By Aaron Randolph
Week one of the NFL is in the books. We had some major games and impressive outings. The first week kicked off with the super bowl champions, the New England Patriots versus the Kansas Chiefs.
The Chiefs traveled to Fox borough to play the Patriots. The chiefs were able to beat the defending champs 42-27. Tom Brady threw for 267 yards, zero touchdowns, but also no turnovers. He completed 16 passes out of 36 attempts. Patriots running back Mike Gillislee ran for three touchdowns, but the Chiefs were able to hold the Patriots to only 3.5 yards a carry. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for four touchdowns, no interceptions and 368 yards. He completed 28 of 35 pass attempts. This win for the Chiefs will definitely build their confidence going forward. The Patriots will look to bounce back in week two when they go on the road the play the New Orleans Saints.
The Eagles beat Washington 30-17. Second year Quarterback Carson Wentz had a productive game. Wentz threw for over 300 yards, 26 completions and threw two touchdowns. Wentz did turn the ball over once. Wentz threw a pick six in the middle of the second quarter. Tight end Zach Ertz had eight receptions for 93 yards. Eagles wide out Nelson Anghlor caught 6 balls for 86 yards and had one touch down. For Agholor going forward, this is a confidence builder from last season. Redskins QB Kirk Cousins did not perform well enough for his team to win. Cousins threw for 240 yards, completed 23 of the 40 passes he attempted. He did get throw a passing touchdown, but that was enough to get his team to their first win of the season.
The Green Bay Packers earned their first win of the 2017 season. The Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks at home 17-9. Aaron Rodgers got his team rolling. Rodgers passed for over 300 yards, had one touch down and no turn overs. On the other end, Russell Wilson struggled. Wilson only completed 14 passes and threw for over 158 yards. The Seahawks will look to pick up their first win of the season when they travel to take on the Tennessee Titans. The rest of the week one scores were pretty low.
The Giants beat the Cowboys 19-3. The Cowboys were able to win their first home game against the New York Giants, who beat the Cowboys twice last season. Ezekiel Elliot ran for 104 yards. Long time tight end Jason Witten passed former Cowboys great Michael Irvin for the most receiving yards in franchise history.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-3. The Los Angeles Rams blew out the Indianapolis Colts 46-9. Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck was not playing in the game. Jared Goff showed some growth for a second year Quarterback. Goff had over 300 yards passing and threw for one touch down. He completed over 70 percent of his passes.
The Buffalo Bills beat their division rival, the New York Jets 21-12. The NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons beat the Chicago Bears in Chicago 23-17. And lastly, the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Detroit lions 35-23. To finish off the Monday night double-header, the Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 29-19 and the Denver Broncos beat the Los Angeles Chargers 24-21. The Chargers had their game tying field goal blocked. Denver will now welcome the Dallas Cowboys to the mile-high city.