Kansas City’s continuity on defense is startling.

As you’d expect from a team that went through sweeping changes across the board, the Niners have plenty of new faces on both sides of the ball. Even some of the returning starters, such as defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) and free safety Jimmie Ward (25), are playing new positions in the schemes brought by coach Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. All of which means it will take a while for the pieces to come together. — Nick Wagoner

Kansas City’s continuity on defense is startling. Only nose tackle Dontari Poe and cornerback Steven Nelson are gone from 2016’s core, with Bennie Logan (96) and Phillip Gaines (23) replacing them. Running back Kareem Hunt (27) is the lone rookie projected to start. — Adam Teicher

The Raiders should be able to win a lot of shootouts with their elite offense — something we should see plenty of despite the presence of Khalil Mack (52). The defense will have two rookie starters: Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes (94) and linebacker Marquel Lee (55). First-round cornerback Gareon Conley should also see plenty of playing time in the secondary. — Paul Gutierrez

Ezekiel Elliott’s (21) suspension to start the season will take away one starter away from an offense that returns almost in full with La’el Collins (71) moving from left guard to right tackle. On defense, the secondary will have new faces playing Wholesale Jerseys From China big roles in Nolan Carroll (24), Jeff Heath (38) and Chidobe Awuzie. After Very Cheap Jerseys Anthony Hitchens’ season-ending injury, Jaylon Smith (54) and Justin Durant will split time at middle linebacker. — Todd Archer