Week 1 so far has had some surprising results but it's too early to make any definite conclusions about how good or bad any team is.
Maybe the chiefs just match up well against the patriots. They laid a whooping on the pats back in 2014, the last time they played. Of course, the patriots only went on to win the superbowl later that season. Also, the last 3 times they lost their season opener, the patriots won the superbowl. So maybe there is such a thing as a 'good loss'.
Of bigger concern is the patriots defense giving up 40+ pts and 500+ yards, both highs during the belichick era. This was the same unit that led the league in scoring defense last year.
Gilmore doesnt look like he's worth the big contract the patriots gave him, and theyre lucky that hightower only has a knee sprain (missing a week or two at most) instead of a season ending injury. The patriots front 7 didnt look great with him, and looked soft without him.
If there are any chiefs fans here, does anyone think that alex smith will continue to throw it downfield the rest of the season? I know he has as many 300yd passing games in his career as brees has in one season, but maybe he's feeling the urgency to make the offense more potent with a QB of the future watching from the sideline.
I only ask this because i need a 2nd qb in one of my leagues, was wondering if i should pick him up...
Bears had a chance to win it at the end, and may have covered the spread against the almost superbowl winners. I was honestly expecting them to lose by 20, so maybe there's hope.
Rams looked good on offense and dominant on defense, maybe Poprocks has found his new team to root for. It came against the Luck-less Colts though, so we'll have to see what they look like against teams with real qb's.
Hawks got robbed of a pick six with a bogus block in the back call, and also their #2 CB being ejected for a phantom punch. Without those calls going against them they probably, or might have won.
Still, their offensive line looked terrible, even worse than it has the past few years.