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NFL Week One Results Rodgers Shines In Big Road Win

NFL 2020 Week One Results

Well, week one certainly lived up to is billing starting with the defending champs easing past a decent Texans side. The result was never in doubt by the half, although David Johnson’s early TD for Houston brought back memories of the 24 point hole the Chiefs dug for themselves in the playoffs last year. Mahomes looked sharp putting up 3tds with what looked like minimal effort.

Packers Offense shines

The Green Bay Packers carrier on pretty much where they left off in 2019, showing they can’t stop the run giving up ma couple of rushing TDs and 134 yards. Still, when you have Aaron Rodgers in this mood it doesn’t matter. He finished with 364 yards and 4 TDs in a near-flawless performance. On this form, The Packers will be a threat in the NFC and injuries allowing Jordan Love can look forward to carrying the clipboard for a while yet.

First Blood to Brees

In Sunday nights other big games the honours went to Drew Brees as he led the Saints to victory over the Buccs, despite not playing particularly well. Tom Brady also had a fairly subdued night, but we expect to see more fireworks from these two once they shake the pre-season rust off. It’s early days but the odds should be short on these two teams making the extended postseason and a January meeting is a distinct possibility.

The Rams D comes up Big in their empty stadium

The Rams first outing at their magnificent new SoFi Stadium may not have been the one they had hoped for atmosphere wise, given the absence of any fans, but the result will have cushioned the blow. Neither team looked great in this one and it was fitting that the game was decided by a defensive stand in the dying minutes. Overall if the two meet again in the postseason, which is possible we might not get the same result.

The Best of The Rest

Turnovers will kill you is an old adage in American Football, and the Falcons will attest to this after getting soundly beaten by Seattle despite putting up impressive numbers stats wise. Matt Ryan had 450 yards passing and the team racked up over 500 yards total. However, a costly fumble which turned into a TD a few plays later and a late interception meant they lost the turnover battle 2-0 and with it the game.

Cam Newton had pretty good debut as New England QB, however, they were greatly assisted in their win by a lack of Fitzmagic as he threw 3 interceptions. It was not a good night for many of the new QBs with ist overall pick Joe Burrows finding life behind d the Bengals OL a lot less fun than LSU’s He was sacked 3 times in a somewhat subdued start as they lost 16-13 to the Chargers who were without Philip Rivers for the first time in Oh I don’t know centuries (ok slight exaggeration). Anyway, the Chargers squeaked the win thanks to a dying second ds missed field goal.

Speaking of Philip Rivers, he will be wondering how he ended up on the losing side in a game where the Colts pretty much dominated. Still, if you throw two picks which end up as 14 points and then the team misses a field goal too, it’s hard to win. The Jags winning this was our shock of the night!

We will leave you with one of the nights big comebacks as Mitchell Trubisky went some way towards quietening the rumours that his days as starter are numbered thanks to Nick Foles joining the fold. Anyway after looking terrible (is that too harsh? – Nope) for much of the game he had a stunning fourth-quarter, throwing 3 TDs to win the game. Will that be enough to keep him under centre? Well for his sake lets hope he carries on in the same vein next week.

Week One Full results

Houston @ Kansas City 

Chiefs 34 Texans 20

Las Vegas @ Carolina  

Chargers 34 Panthers 30

Indianapolis @ Jacksonville    

Jaguars 27 Colts 20

Miami @ New England 

Patriots 21 Dolphins 11

Philadelphia @ Washington    

Washington 27 Eagles 17

Seattle  @ Atlanta

Seahawks 38 Falcons 25

Green Bay @ Minnesota

Packers 43 Vikings 34

N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo  

Bills 27 Jets 17

Cleveland @ Baltimore 

Ravens 38 Browns 6

Chicago @ Detroit

Bears 27 Lions 23

L.A. Chargers @ Cincinnati

Chargers 16 Bengals 13

Arizona @ San Francisco

Cardinals 24 49ers 20

Tampa Bay @ New Orleans

Saints 34 Buccs 23

Dallas @ L.A. Rams

Rams 20 Cowboys 17

Pittsburgh @ N.Y. Giants

Steelers 26 Giants 16

Tennessee @ Denver

Titans 16 Bronchos 13

How did we do Predictions wise?

Not too bad going 12-4 straight up.

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