2016 NFL Week 1 Recap

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks Case Keenum #17 of the Los Angeles Rams during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Rams 0
49ers 28 I said it before, and I’ll say it again…Jared Goff isn’t worth the trade up to the #1 overall pick if he can’t start ahead of Case Keenum right away. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Thearon W. Henderson)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 12: Running back DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a fourth quarter touchdown past defensive back David Bruton #30 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Steelers 38
Redskins 16 Look, we knew Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown would get theirs. But the Redskins’ biggest crime of their 15th loss in 17 Monday Night Football appearances at FedEx Field was letting a 33 year-old scat back gash them for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns in their own building. And with all of the Josh Norman hype (and money), you’d think the Redskins would have come up with a way to match him up with the league’s best receiver more often. I get that it wasn’t necessarily the ‘Skins’ gameplan, but all bets are off when said game plan isn’t working and you have a $75 million corner at your disposal. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots calls a play on the line of scrimmage in the first quarter of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Patriots 23
Cardinals 21 No Brady, no Gronk, no 2/5 of the starting offensive line…no problem. Despite being a 9 1/2 point underdog for the first time since Super Bowl 36, the Pats won my Super Bowl preview led by Jimmy Garappolo’s surprisingly good performance against one of the league’s best defenses. This result should scare the rest of the AFC. And all hail Larry Fitzgerald. On a day when it was reported this season is his last, he caught two touchdowns to notch 100 in his storied career. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Norm Hall)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens sacks quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Bills during the second half of the Buffalo Bills vs. the Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Bills 7
Ravens 13 It was like homecoming in Baltimore: Joe Flacco, Terrell Suggs, Breshaud Perriman, and Dennis Pitta all returned from injury to make plays to beat a Buffalo squad led by Rex Ryan, Ed Reed, and Tyrod Taylor. This is the first step of the Ravens’ redemption story. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles sacks quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Browns 10
Eagles 29 Cleveland dealt the 2nd overall pick in this year’s draft to Philly because they didn’t like Carson Wentz. In the ultimate “How You Like Me Now” move, Wentz lit up the Browns D to become the first Eagles QB in the Super Bowl era to win a season opener.

Meanwhile, RG3’s first start for Cleveland was a microcosm of his last two seasons in Washington: he was sacked 3 times, intercepted once, and was hurt late in the game. This is not a good start to the Hue Jackson era. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rich Schultz)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates his touchdown run against the Jacksonville Jaguars with wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Packers 27
Jaguars 23 In a week full of firsts, on streak stayed alive: Jacksonville dropped their 5th straight opening day game, regardless of how they feel about the officiating. The Jags shouldn’t feel too bad though; after the 2015 season Aaron Rodgers had, he was destined to start this season fast. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) is shown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bears 14
Texans 23 Brock Osweiler didn’t have a great debut in Houston, but he did play well enough to lead us to believe there’s finally stability under center. Osweiler is the 4th Texans QB to win a start since Week 15 last season, and he figures to win plenty more if Lamar Miller continues to run for 100+ yards and the defense keeps mauling opposing QBs. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (AP/David J. Phillip)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on September 11, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Bucs 31
Falcons 24 Jameis Winston is the first Buccaneers QB to throw 4 TDs in a season opener since 1987, and Tampa’s D held Atlanta to just 52 rushing yards at 2.4 yards per carry in the Bucs’ third straight win over the Falcons. Good start to the Dirk Koetter era. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Kevin C. Cox)
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) returns an intercepted pass 77 yards for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. With Kendricks are Captain Munnerlyn (24) and Anthony Barr (55). (AP Photo/James Kenney)
Vikings 25
Titans 16 Minnesota scored two defensive touchdowns in a game for the first time since 2007. Even with former Terps Shaun Hill and Stefon Diggs playing well, they’ll need more of the same from the D to keep pace with the Pack in the NFC North. Tennessee is 2-0 in Week 1 over the past two years, 3-27 after it. Now that they’ve lost an opener, that means they’ll do better over the next 16 weeks, right? Right? (AP Photo/James Kenney) (AP/James Kenney)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11:   A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a touchdown over Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Bengals 23
Jets 22 A.J. Green’s 12-catch, 180 yard performance didn’t just break his own opening day record…it sunk Revis Island. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Streeter Lecka)
Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio lets out a yell as he walks off the field after  an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The Raiders won 35-34. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Raiders 35
Saints 34 Don’t believe Jack Del Rio is bring back the Raider swag? His gutsy call made Oakland the first team since 2008 to score a go-ahead 2-point conversion in the final minute of the 4th quarter, and his Twitter trolling of ESPN made him the first coach to make me laugh out loud this season. And make no mistake: New Orleans is only a competitive team because of Drew Brees. He’s just the 7th player to pass for 400 yards and 4 TDs in a season opener during the Super Bowl era, and his 98 yard touchdown to Brandin Cooks is the longest play from scrimmage in franchise history. If anything happens to #9, the Saints are the “Ain’ts” again. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) (AP/Bill Feig)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith celebrates after an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City won 33-27 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Chargers 27
Chiefs 33 (OT) Alex Smith threw for 363 yards and scored the game-winning TD in the largest comeback in Chiefs history. It might be time to stop calling him a game manager… Meanwhile, the Bolts lost more than a 3-touchdown lead in the 4th quarter…they probably lost their best receiver for the season. After this season, San Diego might mean what Ron Burgundy thought. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Dolphins 10
Seahawks 12 Miami showed up early but still couldn’t stop Seattle from winning their 8th straight home opener despite winning the turnover battle 2-0. The Seahawks D tallied 5 sacks and held the Fins offense to 214 yards, looking every bit as fierce as we were promised. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Otto Greule Jr)
Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder (61) sacks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Lions 39
Colts 35 The situation in Indy will look a lot like the one in New Orleans this season: Defense will be their undoing and Andrew Luck will be the only reason the Colts are competitive. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (AP/Jeff Roberson)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Dak Prescott #4 hands the ball to Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Giants 20
Cowboys 19 Oh wait…so Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott aren’t the greatest rookie tandem to ever play the game? Preseason results don’t translate to the regular season? Here’s my shocked face. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Tom Pennington)
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) looks to pass as Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy (94) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Panthers 20
Broncos 21
Talk about an historically good season opener! In the 46 years since the season began with a Super Bowl rematch, there’s never been a starting QB from Northwestern. Yet here’s Trevor Siemian–the first since Otto Graham–not only starting for Denver, but outdueling the reigning MVP to complete the first of an NFL-record nine comeback wins in Week 1. Consider this the first head scratcher of 2016. Speaking of head scratchers…it’s hard to believe it doesn’t go without saying that Cam Newton deserves the same protection as any other QB in the pocket. Even if you buy the notion that Cam Newton is the NFL equivalent of Shaquille O’Neal, a blow to the head is a blow to the head. Flag it. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (AP/Jack Dempsey)
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SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks Case Keenum #17 of the Los Angeles Rams during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 12: Running back DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a fourth quarter touchdown past defensive back David Bruton #30 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots calls a play on the line of scrimmage in the first quarter of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens sacks quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Bills during the second half of the Buffalo Bills vs. the Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles sacks quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates his touchdown run against the Jacksonville Jaguars with wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) is shown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on September 11, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) returns an intercepted pass 77 yards for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. With Kendricks are Captain Munnerlyn (24) and Anthony Barr (55). (AP Photo/James Kenney)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11:   A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a touchdown over Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio lets out a yell as he walks off the field after  an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The Raiders won 35-34. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith celebrates after an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City won 33-27 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder (61) sacks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Dak Prescott #4 hands the ball to Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) looks to pass as Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy (94) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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