On this season’s first game, and more.

Alex Smith is bombing all over the Patriots, just like no one expected – SBNation.com
The short-yard extraordinaire has found his deep-yard prowess.

Patriots WR Danny Amendola ruled out with concussion vs. Chiefs – SBNation.com
The Patriots’ receiver will not return to the game.

An NFL cord-cutter’s guide to watching the 2017 season – SBNation.com
You don’t need a satellite dish or cable to get your NFL fix.

Tyreek Hill leaves Chiefs vs. Patriots game with cramps – SBNation.com
The Chiefs’ speedy wideout suffered from cramps in the 4th quarter.

Kareem Hunt fumbled his 1st NFL carry but made up for it with 3 touchdowns – SBNation.com
Hunt’s first carry was a fumble, but he bounced back and helped the Chiefs get back into the game.

Eric Berry carted off with Achilles injury in Chiefs vs. Patriots – SBNation.com
Massive loss to the Chiefs defense.

Tyreek Hill gives Patriots peace sign as he sprints for a 75-yard TD – SBNation.com
This was a pretty play, and Hill said goodbye on his way to the end zone.

Who is Kareem Hunt, and how did he run all over the Patriots? – SBNation.com
The Chiefs’ rookie running back put in work on Thursday night.

Chiefs 42, Patriots 27: 7 things we learned in the NFL season opener – SBNation.com
The Chiefs dominated the fourth quarter to shock the Patriots in Week 1.

Watch: Stories of Courage- Ena
Stories of Courage detail the lives of people saved by the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Watch: Buccaneer Bites, Week One
Get ready for gameday with Buccaneer Bites, presented by TECO Peoples Gas.

History Suggests New Schedule is Manageable
After using their new “bye week” to focus on safety during Hurricane Irma, the Buccaneers will return to a schedule of 16 straight games without a break, but that doesn’t have to be a backbreaker.

Winston Embraces 16-Straight Games
Jameis Winston knows that the Buccaneers are facing a tough test by playing 16 regular season games in a row, but is prepared to embrace the challenge.

What you might have missed from the final episode of the Bucs on ‘Hard Knocks’
| Tampa Bay Times

We’ve had such fun for five weeks here on the Annotated Hard Knocks, trying to find the split-second images and background details you might have missed in watching the HBO show chronicle the Bucs’ training camp as they prepare for the 2017 season. We’re back for one more collection of 10 morsels and backstories — go back and watch and see if you pick up on some of the things we found.

How much does an NFL bye matter? Not very much | Tampa Bay Times
The postponement of the Bucs’ season opener from Sunday to Nov. 19 due to Hurricane Irma means Tampa Bay and Miami will take their bye this week, then play 16 games in a row.


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