Laugh This Off... Puddin'!
We all know what the big game is from a media standpoint but there are a lot of interesting early possible playoff-deciding games: Carolina/Dallas, Cleveland/Minnesota, KC/Philadelphia, Arizona/LA Rams, Baltimore/Denver, Pittsburgh/Green Bay, and Raiders/Chargers on MNF.
I fully expect the Patriots to get stomped this week by Brady although there are gonna be a lot of chips on shoulders: Brady & Gronk proving themselves against Belichick's D, Patriots Coaching Staff to prove they can beat Brady, Patriots D to prove they can stop Brady in some measure. I am glad this game is early in the season as I'm hoping that Mac Jones can glean tips/tricks from Brady that he can incorporate in his own game (and improve his process speed in general).
My final score prediction: 34-17 Buccaneers