What to Watch With William Hill: Biggest Sports Events Week of September 7

It’s a jam-packed week of sports, including several thrilling playoff series and a long-awaited kickoff. Let’s highlight the most exciting events this week below.

NFL

The 2020-21 season begins on Thursday, as the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs host the Texans in a playoff rematch. Deshaun Watson and Houston will be seeking revenge after blowing a 24-0 lead to Kansas City in last year’s divisional round. There are also 13 games this Sunday, highlighted by Tom Brady making his Buccaneers debut against the Saints. The spotlight will also feature Brady’s replacement in New England, Cam Newton, taking on the Dolphins.

Check out the entire Week 1 schedule below.

Thursday
Texans at Chiefs

Sunday
Packers at Vikings

Bears at Lions

Colts at Jaguars

Dolphins at Patriots

Eagles at Washington

Browns at Ravens

Jets at Bills

Raiders at Panthers

Seahawks at Falcons

Chargers at Bengals

Buccaneers at Saints

Cardinals at 49ers

Cowboys at Rams


Monday
Steelers at Giants

Titans at Broncos

NBA

Who will move on to the conference finals? The Heat are the closest to advancing, as they’ve pushed the top-seeded Bucks to the brink of elimination with a 3-1 series lead. Two other teams lead their matchups by just one game, with the Celtics up 3-2 over the defending champion Raptors and the Clippers edging the Nuggets 2-1. Additionally, the Lakers and Rockets will break their 1-1 tie tonight in a crucial Game 3.

NHL

Four teams remain in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with just one obstacle ahead before a trip to the Final. The Lightning continued their torrid play this postseason with an 8-2 victory over the Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Stars won a 1-0 thriller over the Golden Knights to take an early series lead themselves, and these two will square off in Game 2 tonight.

U.S. Open

Serena Williams pulled off a comeback victory against Maria Sakkari on Monday, keeping her dreams still alive of tying Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. On the men’s side, the field is wide-open following Novak Djokovic’s stunning disqualification. Catch the action from Arthur Ashe all week long, capped by the women’s final on Saturday and the men’s final on Sunday.

Other sports: College football, MLB, PGA Tour, UFC, WNBA, NASCAR Cup Series

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