will be featured in promotions across all NFL properties during the season, worn on jerseys as a patch, placed on game balls, and painted on fields. There will be games on Monday nights and on Thursdays, Including the National Football League Kickoff game and games on Thanksgiving Day. The regular season will conclude with a full slate of 16 games and will be scheduled for December 29, all of which will be intra-division matchups, as it had been since 2010. The division pairings for 2019 will be as follows: The Intra-conference will be between AFC East VS AFC North, AFC West VS AFC South, NFC East VS NFC North and NFC West VS NFC South. And the Inter-conference is formulated by pairing AFC East VS NFC East, AFC North VS NFC West, AFC South VS NFC South and AFC West VS NFC North.
Vincent Lombardi Trophy
The NFL trophy is named after Vincent Thomas Lombardi, he was an American football player, coach and an executive in the National Football League (NFL). As the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons and has never had a losing season as a head coach.
Mostly noted for his strictness at the pitch, he was far ahead of his time in creating a supportive environment for gay players, and he emphatically challenged existing Jim Crow Laws, and provided leadership to break the color barrier in football. He has a regular season winning percentage of 72.8% and 90% in the postseason for an overall record of 105 wins.
Lombardi is recognized as one of the greatest coaches and leaders in the history of all American sports. The year after his sudden death from cancer in 1970, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the NFL Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor.
NFL 2019 Kick off Game
The Kickoff Game is scheduled for September 5, at the Soldier Field, Chicago, USA. The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers for the game in honor of the Bears’ and the NFL’s centennial season, a game announced on March 25, ahead of the rest of the schedule. The move breaks with league tradition that gives the defending Super Bowl champion the hosting rights to the first game of the season and the New England Patriots will instead host the Sunday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NFL Stars to Watch Out in 2019-20
Everyone knows that Tom Brady is very important, so is Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and the other veteran franchise quarterbacks. So are big-name receivers like Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., elite pass-rushers like Von Miller and Aaron Donald, and so forth. As a great player on the trade block, Jalen Ramsey of the Jaguars could help any team win a Super Bowl. Dalvin Cook of the Vikings and Tyler Lockett from the Seahawks look promising to contribute to their sides this season. Travis Frederick of the Cowboys team and Marcus Davenport of the Saints will also be on the list of players to watch out this season.
NFL Playoffs 2020
After the NFL regular season the NFL Wild Card Rounds begin, which happen on the 4th and 5th of January and the NFL Divisional Rounds are scheduled on the 11th and 12th of the same month. Paving way for the NFL Conference Championships, expected to take place on the 19th of the January month. The two surviving teams from each conference’s divisional playoff games then meet in the respective AFC and NFC Conference Championship games (hosted by the lower seed). Unlike most major sports leagues, which hold their all-star games roughly midway through their regular seasons, the Pro Bowl is played around the end of the NFL season, this time at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando scheduled for January 26. The winners of those contests go on to face one another in the Super Bowl, which is scheduled on February 2, 2020.
The Super Bowl 2020
The Super Bowl is the annual American football game that determines the champion of the National Football League (NFL). The game summarizes a season that begins in the previous calendar year, and is the conclusion of the NFL playoffs. The winner receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the contest is held in an American city, chosen three to four years beforehand, usually at warm-weather sites or domed stadiums. Since January 1971, the winner of the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game has faced the winner of the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game in the culmination of the NFL playoffs.
The defending champions for the 100th NFL season – New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with six championships, while the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers have five wins.