The NFL regular season kicks off tonight at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs. Do the Chiefs have the right pieces of the puzzle to dazzle on national television?

So it begins...Will the lure of the NE hometown crowd and the national spotlight be too much for the Chiefs to come away with a "W" against the Patriots in the first game of the season?

As much as you don't like Tom Brady, you have to admire what the 40-year old New England QB has done in his career.  

He is one of only two players to win five Super Bowls and the only player to win them all playing for one team. Brady has been honored with four Super Bowl MVP awards, the most ever by a single player, has won two league MVP awards, has been selected to 12 Pro Bowls and has led his team to more division titles than any other quarterback in NFL history.

Across the line, KC's quarterback, Alex Smith, has been Mr. Consistent in his years with the Chiefs. The 13-year veteran, is in his fifth year with Kansas City. According to KC Coach Andy Reid, Smith is the man at the helm.

Impressive rookie QB Patrick Mahomes was lighting up the defenses in the preseason but it's the steady-Eddy Smith that will call the plays in the season opener.

With the addition and subtraction of players in the off-season and the pre-season and injuries along the way, it will be intersting to see how the Chiefs will handle 2017.

Jim Rogash