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So obviously with the Ravens winning the Super Bowl, much to the chagrin of most Patriots fans, they will be hosting the NFL's season opener. Such has been the tradition for the last nine years anyway, when the Patriots kicked off the 2004 season against the Indianapolis Colts.
Since that time, the defending champion has lost that game only once, this past season when the Cowboys upset the Giants.
Obviously, the NFL looks to put a marquee game in that spot. Their best options?
Of those four, the Patriots have to probably be the most appealing to the NFL. They will be wanting star power in that game. Since the Ravens have Ray Lewis retiring, they'll have lost that. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski give you that.
The last time a championship game rematch was put in that season opener was after the New Orleans Saints won, and the opener was Saints vs Vikings. Brett Favre obviously being seen as a big draw.
There might be a problem, however, ...
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