NFL Week 1 Recap

It’s finally football season once again NFL fans and Week 1 is in the bag and boy did it not disappoint! We had blow outs, shock wins, rookies balling out and of course, we had injuries minor, major and season ending.

Without further ado let’s get into this Week 1 recap!

Week 1 Results:

Thursday Night Football

Detroit Lions 21 – Kansas City Chiefs 20

Sunday Early Window

Atlanta Falcons 24 – Carolina Panthers 10

Baltimore Ravens 25 – Houston Texans 9

Cleveland Browns 24 – Cincinnati Bengals 3

Jacksonville Jaguars 31 – Indianapolis Colts 21

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 – Minnesota Vikings 17

New Orleans Saints 16 – Tennessee Titans 15

San Francisco 49ers 30 – Pittsburgh Steelers 7

Washington Commanders 20 – Arizona Cardinals 16

Sunday Late Window

Green Bay Packers 30 – Chicago Bears 20

Las Vegas Raiders 17 – Denver Broncos 16

Miami Dolphins 36 – Los Angeles Chargers 34

Philadelphia Eagles 25 – New England Patriots 20

Los Angeles Rams 30 – Seattle Seahawks 13

Sunday Night Football

Dallas Cowboys 40 – New York Giants 0

Monday Night Football

New York Jets 22 – Buffalo Bills 16 (OT)

There are a few shocking outcomes from the above games, Week 1 did not disappoint, starting with the Lions knocking off the Chiefs and ruining their banner unveiling and not to be the only team running a special occasion, the Eagles made sure to ruin Brady’s homecoming to New England by knocking off the Patriots.

The Browns made a statement by holding the Bengals to a field goal and making sure Burrows Sunday wasn’t one to write home about and the Browns will be looking to take this momentum and give the Pittsburgh Steelers a matching black eye to go with the one the 49ers gave them at home on Sunday!

The Bears were hoping now that Aaron Rodgers was gone to the AFC they would have a fresh start with the Packers, but Jordon Love made sure to continue dominating the Bears in Rodgers place. 

Derek Carr just about won his debut as a Saint, nothing special about his game but it’s always good to start off on the right foot with a new team and Baker Mayfield did the same as a Buccaneer but can they both keep the win streak going? 

Tua and Herbert will be battling out for the majority of their careers and long may that continue, you cannot beat seeing two quarterbacks in their prime duelling it out in a shootout. This is the kinda football that puts butts in seats!

Calvin Ridley did not look like he missed any football and is going to be Lawrence’s new best friend going forward. There was no rust to knock off and number 0 made sure he was a threat to be respected going forward!

The Falcons put their division on notice! Their one two punch of Allgeier and Robinson ensured they put the hurt on the Panthers, wore down their defence and brought back the W! This team should be exciting to watch going forward.

Josh Allen had more passes to Jets players than Aaron Rodgers did on Monday Night Football, and if you know a Jets fan, please check in on them, they’re gonna be hurting even though they won.

Rookie Watch

With Week 1 in the books lets check in on all the 1st round picks from the 2023 Draft and see how they performed and we’ll check in on them every few weeks to see what their progression looks like;

Bryce Young (CAR) – 20/38 for 146 yards 1 TD & 2 INT

C.J. Stroud (HOU) – 28/44 for 242 yards 0 TD & 0 INT

Will Anderson Jr. (HOU) – 4 tackles and 1 sack

Anthony Richardson (IND) – 24/37 for 223 yards 1 TD & 1 INT

Devon Witherspoon (SEA) – did not play this week

Paris Johnson Jr (ARZ) – allowed 0 pressures and 0 sacks

Tyree Wilson (LV) – 0 tackles and 0 sacks

Bijan Robinson (ATL) – 10 attempts for 56 yards & 6 receptions for 27 yards and 1 TD

Jalen Carter (PHI) – 1 tackle and 1 sack

Darnell Wright (CHI) – allowed 5 pressures and 0 sacks

Peter Skoronski (TEN) – allowed 1 pressure and 1 sack

Jahmyr Gibbs (DET) – 7 attempts for 42 yards and 2 receptions for 18 yards 0 TD

Lukas Van Ness (GB) – 2 tackles and 1 sack

Broderick Jones (PIT) – allowed zero pressures and 0 sacks

Will Mc Donald IV (NYJ) – 1 tackle and 0 sacks

Emmanuel Forbes (WAS) – 3 tackles and 1 pass defended

Christian Gonzalez (NE) – 5 tackles, 1 sack and 1 pass defended

Jack Campbell (DET) – 2 tackles and 1 pass defended

Calijah Kancey (TB) – 0 tackles and 0 sacks

Jaxon Smith-Njigba (SEA) – 3 receptions for 13 yards and 0 TD

Zay Flowers (BAL) – 9 receptions for 78 yards and 2 attempts for 9 yards and 0 TD

Jordan Addison (MIN) – 4 receptions for 61 yard and 1 TD

Deonte Banks (NYG) – 0 tackles and 2 pass defended

Dalton Kincaid (BUF) – 4 receptions for 26 yards and 0 TD

Mazi Smith (DAL) – 1 tackle and 0 sacks

Anton Harrison (JAC) – allowed 1 pressure and 1 sack

Myles Murphy (CIN) – 0 tackles & 0 sacks

Bryan Bresee (NO) – 0 tackles & 0 sacks

Nolan Smith (PHI) – 1 tackle and 0 sacks

Felix Anudike-Uzomah (KC) – 2 tackles and 0 sacks

While all but one rookie from the 1st round saw the field on Week 1, some of them faced limited snap counts and did not make an impact. 

Others like Zay Flowers, Jordan Adison and Will Anderson Jr, showed flashes of their talent, we then saw Bijan Robinson, Anthony Robinson and Paris Johnson Jr all showing how ready they are after Week 1 to make a huge impact. 

While CJ Stroud and Bryce Young showed they have the talent, there is always going to be heavy judgement on the #1 and #2 overall picks regardless of their performance.

We’ll check back on our rookies in a few weeks!


Heading into Week 2 here are the latest injury updates and availability for players from across the league;

Arizona Cardinals

Kelvin Beachum – Questionable

Atlanta Falcons

Troy Anderson – Questionable

Cordarrelle Patterson – Questionable

Jeff Okudah – Questionable

Baltimore Ravens

J.K. Dobbins – Injured Reserve (Out for Season)

Marcus Williams – Out

Mark Andrews – Questionable

Ronnie Stanley – Questionable 

Marlon Humphrey – Questionable

Tyler Linderbaum – Questionable

Buffalo Bills

Von Miller – Out/PUP (expected Week 5 return)

Carolina Panthers

Jaycee Horn – Doubtful

DJ Chark Jr. – Questionable

Chicago Bears

Kyler Gordon – Questionable

Cincinnati Bengals

Joseph Ossai – Questionable

Cleveland Browns

Jack Conklin – Injured Reserve 

Juan Thornhill – Questionable

Dallas Cowboys

Donovan Wilson – Questionable

Tyler Smith – Questionable

Denver Broncos

Greg Dulcich – Doubtful

Riley Moss – Questionable

Jerry Jeudy – Questionable

Caden Sterns – Doubtful

Detroit Lions

Emmanuel Moseley – Questionable

Green Bay Packers

Christian Watson – Questionable

Aaron Jones – Questionable

Quay Walker – Questionable

Houston Texans

Hassan Ridgeway – Injured Reserve

Noah Brown – Injured Reserve

Jimmie Ward – Questionable

John Metchie III – Questionable

Dare Ogunbowale – Questionable

Blake Cashman – Questionable

Jalen Pitre – Questionable

Indianapolis Colts

Drew Ogletree – Questionable

Evan Hull – Injured Reserve

Zack Moss – Questionable

Anthony Richardson – Questionable

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tyler Lacy – Questionable

Antonio Johnson – Questionable

Brandon Scherff – Questionable

Kansas City Chiefs

Travis Kelce – Questionable

Las Vegas Raiders

Jakobi Meyers – Questionable

Chandler Jones – Questionable

Los Angeles Chargers

Chris Rumph II – Questionable

Daiyan Henley – Questionable

Austin Ekeler – Questionable

Los Angeles Rams

Stetson Bennett – Questionable

Miami Dolphins

Julian Hill – Questionable

Elijah Campbell – Questionable

Terron Armstead – Questionable

Minnesota Vikings

Marcus Davenport – Questionable

Christian Darrisaw – Questionable

New England Patriots

Cole Strange – Questionable

DeVante Parker – Questionable

Mike Onwenu – Questionable

New Orleans Saints

Payton Turner – Doubtful

Kendre Miller – Questionable

J.T. Gray – Questionable

New York Giants

Andrew Thomas – Questionable

Gervarrius Owens – Questionable

Wan’Dale Robinson – Questionable

D.J. Davidson – Questionable

Cor’Dale Flott – Questionable

Cam Brown – Questionable

New York Jets

Aaron Rodgers – Injured Reserved (Out for Season)

Philadelphia Eagles

Kenneth Gainwell – Questionable

Nakobe Dean – Injured Reserve

Pittsburgh Steelers

Dionate Johnson – Doubtful

Pat Freiermuth – Questionable

Cameron Heyward – Out

San Francisco 49ers

No Injuries Reported as of 13th of September

Seattle Seahawks

Devon Witherspoon – Questionable

Jamal Adams – Questionable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Lavonte David – Questionable

Calijah Kancey – Questionable

Tennessee Titans

Dillon Radunz – Questionable

Tre Avery – Questionable

Washington Commanders

Chase Young – Questionable

Jartavius Martin – Questionable

There we have it folks, see you all in Week 2!

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