The 2018 NFL season begins tonight and the Buffalo Bills take the field in just a few days. That and more in today’s Morning Charge.
The day has finally come. Football has returned.
Meaningful football, that is. Buffalo Bills fans have seen the team take the field four times in the preseason but tonight marks the start of real NFL football.
The Atlanta Falcons are set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles without Carson Wentz. This has me taking the Falcons in my pick ’em league, but it wasn’t an easy decision considering Nick Foles was the Super Bowl MVP.
Kickoff for this game means Bills football is just a few days away. Thank goodness, it has been far too long.
After a summer of waiting fans finally know who the starting quarterback will be. That won’t stop the Peterman vs. Allen debates, but at least the months of speculation can give way to Peterman being allowed to prove himself in game action.
Tonight also marks the start of another fantasy football season. A season in which some people who drafted Le’Veon Bell in the first round may be sweating out the next few days and weeks. I am not one of those people, luckily.
Let’s take a look at the latest news surrounding the Bills on this first day of the 2018 NFL regular season.
Buffalo Bills News:
Bills: An optimistic guide to the 2018 season (BuffaLowDown, Shaun Brennan)
There is a lot of national pessimism surrounding this Bills team, so we get optimistic. Better to go into the season with some hope rather than be grumpy for 17 weeks.
Ranking the Buffalo Bills’ 12 most important players for 2018 season (NYup.com, Ryan Talbot)
A look at the players who will be in charge of carrying the load this season. The goal is a return to the postseason and there is no denying that there is some serious talent on this roster.
Ravens vs. Bills: 6 questions with BuffaLowDown (Ebony Bird, Chris Schisler)
A Q&A I did with the Ebony Bird leading up to Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Bills fans should like the score prediction.
LeSean McCoy: I’ll take care of legal issues, focused on Week One now (PFT, Josh Alper)
And finally today, the most recent news about LeSean McCoy‘s legal situation after he spoke with reporters about it on Wednesday.