The first week of any NFL season is one that speeds by and leaves a plethora of storylines and overreactions. Some have an ending that ends in tragedy. Others need some time to work out. We’re going to do a quick rundown of the week that was and the injuries that matter.
Buffalo Bills – The offense was cooking again to the tune of three touchdowns by Stefon Diggs. Without Gabe Davis, there was a little more action for Jake Kumerow and Isaiah McKenzie but not enough to be waiver wire names this week. Rookie James Cook bounced back with 53 yards rushing off of 11 carries. He outgunned Devin Singletary who ran for just 19 yards on six carries.
Miami Dolphins – Does a seven touchdown performance make you a weekly starter? No. But you can’t add Tyreek Hill, Chase Edmonds with Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki and not thing that improves this offense. Then you add Mike McDaniel to the equation and Tua Tagovailoa should be at the least, heavily considered each week based on matchup.
New England Patriots – Mac Jones set up in a lot of shotgun and that allowed the second-year QB to get some traction. It wasn’t pretty but beating the Steelers is rarely a neat and tidy process. Damian Harris ran well and Nelson Agholor and Jakobi Meyers caught a lot of passes in the short to mid-range routes.
New York Jets – I’m still not sure what more Zach Wilson will bring to the table but he’ll take over at quarterback soon. But in the meantime Joe Flacco has thrown 103 pass attempts already, completing 63 of them for 616 yards and he’ll have rookies Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall warmed up. He’s also given value to tight end Tyler Conklin, who has 10 receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown. When’s the last time we talked about a Jets tight end?