Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sports: NFL (Week 1)

Professional football is back in action with an exciting football game after one of the most heartbreaking Super Bowls of my life. The New England Patriots faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs in the opening game and I couldn't stop watching because I had no idea if Tom Brady would mount a comeback even if the Chiefs were up 42-27 with two minutes left. Kansas City did it though and wins the first game of the season. This could mean big things for this AFC West team and trouble for the reigning champs. 
Sunday arrived with a couple of interesting games. The first game on my television that I focused on was the game between my favorite team the Atlanta Falcons against the Chicago Bears. The Falcons are still showing signs that they could blow a crucial game and if they had faced a stronger offense than the Bears, they might have lost this game. But the former second place team wins their first game 23-17 and go up 1-0 in the division. 
The other team I watched, because I'll be forced to for the rest of the season, somewhat illuminated what could be going on in the AFC East, the Cincinnati Bengals were shutout by the Baltimore Ravens. Andy Dalton threw three interceptions. The Ravens will have to challenge the Pittsburgh Steelers for the top of this division but Baltimore looks like they could be strong.
The afternoon game on the television was between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, probably the two best teams in the NFC as of now. This match up would really show which team would take first place and lead the league. The first half was scoreless and the third quarter saw two touchdowns from the Packers. Seattle fell and Green Bay takes the first game looking at the Falcons as the next team they can put down showing their dominance.
The Sunday night game was a fight for the top of the NFC East between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas had some trouble with running back, Ezekiel Elliot who was going to be suspended but the suspension was reversed in court, so they got their running back but he wasn't a huge difference maker. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys beat Eli Manning and the Giants to start the season off on what looks like definitely a playoff if not Super Bowl run.
The first weekend showed that this season is not going to be predictable. Other wins that are interesting are the Buffalo Bills over the New York Jets in the AFC East, the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Houston Texans in the AFC South, and the Denver Broncos over the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC West. The Dolphins and Buccaneers couldn't play due to the hurricane raging through Florida. Football is back, I'm interested to see how this season plays out. 

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