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The first week in the NFL is always unpredictable, but this one was really crazy. It was one dramatic ending after another, all the way to Monday Night Football.
From start to finish, the first week was the best of the NFL, pure fun, and here are my top five takeaways from the weekend…
This group has caused concern in the last year. Joe Burrow was fired 70 times (including the playoffs) and seven times in the Super Bowl, which I think cost them the chance to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
It shouldn’t have been like this this year. They brought in four new starters for the offensive line, but allowed seven more sacks in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals in a 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Burrow had four interceptions and also lost a fumble, but that almost shows how special he is, because even with all of that, they should have won the game, Cincinnati, but they blocked an extra point attempt at the end of regulation.
If they can fix their offensive line, the Bengals will be in great shape. But obviously this is still a problem area at the moment.
The Philadelphia Eagles looked very balanced offensively in their 38-35 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
This is a team that really wants to run: They had the most prolific rushing quarterback in the NFL last season in Jalen Hurts. They averaged 160 rushing yards per game last year, and against Detroit they had 216 yards and four touchdowns.
But what was also interesting was that they could also throw the ball, thanks to their famous offseason acquisition from the Tennessee Titans, wide receiver AJ Brown, who had 10 catches for 155 yards.