TWSN Top Five NFL Games Of Week One

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TWSN Top Five NFL Games Of Week One


TWSN Top Five NFL Games Of Week One

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Each week in the NFL season whether it is from certain player matchups, great plays, or even ones that come down to the wire, there are always games that stand out more than others. For Week One there was a mixture of all! Each week NFL analysts Marissa Myers, Andrew Little, Isaac Nelson, Logan Fulmer, and Matt Levine will be giving the top five games of the week. 


-Buffalo Bills @ Los Angeles Rams

What a start to the NFL season with a game worthy of being recognized as one of the top ones of the week. Bills vs Rams had a bit of everything. Starting off as a defensive game with both defenses forcing plenty of turnovers. Von Miller made his debut as a Bill against his former team, sacking Matthew Stafford two times. Jalen Ramsey lining up against Stefon Diggs did not disappoint! In the end, it was the Bills’ offensive game that ran away with the win. Josh Allen went from playing well in the first half to great in the second half. Allen finished the night completing 83.9% of his passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a highlight reel stiff arm on one of his rushing attempts. All in all, the game did not disappoint and the Bills walked away with the 31-10 victory. (Marissa) 


-Jacksonville Jaguars @ Washington Commanders 

The Jacksonville Jaguars were the first team to ever face off against the Washington Commanders. Even though this was not the most exciting matchup coming into the week it definitely didn’t disappoint. Washington dominated the start and end of the game but the 19-0 run by the Jaguars made things interesting in the second half. The undrafted free agent legend James Robinson impressed in his first game off a torn Achilles as he totaled two touchdowns one on the ground and one in the air. However, he wasn’t the only one who impressed. Two rookies stole the show including number one overall pick Travon Walker who recorded his first sack and interception in this game. He arguably wasn’t even the most impressive rookie as Jahan Dotson had three catches for 40 yards and two big touchdowns including the game-winning one with 1:46 left on the game clock. Washington remains undefeated as the Commanders with a 28-22 win. (Logan)

-New York Giants @ Tennessee Titans 

On the road Sunday evening we saw a comeback from the Giants along with a comeback performance out of running back Saquon Barkley. Despite almost giving the game away with an interception, Daniel Jones showed some promise along with Barkley’s return. Derrick Henry was held to 3.9 yards per carry off of 21 carries for 82 yards. Ryan Tannehill managed the game well with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Despite this, off of just two receptions, Sterling Shepard was able to make the game competitive, and Barkley was able to get the game-winning two-point conversion. To cap off the craziness was Titan’s kicker Randy Bullock, who missed the game-winning field goal, making it so the Giants held on to a 21-20 victory over Tennessee. (Isaac)


-Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings 

The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings opened their season against each other in the Twin Cities with the Vikings coming out on top. It was a vast difference between the two teams as Minnesota jumped on Green Bay early and never looked back. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked frustrated the entire game with the lack of chemistry and experience from his new, young wide receivers. It led to the Packers only scoring one touchdown on the day and made Rodgers himself look human. Without the services of Davante Adams any longer, the Packers are going to need to hope that their new receiving core gets it together soon. A positive for the Packers is that the defense looked good at times and should be a strength of this team.

For Minnesota, while it was just one game, they looked the part of being the dominant team in the NFC North this season. The defense stifled Rodgers and the Packers’ offense while the Vikings’ offense made its way up and down the field. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson exploded for 183 yards and two touchdowns on nine receptions. He was all over the place, giving the Green Bay defense fits. He seems out to prove that he belongs in the upper elite receiver conversation around the NFL. Overall, it was a strong game for the Vikings as they start their season with a victory over a division rival by a score of 23-7. (Matt)


-Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals 

The first Sunday of football already delivered a contender for the craziest game of the year. The reigning AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals suffered an embarrassing 23-20 overtime loss to their rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Minkah Fitzpatrick opened the game with fireworks, returning Joe Burrow’s first of four interceptions for a touchdown. Things did not get better for Burrow as his offensive line was constantly overpowered by T.J. Watt, Cam Heyward, and Alex Highsmith. “Blitzburgh” ended the game with seven sacks and five turnovers. On the offensive side of the ball, Mitchell Trubisky struggled to establish a rhythm. Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase were able to rally back and tie the game with a last-second touchdown, but Fitzpatrick blocked the game-winning extra point attempt. In overtime, both teams had two drives resulting in punts and missed field goals. Chris Boswell drilled a 53-yarder to seal the game. Clark Harris, the Bengals’ long-tenured long snapper, tore his bicep and his absence in the last two kicks played a factor in the misses. The Steelers suffered key injuries to T.J. Watt and Najee Harris. Watt was incredibly disruptive in the game, and early signs warn of a torn pec. The Steelers shocked the world to beat their division rivals, but at what cost? (Andrew)


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