NFL Week 1 Recaps 2018 NFL Week 1 Game Recaps: Atlanta Falcons 0-1-0 12 VS Philadelphia Eagles 1-0-0 18 Final, Buffalo Bills 0-1-0 3 VS Baltimore Ravens 1-0-0 47 Final, Jacksonville Jaguars 1-0-0 20 VS New York Giants 0-1-0 15 Final, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-0-0 48 VS New Orleans Saints 0-1-0 40 Final, Houston Texans 0-1-0 20 VS New England Patriots 1-0-0 27 Final, San Francisco 49ers 0-1-0 16 VS Minnesota Vikings 1-0-0 24 Final, Tennessee Titans 0-1-0 20 VS Miami Dolphins 1-0-0 27 Final, Cincinnati Bengals 1-0-0 34 VS Indianapolis Colts 0-1-0 23 Final, Pittsburgh Steelers 0-0-1 21 VS Cleveland Browns 0-0-1 21 Final, Kansas City Chiefs 1-0-0 38 VS Los Angeles Chargers 0-1-0 28 Final, Seattle Seahawks 0-1-0 0 24 VS Denver Broncos 1-0-0 27 Final, Dallas Cowboys 0-1-0 8 VS Carolina Panthers 1-0-0 16 Final, Washington Redskins 1-0-0 24 VS Arizona Cardinals 0-1-0 6 Final, Chicago Bears 0-1-0 23 VS Green Bay Packers 1-0-0 24 Final, New York Jets 0-0-0 48 VS Detroit Lions 0-0-0 17, Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0 33 VS Oakland Raiders 0-1-0 13 Final

2018 NFL Week 1 Game Recaps



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Chris Ransom Last Updated: September 10, 2018.




Atlanta Falcons 0-1-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 1-0-0


Game Recap: PHILADELPHIA-The last two NFC Champions faced off in Philadelphia. A rain delay delayed the start of this game.


Atlanta got a field goal in the first quarter. Atlanta led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Both teams traded field goals in the second quarter. Atlanta led Philadelphia 6-3 at halftime.


Jay Ajayi had a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Philadelphia led 10-6 after three quarters of play.


Tevin Coleman had a rushing touchdown to make it a 12-10 game. Atlanta reclaimed the lead.


Jay Ajayi ran it in the end zone at the end of the game. Philadelphia got a two point conversion as well to make it an 18-12 game. Ajayi only had 62 rushing yards on 15 carries, but he got both rushing touchdowns for the Eagles making him the player of the game.


Both offenses sucked in this game. Hopefully Carson Wentz returns for the Eagles in week 2 because the Eagles will be lucky to win 9 games if the offense remains this sluggish. Keanu Neal is out for the season with a torn ACL too so that makes Atlanta's safety play incredibly suspect.




Buffalo Bills 0-1-0
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Baltimore Ravens 1-0-0


Game Recap: BALTIMORE-Nate Peterman is facing Joe Flacco. Flacco looked good in the preseason.


Baltimore drove it into field position. Alex Collins got a rushing touchdown. They reviewed the touchdown.


Mark Andrews the rookie tight end out of Oklahoma had 2 receptions for 22 receiving yards in the first quarter.


Joe Flacco threw a touchdown to John Brown. That gave Baltimore a 14-0 lead. Baltimore led 14-0 after one quarter of play.


Baltimore got a field goal in the second quarter. Baltimore led 17-0. Baltimore got a field goal to mkae it a 20-0 lead.


Joe Flacco had 21 completions in the first half. Nate Peterman only had 17 passing yards in the first half.


Flacco threw a passing touchdown to Michael Crabtree late in the first half. Baltimore led 26-0 at halftime.


Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Willlie Snead in the third quarter. Baltimore led 33-0 followng a touchdown. Baltimore intercepted Buffalo. Buck Allen makees it 40-0 Ravens.


This game became such a blowout that both teams put their first round rookies in. Buffalo put Josh Allen in and Baltimore put Lamar Jackson in.


Buffalo got a meaningless field goal. Baltimore still held a huge 40-3 lead. Baltimore led 40-3 after three quarters of play.


Baltimore got a meaningless rushing touchdown by Kenneth Dixon to make it 47-3. Awesome team win by Baltimore.


Quarterback Joe Flacco was the key for Baltimore in this win. Joe Flacco went 25/34 with 236 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Flacco's flawless play is a huge reason why the Ravens began 2018 with a 1-0 record.



Jacksonville Jaguars 1-0-0
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New York Giants 0-1-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-Jacksonville heads to New York. You know Tom Coughlin wants to win this for the Jaguars. New York has four rookies starting including Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter, and B.J. Hill. The running back matchup between Leonard Fournette and Saquon Barkley will be fun. Whether Blake Bortles or Eli Manning committs fewer turnovers will be paramount. The matchup between Odell Beckham Jr. and Jalen Ramsey will reveal a lot.


Blake Bortles threw a first down to Cole. That put Jacksonville in giants territory.


Eli Apple lined up at field cornerback. Apple broke up a pass intended for Donte Moncrief to make a critical third down stop. Jacksonville got a field goal to make it a 3-0 game.


A holding penalty negated an Odell Beckham Jr. reception once the New York Giants got the football. Saquon Barkley looked like he got a safety on his first run, but the officials did not call it a safety. Rhett Ellison caught a reception on third down to give punter Riley Dixon some breathing room.


Blake Bortles threw an interception to Janoris Jenkins. New York got the ball back.


Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. were clicking on this drive. They both helped my opponent immensely in Fantasy Football on this drive. Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley continue to click on this drive as its first and goal for the New York Giants.


Barry Church stops Saquon Barkley for a tackle for a loss. New York had to settle for a field goal to tie it at 3. This game was tied 3-3 after one quarter of play.


Jacksonville got a field goal in the second quarter. Blake Bortles comes in for an injured Leonard Fournette. Fournette in the locker room. Jacksonville leads 13-3.


New York got a field goal. Jacksonville led 13-6 at halftime.


New York got another field goal to make it 13-9. Blake Bortles had a huge run on a scramble. Jacksonville led 13-9 after three quarters of play.


Myles Jack had a pick 6 for a touchdown. That interception by Myles Jack put Jacksonville ahead 20-9.


Saquon Barkley had a huge rushing touchdown with a 68-yard rushing touchdown. A rushing touchdown that depleted my chances of winning in Fantasy this week. Saquon Barkley now has 105 rushing yards, 18 receiving yards, and 123 total yards thanks to that huge run by Saquon Barkley.


New York made a defesnive stop. They muffed a punt though. Jacksonville recovered the punt and won 20-15.


Middle linebacker Myles Jack was the player of the game in this contest. Jack had 7 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 10 total tackles, 1 deflection from a pass breakup, 1 interception, and 1 defensive touchdown in Jacksonville's 20-15 win over the New York Giants.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-0-0
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New Orleans Saints 0-1-0


Game Recap: NEW ORLEANS-Jameis Winston begins his suspension. Speaking of suspensions Mark Ingram was also suspended for the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees should have a big day for New Orleans.


Drew Brees threw a pass to running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara had a 35-yard gain on that reception which put New Orleans in Tampa Bay territory.


Alvin Kamara got a rushing touchdown. He leaped into the crowd. That gave New Orleans a 7-0 lead.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass to DeSean Jackosn. That made it a 7-7 game.


Drew Brees overthrew Alvin Kamara on third down. That allowed New Orleans to get a field goal to give New Orleans a 10-7 lead.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw some completions to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Ryan Fitzpatrick faked a handoff. Fitzpatrick ran it in and gave Tampa Bay a 14-10 lead.


Tampa Bay led 14-10 after one quarter of play. Drew Brees threw a touchdown allowing the Saints to reclaim their lead. New Orleans led 17-14 following a passing touchdown by Drew Brees.


Tampa Bay got a field goal to tie the game. That made it a 17-17 game. Vinny Curry sacked Drew Brees on third down.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass to Chris Godwin. That gave Tampa Bay a touchdown.


Mike Gillislee fumbled a ball. Justin Evans recovered a fumble. Tampa Bay led 31-17.


Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to Michael Thomas. Tampa Bay led 31-24 after Brees threw that touchdown pass to Thomas.


Tampa Bay led 31-24 at halftime. Tampa Bay kicked a field goal to make it 34-24. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass to Mike Evans. That made it a 41-24 game.


Drew Brees to Michael Thomas. New Orleans fumbled and Tampa Bay recovered it. Tampa Bay led 41-24 after three quarters of play.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw another touchdown. Tampa Bay led 48-24.


New Orleans would get sixteen points unanswered in the fourth quarter. Tampa Bay won 48-40.


Ryan Fitzpatrick stepped in as the backup. Fitzpatrick balled out going 21/28 with 417 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Mike Evans had 7 receptions, 147 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. DeSean Jackson had 5 receptions, 146 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns.






Houston Texans 0-1-0
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New England Patriots 1-0-0


Game Recap: NEW ENGLAND-Houston cut Braxton Miller. Will Fuller is also inactive. Julian Edelman also suspended. Both of these teams appear weak at wide receiver and offensive line despite having stellar quarterbacks and effective defenses.


New England got the ball first. Rex Burkhead ran for a gain of six rushing yards. James White ran it for a gain of three rushing yards.


Zach Cunningham made the stop on third down. He stopped James White and kept him from getting a first down.


Deshaun Watson fumbles on the first play of the season. Remember New England recovered a fumble on Kareem Hunt's firsrt carry last year. New England gets excellent field position. D'Onta Hightower recovered the fumble that Watson coughed up.


Tom Brady threw a reception to Rob Gronkowski in double coverage. That gave New England a 7-0 lead.


Tom Brady threw an interception to Tyrann Mathieu. Houston has a chance to capitalize off that interception.


Trey Flowers sacked Deshaun Watson on third and ten for a seven yard loss. Houston would have to settle for a field goal. New England led 7-3 after Houston got a field goal off a turnover.


New England led 7-3 after one quarter of play. New England is driving entering field goal range at the Houston Texans 30-yard line as the second quarter begins.


Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to James White. That made it 14-3 New England. Tom Brady has nine different completions to eight different receivers.


New England continues to stop Watson. Houston had to settle for a field goal. New England led 14-6 following Houston's score.


Jeremy Hill runs it out of bounds late in the first half. Rob Gronkowski did an awesome jbo catching a pass that looked like it may have been incomplete. New England hiked the ball in a hurry. They fumbled the ball, but they did recover it.


Tom Brady threw a completion to Phillip Dorsett. Dorsett ran it out of bounds. New England had no timeouts. Brady went back to Dorsett. Brady went to Dorsett a third time on this drive. New England took a 21=6 lead at halftime.


New England got a field goal to make it 24-6. Alfred Blue got a rushing touchdown to make it a 24-13 game.


Right tackle Seantrel Henderson left the game. Houston put Martinas Rankin in at left tackle while Julie'n Davenport moved from left tackle to right tackle. New England led 24-13 after three quarters of play.


New England gets a field goal. New England led 27-13.


Houston got the ball back late in the game. Lawrence guy sacked Deshaun Watson on first and goal. Watson threw a touchdown pass to Bruce Ellington.


That touchdown made it 27-20. Houston tried to rally late to tie it after a defensive stop. New England won 27-20.


Tight end Rob Gronkowski was the player of this game. Gronkowski had 7 receptions, 123 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown in New England's win over Houston.



San Francisco 49ers 0-1-0
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Minnesota Vikings 1-0-0


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-San Francisco will not have Reuben Foster. The Vikings may win this game thanks to having an advantage in the running game.


Kirk Cousins threw a pass to Stefon Diggs on a rollout. Cousins threw it to Adam Thielen so far too. Cousins began this game 5/7 with Laquon Treadwell dropping an easy pass from Kirk Cousins where he was wide open.


Minnesota got a field goal. Minnesota led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Then Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs. Minnesota took a 10-0 lead over the San Francisco 49ers.


San Francisco got a field goal. Minnesota led 10-3 following the field goal by the 49ers.


San Francisco had a fourteen play drive. Minnesota recovered a fumble. that negated a drive. Minnesota got a field goal. Minnesota led 10-3 at halftime.


Minnesota got a pick 6 off of Jimmy Garoppolo which gave Minnesota 17-3 lead when Mike Hughes, Minnesota's 2018 first round pick got a pick six.


San Francisco got a field goal. Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph. Minnesota led 24-6.


Jimmy Garoppolo threw a touchdown pass to Dante Pettis. That made it a 24-13 game. Minnesota led 24-13 after three quarters of play.


Jimmy Garoppolo threw an interception to Xavier Rhodes. That really helped Minnesota out with a critical turnover late in the game.


San Francisco got a field goal to make it 24-16. Harrison Smith got an interception late in the game to keep San Francisco from tying it.


Minnesota won 24-16. Harrison Smith was the player of this game. Minnesota's free safety had 7 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 8 total tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Harrison Smith had a huge day and was the biggest reason the Minnesota Vikngs won today.



Tennessee Titans 0-1-0
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Miami Dolphins 1-0-0


Game Recap: MIAMI-Both of these teams are dealing with injuries. I am curious to see if Tennessee or Miami comes through with a win.


Marcus Mariota went 3/4 on Tennessee's opening drive. Tennessee settled for a field goal to amke it a 3-0 game.


Marcus Mariota has another scoring opportunity to expand Tennessee's lead. Bobby McCain did an awesome job with this pass breakup on on this drive. Miami made a fantastic red zone stop as Miami stalls a ten play drive. Mike Vrabel went for it on fourth and goal. Miami stopped Tennessee as Tennessee's rookie head coach learns an important lesson. Take the points.


Tennessee led 3-0 after one quarter. Ryan Tannehill threw a touchdown pass to Kenny Stills. That gave Miami a 7-3 lead.


Miami went for it on fourth and one. An incomplete pass on fourth down allowed Tennessee to avoid giving up more points.


Miami led 7-3 at halftime. Miami got a field goal in the third quarter to make it a 10-3 game. Miami led 10-3 after three quarters of play.


Dion Lewis ran for a rushing touchdown. That tied the game at 10-10.


Jakeem Grant returned a kickoff return for a touchdown. Miami led 17-10. Then Ryan Tannehill threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills. Miami led 24-10 after that.


Tennessee returned a kickoff for a touchdown. It was 24-17. Miami got a field goal and then the Titans also got a field goal to end the game.


Miami won this game 27-20. Wide receiver Kenny Stills had 4 receptions, 106 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. Stills won this game for Miami with his receiving today.



Cincinnati Bengals 1-0-0
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Indianapolis Colts 0-1-0


Game Recap: INDIANAPOLIS-Andrew Luck is back from an injury. Cincinnati has an effective offense and defense, but they have a glaring weakness on the offensive line.


Andy Dalton threw an interception to Kenny Moore. Then Andrew Luck threw n interception to Preston Brown. Those turnovers allowed the Bengals and Colts to remain scoreless.


Andy Dalton overthrew a pass intended for John Ross. That made it third down. The Colts deflected the pass on third down. Cincinnati got a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.


Andrew Luck scrambled for a first down. Steve Williams got promoted to one of the defensive captains, but his hit gave Luck great field position. I'm not sure why the Bengals would promote someone as ineffective as Williams to a captain.


Indianapolis had a drive that lasted over six minutes. Indianaapolis decided to go for it, but Marvin Lewis opted to call a timeout. Indianapolis tied it with a field goal.


A.J. Green caught the football. He fumbled it though and the Colts recovered the football. The game was tied 3-3 after one quarter of play.


Andrew Luck finally threw a passing touchdown for the first time since 2016. Indianapolis took a 10-3 lead over the Bengals.


Adam Vinatieri got a field goal. Indianapolis led 13-3 after that field goal.


Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass to John Ross. That made it a 13-10 game.


Adam Vinatieri kicks another field goal. Indianapolis led 16-10 at halftime.


Andrew Luck threw a touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton. Indianapolis led 23-10 after that touchdown. From this point, it looked like the Colts had the lead under control.


Andy Dalton threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver A.J. Green. Indianapolis led 23-17 after three quarters of play.


Running back Joe Mixon had a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Cincinnati took a 24-23 lead thanks to Joe Mixon.


Cincinnati made a defensive stop. Then they got the ball back. Randy Bullock kicked a field goal. Cincinnati led 27-23.


Andrew Luck had two third down conversions on Indianapolis's final drive. Cincinnati forced a fumble on a third down conversation that the Colts looked like they would get. Cincinnati returned that fumble for a touchdown. Cincinnati won 34-23 thanks to that defensive touchdown on a fumble recovery.


Running back Joe Mixon was my player of the game for the Cincinnati Bengals. Mixon had 17 carries, 95 rushing yards, 51 rushing yards, 146 total yards, and 1 rushing touchdown which gave Cincinnati their lead over the Colts. Left tackle Cordy Glenn also did well protecting Andy Dalton's blindside at left tackle while opening up the running lanes for Joe Mixon.





Pittsburgh Steelers 0-0-1
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Cleveland Browns 0-0-1


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Pittsburgh heads to Cleveland. Le'Veon Bell will not play for Pittsburgh. Also Desmond Harrison an undrafted Free Agent takes over for Joe Thomas at left tackle.


Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception in triple coverage to Denzel Ward. That interception gave Cleveland great field position.


The game was scoreless after one quarter of play. Myles Garrett made a stop for Cleveland. A roughing the passer penalty allowed James Conner to run it into the end zone.


A defensive holding penalty by Pittsburgh negated an interception for the Steelers.


Denzel Ward intercepted Ben Roethlisberger once again. That was his second interception on the day.


Tyrod Taylor fumbled it. Pittsburgh led 7-0 at halftime.


Tyrod Taylor ran it in for a rushing touchdown. That made it a 7-7 game.


Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown. Pittsburgh led 14-7.


James Conner got another rushing touchdown which gave Pittsburgh a 21-7 lead. Pittsburgh led 21-7 after three quarters of play.


Carlos Hyde got a rushing touchdown in the fourrth quarter. Pittsburgh led 21-14.


Tyrod Taylor threw a passing touchdown to Josh Gordon. Cleveland tied the game at 21-21. Gordon got by Cameron Sutton with ease with Joe Haden out of the game thanks to an injury.


Cleveland drove downfield near the end of the fourth quarter. Cameron Sutton picked off a pass intended for Josh Gordon that Tyrod Taylor underthrew.


Chris Boswell and Zane Gonzalez both missed field goals in overtime. Cleveland even recovered a fumble from Pittsburgh in overtime. the Browns should have tried to gain more yards before calling that last timeout kicking the field goal. The game ended in a 21-21 tie. Since the game ended in a tie I'm not rewarding an individual on either the Steelers or the Browns.



Kansas City Chiefs 1-0-0
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Los Angeles Chargers 0-1-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-Patrick Mahomes made his first start for the Chiefs. Joey Bosa was inactive for the Chargers.


The Chargers got the ball first to start the game. Kansas City held Los Angeles to a three and out before the Chargers had to punt it. Tyreek Hill returned a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown. This gave Kansas City a 7-0 lead.


The Chargers got a field goal on their next drive. Kansas City led 7-3.


Patrick Mahomes came out guns blazing on his opening drive. He went 3/3 on his opening drive with 68 passing yards and a passing touchdown to Tyreek Hill. Kansas City led 14-3 on their opening drive following the successful start Patrick Mahomes had.


Dee Ford sacked Philip Rivers on third down to end a drive. Mahomes finally threw some incompletions on his next drive. After Kansas City punted it to the Chargers they would get a field goal after being 0/4 on third down conversions in the first quarter. Kansas City led 14-6 after one quarter of play.


Kansas City could not move the football on their first drive in the second quarter. The Los Angeles Chargers finally got a third down conversion thanks to fullback Derek Watt. The Chargers took 6 minutes and 11 seconds off the clock in the second quarter. Los Angeles went for the two point conversion to tie the game, but did not get it. Kansas City led 14-12.


Kansas City had a drive that lasted 5 minutes and 47 seconds. They got a field goal off of that drive. Kansas City led 17-12 at halftime.


Kansas City got the ball to start the second half. Kansas City's opening drive lasted 5 minutes and 35 seconds. A Melvin Ingram offsides penalty kept their drive alive. Patrick Mahomes threw his second passing touchdown of the game. Kansas City led 24-12 following that drive.


Rivers threw an interception to Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes went 3/3 on his next drive with the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City led 31-12 after Mahomes threw his third passing touchdown of the game.


Kansas City had the football for 9 minutes and 3 seconds in the third quarter. Kansas City led 31-12 after three quarters of play.


Philip Rivers threw a touchdown pass to Keenan Allen in the fourth quarter on the Chargers opening drive in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles went for a two point conversion and got it. Kansas City led 31-20.


Kansas City scored again on their next drive. Patrick Mahomes threw his fourth touchdown of the game to Tyreek Hill. Kansas City led 38-20.


The Chargers got another touchdown and two point conversion. It didn't matter. Kansas City won 38-28.


Patrick Mahomes was awesome today. He improved to 2-0 as a starter. Mahomes went 15/27 with 256 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Mahomes did awesome in week 1 and if he can avoid interceptions again, then Mahomes just may help Kansas City defeat Pittsburgh next week in week 2.



Seattle Seahawks 0-1-0
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Denver Broncos 1-0-0


Game Recap: DENVER-Earl Thomas ended his holdout and started this game. Case Keenum made his first start with Denver.


Case Keenum threw an interception to Earl Thomas. Russell Wilson threw a passing touchdown to Will Dissly. Seattle led 7-0.


Case Keenum threw a passing touchdown to Phillip Lindsay. The game was tied 7-7 after one quarter of play. Seattle went 0/2 on third down conversions in the first quarter.


A Russell Wilson passing touchdown to Brandon Marshall got nulified due to offensive pas interference. Seattle had to settle for a field goal. Seattle led 10-7 after having to settle for a field goal.


Case Keenum threw another touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders. Denver took a 14-10 lead. They also got a field goal on their next drive to make it a 17-10 lead.


Von Miller had two sacks on the next drive. Then Sebastian Janikowski kicked a field goal that was no good. Denver kept their 17-10 lead.


Seattle went 0/5 on third down conversions in the first half. Denver's defense did awesome with stopping third down conversions in the first half. Denver led 17-10 at halftime.


Von Miller recovered a fumble in the second half. Case Keenum threw an interception on the very next play.


Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall. That tied the game at 17-17. It was also Seattle's first third down conversion of the game after Seattle began 0/6 on third down conversions. Brandon McManus kicked a field goal to give Denver a 20-17 lead. Denver led 20-17 after three quarters of play.


Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett. Seattle took a 24-20 lead.


Case Keenum threw a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas. Denver took a 27-24 lead.


Von Miller stopped Seattle's next drive. He sacked Russell Wilson on a critical third down. Denver won 27-24.


Von Miller was the player of this game for Denver. Von Miller had 6 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 7 total tackles, 4 quarterback hurries, 3 sacks, 3 tackles for a loss, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and kept Seattle from getting a third down conversion in three different quarters. Seattle could not get a third down conversion in the first, second, or fourth quarter due tot he presence that Miller provided.



Dallas Cowboys 0-1-0
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Carolina Panthers 1-0-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


Game Recap: CAROLINA-Dallas didn't have Travis Frederick at center. Carolina didn't have Matt Kalil at left tackle. I figured this game would be low scoring with both teams having pedestrian offensive lines and it was.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. Dallas was 0/2 on third down conversions in the first quarter.


Cam Newton got a rushing touchdown. Carolina also got a field goal to take a 10-0 lead heading into halftime.


Neither team scored in the third quarter. Carolina led 10-0 after three quarters of play.


Carolina got a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Graham Gano missed the extra point. Carolina led 16-0.


Ezekiel Elliott ran for a rushing touchdown. Dak Prescott ran it in for a two point conversion. Carolina led 16-8.


Carolina went 0/6 on third down conversions in the second half. They still won 16-8 because Dallas could not execute offensively without Dez Bryant and Jason Witten to compliment Dak Prescott. The communication was off without center Travis Frederick.


Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly was the biggest reason Carolina won this game. Kuechly had 11 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, and 13 total tackles. Kuechly led a run defense that held Ezekiel Elliott to 69 rushing yards. He balled out even without Thomas Davis.





Washington Redskins 1-0-0
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Arizona Cardinals 0-1-0


Game Recap: ARIZONA-Alex Smith faced off with Sam Bradford at quarterback. Adrian Peterson also started against his former team as the running back for the Washington Redskins.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. The game was scoreless after one quarter of play./dd>

Alex Smith threw a passing touchdown in the second quarter. Washington led 7-0.


Washington had two third down conversions and one fourth down conversion on their next drive. Adrian Peterson had a rushing touchdown. Washington led 14-0.


Alex Smith threw a touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Reed. Washington took a 21-0 lead on Arizona.


Washington led 21-0 at halftime. Neither team scored in the third quarter. Washington still led 21-0 after three quarters of play.


Washington got a field goal to make it 24-0. David Johnson got a rushing touchdown to make it 24-6. Sam Bradford went for a two point conversion. Arizona did not get it. He threw an incomplete pass intended for Christian Kirk.


Washington won 24-6. Adrian Peterson was the biggest reason Washington won this game. Adrian Peterson had 26 carries, 96 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 70 receiving yards, 28 touches, 166 total yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Peterson did awesome and took a lot of pressure off of quarterback Alex Smith for the Washington Redskins in this win.



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


Game Recap: GREEN BAY-Khalil Mack made his debut with the Bears. I was curious to see how he'd do versus Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.


Aaron Rodgers went 0/3 on his first drive with the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay had to punt the football to Chicago.


Mitchell Trubisky went 4/4 with 54 passing yards on his opening drive. He finished the drive off with a rushing touchdown. Chicago led 7-0 following Trubisky's opening drive. trubisky's opening drive lasted 6 minutes and 2 seconds.


Aaron Rodgers got strip sacked on the first play of his second drive. Luckily for Rodgers Green Bay recovered the football. Rodgers threw his first completion of the game to tight end Jimmy Graham.


Trubisky threw three more completions. Trubisky started the game 7/7 with 104 passing yards before he threw his first incompletion of the game.


Chicago led 7-0 after one quarter of play. Green Bay was 0/2 on third down conversions in the first quarter.


Chicago kicked a field goal to start the second quarter. Chicago led 10-0 after kicking a field goal.


Aaron Rodgers failed his first third down conversion attempt in the second quarter. Then he got another opportunity to convert on a third down conversion and Aaron Rodgers got injured. He was carted off.


DeShone Kizer got the first third down conversion for Green Bay. Kizer even guided Green Bay to the Chicago 9-yard line. Khalil Mack sacked Kizer and forced a fumble which allowed the Chicago Bears to recover the football.


Kizer threw an interception to Khalil Mack that was returned for a touchdown. Chicago led 17-0 at halftime. Chicago went 0/3 on third down conversions in the second quarter, yet they still outscored Green Bay in the second quarter.


Chicago got the ball to start the second half. Mitchell Trubisky put together a drive that lasted 5 minutes and 46 seconds. Chicago kicked a field goal to take a 20-0 lead.


Aaron Rodgers came back intot he game. Aaron Rodgers finally completed a one-yard pass on third and one. Rodgers guided Green Bay downfield with a drive that lasted 5 mintues and 37 seconds only to watch Mason Crosby come away with a measly field goal. Chicago led 20-3.


Chicago led 20-3 after three quarters of play. Aaron Rodgers took his drive into the fourth quarter. Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown to Geronimo Allison. Chicago led 20-10.


Chicago went three and out. Aaron Rodgers went back out on the field and did what he does by guiding Green Bay downfield for another touchdown. Chicago led 20-17.


Chicago had a chance to run more clock and put Green Bay away. They foolishly threw an incomplete pass on third and one. Chicago had to settle for a field goal. Chicago led 23-17.


Aaron Rodgers threw two consecutive incomplete passes. Aaron Rodgers threw a 75-yard passing touchdown to Randall Cobb. Green Bay took a 24-23 lead over the Chicago Bears.


Green Bay made a fourth down stop on Mitchell Trubisky after the two minute warning. A roughing the passer penalty on Clay Matthews gave Chicago hope to rebound. Trubisky threw two incompletions. On fourth and ten Nick Perry sacked and forced a fumble that Kenny Clark recovered.


Green Bay won 24-23. They won thanks to Aaron Rodgers returning after previously being carted off the field. Aaron Rodgers went 20/30 with 286 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Rodgers showed a lot of courage and really delivered for Green Bay when many thought he'd be out for the game. Many feared he'd get sent to injured reserve just like last season.



New York Jets 1-0-0
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Detroit Lions 0-1-0


Game Recap: DETROIT-Sam Darnold made his first career start. Matthew Stafford is the quarterback who many compared Darnold to coming out of USC so its ironic that Darnold began his NFL career starting against him.


Sam Darnold threw a pick 6 right out of the gate. Detroit took a 7-0 lead as a result.


Sam Darnold rebounded with a third down conversion on is next drive. Isaiah Crowell ran it for a first down allowing the Jets to get a second consecutive third down conversion.


Ziggy Ansah sacked Darnold on the next third down conversion. New York had to punt the football back to Detroit as a result.


New York scored on their next possession. New York tied the game at 7-7. Morris Claiborne intercepted Matthew Stafford on Detroit's next drive.


Sam Darnold got sacked again by Detroit to set up a second and twenty. This game was tied 7-7 after one quarter of play. New York had the ball for thirteen minutes in the first quarter while Detroit only had the ball for two minutes.


New York got a field goal. The Jets took a 10-7 lead.


Matthew Stafford threw a pick to Trumaine Johnson. Kenny Golloday forced a fumble and recovered the football for Detroit. Matt Prater missed a 56-yard field goal. New York kept their 10-7 lead.


Sam Darnold threw a first down on a third down conversion. Quincy Enunwa has 4 receptions for 37 receiving yards. He's quickly emerging into Sam Darnold's favorite target. Darnold also has Terrell Pryor and Robby Anderson to throw to.


Matthew Stafford got dinged up on his last drive. Detroit is lucky that Stafford showed he could handle the pain.


Sam Darnold got the ball back. He didn't have to deal with Ziggy Ansah. Darnold threw a touchdown pass to Roby Anderson. Darnold threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Roby Anderson. Darnold is 4/4 with 71 passing yards, and a passing touchdown on third down conversions. New York led 17-7 after that touchdown by Darnold.


Detroit got a field goal. New York led 17-10 at halftime.


Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Golden Tate. Stafford's 24-yard passing touchdown to Tate tied the game at 17.


Sam Darnold threw a touchdown to Quincy Enunwa. New York led 24-17. Darron Lee, New York's 2016 first round pick returned a pick 6 from Matthew Stafford. Matthew Stafford's third interception allowed New York to take a 31-17 lead over Detroit.


Matthew Stafford got injured again. Matt Cassel came in as a backup for Stafford.


Cassel failed to get the third down conversion. Andre Roberts returned a punt for a touchodwn. New York led 38-17 as Stafford returned from his injury to the game.


Stafford threw a fourth interception. This was the second interception that Stafford threw to Darron Lee.


New York got a field goal. New York led 41-17 following the interception.


Matt Prater missed another field goal. New York got the ball back with a 24-point lead in tact.


isaiah Crowell ran for a 62-yard rushing touchdown. New York led 48-17 thanks to that rushing touchdown. This has been a 31 point third quarter for the New York Jets. New York led 48-17 after three quarters of play.


Matthew Stafford threw a fifth interception to Jamal Adams in the fourth quarter. New York kept adding insult to injury.


New York won 48-17. Running back Isaiah Crowell was my player of the game. Crowell had 10 carries, 102 rushing yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns.



Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0
Versus
Oakland Raiders 0-1-0


Game Recap: OAKLAND-Los Angeles headed to Oakland. I was curious to see how Jon Gruden would do in his head coaching debut.


Marshawn Lynch ran it in for a rushing touchdown. Oakland led 7-0. Jared Goff threw a passing touchdown to Todd Gurley. The game was tied 7-7 after one quarter of play.


Oakland got a field goal to make it 10-7. Then the Rams tied it at 10. Oakland got a field goal to make it 13-10 at halftime.


Todd Gurley had a big run in the second half. Jared Goff threw a third down conversion to Cooper Kupp. Goff hoped to go bsck to Cooper Kupp in the end zone for a touchdown. Leon Hall made a nice deflection for a pass breakup and that forced the Rams to kick a field goal. The Rams had a drive that lasted 5 minutes and 56 seconds. The field goal caused the Rams to tie this game at 13-13.


Jared Goff threw two completions to Brandin Cooks. Then Goff threw a completion to Cooper Kupp which resulted ina touchdown. Los Angeles led 20-13 after three quarters of play.


Jared Goff drove the Rams downfield. Los Angeles had to settle for a field goal. Los Angeles led 23-13.


The Rams got a field goal. Then Marcus Peters had a pick 6 to make it a 33-13 game.


Los Angeles won 33-13. Quarterback Jared Goff was my player of the game going 18/33 with 233 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Marcus Peters was also phenomenal blanketing both Jordy Nelson and Amari Cooper throughout the contest. Peters did a masterful job covering Oakland's receivers making life a living hell for Derek Carr.








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