Drive for Five: 2016 Patriots Super Bowl Champions Montage

Drive for Five: 2016 Patriots Super Bowl Champions Montage

Will a flurry of last-second trades last week help address the team's weaknesses?

Our pick: The Pittsburgh Steelers will be the only team to make the postseason here.

National Football League season is nearly here and there's a lot to be excited about.

Almost every season a bottom dweller tends to rise and this season's most likely contenders to keep that trend alive are the Cleveland Browns and the 49ers, who both did well to fill holes that might allow them to close their divisional gaps.

The spectacular Dallas Cowboys could be the team which can provide excellent performances.

The Chiefs won 12 games and the AFC West last season, finishing as the sixth-best team in the NFL, according to Football Outsiders' Defense-adjusted Value Over Average metric, which measures a team's efficiency by comparing success on every play to a league average based on situation and opponent. The Wild Card Round and Division Round lead to the Conference Championship Round, where the top two teams battle it out to become the NFC and the AFC champions.

Former New York Giants defensive back Jason Bell and two-time Super Bowl victor Osi Umenyiora, along with presenter Mark Chapman, will bring you the best of the action when The NFL Show returns as part of the BBC's coverage. "When they're roaming around, you can't just stare them down right where you want to throw the ball". Then on Sunday there's the Jets against the Bills and the Jaguars playing the Texans, among other games.

At that point, anything is possible, making the Chiefs a Super Bowl contender worth talking about. There are four ways to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

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It was against the Chiefs in the 2008 opener that Brady was lost for the season with a knee injury.

Naturally you'll want to take in the action on the big screen, somewhere that has a buzzing atmosphere.

The BBC's coverage will include The NFL Show weekly programme.

But the question the Patriots will live with until they lose a game this season is if they can win them all. It's going to a great atmosphere, it's going to be loud - pretty much like a playoff atmosphere when you go there. "And, even at 40 years old, Brady is still going to be one of the best players in the NFL". In 2015, New England had a losing record when Edelman went down with a broken foot. Although Patriots fans will be out there with banners to cheer for their hero G.O.A.T Tom Brady, Gronkowski can also woo us with his unique energy and style on the field. Based on Brady's performance while rallying the Patriots past the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in overtime in the Super Bowl in February, there's as much sand remaining in his football hourglass as you'll find in the Sahara.

Which team are favourites for 2018? Arsenal have started the season poorly, but will the Rams do likewise? Maybe this time they'll get it done. It's more a case of deciding who is going to play the Patriots in the Super Bowl - and that would be eight appearances in 16 seasons, 50 per cent over a 16-year span!

With an annual salary of $27million (£20.6m), Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is the highest-paid player in the NFL.

For now, one of the NFL's young stars will be featured in primetime in Week 1 against the Giants, then possibly disappear for six weeks. It's the key position and the QB can make or break a match.

It's not really a huge shock that the Patriots took more than four-fifths of the vote here as they could very easily go 6-0 in divisional games.