NFL season kickoff will kick off this weekend with the most significant changes in the league’s history.
Here’s everything you need to know about what to expect.
The New York Jets will host the Atlanta Falcons, the Los Angeles Chargers will host Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears will host Cleveland Browns.
Here are the playoff teams.
NFL.com’s Week 14 preview picks The New England Patriots will host their AFC Championship Game opener in New England against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Dec. 15.
It’ll be their first appearance in the AFC Championship since the 2015 season, and the Patriots have been a top contender in the division for some time.
They’ve won nine straight games to start the season, including a win over the New York Giants in Week 7.
New England has an excellent defense, but they’ve also been the most dominant team in the NFL this season.
The Patriots defense ranks No. 1 in total defense, allowing just 20.3 points per game.
Their No. 3 scoring defense has allowed just 30.3 yards per game, tied for third in the NFC.
New York is the only team in football to allow 30 or more points in seven consecutive games, the longest such streak in the history of the NFL.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills is on the receiving end of some criticism from fans for his decision to join the team and not return to the team in January after missing most of the season with an ankle injury.
He’s currently sidelined for the remainder of the year with a concussion.
Saints coach Sean Payton said the Saints are not looking to add any new weapons to their offense this season, per CBSSports.com.
However, it remains to be seen if Payton can keep the team healthy.
He has one of the league a top pass-catching running back in Alvin Kamara and has some weapons up front.
New head coach Sean McDermott has some of the most exciting quarterbacks in the game in Drew Brees and Joe Flacco.
Brees has led the Saints to four playoff appearances in the last five seasons, and he is entering the final year of his contract.
He is only 26 years old, and Flacco is the oldest player in the playoffs.
The Miami Dolphins are set to play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in a preseason game, with the Green Bams starting the season on the road.
The Packers haven’t played a home game since 2010.
The Green Bay defense will have to be stout to keep up with the Dolphins’ elite offense.
The Dolphins have allowed only 30 points per contest in their last four games.
Miami’s offense has struggled to find the end zone over the last few weeks.
It has allowed a league-low 15 touchdowns and five interceptions over the past five games.
Green Bay’s defense will be tested by a dynamic offense that has been explosive this season in the red zone, per ESPN Stats & Info.
The Seattle Seahawks have already made some changes to their offensive game plan, according to Mike Sando of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is making the move to a 3-4 look with Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch replacing the traditional 4-3 with the hybrid 4-2-5-1.
The change is a departure from what Bevell had done previously, which was to lean more heavily on Wilson and Wilson’s ability to get open with a wide receiver running a curl route.
Bevell was known for running a 4-4-5 scheme with Wilson, but he also liked the way Wilson and Lynch were able to get the ball out of their hands quickly.
Bevel is also making a change to how the Seahawks’ defense is lined up, with a number of outside linebackers returning from the 2014 season.
Bevin is hoping that they can take advantage of the change in personnel and play more of a 3, but that is likely to be a long-term decision.