Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Picture by Bob Levey/Getty Images).
There were some promising efficiencies by some rookie quarterbacks. There were also some surprises around the league as more than a handful of roadway teams came up with victories. And a franchise that was reported to be in disarray was the only club in its department to come up with a victory on Sunday.
It was an intriguing start to the leagues 102nd season as more than one ruling department champ took it on the chin in Week 1.
When the Falcons took on the going to Philadelphia Eagles in a battle of two groups that finished last in their divisions a year earlier, Arthur Smith made his NFL head-coaching debut. Atlantas offense handled a simple 260 overall backyards and never ever found the end zone.
Dean Pees protective system was overwhelmed by the Eagles offensive line. The visitors rolled up 434 total backyards, consisting of 173 on the ground. And the Falcons sacked Jalen Hurst just as soon as.
Atlanta Falcons 0-1 Last week: L, 32-6 vs PHI Last rank: 28th.
Jacksonville Jaguars 0-1 Last week: L, 37-21 at HOU Last rank: 30th.
Urban Meyer made his debut as an NFL head coach at Houston. The Jaguars took a 15-game losing streak into this AFC South competition and found themselves down by 20 points at intermission.
The very first total choice in Aprils draft ended up throwing for 332 lawns and three touchdowns, striking on 28-of-51 of his passes. The rookie signal-caller likewise served up three interceptions. Jacksonvilles running video game handled just 76 yards on 16 attempts.
Zach Wilson was the 2nd total choice in Aprils draft. And the previous BYU item suffered through a rough launching in Robert Salehs debut as the Jets head coach.
While the last score showed a five-point loss, the New York defense has couple of answers for previous quarterback Sam Darnold in addition to Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. Wilson threw for 258 yards and two ratings however was sacked 6 times and provided an interception.
New York City Jets 0-1 Last week: L, 19-14 at CAR Last rank: 27th.
The visitors rolled up 434 total lawns, including 173 on the ground. And the Falcons sacked Jalen Hurst simply once.
The first total choice in Aprils draft wound up tossing for 332 yards and three touchdowns, hitting on 28-of-51 of his passes. Jacksonvilles running game handled only 76 lawns on 16 attempts.
Vic Fangios group wound up rushing for 165 lawns and Teddy Bridgewater tossed for 264 backyards and a pair of ratings. And the Giants handled a frustrating 60 lawns hurrying.
A New York defense that began to come into its own a year ago permitted their visitors to amass 420 lawns in total offense.
The Giants have actually had 4 consecutive losing seasons dating back to 2017. They wanted to leave to a great start against the visiting Denver Broncos. But a New York defense that began to come into its own a year ago allowed their guests to generate 420 lawns in overall offense.
New York City Giants 0-1 Last week: L, 27-13 vs DEN Last rank: 24th.