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Week one in the NFL was filled with games and situations you still can’t put your finger on. Seven of the 16 games played were decided by three points or less and we already had a game finish in a tie.
We rarely know what the season will hold after one week, but oddly we’re still trying to figure out what week one told us.
1. Buffalo Bills (1-0)
The Bills turned the ball over four times and still managed to drop 31 points in week one. They will be a matchup nightmare for every opponent they play.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
Patrick Mahomes threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns on Sunday. Safe to say he’ll be quite fine with the wide receivers he has, especially with Travis Kelce still there.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)
Julio Jones might be Tom Brady’s third wide receiver, but he still has big play ability. He pretty much replaces the production they lost when Rob Gronkowski retired.
4. Los Angeles Chargers (1-0)
The Chargers’ defense racked up three interceptions and five sacks against the Raiders. Their offense wasn’t too shabby, either.
5. Los Angeles Rams (0-1)
Rams’ cornerback Jalen Ramsey recorded six tackles on opening night. What he didn’t do was stop the Buffalo wide receivers from catching the football.
6. Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
All this wide receiver movement in the offseason and Baltimore’s best target is still tight end Mark Andrews. Rashod Bateman (two catches, 59 yards) has big play ability, but he has to show more consistency.
7. Minnesota Vikings (1-0)
Justin Jefferson had nine catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers. He’s becoming an unstoppable player at the wide receiver position.
8. Green Bay Packers (0-1)
Aaron Rodgers looked out of sync with his wide receivers over the weekend and he should really look in the mirror as to who’s fault that is.
9. Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)
The Eagles ran the ball 39 times for 216 yards and four touchdowns in week one. The week two matchup versus Minnesota might be the game of the week.
10. New Orleans Saints (1-0)
Michael Thomas scored twice in his return to the Saints lineup, but it was Jarvis Landry who really went crazy with seven catches for 114 yards. If Jameis Winston can play like he played in the fourth quarter, the NFC South will become a much tougher division.
11. Miami Dolphins (1-0)
The Dolphins looked decent on offense but it was the defense that really stood out on Sunday. They forced three turnovers and gave up a total of seven points, which was the second lowest total of the day.
12. Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
The Honeymoon is over and everybody will be coming at Cincinnati with everything they have. Can they prove last year’s run wasn’t a fluke?
13. San Francisco 49ers (0-1)
Trey Lance looked atrocious in game one versus a team that San Fransisco should be better than. How long can this type of play continue before the locker room starts clamoring for Jimmy Garoppolo?
14. Cleveland Browns (1-0)
The Browns’ defense sacked Baker Mayfield four times and they also held Christian McCaffrey to a mere 33 yards rushing. This defense will be a huge problem for all opponents.
15. Las Vegas Raiders (0-1)
Davante Adams was probably the Raiders’ only bright spot with 10 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown. Arizona will have their hands full Sunday.
16. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
The Steelers still can’t run the football: they’ll enter week two ranked towards the bottom of the league.
17. Denver Broncos (0-1)
The Broncos’ season could be determined by how they come back against Houston this weekend. Another loss to a team they should defeat could be devastating.
18. Washington Commanders (1-0)
Carson Wentz shook off two interceptions and threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to give Washington the victory over Jacksonville. He might just be the quarterback they’re looking for.
19. New York Giants (1-0)
Giants fans rejoiced in the return of Saquon Barkley and his massive day rushing. He finished with 18 carries, 164 rushing yards and a touchdown.
20. Tennessee Titans (0-1)
The Titans probably thought they would run all over the Giants in week one. I suspect they won’t have that same energy going into a week two matchup against the Bills.
21. Indianapolis Colts (0-0-1)
Matt Ryan bought some of that “let’s not win games we’re supposed to win” Atlanta vibe with him to Indianapolis.
22. Arizona Cardinals (0-1)
Arizona’s defense gave up 44 points to Kansas City, which was the most in week one. The 488 yards of total offense they allowed was the second most in the opening week.
23. Seattle Seahawks (1-0)
Geno Smith finished 23 of 28 for 195 yards and two touchdowns. He goes into week two with the second highest completion percentage in the league.
24. New England Patriots (0-1)
The Patriots’ first drive ended with a turnover and their final drive ended with a turnover. That pretty much sums up their entire Sunday, turning it over with not much in between.
25. Chicago Bears (1-0)
Can the Bears make it two in a row this week in Green Bay? Chicago has lost their last five games against the Packers.
26. Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones believes quarterback Dak Prescott will be available to play within the next four games and he won’t place him on injured reserve. Dallas’ next three opponents all won on Sunday.
27. Detroit Lions (0-1)
D’Andre Swift finished with 175 total yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. Detroit went toe to toe with the Eagles, but ultimately came up short. Washington will have a tough time handling them on Sunday.
28. Houston Texans (0-0-1)
The Texans blew a 20-3 lead in the fourth quarter and somehow didn’t lose the game.
29. Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
The Falcons looked great for three whole quarters. After that a lot of other not so good stuff happened.
30. Carolina Panthers (0-1)
Carolina’s defense let Jacoby Brissett and the Browns dictate the game too much with long drives. They’ll have to get their defense off the field quicker against the Giants this week.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)
Jacksonville did some good things over the weekend, but Doug Pederson was bought in there to win games, not moral victories.
32. New York Jets (0-1)
The Jets open up their season with four consecutive games against the AFC North. Not looking good so far.