NFL Week 1 takeaways: Awards, proper or false, appropriate teams, delusion favorites and more - CBS sports

One week of football is officially within the books. The bills regarded as explosive as anticipated. The Cowboys are in an international of drawback. And the Seahawks received the better of Russell Wilson. How's that for a gap circular of NFL motion?

Get yourself utterly caught up with The NFL Morning Scramble, a new weekly rundown of right takeaways and tidbits from the latest slate of video games. just like the surest greasy breakfast plates at your native diner, here's supposed to be a hodgepodge of the decent stuff -- from weekly MVPs and actual-or-false narratives to a look forward at next weekend's optimum video games and hot-seat candidates.

Now dig in, and let's recap:

Week 1 Awards

AFC MVP: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

MVP award, here he comes! devoid of Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs gunslinger truly looked ... stronger? probably the Cardinals defense is just Swiss Cheese (very feasible), but Mahomes effortlessly went 30 of 39 for 360 yards and 5 touchdowns in a forty four-21 rout. The craziest part is that few of us even blink our eyes at these numbers, as a result of he's set the usual so high.

NFC MVP: Vikings WR Justin Jefferson

Does any individual assemble as many vast-open passes throughout the middle of the box as this guy? I don't think so. And to be clear, it is no longer a mild on him, but a praise, for he is doing most of the work; or not it's now not his fault he is leaving defenders within the grime! 9 catches for 186 yards and two scores in the Vikings' 23-7 upset of the Packers, and he nonetheless had a full tank of gasoline.

teach of the Week: expenses' Sean McDermott

Mike Tomlin deserves credit score for rallying the Steelers to an ugly, complicated-fought, what-else-do-you-are expecting-from-the-AFC-North win over the Bengals. however McDermott had his boys prepped like no different in the Thursday opener. under his watch, with Ken Dorsey break free as the offensive coordinator, Josh Allen appeared as assured throwing the ball as he ever has, and the Rams paid for it.

Mr. Cool of the Week: Geno Smith

speak about a assured performance from the longtime backup, who owned the stage with both sensible and backyard-fashion throws to guide the Seahawks over their old chief, Russell Wilson, in major time. As if that weren't sufficient, he capped it off with one of the most highest quality fees of the season, to make sure: "They wrote me off, but I ain't write again, notwithstanding."

teams of the Week
  • The Steelers, for humbling Joe Burrow, enduring the loss of T.J. Watt and surviving extra time to beat the Bengals
  • The Ravens, for rushing all Jets offseason hype in the easy flick of Lamar Jackson's wrist
  • The Commanders, for displaying the total Carson Wentz event in an exhilarating win over the Jaguars
  • The Vikings, for embarrassing the Packers whereas debuting Kevin O'Connell's contemporary-day offense
  • The Seahawks, for spoiling Russell Wilson's return with a large nighttime from Geno Smith and Pete Carroll's protection
  • delusion Favorites

    Chris Towers and the CBS fable group have you covered with the latest waiver strategies, Week 2 projections and a whole lot greater. in the meantime, listed here are the guys i'd in fact, 100% be eyeing:

  • Commanders WR Curtis Samuel: health will stay a priority, however 12 touches towards the Jaguars confirms Washington is occupied with utilizing him as a utility man. as long as Brian Robinson Jr. is out, he has brought value as a flex play.
  • Saints TE Taysom Hill: sure, i am severe. and i don't care if he in reality traces up at tight conclusion. This group refuses to cease deploying Hill as a Swiss army Knife, and the reality is he's always at risk of damage off a huge run or appear within the crimson zone.
  • 49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr.: With Elijah Mitchell down indefinitely, here is the evident one. Kyle Shanahan depends on the run, and Wilson is the subsequent man up. even if gaudy numbers do not comply with, the volume may still be there.
  • true or False

    Which constructing narratives -- customary or synthetic -- are basically legitimate?

    The Cowboys are doomed: With Dak Prescott completed for probably two months because of a hand fracture, Cooper Rush could be tasked with making the Mike McCarthy-Kellen Moore offense functional again, at the back of a shoddy line and throwing to a makeshift receiving corps. Verdict: true.

    The Patriots should be would becould very well be dangerous: After falling 20-7 to the rival Dolphins, they might also or may now not have a match Mac Jones under middle for Week 2 in opposition t the Steelers. by hook or by crook invoice Belichick still thinks the most advantageous solution to increase his young QB changed into at hand the offense over to ... Matt Patricia? Verdict: proper.

    The Packers, as we knew them, are dead: in reality dead offensively right through their 23-7 drubbing by the hands of the upstart Vikings, Aaron Rodgers and Co. may lack ambitious receivers at the moment, however their line should be more healthy as the weeks growth, and Matt LaFleur can nevertheless lean on his elite one-two punch in the backfield. Verdict: FALSE.

    On the Horizon: Week 2

    video game of the Week: Chargers at Chiefs

    The powerhouses play early this week, kicking off in Kansas metropolis on Thursday. it's Mahomes and Justin Herbert, for a chance to take an early lead within the AFC West. la could be down some key avid gamers, including Keenan Allen, however the Chargers also have a protection that racked up six sacks and three picks in Week 1. Buckle up.

    hot Seat Alert: Nathaniel Hackett

    His job certainly is never in exact jeopardy at the moment, however after botching the remaining minute of the Broncos' ugly 17-16 loss to the Seahawks, not handiest by wasting time but refusing to depend on Russell Wilson in prefer of a 64-yard container-purpose try, Denver's first-12 months educate should be under lots of power to correct the ship towards the lowly (or no longer-so-lowly?) Texans.

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