Wow, Week 1 Of The NFL Was Terrible



Sunday's Week 1 win over the Seattle Seahawks has the Green Bay Packers rising up the NFL's fictional hierarchy. The trend continued on the weekend, as the Packers defense stifled the Seahawks and shut down Wilson.

Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 292 yards and four touchdowns in the win over the Cardinals and has 27 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since 2011, the most by a QB in the National Football League over that span. Rookie wide receiver KENNY GOLLADAY had two touchdown catches in the fourth quarter, including a 45-yarder, in his National Football League debut.

Holding out over the preseason hurt Le'Veon Bell in week one. The highly coveted back failed to crack 50 total yards of offense for the first time in a regular season game. Last season versus the Browns, Bell had 201 yards in a touchdown in just one game.

As one of the biggest offseason signings, Brandon Marshall was expected to be a productive receiver for the New York Giants. His week one performance left a lot to be desired, as the veteran receiver had his lowest yardage total since week three of 2014. When Odell Beckham returns to the lineup, things could open up for Marshall, but until then expectations for Marshall should be hampered. But that doesn't mean an 0-1 start is impossible to overcome as almost 25 percent of teams that lost the opener went to the playoffs. This season, the two players should be much more comfortable catching passes from quarterback Sam Bradford, who has now had an entire year in Minnesota.

"Sunday Night Football" might have the best game of Week 2.

If his early season performance against the Ravens is any indicator of his play for the year, expect to hear chants of AJ McCarron's name soon.

The Houston Texans defense did not necessarily have the worst week of any team in Week 1, but they did, however, fail to register any meaningful stat. Blake Bortles was sacked 34 times last season and tossed 16 interceptions, yet in Week 1, the Texans could not get their hands on the ball or the quarterback. There were also some uniquely bad performances, such as the historic stinker put up by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.

Adam Vinatieri had what many deemed to be a pretty good matchup in Week 1.

The Los Angeles Rams took on the Indianapolis Colts over the weekend. The average points scored per game in Week 1 last season was about 4.5 points higher at 44.8.

This team, known for its explosive offense, kicks four field goals and looks inept in the red zone. He was more than a nice complement to Alex Smith, who probably had the best game I've ever seen from him. DSI will have all of the latest lines, spreads and props for this year's action!