Monday, September 12, 2016

NFL - Week One Review

Chiefs QB Alex Smith
The first weekend of action for the 2016 NFL season is in the books.
Hard to get a read on teams after just one week, but the San Diego Chargers showed once again why they are labeled as "chokers" as they coughed up a 21-point third quarter lead and lost 33-27 in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs as quarterback Alex Smith scored the winning touchdown on
a two-yard run.
For his comeback effort, Alex Smith is the Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week as he had two TD passes (one INT) and the rushing touchdown while burning the Chargers for 363 passing yards. In the loss, the Chargers also lost WR Keenan Allen for the season with a knee injury (torn ACL) as their offense struggled after holding a 21-3 halftime lead.

Around the NFL . . . 

The Houston Texans defense had five sacks to lead the way to a 23-14 home win over the Chicago Bears ...  The Detroit Lions won on the road 39-35 against the Indianapolis Colts as QB Matthew Stafford had three TD passes while Colts QB Andrew Luck threw four TD passes in the loss ...  The Dallas Cowboys lost 20-19 at home to the New York Giants as QB Eli Manning had three TD passes, including one to WR Victor Cruz, who played for the first time in two years ...  The Oakland Raiders made Head Coach Jack Del Rio's gamble pay off as QB Derek Carr hit WR Michael Crabtree for a two-point conversion pass in the final minute to stun the host New Orleans Saints, 35-34 ...  The Minnesota Vikings won at Tennessee, 25-16 behind two defensive scores and four field goals by Blair Walsh ...  Cincinnati won a road game, topping the New York Jets, 23-22 as QB Andy Dalton had 366 passing yards and the defense intercepted Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to seal the win ...  The Green Bay Packers held off the host Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-23 behind two TD passes and a six-yard scoring run from QB Aaron Rodgers ...  The Seattle Seahawks escaped with a 12-10 home win against the Miami Dolphins when QB Russell Wilson threw a two-yard TD pass to WR Doug Baldwin ...  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 31-24 against the Atlanta Falcons with QB Jameis Winston throwing four TD passes ...  The Baltimore Ravens topped the visiting Buffalo Bills, 13-7 as their defense limited the Bills to just 160 yards in total offense ...  The Philadelphia Eagles got a great effort from rookie starting QB Carson Wentz (278 yards and two TD passes) as they blasted the Cleveland Browns, 29-10 ...  The Denver Broncos opened their season last Thursday night with a 21-20 win against the Carolina Panthers as QB Trevor Siemian had a TD pass and the defense held off the Panthers late while recording three QB sacks ...  The New England Patriots (without QB Tom Brady) beat the Arizona Cardinals on the road, 23-21 as QB Jimmy Garoppolo had a TD pass and Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzero missed a 47-yard field goal (bad snap and hold) in the final seconds ...  The Monday Night Football game (s) saw the Pittsburgh Steelers blast the host Washington Redskins, 38-16 behind three TD passes from Ben Roethlisberger (two to WR Antonio Brown) and 143 rushing yards and two TD by DeAngelo Williams ...  The San Francisco 49ers shut out the visiting Los Angeles Rams 28-0 behind two rushing touchdowns by Carlos Hyde and the defense limiting the Rams to just 185 yards in total offense.

Week One Scores
Denver 21, Carolina 20
Houston 23, Chicago 14
Minnesota 25, Tennessee 16
Detroit 39, Indianapolis 35
Oakland 35, New Orleans 34
Kansas City 33, San Diego 27 (OT)
Tampa Bay 31, Atlanta 24
Seattle 12, Miami 10
Cincinnati 23, NY Jets 22
NY Giants 20, Dallas 19
Philadelphia 29, Cleveland 10
Green Bay 27, Jacksonville 23
Baltimore 13, Buffalo 7
New England 23, Arizona 21
Pittsburgh 38, Washington 16
San Francisco 28, Los Angeles 0 

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