A usually wild opening NFL week. Overreactions from fanbases galore because the Bucs gained, the Chiefs got here from behind to win and the Bills misplaced badly – however nowhere close to as badly as Green Bay.
In information to no person the LA Rams have gotten the perfect of the Jared Goff/Matt Stafford commerce, whereas Kyler Murray and Jameis Winston, sure, that Jameis Winston, took the plaudits. Great wins for Seattle and the Chargers too.
On the flip aspect, the brand new look Jaguars regarded lots just like the outdated Jaguars, whereas issues do not look too rosy for the Titans, Vikings and Jets.
Elsewhere, there have been purses between rival gamers and coaches, sewage – or rainwater – spilling on fans in Washington. And simply if you assume it is going quiet…
A DESERT CLASSIC
The Ravens had gained 98-straight video games once they held a 14-plus point-lead. No longer after the Raiders got here from behind in a sport defensive finish Carl Nassib merely known as ‘bananas’. Peyton and Eli Manning have been equally effusive.
In the primary NFL sport to characteristic an brazenly homosexual participant, Nassib – who got here out in June – strip-sacked Lamar Jackson to seal a 33-27 time beyond regulation win.
The consequence caps an ideal weekend for groups within the AFC West and NFC West.
Lamar Jackson (backside) has nowhere to go as Carl Nassib (second backside) caps a powerful defensive efficiency for the Baltimore Raiders in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday
Nassib got here out in June and is the primary NFL participant to characteristic in a match whereas brazenly homosexual
Tom Brady has historical past with Atlanta. The Bucs host the Falcons on Sunday and Brady posted his weekly ‘W’ video. Have a have a look at the clock on the pc display screen within the background…
At Super Bowl LI, Tom Brady (now of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) impressed the New England Patriots to a shocking 34-28 comeback victory in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons after trailing 28-3
Terry Bradshaw arms Brady the Vince Lombardi Trophy after THAT comeback in Houston
TWEET OF THE WEEK
In his first NFL sport since October, Titans left sort out Taylor Lewan was largely tasked with protecting Chandler Jones quiet. After a one-sided affair – Jones racked up five sacks, six quarterback hits, and two compelled fumbles as Arizona romped to a 38-13 win in Tennessee – Lewan took to Twitter.
Next up for Lewan and the Titans is a visit to Seattle – whose defensive position racked up 10 quarterback hits in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts.
Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers endured the worst defeat of his profession. After throwing 5 interceptions final season, he threw two in opposition to the Saints. He was duly benched for Jordan Love after which mocked for his appearance within the post-match press conference.
‘It’s only one sport. We performed dangerous, I performed dangerous. One sport, we received 16 to go,’ he stated after the 38-3 loss in opposition to the New Orleans Saints.
Aaron Rodgers (proper) embraces Jordan Love, the person drafted to switch him, on a tough day for the reigning MVP
JUST LIKE OLD TIMES
Philadelphia reunited Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts with DeVonta Smith, Miami did likewise with Alabama’s Tua Tagovailova and Jaylen Waddle and the Bengals landed Ja’Marr Chase to work with LSU team-mate Joe Burrow.
TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
Browns security Ronnie Harrison was ejected after 5 defensive performs after pushing Chiefs coach Greg Lewis.
Here’s Kansas City head coach Andy Reid: ‘So the guy that was concerned with it came visiting, and he was on the chest of our participant and that is what occurred. So (Lewis) was attempting to get (Harrison) off, and he did not wish to get off, so he form of simply lifted him a bit of bit after which he received hit. But he was there to get that fellow who was leaning on our man. That’s why there was a penalty, proper? So the officers fastened it, which I assumed was vital.’
And Browns counterpart Kevin Stefanski: ‘I do assume that any contact that got here from Ronnie was incidental. If you watch the tape, it is fairly apparent that he is getting collisioned as he is attempting to get off of their boundary, however that does not excuse him from retaliating. You cannot try this. That’s one thing everyone knows, that the sport officers will see the second man not the primary man.’
THERE ARE NO WORDS
Christian McCaffrey (proper) rushed for 98 yards on his return to the Carolina Panthers
THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE
The Super Bowl champion Buccaneers just about continued the place they left off. Tom Brady prolonged his good document over the Dallas Cowboys. He’s now P6 W6.
THEY AREN’T WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE?
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT
Patrick Mahomes. Here’s why.
EVERYBODY SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT
Kyler Murray. Likewise.
Mac Jones regarded stable on his NFL debut, however he and fellow debutants Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson all tasted defeat. Indeed it was Lawrence’s first-ever common season loss.
Trey Lance threw a landing along with his first move within the NFL, whereas the clamour for Justin Fields grows by the hour in Chicago.
Bill Belichick is already onto the Jets after watching the Patriots lose at Foxboro to Miami
READ OF THE WEEK
Yes, Efe Obada’s debut for the Bills didn’t go to plan. During a 23-16 defeat by the Steelers, he performed 15 of 58 defensive snaps (26 per cent). But this piece by Go Long’s Tyler Dunne is effectively value your time.
THEY’LL BE IN ON TUESDAY
The Titans have been terrible, placing up simply 248 yards of complete offense. Head coach Mike Vrabel minimize kicker Michael ‘The Money Badger’ Badgley and was not complimentary about blockbuster acquisition Julio Jones.
Their offense regarded misplaced with Arthur Smith, who was calling the photographs in Atlanta. The Falcons suffered a 26-point defeat.
‘I did a very poor job getting us able to go,’ stated Smith after the most important sport of his life. ‘I really feel terrible for our fans and everyone who confirmed up immediately. We’ll do a greater job shifting ahead. That sport isn’t going to outline us.’
And the Vikings have been known as for 12 penalties for 116 yards. An almighty 10 got here within the first half. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was usually revealing after the 27-24 time beyond regulation defeat in Cincinnati.
Atlanta head coach Arthur Smith was upset along with his aspect’s show after shedding to Philadelphia
Von Miller regarded again to his greatest because the Broncos ripped via the Giants. The Super Bowl MVP paid tribute to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater after a stable first outing for Denver…
SPARE A THOUGHT FOR…
Jeff Okudah, the No 3 general decide final yr. After lacking seven video games final season as a result of harm, the Lions cornerback ruptured his achilles within the 41-33 defeat by the 49ers and can miss the remainder of the season.
The Cleveland Browns haven’t gained their season opener since 2005, shedding 16, tying one. And everytime you play the Kansas City Chiefs, you want all the things to go proper.
With eight minutes remaining, issues regarded fairly good. The Browns have been 29-27 up on 4th and 13 inside their 20. But then this happened.
Kevin Stefanski stated Scottish punter Jamie Gillan had time to kick it away.
‘He may’ve and he is aware of that. We talked to him about that within the second, talked to him about that immediately. Obviously he is aware of he has a job to do and we count on him to do his job at a excessive degree. If one thing like that occurs, we count on him to select the ball up and punt it, and he is aware of that.’
Gillan is grabbed by Jody Fortson because the Browns undergo a blow at Arrowhead
ON A SHORT WEEK
Two winless groups contest the season’s second Thursday Night Football. Last week’s sport was wonderful. This one might not proceed the custom.
Washington – the Football Team – misplaced quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a hip harm and the sport in opposition to the Chargers 20-16. Taylor Heinicke will begin in opposition to the Giants, who have been defeated by Denver 27-13.
The groups have met 177 instances; the Giants lead the all-time sequence 105-69-4.
It was initially reported that uncooked sewage poured onto fans at Fed Ex Field, the NFL’s creakiest stadium. The group declare it was rainwater which leaked from a defective storage tank, however it final rained in Maryland on Thursday. Who to consider…