Another great day of American football down.
In San Francisco, Kaepernick, defeated the Packers once again. In what seemed to be a game of quarterback vs. quarterback Kaepernick threw for a total of 412 yards and three touchdowns compared to Aaron Rodgers 333 yards and three touchdowns. Kaep is proving to be a tough competitor for the once titled greatest quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, beating the Pack out of the playoffs last season and now winning against them in the first game of the season, a much anticipated game. 49ers won 34-28 over Green Bay.
In St. Louis the Rams handed a loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a score of 27-24. Arizona working hard to prove they can move on from yet another switch of quarterbacks, were unable to hold off the Rams offense in the fourth quarter allowing them to comeback and score two touchdowns to win the game. Larry Fitzgerald still proving to be an amazing wide receiver was able to catch two touchdowns from the Cards new quarterback Carson Palmer.
In this weeks largest marginal loss game, Kansas City defeated Jacksonville with a score of 28-2. Jaguars were unable to hold the ball almost the entire game. Constant loss of the ball totaled 11 punts to the Chiefs setting a franchise record! Chiefs were able to score twice in the first quarter. Jaguars are hoping to come back stronger next week in Oakland.
In North Carolina, the Panthers lost to Seattle Seahawks with a score of 12-7. In the fourth quarter Wilson was able to throw a 43 yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse bringing them to the win with this turnover.
Tennessee handed Pittsburgh their first loss of the season with a score of 16-9. Pittsburgh offense allowed the Titans defense to sack Roethlisberger five times before the game was finished. This marked the first game opener loss for the Steelers in ten years!
In New Jersey the Jets skated by with a close win against Tampa Bay with a score of 18-17. The Jets were able to capitalize on a Buccaneer penalty and hold out for the win.
New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills with a 23-21 game. Tom Brady proved he doesn’t need Wes Welker in order to win, his replacement Danny Amendola was more productive in his first game than Wes Welker was with the Patriots. Brady managed to throw for two touchdowns to Julian Edelman. According to ESPN this game marked the 36th time Brady has won a game while being tied or trailing in the fourth quarter.
In Chicago the Bears won against the Cincinnati Bengals with a score of 24-21. The Bengals led most of the game, even through the beginning of the fourth quarter, until the Bears were able to take control and score a touchdown with nearly 8 minutes left. The Bengals were unable to recover and eventually this lead to their loss against the Bears.
In Cleveland, the Browns were handed a loss by the Miami Dolphins with a score of 23-10. This marks the ninth straight loss in an opener game for the Browns. Browns managed to hold a lead before halftime despite several penalties and interceptions, but could not hold on during the second half, allowing Daniel Thomas to score a field goal and Caleb Sturgis to score a 36 yard touchdown for the Dolphins. Dolphins hoping this means a more promising season than the previous four years.
In Detroit the Lions managed to Defeat the Minnesota Vikings with a score of 34-24. Reggie Bush looked strong in his first game with the lions, going for a 77 yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Lions are hoping that they will do better than their 4-12 year last season. Adrian Peterson, arguably the best running back in the NFL right now completed his fourth longest run and proved he is still a tough competitor with the Vikings.
In Indianapolis the Colts won against the Oakland Raiders with a score of 21-17. Luck is still going strong just as he did when he was a rookie. He threw 178 yards, two touchdowns, and even ran for a 19 yard field goal. They also started two new offensive lineman to help protect him and they worked together to do just that.
In New Orleans, the Saints won against the Atlanta Falcons with a score of 23-17. Drew Brees threw for 357 yards and two scores in Sunday afternoon’s game. Marques Colston set a franchise record by receiving his 533rd catch.