Aaron Rodgers and the Packers look lost without Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders over the summer. Between rookie receivers dropping touchdown passes and Vikings’ star Justin Jefferson going off for 2 touchdowns and nearly 200 yards, Rodgers looked frustrated from the start as the Packers fall 23-7 against their division rival.
The Chicago Bears went into their matchup with the 49ers as huge home underdogs and played like it for most of the first half. With the help of some of the worst weather you’ll see on a football field, the Bears defense and offense came to play in the second half as the Bears went on a 19-3 run to close out the half. Every home game won’t have these harsh conditions to help the Bears slow down the passing attack but an ugly win is still a win. Bears win 19-10.
No Burrow (Title)
A shockingly ugly performance by Joe Burrow (4 interceptions and a lost fumble) put the Bengals in a hole early. The Steelers were eager to give the game away but the defense stepped up and blocked an extra point, sending the game into overtime. Neither team seemed eager to win as they both missed game winning field goals. Former Bears QB Mitch Trubisky led an impressive drive into field goal range where Pittsburgh finally ended the game by leg of the kicker. Steelers win 23-20.
Half Baked (Title)
Baker Mayfield attempted to get revenge against his former Browns team who dumped him in the off-season for Deshaun Watson (suspended until week 12). While short handed at quarterback, the Browns ground game didn’t miss a beat as running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combined for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Panthers would score 17 points in the 4th quarter but would ultimately lose as the Browns kicked an impressive game winning field goal to send Baker back to his bunker. Browns win 26-24.
Action, Jackson! (Title)
After a slow start, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson turned off the J-E-T-S and threw 3 touchdowns from the pocket and ran for less than 20 yards in an easy win over the Jets. Lamar’s contract negotiations officially halted as he plays on an expiring contract. If Week 1 was any indicator of to what’s the come then the Ravens will need to make Lamar the highest paid NFL QB in history this coming offseason. No surprise, the Jets still stink. Ravens win 24-9.