NFL Roundup: Quick Strikes


Week one of the NFL is in the books and all 32 teams have either earned their first victory of the season or have begun with a disappointing loss. Each week I will bring you a 1-2 sentence roundup of each and every team which we will call the “NFL Quick Strikes.”

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Running through each team alphabetically, here we go!

Arizona Cardinals – One of the hot teams in 2014 until Carson Palmer was lost for the season, the returning QB has his team off to a great start again.

Atlanta Falcons – The Eagles gave the Falcons a break. Julio Jones lights up the field with 141 yards on nine receptions and two touchdowns.

Baltimore Ravens – Who played worse? Joe Flacco or Peyton Manning?

Buffalo Bills – The Buffalo Bills are for real. Tyrod Taylor outplayed Andrew Luck, and the Bills defense registers two sacks and two picks.

Carolina Panthers – Does an analysis count when you are playing Jacksonville?

Chicago Bears – No surprise that Jay Cutler looked awful with one terrible interception. For Green Bay, no Jordy Nelson, no problem winning.

Cincinnati Bengals – Are the Bengals that good, or are the new-look, Jack Del Rio-led Raiders that bad? 

Cleveland Browns – It must be so difficult to be a Cleveland Browns fan knowing your team will never make the playoffs. Johnny Manziel got his chance again and his team gets blown out.

Dallas Cowboys – Losing Dez Bryant is BIG. The comeback against the Giants nearly as big.

Denver Broncos – This is not your typical Peyton Manning and the belief her is this is his last hurrah. Don’t be surprised if he fails to make it to the season’s final game.

Detroit Lions – Ndamukong Suh doesn’t need the Lions to get in trouble on the field, but Detroit might be missing him on defense. Yielding 33 points is a bad omen.

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  • Green Bay Packers – On the opposite end of the spectrum from the Cleveland Browns, the Packers fans can always be counting on their team being one of the NFL’s best.

    Houston Texans – “Houston…we have a quarterback problem.” JJ Watt or not, this team has a tough road ahead.

    Indianapolis Colts – So Andrew Luck is supposed to be one of the top five quarterbacks in the NFL as regarded by some? Not last weekend.

    Jacksonville Jaguars – WOW. Opening game at home and the Jags simply failed to show.

    Kansas City Chiefs – An opening victory on the road is always good. Especially when your quarterback throws for three touchdowns.

    Miami Dolphins – There’s a lot of buzz about the 2015 Miami Dolphins. But beating the R.G. III-less Washington Redskins by just seven won’t impress anyone.

    Minnesota Vikings – This is the same team that played in the pre-season and won three out of four games? Adrian Peterson returns with 31 yards rushing?

    New England Patriots – The beat my team and did it impressively. Take them or leave them, hate them, or love them, the New England Patriots are an outstanding team.

    New Orleans Saints – Drew Brees throws for 355 yards but his offense only managed one touchdown. Not good.

    New York Giants – It’s a surprise that Tom Coughlin did not have a heart attack on the field watching his defense crumble at the end of the game allowing a winning touchdown with just 0:07 to go.

    New York Jets – So the Jets beat up on Cleveland. Let’s see how they fare next week in Indianapolis against an embarrassed Colts team.

    Oakland Raiders – Oakland gets whacked by the Bengals and now have to take on the tough Baltimore Ravens who are without Terrell Suggs for the remainder of the season.

    Philadelphia Eagles – 2014’s leading NFL rusher now wearing an Eagles outfit runs for a 1.1 per-carry average. Former Ram quarterback Sam Bradford throws a couple of interceptions…OUCH.

    Pittsburgh Steelers – No shame in losing to New England. Believe you me, this team will be in he post-season in 2015.

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    San Diego Chargers – Just when you think Philip Rivers is on the downside of his career, he throws the ball 42 times completing 35 for 404 yards and two scores.

    San Francisco 49ers – Those San Francisco uni’s…yikes. Carlos Hyde…have you heard of him? Now you have with 168 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

    Seattle Seahawks – The bubble may be bursting in Seattle.

    St. Louis Rams – Goodbye Sam Bradford, hello Nick Foles. Hello victories.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Could a rookie quarterback have a worse game? Jameis Winston throws two awful interceptions, gets sacked four times, and his team gets waxed.

    Tennessee Titans – On the other hand, rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota misses on just three passes while tossing four touchdowns. That’s how a rookie QB should debut.

    Washington Redskins – A team in disarray. All R.G. III could do is watching from the sidelines.

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