Top 10 games to watch during the 2021 NFL season

A look at 10 top games to watch across the NFL in 2021.

Chiefs at Ravens, Week 2 — The league’s top dual-threat quarterbacks face off as Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson meet in a showdown between AFC heavyweights. The Chiefs won 34-20 in Week 3 of last season, and Jackson called Kansas City the Ravens’ “Kryptonite” after Baltimore fell to 0-3 to Mahomes & Co. (Sept. 19, 6:20 p.m., NBC)

Buccaneers at Patriots, Week 4 — The GOAT returns to where it all began in Tom Brady’s first showdown against his old team. Whether it’s Cam Newton or Mac Jones who starts at QB for New England, Brady is sure to receive a raucous homecoming from the Foxborough faithful as the Hoodied Genius plots to stop him. (Oct. 3, 6:20 p.m., NBC)

Bills at Chiefs, Week 5 — The AFC’s two top contenders meet in a rematch of last year’s championship game, won 38-24 by Kansas City. The Bills’ Josh Allen looks to take another gigantic leap following an MVP-caliber season in 2020, while cornerback Tre’Davious White and the Buffalo secondary face their biggest test of the year. (Oct. 10, 6:20 p.m., NBC)