It's finally here. The NFL 2020 season kicks off Thursday with the Houston Texans taking on the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. Fans can watch the game on NBC and will see two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL in Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes. League commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to the fans Thursday and revealed what to expect this year.
"Every new season signifies hope and optimism for our favorite teams and players as they compete for their chance to get to the playoffs and, this year, to Super Bowl LV in Tampa," Goodell wrote. "Our 101st season will undoubtedly be filled with high-scoring, close games, and jaw-dropping athleticism that are the hallmarks of the NFL."
The offseason was longer than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of cases on the rise, there was uncertainty about the season being played on time or at all. However, the league has made adjustments to keep the players and fans as safe as possible. With no preseason games played this year, fans are really anxious to see live NFL football. Here's a look at what fans are saying about the NFL 2020 season arriving.
There’s NFL football on tonight.
You made it. pic.twitter.com/agl3KUg14m— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 10, 2020
NFL FOOTBALL IS OFFICIALLY BACK TODAY!September 10, 2020
THE NFL IS BACK. 😤 pic.twitter.com/n8NCqpWWNC— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 10, 2020
Home is where the heart is.September 10, 2020
NFL. Football. Is. Back.
Dance accordingly. #LEGGO— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) September 10, 2020
NFL FOOTBALL IS BACK... TODAY🏈 MOODSeptember 10, 2020
Good morning beautiful people..
Some day’s you wake up and your coffee tastes a little better.. your vitamins smoke a little smoother.. your morning leak hits different
Today is ONE OF THOSE DAYS
The @NFL IS BACK JACK
Retweet if your with me.. let’s GOOOO pic.twitter.com/bojFlEjmU7— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 10, 2020
Aww man it’s really happening. NFL football is back. 🥺— Mack Wilson (@5mackwilson1) September 10, 2020
Finally.#NFLisBACK— NFL UK (@NFLUK) September 10, 2020
NFL is back, playoffs going on in the NBA, postseason baseball is a few weeks again, weather is cooling down, what a wonderful time of the year 👌! 🏈🏀⚾️🌬— Ernesto Franco (@Efranco210) September 10, 2020
NFL IS BACK. 🗣September 10, 2020
THE NFL IS BACK TODAY. pic.twitter.com/T34nFPyc9P— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) September 10, 2020
The NFL is back, and it begins tonight with the my Super Bowl Champion, @Chiefs.September 10, 2020
Man NFL football is really back tonight .... pic.twitter.com/WUTXILhYbI— Tré Jones (@tjones_05) September 10, 2020
NFL football is finally back pic.twitter.com/DBUNH4LJAX— Mike Barbieri (@mikebarbieri2) September 10, 2020
HOW WE FEELIN THIS MORNING, YALL?! THE NFL IS BACK BABY. pic.twitter.com/lqcuPHYUHg— Clermont Lounge Football League (@CLFL_est16) September 10, 2020
NFL is back! Let’s go!!! pic.twitter.com/yk1IipgSyT— Mike McClure (@Mike5754) September 10, 2020