NFL Analysts Announce Their Ideal Opening Night Matchups

An NFL goal post at Soldier Field as the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions on September 17, 2006 in Chicago.  The Bears won 34 - 7.
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The NFL’s regular-season schedule for 2023 is set to be released on Thursday, and it promises to be loaded with key matchups and some historic rivalries and new grudge matches.

The Kansas City Chiefs likely play at home in Week 1 and will raise their championship banner to commemorate their victory in February’s Super Bowl, and the question now is who they’ll play in that contest.

NFL analyst Adam Schein says their ideal opponent would be the Miami Dolphins as it will mark the return of star wide receiver Tyreek Hill to Kansas City while he sees his old teammates receive their championship rings.

Hill played his first six seasons with the Chiefs, and he won a Super Bowl with them during the 2019 season, but the team shocked the league by trading him to Miami last season.

In his first season with the Dolphins, he established a career-high with 1,710 receiving yards and earned his seventh Pro Bowl nod while being named to the All-Pro first-team for the fourth time.

They had a disappointing 2022 campaign, going 9-8 while enduring several concussions for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, but they have new hope for 2023.

They added veteran star cornerback Jalen Ramsey in an effort to address a very poor pass defense, and thus they are hoping to seriously compete for a spot in the Super Bowl this time around.

If Miami is to get there and compete for their first world championship since the early 1970s, they will need to overcome Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs at some point in the playoffs.

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