The wait is over. This past week marked the first round of NFL matchups since the New Orleans Saints earned their first ever title in Super Bowl XLIV. The Saints are ranked among the premier teams in the league again this season with the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots. Other teams looking to make a run at a title include the Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. That said, it’s clear that no accurate predictions can be made in regards to who comes out on top with all of the competition in place.
Week 1 certainly allowed us to catch a first glance and set a few expectations for our respective teams. The AFC East remains one of the more challenging divisions with the Jets and Dolphins improving to challenge the Patriots. The AFC South will make for some good football between the Colts, Texans and revamped Titans. Check for all scores listed below!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Dallas Cowboys 16, Cincinnati Bengals 7 (Hall of Fame Game) – Dallas kicker David Buehler punched in for three field goals, supplying the only points of the first three quarters to lead his squad to victory.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
New England Patriots 27, New Orleans Saints 24 – Tom Brady led his men downfield for 10 first quarter points as the Pats went on to knock off the defending champion Saints.
Baltimore Ravens 17, Carolina Panthers 12 – Joe Flacco completed eight passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Oakland Raiders 17, Dallas Cowboys 9 – The Raiders showcased a capable defense while surging in the fourth for 17 points to notch the win.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Philadelphia Eagles 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 27 – Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick and Mike Kafka collectively racked up 20 completions for 285 yards.
Washington Redskins 42, Buffalo Bills 17 – Donovan McNabb tossed a TD during his debut in Redskins uniform.
Atlanta Falcons 20, Kansas City Chiefs 10 – Both offenses were held to just three points in the first half before the Falcons prospects took over to solidify the W.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Miami Dolphins 10, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 – The Dolphins produced the only points of the second half courtesy of RB Lex Hilliard’s two run gain for six.
Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Detroit Lions 7 – The Steelers came up with 13 points in the first half with Ben Roethlisberger looking on from the sidelines.
Cleveland Browns 27, Green Bay Packers 24 – Phil Dawson sent two through the uprights in the last two minutes of regulation for Cleveland to edge Green Bay.
Minnesota Vikings 28, St Louis Rams 7 – The Favre-less Vikes posted 28 as rookie QB Sam Bradford struggled in his pro debut.
Arizona Cardinals 19, Houston Texans 16 – The Cards were shut out in the first half despite the reserves late game heroics to pull ahead in the end.
San Diego Chargers 25, Chicago Bears 10 – San Diego was able to score in all four quarters to coast by the Bears at home.
Seattle Seahawks 20, Tennessee Titans 18 – The Seahawks found their rhythm in the second, scoring 10 points to give head coach Pete Carroll his first win as part of the organization.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
San Francisco 49ers 37, Indianapolis Colts 17 – Peyton Manning completed eight passes for 91 yards to earn a 104.6 QB rating in a losing effort.
Cincinnati Bengals 33, Denver Broncos 24 – The Bengals scored 17 points in the second quarter to regain the lead after a tough start defensively.
Monday, August 16, 2010
New York Giants 31, New York Jets 16 – Rookie wide-out Victor Cruz brought in six catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns for the Giants to win game 1 at the New Meadowlands.