NFL coaches and players are more than ready to get the 2009-2010 regular season underway. Every team has now officially scrimmaged against other opponents, serving as a first test to see what is in store for the upcoming year. Starters were familiarizing themselves with the rotations as rookies were trying to make an immediate impact when called upon. All in all, excitement is in the air for NFL Football to be aired again each Sunday.
Week 1 Scores
Thursday, August 13, 2009
New England Patriots 27, Philadelphia Eagles 25 – Tom Brady returned as starting quarterback for New England and seemed to be fully recovered. The Patriots starters handled the Eagles in the first half 21-6, but after a third quarter Eagles comeback New England only won by 2.
Baltimore Ravens 23, Washington Redskins 0 – Baltimore was able to pull away in the second quarter and the Redskins never made up any ground from there, resulting in an opening round shutout.
Pittsburgh Steelers 20, Arizona Cardinals 10 – The Super Bowl rematch caused for a defensive battle until the fourth quarter, when Pittsburg racked up 17 points to seal the deal.
Dallas Cowboys 10, Oakland Raiders 31 – The Raiders scored 14 points in the third quarter to make the game out of reach for the Cowboys.
Friday, August 14, 2009
St. Louis Rams 23, New York Jets 20 – The Rams were able to swap a field goal for a touchdown in the third quarter and hold on from there.
Minnesota Vikings 13,Indianappolis Colts 3 – The Vikings went up 13-3 at the half, followed by a slow paced final two quarters with no points scored from either team.
Cincinnati Bengals 7, New Orleans Saints 17 – QB Carson Palmer threw 7-11 with 133 yards, despite the Bengals minimal offensive production as a whole.
Denver Broncos 16, San Francisco 49ers 17 – The Denver Broncos scored all 16 points in the second half, including a touchdown with two minutes remaining. They went for the two point conversation in an attempt to take the lead, but the call backfired.
Saturday, August 15,2009
Atlanta Falcons 26, Detroit Lions 27 – the 2008-2009 0-16 Lions were able to notch their first win in quite some time after scoring 10 points in the final quarter to win by 1.
Chicago Bears 20, Buffalo Bills 27 – The Bills earned two touchdowns to Chicago’s one in the fourth quarter to win by 7.
Cleveland Browns 0, Green Bay Packers 17 – Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 102 yards in 5 completions as his defense shut down the Browns entirely.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20, Tennessee Titans 27 – The Titans scored 21 second half points to win by a touchdown. QB Vince Young went 9-14 with 131 yards.
Houston Texans 16, Kansas City Chiefs 10 – The Texans were able to score 13 out of 16 in the first half in this defensive battle.
Seattle Seahawks 20, San Diego Chargers 14 – The Chargers scored a TD late down the stretch, but time would not allow a fourth quarter comeback.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Jacksonville Jaguars 9, Miami Dolphins 12 – Miami came up with a small lead in the third quarter, and no offensive production was created by either team from there.
New York Giants 24, Carolina Panthers 17 – New York forced a turnover and ran it in for a touchdown as the final seconds ticked down, concluding a truly thrilling preseason game.