NFL Week 1 Recaps 2019 NFL Week 1 Game Recaps: Green Bay Packers 1-0-0 10 VS Chicago Bears 0-1-0 3 Final, Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0 30 VS Carolina Panthers 0-1-0 27 Final, Washington Redskins 0-1-0 20 VS Philadelphia Eagles 1-0-0 32 Final, Buffalo Bills 1-0-0 17 VS New York Jets 0-1-0 16 Final, Atlanta Falcons 0-1-0 12 VS Minnesota Vikings 1-0-0 28 Final, Baltimore Ravens 1-0-0 59 VS Miami Dolphins 0-1-0 10 Final, Kansas City Chiefs 1-0-0 40 VS Jacksonville Jaguars 0-1-0 26 Final, Tennessee Titans 1-0-0 43 VS Cleveland Browns 0-1-0 13 Final, Indianapolis Colts 0-1-0 24 VS Los Angeles Chargers 1-0-0 30 Final OT, Cincinnati Bengals 0-1-0 20 VS Seattle Seahawks 1-0-0 21 Final, San Francisco 49ers 1-0-0 31 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-1-0 17 Final, New York Giants 0-1-0 17 VS Dallas Cowboys 1-0-0 35 Final, Detroit Lions 0-0-1 27 VS Arizona Cardinals 0-0-1 27 Final, Pittsburgh Steelers 0-1-0 3 VS New England Patriots 1-0-0 33 Final, Houston Texans 0-1-0 28 VS New Orleans Saints 1-0-0 30 Final, Denver Broncos 0-1-0 16 VS Oakland Raiders 1-0-0 24 Final

2019 NFL Week 1 Game Recaps



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Chris Ransom Last Updated: September 9, 2019.




Green Bay Packers 1-0-0
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Chicago Bears 0-1-0


Game Recap: CHICAGO-The 100th NFL Season is underway. This is the first time since 2013 where the Super Bowl Champion did not host this game.


Green Bay got the ball to start the game. Roquan Smith stopped Aaron Jones in his tracks on the first play of the game. Roquan did a great job navigating where the football was. This time Aaron Rodgers threw the ball to Aaron Jones and Roquan Smith made the tackle once again. Lane Johnson missed a block against a defender he should have manhandled. The defender sacks Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay looked very sloppy at guard on their opening drive. Then again, this is the Chicago Bears.


Chicago fumbled the ball. They were lucky to recover. Matt Nagy won Head Coach of the Year in 2018. Trubisky threw into coverage, setting up a third and five. Mitchell Trubisky ran for the first down before being tackled by 3-4 middle linebacker Blake Martinez. Green Bay sacked Trubisky to set up a third and nine. Blake Martinez had a strong opening drive. Martinez is really playing like he wants a new long-term deal with the Green Bay Packers.


Khalil Mack did an awesome job stopping the run. He did an even better job diagnosing a play to set up a third and ten. Green Bay watched right guard Billy Turner give up a sack on that play.


Chicago got the ball back. David Montgomery did a nice job on that four yard run. That set up second and six. Montgomery ran for the first down on that play. Chicago only gained one yard on the play setting up second and nine. Green Bay adjusted defensively. Chicago kicked a field goal to gain a 3-0 lead.


Aaron Roders threw a pass to DaVante Adams. Kyle Fuller anticipated the play and made the stop. Green Bay got held to a three and out once again. Aaron Rodgers is now 0/3 on third down conversions so far in the first quarter.


Green Bay had a ass interference penalty on third down. This set up a irst down for Chicago and kept their drive alive. David Montgomery ran for another first down. Chicago led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Aaron Rodgers threw a deep pass to Marquez Valddes-Scantling caught a 47-yard reception. Rodgers finished the drive with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham. The 4-play 74-yard drive took 1 minute and 35 seconds. Green Bay took a 7-3 lead.


Wide receiver Allen Robinson made a big play. Green Bay made a stop to get the ball back.


Aaron Rodgers threw another completion. Rodgers threw a first down to DaVante Adams. Chicago turned things around and made a critical defensive stop to keep Green Bay from gaining a huge lead.


Green Bay set up a third and fourteen situation for Chicago. Gree Bay brought outstanding zone coverage. Darnell Savage made a fantastic deflection at strong safety.


Gereen Bay got a third down conversion on third and seven. Rodgers flicked it to a teammate. Rodgers threw a screen pass to tight end Jimmy Graham. Kyle Fuller deflected a pass intended for DaVante Adams. Chicago made another defensive stop. Green Bay led 7-3 at halftime.


Neither team scored in the third quarter. It was 7-3 after three quarers of play.


Taylor Gabriel go by Jaire Alexander for the first down. It looked like Darnell Savage had a turnover. A holding penalty by left tackle Charles Leno Jr. set up a lot. Penalties made it third and forty for Chicago. There was no way Chicago would convert. Chicago punted on fourth and thirty one.


Aaron Rodgers threw a completion to Trevor Davis. Rodgers threw another completion. Mason Crosby kicked a field goal. Green Bay led 10-3.


Mitch Trubisky led Chicago downfield on this drive. Trubisky was determined to tie the game. Former Chicago Bear Adrian Amos had an interception that gave Green Bay momentum.


Chicago made a defensive stop. Mitchell Trubisky had one more opportunity to rebound. Trubisky threw a two yard pass and that took time off the clock. Trubisky overthrew the pass. Za'Darius Smith sacked Trubisky on fourth down.


Free safety Adrian Amos was my player of the game. He read the play with precision and anticipated the pass by Mitchell Trubisky and intercepted Trubisky in the process.


Neither quarterback excelled in this game. Aaron Rodgers went 18/30 with 203 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Chicago's defense did well limiting his targets in this game. Mitchell Trubisky had 228 passing yards, but failed to get a touchdown as Green Bay's defense did a superb job limiting Chicago to 3 points. Trubisky struggled immensely in this game and people seem to want to be subjective and neg Trubisky for that rather than credit Green Bay for dominating this game on the defensive side of the ball.


Green Bay won 10-3. The Packers are 1-0 and get three consecutive home games against Minnesota, Denver, and Philadelphia to round out the month of September. Their next road game is not until October 6th in one month from today when they head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.




Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0
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Carolina Panthers 0-1-0


Game Recap: CAROLINA-The Los Angeles Rams are completely healthy after losing Super Bowl 53. They get the Super Bowl 50 runner up to start the 100th NFL Season.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. This game was scoreless after one quarter of play.


Goff overthrew Robert Woods on third down. That set up a field goal for the Rams. Los Angeles led 3-0. Los Angeles got a rushing touchdown. The Rams led 10-0. Los Angeles got another field goal in the second quarter to make it 13-0.


Carolina struggled for most of the first half. Carolina got a field goal heading into halftime. Los Angeles led 13-3 at halftime.


Los Angeles got a field goal to make it 16-3. Christian McCaffrey got a rushing touchdown. Los Angeles led 16-10 following that touchdown by Christian McCaffrey.


Jared Goff threw a pass to Tyler Higbee. That set up a third an goal situation where Malcolm Brown scored once again on the ground. Los Angeles led 23-10. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth has done phenomenal in terms of pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking for the Los Angeles Rams.


Both teams scored 10 points in the third quarter. Los Angeles led 23-13 after three quarters of play. Aaron Donald did not register a tackle in the first three quarters of this game.


Christian McCaffrey got another touchdown in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles only led by three following that touchdown with the Rams ahead 23-20.


Jared Goff threw an interception to James Bradburry. That gave Carolina the football back.


Los Angeles got a touchdown. Jared Goff threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Higbee. Los Angeles led 30-20.


Cory Littleton intercepted Cam Newton. That put the Los Angeles Rams in red zone position. Los Angeles could not do anything in the red zone, but held on to win 30-27.


Left tackle Andrew Whitworth was the reason the Rams won this game. No individual dominated this game statistically. Whitworth dominated as far as pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking goes.




Washington Redskins 0-1-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 1-0-0


Game Recap: PHILADELPHIA-Washington does not have Trent Williams, Adrian Peterson, or Jordan Reed. Derrius Guice will make his first career start in Philadelphia against a stout Eagles defense. Backup quarterback Colt McCoy is also injured so if Case Keenum gets injured, Dwayne Haskins will be forced into the lineup as a rookie.


Case Keenum was 4/4 with 78-passing yards and a passing touchdown on Washington's opening drive. This is Keenum's first appearance in Philadelphia since the 2018 NFC Championship when Minnesota lost to Philadelphia. Case Keenum began this game 9/11 with 132-passing yards in his first two drives. Washington protected Keenum has gained the respect of his teammates on the offensive line despite not having Trent Williams.


Left end Brandon Graham made a critical stop. That helped Philadelphia limit the bleeding. Philadelphia limited Washington to a field goal. Washington led 10-0 after one quarter of play.


Case Keenum threw a passing touchdown in the second quarter. Washington took a 17-0 lead.


Carson Wentz threw a passing touchdown. Washington led 17-7. Washington got a field goal and led 20-7 at halftime.


PHiladelphia adjusted in the second half. Carson Wentz threw passing touchdowns to Alshon Jeffrey and DeSean Jackson in the third quarter. Philadelphia led 21-20 after three quarters of play.


Philadelphia got a touchdown and a two point conversion in the fourth quarter. Philadelphia led 29-20.


Alshon Jeffrey got by Josh Norman to get Philadelphia a first down in the fourth quarter. Miles Sanders got a touchdown, but a flag was down on the play. A holding penalty negated that touchdown. Philadelphia had to settle for a field goal. Philadelphia led 32-20.


Philadelphia won 32-27. Both quarterbacks did well in this game.


The first player that stepped up for the Philadelphia Eagles was quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz went 28/39 with 313 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Case Keenum also did well at quarterback despite their injuries on offense going 30/44 with 380 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions even without Trent Williams, Jordan Reed, or Adrian Peterson.


Philadelphia's offensive tackles left tackle Jason Peters and right tackle Lane Johnson deserve credit for keeping Wentz from getting sacks. My player of the game was wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The former Redskin torched field cornerback Josh Norman despite being the secondary receiver behind Alshon Jeffrey. DeSean Jackson had 8 receptions, 154 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns on 10 targeted passes. Jackson had a fantastic debut in his return with the Eagles and he's the biggest reason Philadelphia won in my mind.




Buffalo Bills 1-0-0
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New York Jets 0-1-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-Josh Allen and Sam Darnold were both first round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. Neither team got Allen or Darnold the weapons they needed and focused more on improving their defense. Rookie running back Devin Singletary will try to take pressure off of Allen while Le'Veon Bell makes things easier for Darnold.


C.J. Mosley had a pick 6. New York missed the extra point. New York led 6-0 after one quarter of play.


Josh Allen threw another interception in the second quarter. New York attempted a field goal, but it was no good. Neither team scored in the second quarter with New York ahead 6-0 at halftime.


New York got a safety to make it 8-0. Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass to Le'Veon Bell. New York led 16-0. Buffalo got a field goal in the third quarter. New York led 16-3 after three quarters of play.


Josh Allen threw a passing touchdown in the fourth quarter. New York led 16-10. Josh Allen threw another passing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Buffalo led 17-16 after Allen rallied the Bills back after they trailed 16-0 at one point in the third quarter.


Buffalo won this game 17-16. Wide receiver John Brown was my player of the game. John Brown had 7 receptions, 123 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. He was the reason Buffalo pulled off this comeback after trailing 16-0.





Atlanta Falcons 0-1-0
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Minnesota Vikings 1-0-0


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-Stefon Diggs is out for Minnesota. That may help Atlanta sneak into Minnesota to defeat the Vikings.


Anthony Barr got to Matt Ryan without anyone on Atlanta's offensive line blocking him. Kirk Cousins began this game 2/2 with 31-passing yards and a passing touchdown on Minnesota's opening drive.


Anthony Harris intercepted Matt Ryan. Harris won the starting strong safety job and did well intercepting Matt Ryan.


Dalvin Cook had a rushing touchdown. Minnesota led 14-0 after one quarter.


Kirk Cousins scrambled into the end zone. Minnesota led 21-0.


Dalvin Cook had a second rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Minnesota led 28-0 after three quarters of play.


Matt Ryan threw a touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley. Atlanta attempted a two point conversion and failed to get it. Minnesota led 28-6.


Minnesota won this game 28-12. My player of the game in this contest was Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. 21 carries, 111 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 9 receiving yards, 23 touches, ad 120 total yards.




Baltimore Ravens 1-0-0
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Miami Dolphins 0-1-0


Game Recap: MIAMI-Baltimore usually has Miami's number. Also it's prett obvious that Miami is tanking for Tua.


Mark Ingram got a rushing touchdown. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an interception to newly acquired free safety Earl Thomas. Lamar Jackson threw a passing touchdown to Marques "Hollywood" Brown who is the cousin of Antonio Brown. Baltimore capitalizing early in Miami now ahead 14-0.


Lamar Jackson goes back to Marques Brown. Brown had 3 receptions, 144 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. Baltimore led 21-0 after one quarter of play. Lamar Jackson is 6/6 with 163 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in the first quarter.


Lamar Jackson threw a 33-yard touchdown pass. Baltimore now led 28-0 with Lamar Jackson now 7/7 with 196 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Lamar Jackson began this game 10/10 and helped Baltimore gain a 35-3 lead before he threw his first incomplete pass.


Baltimore called a fake punt and got the first down. Baltimore threw another touchdown pass. Baltimore led 42-3.


Preston Williams gets a touchdown to save face. Baltimore led 42-10 at halftime.


Baltimore led 52-10 at the end of three quarters. Robert Griffin III would take over for Lamar Jackson in the fourth quarter. Josh Rosen would take over for Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter.


Robert Griffin III threw a touchdown. Baltimore's previous record for points within a game was 55. Baltimore broke that record and now got a franchise high 59-points in one game. Baltimore won 59-10.


Quarterback Lamar Jackson was my player of the game. Jackson went 17/20 with 324 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley deserves an honorable mention as well as his pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking took pressure off of Lamar Jackson.


In addition to Lamar Jackson and Ronnie Stanley dominating, their new additions also dominated. Running back Mark Ingram had 14 carries, 107 rushing yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns. Rookie wide receiver Marques "Hollywood" Brown had 4 receptions, 147 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns.




Kansas City Chiefs 1-0-0
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Jacksonville Jaguars 0-1-0


Game Recap: JACKSONVILLE-Jacksonville does not have starting left tackle Cam Robinson or starting right tackle Cedric Ogbuhei. Kansas City may end getting pressure on Nick Foles. Reggie Ragland is out at middle linebacker so it will be up to Leonard Fournette to step up for Jacksonville.


Patrick Mahomes throws a 68-yard touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins. Jacksonville was the only team to keep Mahomes from throwing a passing touchdown on them in 2018. Mahomes torches Jacksonville's safeties which was once a strength for this defense. Mahomes began this game 5/5 with 141 passing yards before throwing his first incompletion. Kansas City settled for a field goal to make it 10-0.


Nick Foles threw a touchdown in the first quarter. Kansas City led 10-7. Nick Foles suffered a shoulder injur and will not return.


Mahomes went deep to Watkins again. Kansas City led 17-7. Tyreek Hill got carted off. Kansas City remained ahead by 10 after one quarter of play.


Gardner Minshew II began the game 2/2 with 28-passing yards coming in relief for Nick Foles. Minshew with another completion to improve to 3/3.


Jacksonville got a field goal. Kansas City watched Patrick Mahomes limp off the field after Josh Allen got his first career sack. Myles Jack got ejected before Patrick Mahomes returned to the game.


Both teams traded field goals. Kansas City led 20-13. Kansas City got a field goal. Kansas City led 23-13 at halftime.


Patrick Mahomes over 300-passing yards in the first half. Also rookie Gardner Minshew II went 9/9 in the first half after coming in for Nick Foles.


Damien Williams had a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Kansas City led 30-13 after three quarters of play.


Patrick Mahomes threw another touchdown to Sammy Watkins in the fourth quarter. Kansas City led 37-13.


Gardner Minshew II threw a touchdown pass to Dede Westbrook. Jacksonville could not get the two point conversion. Kansas City got a field goal to make it a 40-19 game. Minshew threw another touchdown to former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley which made it 40-26.


Kansas City won this game 40-26 despite not having Tyreek Hill as the primary wide receiver. Two Chiefs stepped up with Hill getting injured.


The first Chief that did well was quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Patrick Mahomes went 25/33 with 378 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was the other Chiefs that stepped up. Sammy Watkins had 9 receptions, 198 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns on 11 targets without teammate Tyreek Hill. Mahomes and Watkins dominated in this game.




Tennessee Titans 1-0-0
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Cleveland Browns 0-1-0


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Taylor Lewan begins his four game suspension at left tackle for Tennessee. Myles Garrett should have a field day with whoever is playing quarterback for the Tennessee Titans whether it be Marcus Mariota or Ryan Tannehill.


Cleveland scored on their first drive. The Browns missed the extra point though. Cleveland led 6-0.


Marcus Mariota threw a big pass to A.J. Brown. The rookie wide receiver got by Greedy Williams in coverage to make the big play. Williams adjusted in coverage and helped the Browns limit Tennessee to a field goal. Cleveland led 6-3 after one quarter of play.


Derrick Henry got a rushing touchdown. Cameron Wake got a safety. Tennessee led 12-6 following the safety. Cleveland made a critical defensive stop. Left tackle Greg Robinson got ejected for targeting and Kendall Lamb struggled at left tackle in Robinson's absence. Tennessee kept their 12-6 lead heading into halftime.


Tennessee got a field goal on their first possession in the third quarter. Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown to tight end David Njoku. Tennesee led 15-13 following that Cleveland.


Mariota threw a touchdown pass to Derrick Henry. The 75-yard completion made it 22-13 Tennessee after three quarters of play.


Baker Mayfield threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter. Tennessee went on a 28-0 run with both former Patriots cornerbacks Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan intercepting Baker Mayfield in the fourth quarter.


Tennessee's cornerback tandem did a phenomenal job keeping Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry in check. However, my player of the game is Marcus Mariota since the Tennessee Titans quarterback played turnover free football in Cleveland without left tackle Taylor Lewan. Marcus Martioa went 14/24 with 248 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.





Indianapolis Colts 0-1-0
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Los Angeles Chargers 1-0-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-The post-Andrew Luck regime is officially underway with Jacoby Brissett taking the helm as the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. With Jabaal Sheard out, Justin Houston is the only pass rusher the Chargers have to worry about. Rivers has an abundance of weapons to throw to despite Melvin Gordon's holdout.


Both teams made defensive stops on their first drives. Philip Rivers threw a touchdown pass o an 11-play drive that took up 6 minutes and 15 seconds. Los Angeles led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Jacoby Brissett had a long drive that the Colts took into the second quarter. Adam Vinatieri missed the extra point though. Los Angeles led 7-6.


Philip Rivers threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen. The Chargers kicked a field goal and led 17-6 at halftime after Adam Vinatieri missed a field goal.


Vinatieri made another field goal in the third quarter. The Chargers would score again to make it a 24-9 game.


Marlon Mack had a huge 63-yard rushing touchdown. Los Angeles led 24-16 after three quarters of play.


Jacoby Brissett threw a touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton. The Colts went for a two point conversion and got it. The game was tied 24-24 after four quarters of play.


The Los Angeles Chargers won in overtime 30-24 after scoring a touchdown on their first drive. My player of the game was wide receiver Keenan Allen. Keenan Allen had 8 receptions, 123 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown on 10 targets.




Cincinnati Bengals 0-1-0
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Seattle Seahawks 1-0-0


Game Recap: SEATTLE-Cincinnati does not have either one of thier two best offensive tackles in Jonah Williams or Cordy Glenn. A.J. Green is also out and Seattle added Jadeveon Clowney to be their 4-3 right end. Luckily, their 4-3 left end L.J. Collier is inactive so if Cincinnati can double team Clowney, Andy Dalton may survive week 1 without getting injured.


Cincinnati got a field goal on a 13-play 61-yard drive that took 7 minutes and 38 seconds. Cincinnati led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Chris Carson gave Seattle their first lead of the game with Seattle gaining a 7-3 lead following a rushing touchdown by Chris Carson. Andy Dalton threw a passing touchdown to John Ross on the next series. Cincinnati regained the lead ahead 10-7. Carson caught a passing touchdown from Russell Wilson to give Seattle a 14-10 lead. Andy Dalton threw another touchdown to John Ross. Cincinnati led 17-14 at halftime.


D.K. Metcalf was Russell Wilson's favorite target for most of this game. Neither team scored in the third quarter. Tyler Lockett had 0 targets through three quarters of play.


Russell Wilson threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett. This was Lockett's only reception of the game. This reception put Seattle ahead 21-17. Cincinnati got a field goal, but Seattle's defense was strong enough to keep the Bengals from regaining the lead in the fourth quarter.


Seattle won 21-20. Both quarterbacks did well in this game.


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a career day going 35/51 with a career high 418 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was my player of the game going 14/20 with 196 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Wilson got both D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett involved while avoiding turnovers.




San Francisco 49ers 1-0-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-1-0


Game Recap: TAMPA BAY-Both of these teams are dealing with some injuries. Even though both rosters are fairly healthy, both teams are dealing with injuries as well as players playing through injuries.


San Francisco got a field goal in the first quarter. Tampa Bay was driving until Jameis Winston got sacked with San Francisco ahead 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Tampa Bay continued their drive into the second quarter. A fumble recovered by Ronald Blair killed their drive and allowed San Francisco to recover the football.


Jimmy Garoppolo threw a pick six to Vernon Hargreaves III. That interception gave Tampa Bay a 7-3 lead. San Francisco would get a field goal in the second quarter to make it 7-6.


Tampa Bay threw an interception late in the second quarter. San Francisco fumbled on their last series in the first half. San Francisco led 7-6 at halftime.


Jimmy Garoppolo threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to slot receiver Ritchie James. San Francisco led 13-7. Richard Sherman intercepted Jameis Winston and returned that interception for a touchdown. San Francisco led 20-7.


Jameis Winston put together an 11-play drive that took up 6 minutes and 1 second. He threw a touchdown pass to Chris Godwin. San Francisco missed a field goal and led 20-14 after three quarters of play.


Tampa Bay got a field goal to make it a 20-17 game. San Francisco went on a 11-0 run to end the game winning 31-17.


San Francisco 49ers field cornerback Richard Sherman was my player of the game. Sherman did phenomenal in man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage limiting both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. His one mistake was the defensive holding penalty on the touchdown Chris Godwin scored. Other than that he was brilliant. Sherman had that pick six from Winston as well as two deflections from pass breakups in this contest.




New York Giants 0-1-0
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Dallas Cowboys 1-0-0


Game Recap: DALLAS-Robert Quinn is suspended. This makes things easier for Eli Manning. Dak Prescott has not been extended yet so both quarterbacks enter contract years heading into this game.


New York made a defensive stop on the opening drive for the Dallas Cowboys. New York looked strong early. Eli Manning took the New York Giants from their own 9-yard line and drove New York 89-yards downfield on a 7-play drive that took 4 minutes and 7 seconds. Evan Engram capped off the drive with a receiving touchdown. New York led 7-0.


Dallas scored 21 unanswered points following that touchdown. Dak Prescott threw a touchdown to Blake Jarwin. Dallas tied the game at 7-7 after one quarter of play.


Dak Prescott threw passing touchdowns to tight end Jason Witen and wide receiver Amari Cooper to expand the lead for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas led 21-7 at halftime.


New York got a field goal in the third quarter to make it a 21-10 game. Dak Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb on his next drive. This put Dallas ahead 28-10. Ezekiel Elliott had a 10-yard rushing touchdown. Dallas led 35-10 after three quarters of play.


New York got the only touchdown in the fourth quarter of this game. Dallas won 35-17.


Quarterback Dak Prescott was my player of the game. Prescott balled out as expected with a career game going 25/32 with 405 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. This statement game may earn Prescott a contract extension.





Detroit Lions 0-0-1
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Arizona Cardinals 0-0-1


Game Recap: ARIZONA-Marcus Gilbert is inactive at right tackle for Arizona. Also both of Arizona's top two cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Robert Alford are inactive so expect Matthew Stafford to put together a huge game for Detroit.


Matthew Stafford balled out in this game going 27/45 with 385 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson had 6 receptions, 131 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown in a strong debut.


This game resulted in a 27-27 tie. This is inexcusable for Detroit and their coaching staff considering the fact that quarterback Matthew Stafford played out of this world.




Pittsburgh Steelers 0-1-0
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New England Patriots 1-0-0


Game Recap: NEW ENGLAND-New England signed former Steeler Antonio Brown, but Brown isn't eligible to play until next week. Last year New England had to deal with safeties Sean Davis and Morgan Burnett. Burnett is on Cleveland and Davis is inactive for this game so safety may be a suspect position with Pittsburgh even with Rob Gronkowski retiring.


Both teams made defensive stops on their first drives. Tom Brady took control of this game when he executed a 7-play 92-yard drive that took up 3 minutes and 8 seconds. Tom Brady capped off the drive with a touchdown pass to Josh Gordon. Gordon broke by three different Steeler defenders to get the touchdown. New England led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Tom Brady continued the opening drive of the second quarter by driving New England downfield. After Julian Edelman caught a pass, Pittsburgh adjusted defensively forcing New England to settle for a field goal. New England led 10-0.


Jamie Collins made a critical defensive stop for New England. Tom Brady threw a completion to Julian Edelman. This set up a touchdown pass to Phillip Dorsett. Late in the second quarter, Tom Brady threw a third down conversion to James White. This set up a field goal for New England. New England led 20-0 at halftime.


Ben Roethlisberger threw a 45-yard completion to James Washington. That was the biggest highlight from this game for the Pittsburgh Steelers outside of the 19-yard field goal Chris Boswell hit.


Tom Brady threw his 520th career touchdown pass to Phillip Dorsett. New England led 27-3 and kicked a field goal to lead 30-3 after three quarters of play. New England got a field goal in the fourth quarter to make it a 33-3 game. If Marcus Cannon had not gotten injured, you could make an argument that New England would have won 37-3. New England won 33-3.


Quarterback Tom Brady was my player of the game. Tom Brdy went 24/36 with 341 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett caught all 4 targets that came his way to have 4 receptions, 95 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. Outside of Brady, I would say Dorsett had the biggest game for New England.




Houston Texans 0-0-0
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New Orleans Saints 0-0-0


Game Recap: NEW ORLEANS-Houston has a suspect defense without Clowney. New Orleans on the other hand has one of the leagues most complete teams.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. It was 0-0 after one quarter of play.


Deshaun Watson ran for a rushing touchdown. Houston led 7-0. New Orlenas got a field goal on the following drive. Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins. Houston led 14-3 at halftime.


Drew Brees threw a 41-yard completion to running back Alvin Kamara. That passing play set up a rushing touchdown to Latavius Murray. Houston led 14-10. Houston scored on the next drive. Deshaun Watson threw another passing touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins. Houston led 21-10. Drew Brees threw a passing touchdown on the next drive for the New Orleans Saints to Taysom Hill. Houston led 21-17 after three quarters of play.


Drew Brees threw another touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith. New Orleans finally gained the lead in the fourth quarter ahead 24-21.


Watson attempted to rally Houston back. Trey Hendrickson lined up as a substitute 4-3 right end off the edge. Hendrickson got by Tunsil to make a critical sack which made it fourth down. New Orleans got the ball back and he threw a big completion to Ted Ginn Jr. New Orleans ran some clock, but Houston got the ball back with 50 seconds left.


Deshaun Watson threw a big completion to DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins got by Lattimore with that catch ad he ran out of bounds to stop the clock. Deshaun Watson threw a 37-yard touchdown to Kenny Stills. That touchdown tied the game and a penalty by CJ. Gardner Johnson prevents overtime. Houston took a 28-27 lead.


Drew Brees led New Orleans downfield. Will Lutz kicked a career long 58-yard game-winning field goal. New Orleans won 30-28. Will Lutz was 3/4 on field goals and 3/3 on extra points. Lutz was my player of the game based on how clutch he was by kicking a career long field goal to win it for New Orleans in the final seconds.




Denver Broncos 0-1-0
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Oakland Raiders 1-0-0


Game Recap: OAKLAND-Denver heads to Oakland with premium pass rushers off the edge such as Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Derek Carr does not have a number one receiver for the second year in a row thanks to the release of Antonio Brown at wide receiver.


Oakland did well on their first drive. Derek Carr threw a passing touchdown to Tyrell Williams. Oakland led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Running back Josh Jacobs had a rushing touchdown. Oakland led 14-0 at halftime.


Denver got two field goals in the third quarter. Oakland led 14-6 after three quarters of play.


Dere Carr throws it to Tyrell Williams. Williams got by Denver's field cornerback Chris Harris. That set up first and goal. Josh Jacobs got a second rushing touchdown. Oakland got three touchdowns in three trips to the red zone. Denver got two field goals in two trips to the red zone. That was the difference. Oakland led 21-6 with 11:52 left in the fourth quarter. Denver made a third trip in the red zone and got another field goal. Oakland led 21-9.


Dwayne Harris had a sick kick return. Harris put Oakland near the red zone just from what he did on the kick return.


Oakland made a fourth trip in the red zone. This was the first time that Denver made a defensive stop. Oakland still got the field goal. Oakland led 24-9.


Joe Flacco connected with Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders on this drive. Sutton had some big plays, but Sanders got the touchdown. This was the first drive where Denver scored a touchdown in the red zone. Oakland led 24-16 with 2:15 left in the fourth quarter. Denver attempted to make a defensive stop, but Oakland came through.


Rookie Josh Jacobs is my player of the game. Josh Jacobs had 23 carries, 85 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 1 reception, 28 receiving yards, 24 touches, and 113 total yards. Josh Jacobs showed up to play and was a huge reason why the Raiders are now 1-0.







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