The best photos from the week in sports: 9/1 - 9/8

Kelsey Driscoll, AOL.com

The NFL season has barely begun and already the New England Patriots' projected 19-0 season has been ruined. 

The Patriots kicked off the 2017 season at home against Kansas City but suffered a crushing loss at the hands of Chiefs rookie Kareem Hunt. 

Elsewhere in sports, Venus Williams was knocked out of the U.S. Open in the semifinals after facing off against fellow American Sloane Stephens. 

Major League Baseball continues to near the end of its season with races for playoff spots heating up -- especially since the dominant Los Angeles Dodgers have begun to cool down. 

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best shots from the coming week's action.