The 26-year-old, three-time Pro Bowler is now the highest-paid defensive player in the league after leading the NFL in sacks last season.
For the first time, NFL teams will play 17 games this year. With the extra game, expect about every major record to fall.
Let's talk odds*
Patrick Mahomes - QB, Kansas City: +600
Aaron Rodgers - QB, Green Bay: +1100
Josh Allen - QB, Buffalo: +1400
Tom Brady - QB, Tampa Bay: +1400
Defensive Player of the Year
Aaron Donald - DT, LA Rams: +550
Myles Garrett - DE, Cleveland Browns: +550
T.J. Watt - OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers: +800
Chase Young - DE, Washington Football Team: +900
Super Bowl champs
Kansas City Chiefs: +450
Tampa Bay Bucs: +700
LA Rams: +1200
*According to Vegas Insider
(1-0) Tampa Bay Bucs31vs. (0-1) Dallas Cowboys 29
With 84 seconds left, down one, we all should have known it was over when Tom Brady (379 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs) got the ball back.
Brady led the drive down the field and kicker Ryan Succop drilled the field goal to win the game.
In a game featuring 7 passing touchdowns, Brady and Gronk connected for their 100th.
Good news for the Cowboys: Dak Prescott (403 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT) looked great back from injury.
Cleveland Browns (0-0) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (0-0) - Sun. 4:25 ET on CBS
In a playoff rematch featuring two teams with Super Bowl aspirations, Patrick Mahomes and his treasure trove of offensive weapons look to edge Baker Mayfield and Co.
Chicago Bears (0-0) vs. Los Angeles Rams (0-0) - Sun. 8:20 ET on NBC
Featuring quarterbacks on new teams, Matthew Stafford’s first game as a Ram is a test against Chicago’s defense. Meanwhile, Bears fans everywhere hope rookie QB Justin Fields relieves Andy Dalton in Week 1.
Can't believe the NFL is back. Hope you've got a nice comfy spot on the couch prepped for Sunday afternoon.
AROUND THE LEAGUES
US Open - Women's Semis
Emma Raducanu vs. #17 Maria Sakkari (6-1, 6-1)
Emma Raducanu’s epic run continued after she downed yet another ranked opponent in straight sets. She’s the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final and has yet to drop a set in any of her nine matches.
Leylah Fernandez vs. #2 Aryna Sabalenka (7-6, 4-6, 6-4)
In the tournament’s best match so far, Canadian teenager Fernandez had just enough to beat the world #2.
For the first time since 1999, two teenagers will meet in the women’s US Open final.
The Indians scored for the first time in three games, snapping a 25-inning scoreless streak.
Stat:Tom Brady has made a Super Bowl every time he has gone 0-1.
Maybe the Bucs should’ve lost last night?
Quote:“College football conference realignment and the controversial "Fair Pay for Play" ruling seems inevitable when you consider that eight of the top 10 biggest outdoor stadiums in the world host Saturday College Football games where the athletes on the field are paid $0.”