NFL season begins with shake ups, drama


Football season has arrived across the country, which means the National Football League (NFL) is ready to kick off what should be an exciting 2013-14 season.

The regular season opened on Sept. 5 with a playoff rematch between the Denver Broncos and last year’s Super Bowl Champions the Baltimore Ravens.

This season will be full of storylines that will keep fans tuned in the whole season.

The Ravens will try to start the season with the beginning of a new era without superstar Linebacker Ray Lewis, who played 17 years with the team since he was drafted. Lewis retired after the Super Bowl win.

The New England Patriots look to stay focused with all the buzz surrounding the team after the arrest of tight end Aaron Hernandez for manslaughter and the injury to star player Rob Gronkowski.

The Minnesota Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson will look to recreate the historic MVP season he had last year coming off a torn ACL.

Former Oregon Ducks coach Chip Kelly looks to install a high-powered flashy offense with the Philadelphia Eagles. Experts have labeled Kelly to be a good fit with quarterback Michael Vick and star running back LeSean McCoy.

Can local teams top the season they had last year?

The San Francisco 49ers will look to go back to the big game and win it this year now that quarterback Colin Kaepernick has gained the experience he needed, and the acquisition of defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha should bolster SF’s already impressive defense.

It’s a different story across the bay though. The Oakland Raiders will look to finally have a winning season since 2002 with new quarterback Terelle Pryor.

The season will start with a lot of questions, but the answers will come along as the season goes.