The NFL season has finally begun and the first Sunday of the season is at the doorstep.
The first week of the season is always exciting to see how certain teams match up with one another.
Also, it is a great time to see what players are in for big statistical seasons.
On Sunday there are plenty of enticing matchups that feature some of the best teams in the league.
But, there are also some games where some teams are on upset alert.
Here are two teams that have a good chance of being upset in Week 1.
2. Philadelphia Eagles (At Detroit Lions)
Week 1 road games are always tough.
That is what the Philadelphia Eagles are faced with when they travel to Detroit.
The Lions finished last season 3-13-1 but played many of close games that did not go their way at the end.
Detroit is expected to be much better this season in year two under head coach Dan Campbell.
The fans in Detroit are even excited about the prospects of this season.
It's the first time since 2019 that a game has standing-room only.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 7, 2022
These two teams met in Week 8 last season where the Eagles won, 44-6.
Getting beat that bad should have the Lions motivated for this matchup.
The Eagles are one of the most hyped NFL teams heading into the season.
After a plethora of offseason moves many people are not only picking them to win the NFC East, but to go far in the playoffs.
All the pressure is on quarterback Jalen Hurts to produce.
Last season, Hurts threw for 3,144 yards and 16 touchdowns in 15 games.
That is not gonna cut it in 2022.
While he is successful running the ball, any QB that cannot consistently beat defenses with his arm will struggle.
The addition of A.J. Brown to the offense will help, but ultimately all the pressure is on Hurts as a passer.
Detroit used the second-overall pick in the 2022 draft to add Aidan Hutchinson to their defense.
The edge-rusher should help out what was one of the worst defenses in the NFL in 2021.
Also, the Lions’ offense has some explosive playmakers.
Also, both of these teams have some of the best offensive lines in the sport.
According to PFF, the Eagles have the best offensive line in the NFL while the Lions have the third best.
This game will be a battle in the trenches and if Detroit’s defense can show some resistance, the Eagles will be on upset alert.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (At Arizona Cardinals)
The Kansas City Chiefs take their new look offense to Arizona, the host of this year’s Super Bowl, for a date with the Cardinals.
The Chiefs will be playing without wide receiver Tyreek Hill on their team for the first time since 2016.
Also, this will be the first time QB Patrick Mahomes does not have a true WR1 on his team.
But, he does have Travis Kelce at tight end, who has been his favorite target over the past few years.
For Arizona, they send Kyler Murray back out to lead their offense.
The QB got a brand new massive contract extension and now must play well.
The top-5 highest paid QB in terms of average annual value now:
1. Aaron Rodgers: $50.271M
2. Russell Wilson: $49M
3. Kyler Murray: $46.1M
4. Deshaun Watson: $46M
5. Patrick Mahomes: $45M
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 1, 2022
Arizona tends to get off to hot starts in the season.
In 2020, they started 5-2, and last season they started 7-0.
Both of these teams have questionable defenses.
So this game has “shootout” written all over it.
Arizona playing at home has a great chance to win this game and give the Chiefs an early season setback.