Five lessons we learned after week one of the NFL (5 items)
There was much anticipation for the start of the NFL season, and week one certainly lived up to the hype.
Offense was on full display as the quarterbacks in the NFL combined for 63 touchdown passes in week one, shattering the previous record of 58. It was an action-packed and exciting week in the NFL.
Here are some of the greatest stories from week one in the NFL.
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1 of 5. Peyton Manning and the Broncos look flawless
The four-time MVP threw seven touchdown passes on Thursday against the defending champions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the way he conducted the Broncos offense made Denver look nearly unbeatable.
And on both sides of the ball, the Broncos executed in a flawless manner, as they went on to dominate the Ravens 49-27.
Manning is the only player to throw seven touchdowns in the last 44 years.
2 of 5. Jets' rookie Geno Smith rallies team to a comeback victory
On one play, Smith scrambled to the outside and ran toward the sideline to stop the clock. That was when Tampa Bay's Lavonte Davis hit the rookie after he had stepped out of bounds, which garnered a 15-yard penalty. This put the Jets in field-goal range, and three points later, the Jets had come out victorious, winning 18-17.
The 22-year-old Smith finished with 256 yards and a touchdown.
3 of 5. The 49ers don't seem to have any weaknesses
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick made it clear that he was an elite quarterback in the NFL, throwing for 412 yards and three touchdowns.
Also, 49ers' wide-receiver Anquan Boldin seemed to fit in perfectly with the 49ers' offense, catching 13 passes for 208 yards, one of which was a touchdown. When all was said and done, San Francisco defeated Green Bay 34-28.
Currently, the 49ers look to be the Super Bowl favorites in the NFC.
4 of 5. Robert Griffin III starts rusty, Chip Kelly's offense is lightning-quick
Griffin came out of the gate very rusty, throwing two interceptions in the game, making it his first multi-interception game of his career. Although also throwing for two touchdowns, he ended with a 15.7 total QBR, the worst of his career. Griffin got into his groove and played much better in the second-half, which gives the Redskins plenty of confidence going forward.
Kelly's offense stole the show Monday night with a fast-paced, no-huddle game that is completely new to the NFL. The speed of the offense was unbelievable and kept the opposing defense guessing the entire game. If the offensive players can run it at its full strength every week, the Eagles will be hard to stop. The Eagles ran 53 plays in only the first half, which is more than the Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers ran in their entire week-one games.
Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another touchdown as the Eagles defeated the Redskins 33-27.