Week 1 is all about excess. After an offseason bereft of football, we gorge on 10 games simultaneously on Sunday.
Here's what to watch for:
- These are two trendy playoff picks for this season because of how they closed out 2013. But the Chargers have picked up momentum in the meantime, while the Cardinals have hemorrhaged talent: linebacker Karlos Dansby (free agency), defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (injury) and linebacker Daryl Washington (suspension). San Diego's roster looks deeper. Donald Brown adds a third quality runner to the backfield. Malcom Floydis healthy again and will get plenty of snaps Monday.
- Hurricane Norbert hit the greater Phoenix region early Monday morning, dropping almost three inches of rain. That's more than any other day in recorded history there. The game will be protected from the elements, but getting to the game could be tricky.