Tuesday, September 13, 2011
NFL Week One Recap
After all of the anticpiation and hype, we've finally finished week one of the 2011-2012 NFL season. In case you missed anything, here's a quick recap of the week's results.
Jets 27, Cowboys 24
The 'Boys were in control throughout, but late mistakes from Tony Romo proved detrimental as Rex Ryan's Jets stole a victory in NYC.
Redskins 28, Giants 14
Rex Grossman played surprisingly well, but then again the Giants are missing almost half of their starters on defense.
49ers 33, Seahawks 17
Neither Alex Smith nor Frank Gore had a touchdown in this matchup, but the 9ers found a way to put up 33 points in an impressive victory in the Bay.
Chargers 24, Vikings 17
When your starting quarterback throws for just 39 yards, you're probably going to lose the game. This was the case for Minnesota, as Donovan McNabb completed just seven passes in a poor effort.
Cardinals 28, Panthers 21
I don't know what's harder to believe - that Cam Newton threw for 422 yards in his rookie debut, or that the Panthers lost despite his performance.
Texans 34, Colts 7
Indy's worst loss since 2007 was caused by the absence of Peyton Manning. Kerry Collins didn't seem to have a handle on the offense, and the Texans, without Arian Foster playing, won big.
Ravens 35, Steelers 7
It's rare that either of these two teams wins big, but Joe Flacco and the Ravens steamrolled the Steelers defense in a shocking victory.
Lions 27, Buccaneers 20
The Bucs running game, or lack thereof, was the catalyst of the game. Was it a lack of talent at running back, or Detroit's new "Steel Curtain" defensive line?
Eagles 31, Rams 13
An awful day for St. Louis, and not just because they lost to Michael Vick's high powered offense. Both Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson were injured in the game, which is a scary thought for the Rams offense.
Bengals 27, Browns 17
Cedric Benson went off for 121 yards and a TD, while the star on the cover of Madden 12 ran for just 57 yards and no scores. Is the Curse in effect?
Bills 41, Cheifs 7
Show me someone who called this, and I'll show you a compulsive liar. Ryan Fitzpatrick exploded for 4 touchdowns while the KC running game was nowhere to be found.
Bears 30, Falcons 12
It's tough to win at Soldier Field, even with one of the most talented offenses in the league. Jay Cutler had a nice game and Chicago is pleased with the way things are looking.
Jaguars 16, Titans 14
Luke McCown was 17-24 with 175 yards and no touchdowns. Hey Jags fans, don't be worried. He's been nothing if not consistent, and if he can keep up that average play, MJD should take you to the Wild Card round.
Packers 42, Saints 34
It was an electrifying game with both quarterbacks playing up to their full potential. All eyes were on GB rookie receiver/kick returner Randall Cobb, who caught a touchdown pass and also returned a kick 108 yards for a TD.
Patriots 38, Dolphins 24
Tom Brady threw for a career-high 517 yards, but the Dolphins kept this one close for a while. Chad Henne looked good, passing for over 400 yards, so Miami isn't in too much trouble.
Raiders 23, Broncos 20
Darren McFadden had a strong performance and Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 63 yard field goal. Other than that, not much excitement as the Raiders pick up their first win of the season.
Thanks for reading, and don't forget, whether you think you can or can't, you're usually right. Until next time!