2017 NFL Game Results & Notes (Week 1)

After the conclusion of each game on Thursday, Sunday’s and Monday’s this section will provide the final score, notable stats of top performing players as well as notes taken from each game all season long. 

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NFL Week One: Thursday, September 7th – Monday, September 11th 

 

 Detroit Lions: 35 Arizona Cardinals: 24

Three Stars of the Game:

  • Passing: Matt Stafford (DET): 29/41, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception
  • Rushing: Ameer Abdullah (DET): 15 carries, 30 rushing yards,
  • Receiving: Kenny Golladay (DET): 4 receptions, 69 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns

Notes of the Game: 

  • Arizona: The vastly aging Carson Palmer lets just say, he made some poor decisions. In this afternoon’s game, Carson Palmer threw three interceptions of what could have been a four or five interception afternoon vs. Detroit. Some of it had to blame on route running and some could be blamed on Palmer’s decision to just throw the ball to get rid of it.

 

  • Arizona: To go along with a struggling offensive performance, the Arizona Cardinals possibly lost running back David Johnson to a wrist injury. Late in the third quarter, David Johnson sustained his injury when he caught a deep pass from Carson Palmer in the red zone but was then later treated to a triple-tackle by three Lions players. David Johnson would remain in the game for a short time as his next outing he would fumble the ball and take another scary tumble on his wrist possibly aggravating his injury. An MRI is scheduled for Monday.

 

  • Detroit: The Detroit Lions special teams was AWFUL to start the game. In the first quarter, replacement punter Kasey Redfern mishandled a snap which made him drop the ball in his end zone which led to him picking up the ball and running it out to not get a safety (he injured himself on the play). While that was on punts, kickoff return saw Dwayne Washington make a horrible decision in which the kickoff rolled past him in the end zone and besides kneeling it down he ran it out of the end zone. Awful first quarter for special teams for Detroit.

 

  • Detroit: Tonight’s game saw the regular season debut of preseason standout Kenny Golladay. Having a stat line of 4/69/2, Golladay could have very well had 100 yards receiving if it was not for a couple of passes he dropped in the game. Kenny Golladay could slowly but surely turn into Stafford’s favorite receiver down the line and today it was showcased correctly.

 Baltimore Ravens: 20 (1-0) Cincinnati Bengals: 0 (0-1)

Three Stars of the Game: 

  • Passing: Joe Flacco (BAL): 9/17, 121 passing yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • Rushing: Terrance West (BAL): 19 carries, 80 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Receiving: A.J. Green (CIN): 5 receptions, 74 yards,

Notes of the Game: 

  • Baltimore: The injury bug continues to cloud over running back Danny Woodhead. Danny Woodhead would carted off the field to the team’s locker room where he was dealing with a hamstring injury, he would not return. Last season, Woodhead tore his ACL in the Chargers week three matchup with the Jaguars and tonight was his first regular season back. Outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith also went down with leg injury.

 

  • Cincinnati: It was just an awful day for Andy Dalton. The Ravens defense was all over Andy Dalton this afternoon as the Ravens defense forced five turnovers with four of them coming via interceptions and the other was a fumble by Terrell Suggs.

 

  • Cincinnati: The Bengals this offseason added running back Joe Mixon to be added into the mix with Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill and in this game, all three did not impress. Both Bernard and Hill had a moment where they had a huge gain ( Bernard: 23 | Hill: 12) Joe Mixon carried the ball eight times for nine yards. Not a great start to the rushing game for Cincinnati.

 

  • Cincinnati: Today’s blowout loss to Baltimore marked the first time the Bengals have been blown out on opening day since 1979.

 Jacksonville Jaguars: 29 (1-0) Houston Texans: 7 (0-1)

Three Stars of the Game: 

  • Passing: Blake Bortles (JAX): 11/21, 125 passing yards, 1 touchdown
  • Rushing: Leonard Fournette (JAX): 26 carries, 100 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
  • Defensive: Myles Jack (JAX): 14 tackles, 1 tackle for loss

Notes of the Game: 

  • Jacksonville: In the first quarter of today’s game, wide receiver Allen Robinson sustained a torn ACL as he was planting his feet in bounds. Allen Robinson will miss the remainder of the season leaving Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee to pick it up.

 

  • Jacksonville: Jacksonville had a field day on defense. The Jaguars totaled 10 sacks together with 4 coming from Jaguars offseason signee Calais Campbell (Jaguars record in a game).

 

  • Houston: It was a very disappointing game for the Texans especially for Tom Savage. Tom Savage was pulled from the game after a very poor first half which gave an opportunity to rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson. Tom Savage ends the day with a stat line of 12/21 for 62 passing yards.

 

  • Houston: In replacement for Tom Savage, DeShaun Watson began his NFL career a bit rocky. Well it first started off very promising when Watson hooked up with Watson for a 4-yard touchdown but after his performance deteriorated. In later drives, Watson would be sacked and fumble the ball for a turnover and as well throw an interception late in the fourth. Watson ended his day with a stat line of 12/23, 102 passing yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception. DeShaun will likely be the favorite to start on Thursday vs. Cincinnati.