Week one of the NFL has come and gone, and it made me realize one thing about the game I love. I hate football. Just when you think you know everything about matchups and games, everything back fires in your face, proving you never really know until the games are played how things are going to turn out. Here’s one thing about each team that I learned after watching week one…
Buffalo Bills – Tyrod Taylor and Sammy Watkins might be the most overrated duo.
Miami Dolphins – Kenny Stills should have caught that ball, but he did the Miami thing and it bounced out of his hands. Dolphins lose by 2.
New England Patriots – They do what they always do, win. They may go 4-0 with Lil Jimmy at QB and fresher Tom Brady the rest of the season will be dangerous
New York Jets – Eric Decker is one of the most underrated receivers in football with a touchdown in 14 of his last 18 games.
Baltimore Ravens – They will be better than last year now that they don’t have 37 guys on IR.
Cincinnati Bengals – AJ Green is a monster and should be considered with names like Odell and Julio.
Cleveland Browns – They are the most unlucky team in the history of the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers – Best team in football, even without their starting running back, starting tight end and second and third receivers.
Houston Texans – Will Fuller is going to be an excellent complement to Deandre Hopkins.
Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck is surrounded by a sea of trash. I can’t help but feel like we’re watching his prime years waste away.
Jacksonville Jaguars – Gave Green Bay all they had in Week 1, they’ll be contenders this year in the AFC South.
Tennessee Titans – This is the only team I couldn’t think of something clever to say… Demarco Murray is still good?? Yeah I’ll go with that
Denver Broncos – Defense is good, if QB improves during season, they’ll be serious contenders to repeat.
Kansas City Chiefs – Spencer Ware is the real deal. He should remain the started even once Jamaal Charles is ready to return.
Oakland Raiders – Contenders in the AFC West. They have the best young QB, standout WR’s, just need to keep the running game strong and they will challenge for the division.
San Diego Chargers – Keenan Allen injury hurts, but he didn’t play defense. They’re going to struggle all year stopping the other team’s offense.
Dallas Cowboys – The Dallas Cowboys are one of the worst “situational” teams. It’s like they never know what’s going on, which is why they lose so many close games.
New York Giants – The receiver trio of Odell, Cruz and rookie Sterling Shepard is going to be great this year.
Philadelphia Eagles – Carson Wentz may be better than anticipated, but he’s still no Andrew Luck like a few analysts have tried to compare him to.
Washington Redskins – Josh Norman is way overpaid. If he can’t even move to the other side of the field to cover the best receiver in football, he’s not worth half of the contract that he received.
Chicago Bears – Jay Cutler is still a cry baby. That’ll never change.
Detroit Lions – That Detroit offense is going to be okay with Calvin Johnson.
Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers is a bad man. If you didn’t see the accuracy on his touchdown pass where he is being pulled down from behind, go check it out…
Minnesota Vikings – Is Adrian Peterson at his decline? Maybe, maybe not, but that defense will help carry a team without their starting QB.
Atlanta Falcons – The Falcons are not a good team. They’re now 2-8 since starting last season 6-1, including three losses to the Buccaneers.
Carolina Panthers – Kelvin Benjamin is a big target that Cam Newton is surely glad to have back, he had 12 targets in his first action since the 2014 season.
New Orleans Saints – Drew Brees is still an elite QB, but even better is Brandin Cooks. That man is fast.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jameis is the real deal, he threw four touchdown passes to four different receivers.
Arizona Cardinals – Arizona will be fine. Carson Palmer was completing passes at will Sunday night, it’s not his fault they lost this game. Also Larry Fitzgerald is becoming the ageless wonder.
Los Angeles Rams – They’re just a bad team. #1 pick is inactive QB and Todd Gurley has no running room. #FireFisher is already a thing in LA.
San Francisco 49ers – Carlos Hyde is a good fantasy option. He’s going to get a majority of the action in Chip Kelly’s offense and that’s a lot of action.
Seattle Seahawks – Seattle better hope the Russell Wilson ankle injury is not a big deal, you can already see the team struggling on offense and that was with him in the game.
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