The season began officially on Thursday with the defending Champions the Kansas City Chiefs victorious over the Houston Texans. The main bulk of the games are tonight, with my Raiders playing their first game out of Las Vegas, following their move from Oakland. The initial opposition are the Carolina Panthers, who have a new head coach and a new offensive coordinator, but who still have their star player in Christian McCaffrey. Plenty of new faces for the Raiders as well and given their tough early schedule, they could really do with a win tonight. KC are favourites to repeat last season's triumph with San Francisco, Baltimore and New Orleans expected to be 3 of their main challengers. Prior to the draft backed the Raiders at 110 on the exchanges and they are now a top price of 85. Also backed QB Derek Carr, to be the season MVP at 80's and he certainly has the best group of wide receivers in a while at his disposal. Limited crowds are allowed in a small number of stadiums, but Las Vegas have already announced they will play the season in an empty stadium.