Full Breakdown of NFL Week 1 Scores, Stat Leaders, and More

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The NFL season is off and running as most teams started the season off sloppy but picked up the pace and made Week 1 a thriller. There were several one-possession games and even a game that finished in a tie.


We will bring you the scores from every Sunday morning/afternoon game each week. As we covered on Thursday, the Buffalo Bills defeated the Los Angeles Rams 31-10 to open up the season.

Sunday’s Scores

Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Detroit Lions 38 – 35

Chicago Bears defeat the San Francisco 49ers 19 – 10

Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 23 – 20

Miami Dolphins defeat the New England Patriots 20 – 7

Cleveland Browns defeat the Carolina Panthers 26 – 24

Indianapolis Colts tie with the Houston Texans 20 – 20

New Orleans Saints defeat the Atlanta Falcons 27 – 26

Baltimore Ravens defeat the New York Jets 24 – 9

Washington Commanders defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 28 – 22

Los Angeles Chargers defeat the Las Vegas Raiders 24 – 19

Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Arizona Cardinals 44 – 21

Minnesota Vikings defeat the Green Bay Packers 23 – 7

New York Giants defeat the Tennessee Titans 21 – 20

There were many close and competitive games in Week 1, which is a sign of things to come — it could very well be the most competitive NFL season we have seen in some time.


Stat Leaders

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes – 360 yards thrown, 30 completions on 39 passing attempts, five touchdowns, zero interceptions.

Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz – 313 yards thrown, 27 completions on 41 passing attempts, four touchdowns, two interceptions.

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor – 31 carries, 161 rushing yards, one touchdown.

Giants running back Saquon Barkley – 18 carries, 164 rushing yards, one touchdown.

Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson – nine receptions, 184 yards, two touchdowns.

Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown – 10 receptions, 155 yards.

Player to watch during Sunday Night Football 

The Sunday finale features the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys will be playing at home, but they will be without several players from last season, including wide receiver Amari Cooper.


Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is expected to play; however, he felt a pop in his right ankle but practiced fully on Friday. Prescott will have a few options to work with on Sunday night — including CeeDee Lamb, Dalton Schultz, Ezekiel Elliot, and Tony Pollard.

Tony Pollard is the player to watch on Sunday night, as the Cowboys will utilize Pollard in the slot as a wide receiver, he will see work as a passing back, and he will likely split the carries with starting running back Ezekiel Elliot.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will be without Rob Gronkowski, but the team added wide receivers Russell Gage and Julio Jones, alongside Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Brady will have no shortage of talent to work with this season.

To conclude Week 1 of the NFL season, Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos will open up their season on the road to take on Wilson’s former team, the Seattle Seahawks, on Monday Night Football.


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