Thursday night was different. There were reminders throughout that this was the first NFL game since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Yet, there was comfort in NFL football, the greatness of Patrick Mahomes and the dominance of the Kansas City Chiefs returning to our lives.
The NFL’s sure-to-be-weird 2020 season kicked off Thursday, in Arrowhead Stadium that was less than a quarter full. The Chiefs celebrated raising a Super Bowl championship banner and then beat the Houston Texans 34-20 behind three touchdown passes from Mahomes.
The world has changed plenty since the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, but it did look like the same impressive Chiefs.