Unlike the other 3 major sports, the 2020 NFL season as of now will be a regular NFL season. That means we can enjoy going to see our favorite NFL teams play and maybe even get some autographs. Here are some things we are excited to see in the 2020 NFL season.
Even if you are not a Raiders fan, every fan is excited to see Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Raiders. Allegiant stadium is located in the Vegas strip and should draw both football fans and non football fans. Allegiant Stadium has a retractable natural grass field and many other modern and new features. This makes it so exciting to go and see Allegiant Stadium and that beautiful Vegas strip in the background. Allegiant stadium will look at its best on the first game of the season which is a Monday Night game against the Saints!
Like Allegiant Stadium, SoFi stadium is another new stadium debuting in 2020 and should draw a lot of attention. SoFi stadium is located in Inglewood, California, and is the new home of the Chargers and Rams. This stadium should have a little more attention than Allegiant Stadium based off one reason. That one reason is because two teams are going to be playing here and that makes the stadium more active. One of the major highlights and features of this stadium is "the Oculus"—an ovular, double-sided 4K HDR video board that will be suspended from the roof over the field. SoFi stadium is planned to hold Super Bowl LVI in 2022.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the team that fans are most excited to see in 2020! It is not because they are the best team because they are not, but instead it is because they have one of the most famous QB's in the NFL. The Buccaneers have become a much better team this offseason. They got one of the best QB's in NFL history in Tom Brady. Brady's leadership will carry the Buccaneers and especially with a great receiving core. The Buccaneers have Mike Evans and Chris Godwin who are both Top 10 Wide Receivers. Combining Evans and Godwin with Brady will make the Bucs a hard team to beat. What makes the Bucs even more exciting to watch in 2020 is that they have Rob Gronkowski. Gronk is one of the best tight ends in the league and is in great shape after he took a year off. Gronk who has spent his whole career on the Pats, is moving on to a different team, but he still has his QB Brady. Brady and Gronk already have a great connection and that duo will be hard to stop!
New England Patriots
Tom Brady is gone and that is something the Patriots will have a hard time to deal with. Or will they? Many Pats fans and other NFL fans can't wait to see the Patriots in 2020. This is because Brady is gone but there is another MVP in town. His name is Cam Newton. It is also because the Patriots dynasty is over. Or is it? The only part of the dynasty that is left is Bill Belichick and football fans want to see what Belichick and the Pats can do without Brady. Football fans wan't to see if Belichick can turn Jarett Stidham into a great QB. Fans also want to see if the Pats playoff streak will end. In all, the Patriots will be exciting to watch this year because fans want to know if the Patriots can still be a playoff team without Brady. The Patriots do have star QB Cam Newton who has playoff experience and is a former MVP. The Patriots still have their core pieces in Belichick, Edelman, Gilmore, Slater, the McCourty brothers, and Hightower. Who knows, the Pats can surprise the whole NFL! They do have a lot of excitement heading into the 2020 season with new QB Cam Newton.
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New Playoff Format
The 2020 NFL playoffs will be a bit different this year. Instead of the usual two wild card spots in each conference, there will be 3. Also, instead of two teams getting a bye in the first round, one team will get a bye. This will be because an extra team will make the playoffs in each conference. That makes for a total of 14 teams (7 from each conference) making the playoffs. This should make fans excited as two extra teams will make the playoffs this year.