I am so excited! The NFL is back and I no longer have to work Sunday's! I made the small investment of $40(totally worth it by the way) and purchased NFL Redzone. A ton of exciting games with great finishes. Here are some of my thoughts:
Patriots 23, Bills 21: Who would have thought that Tom Brady would miss Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker. Brady only completed 56% of his passes and had a critical fumble at the one-yard line, with the Pats going in. Still, Brady orchestrated a winning drive that setup a winning field goal. E.J. Manuel looks solid for the Bills.
Titans 16, Steelers 9: It took Pittsburgh nearly 58 minutes for Pittsburgh's offense to score. They also lost center Maurkice Pouncey. Jake Locker didn't turn the ball over, at least.
Saints 23, Falcons 17: One of the best games of the day. Both quarterbacks looked sharp. The Falcons had a chance to win the game in the end but Matt Ryan was intercepted at the goal-line. Both teams looked poised for playoff runs, however.
Jets 18, Buccaneers 17: Weird game. The Bucs drove for a late field goal, only to have the Jets come back with a Nick Folk field goal in the final seconds. The Jets were gifted 15 yards, on a bonehead play, when he hit Jets QB Geno Smith, while he was running out of bounds. Smith looked pretty solid for the Jets.
Chiefs 28, Jaguars 2: Hey, at least the Jags are closer to Jadeveon Clowney or Teddy Bridgewater. Alex Smith had 3 TD's in his Chiefs debut.
Seahawks 12, Panthers 7: The Seahawks defense is tremendous. They shut down Cam Newton, allowing just 125 passing yards. Russell Wilson threw a TD pass in the 4th quarter to give Seattle the win. The Seahawks continue to show a knack for winning close games.
Dolphins 23, Browns 10: When 70-year old quarterback throws the ball 53 times, you probably won't win. Trent Richardson only carried the ball 13 times, causing many fantasy owners to curse new Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Ryan Tannehill looked solid for the 'Fins. The Dolphins new uniforms are pretty dope, am I right?
Lions 34, Vikings 24: Adrian Peterson broke off a 78-yard touchdown on his first carry of the season -- then was subsequently shut down. He finished with 93 yards on 18 carries(15 yards on 17 carries, aside from his first one). Reggie Bush is an absolute perfect fit in Detroit, as he accounted for nearly 200 yards of offense.
Colts 21, Raiders 17: The Colts won the game, but Terrelle Pryor was special. Ran for over 100 yards and looked good in the pocket. The Raiders may have found something. Andrew Luck led a game-winning drive in the final moments.
Bears 24, Bengals 21: The Bengals blew a 10-point lead, as the Bears won in Marc Trestman's debut as coach. Brandon Marshall scored the winning TD midway through the fourth quarter.