Is there anything in the world that's better than grabbing a cold one, sitting down on your couch, and seeing this beautiful man on your screen?
Welcome back, NFL fans. We made it. Football season has officially kicked off with an eventful week one. Week one had it all. New faces in new places, big comebacks, and rookies making big plays in their debut.
Nothing better than seeing the overreactions in week one. If your team went 1-0, congrats. This means your team has punched their ticket to the Super Bowl. If your team went 0-1, might as well pack it up and start thinking about who you're going to take in the draft. It's a long-season folks. We got 16 more weeks of this.
Our five takeaways from week one of the NFL season.
THE JAMEIS WINSTON REVENGE TOUR IS OFFICIALLY ON ITS WAY
Jameis!!! Two years ago, no one wanted Winston after he joined the illustrious 30-30 club. 30 touchdowns, 30 interceptions. The only team to give him a chance was the Saints. After sitting behind Drew Brees last year, Winston said being inside the Saints QB room was the equivalent of a Harvard education.
Winston took his degree in QB studies and threw for five touchdowns against the Packers. His final stat line was 14/20, 148 yards, and five touchdowns. He also added 37 yards on the ground.
The best part about Jameis is his press conference after the game.
I'm glad Jameis is paying top dollars to get the best training advice in the world. Just be prepared.
I'm excited to see how this Jameis Winston journey goes. Is he finally showing what he's capable of doing with a better support system around him? Regardless, he got the week one dub, and they're eating W's down in New Orleans.
STAFFORD'S BIG LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
The Rams welcomed their fans to their new $5 billion stadium. Oh, they also welcomed their new QB Matthew Stafford, who looks like he's ready to light the league on fire. Is there any better introduction to your new home than doing this on your second pass?
Stafford finished the night 20/26, 321 yards, and three touchdowns with no turnovers. Leading the Rams to a dominating victory over the Bears.
It looked like Stafford has been in McVay's system for years. That's how good he looked. The only knock I have is they couldn't get much going with the run game. That's something they need to get right if this offense wants to reach peak levels.
THE CHIEFS STORM BACK AGAINST THE BROWNS
It seemed like this was going to be the biggest statement of week one. The Browns were here to prove they were legit Super Bowl contenders. To be honest, I thought Cleveland had it in the bag. They took a 22-10 lead into halftime and looked like they were the better football team.
I then remembered the Chiefs are the Chiefs. After a terrible first half, they came out firing, outscoring the Browns 23-7 in the second half. Kansas City went on to win 33-29.
I don't think I'll ever get over how good the Chiefs' big three is. It's the most explosive group of skill players I have ever seen. Tyreek Hill's stat line was 11 receptions, 197 yards, one touchdown. Mahomes' was 27/36, 337 yards, three touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown. Travis Kelce finished with 6 receptions, 67 yards, and two touchdowns. Absolutely ridiculous.
I guess it doesn't matter if the Chiefs defense isn't great. They will outscore you every time, so don't even bother trying to keep up in a shoot-out with KC.
IS KYLER MURRAY GOING TO BE AN MVP CANDIDATE?
The one performance that stood out to me was Kyler Murray. He looked reeaalllyyy good. Watching him run around in the pocket is like watching one of those really small dogs run around the obstacle course at the dog show. His little legs move so fast, making him impossible to catch.
Murray finished the day 21/32, 289 yards, and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown as well. Some of the throws he made were spectacular. It's going to be interesting to see where the Cardinals end up. They started fast last year but collapsed in the second half.
ROOKIE WIDE RECEIVERS
To close out week one, I wanted to talk about the rookie wide receivers. The three that were selected in the top-15 (Ja'Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, Devonta Smith) all made an impact in their debuts. I'm not sure if this has ever been done before, but all three players caught touchdowns. Crazy enough, every skill position rookie selected in the top-15 recorded a touchdown in week one except for Kyle Pitts.
Also, it seems like Ja'Marr Chase can catch an NFL football just fine.
Everyone can relax about the preseason drops. There's a reason why this kid was the best receiver in the country as a Sophomore.
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