The Week 1 Look-Back

September 13, 2021 The Week 1 Look-Back

By: Carlos Alvarez

The Top Teams, Performances & Highlights of Week 1 in the NFL

Heaven for football fans has finally returned. The first Sunday of the NFL season was a wild one full of drama as teams with renewed hope began their quest for a Super Bowl. We have five teams who stood out and multiple players who put up big days. You can find highlights to every Sunday game at the bottom of this section, but there’s one more game to play before we round out Week 1.


Top Teams: Cardinals, 49ers, Eagles, Saints, Rams

Five teams stole the offensive spotlight on Sunday, including four teams above with 20-point victories. The 49ers only won by eight, but they put up 41. The Eagles, Cardinals, Saints, and Rams all won blowouts.


Top Performances

QB Kyler Murray (ARI): 21/32, 319 total yards, 5 TDs

QB Jalen Hurts (PHI): 27/35, 326 total yards, 3 TDs

QB Russell Wilson (SEA): 18/23, 263 total yards, 4 TDs

QB Matthew Stafford (LAR): 20/26, 321 yards, 3 TDs

RB Joe Mixon (CIN): 29 car. 127 yards, 1 TD

WR DeAndre Hopkins (ARI): 6 rec. 83 yards, 2 TDs


All Scores & Highlights

Eagles def. Falcons (32-6) | Steelers def. Bills (23-16) | Bengals def. Vikings (27-24, OT) | 49ers def. Lions (41-33) | Cardinals def. Titans (38-13) | Seahawks def. Colts (28-16) | Chargers def. Washington (20-16) | Panthers def. Jets (19-14) | Texans def. Jaguars (37-21) | Chiefs def. Browns (33-29) | Dolphins def. Patriots (17-16) | Saints def. Packers (38-3) | Broncos def. Giants (27-13) | Rams def. Bears (34-14)


Tonight: Monday Night Football

Ravens at Raiders (8:15 pm ET)


Additional Storylines Week 1: What We Learned From Sunday’s Games

CBS Sports: NFL Week 1 Grades for Every Team on Sunday

FOX Sports: Week 1 Statements: The Teams Who Shined in Week 1

ESPN: Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence Throws 3 INTs in NFL Debut


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