Most Surprising NFL Teams of Week 1 (2019)It’s been awhile since I’ve done a list like this. (Week 17, 2017) let’s revamp this list series this year. Week 1 can be kinda hard to judge but here’s who stood out either in a good or bad way.
The Top Ten
Steelers entered this season without AB or Le’Veon Bell. It Sucks but they had to get rid of them after last years nuclear war. Now they must deal with the fallout. Sure they have Juju Smith Schuster and James Connor but if you would have told me they would get stomped by the Patriots I would have thought you were insane
Speaking of the Cleveland Hype train they got off to a rocky start. Getting absolutely embarrassed at home by Tennessee. That “high flying explosive offense” held to just 13 points.
Tennessee opened up playing at The Hype train in Cleveland. And they absolutely embarrassed them on their home soil. A statement win for Tennessee early on
Yeah they lost but Cincy gave Seattle a scare. Andy Dalton had one of his best games in his career but the Bengals fell short.
The Lions were playing a horrible Cardinals team and had an 18 point lead. Should be an easy victory right? Well this is Detroit so the Lions all but choked the game away. In the end we get a... tie... so you’re technically undefeated but let’s be honest you’re done. Better luck next year boys.
I was expecting a bit more than what you guys put up. Minnesota ran all over you and dominated you to Atlanta and back again. Matty ice and that offense leave a lot to be desired
Patriots were surprising before even taking the field. They have signed Antonio Brown. Yeah we’ll see how well that works. Anyway they also had a game to be played. And they absolutely destroyed the Steelers 33-3. If you said you expected this you’re lying. And this was without Antonio Brown
Just because they played a team like the dolphins doesn’t take away from how surprising it was. They beat an nfl team, by 49 points, and no matter how bad they are, nobody expected the amount of piling on that was gifted to the dolphins
The Ravens absolutely destroyed Miami to the point you could file a claim for Murder. 59-10... yes this is an NFL score and not an Alabama vs Rutgers score. Lamar Jackson scorched the Dolphins but is Baltimore really legit? We’ll find out when they play a real team
The New era in Green Bay starts off with a win at Soldier Field in an ugly contest. Both teams were sluggish and while it was a good defensive affair both offenses looked pathetic. Aaron Rodgers just Aaron Rodgers’d again and the Pack escapes with a 10-7 win
On the flip side we have the Cardinals. A team that was down by 18 only to rally back and force OT. Cardinals you almost got a win but in the end we get this... consider it a moral victory or something if you want... just be careful. Too many wins and you’ll ruin the tank
At first Case Keenum looked good and the skins cruised to an early lead but Second half Philly came out strong and Washington couldn’t hold on
No Luck no problem? Well Indianapolis did manage to push LA to Overtime. You could make the argument that Adam Vinatieri was what cost you guys but still impressive that you guys didn’t roll over and die right away
Buffalo began by playing at the Buttfumble. The Jets have some hype with Le’Veon Bell and Adam Gase. But give Buffalo credit they came back from down 16 to win on the road. The Bills May make some noise this season.
Speaking of the Buttfumble the Jets started off strong. They had a 16 point lead over the Buffalo Bills. Surely they would win right? Well like everything this organization does they Buttfumbled it. They slowly let Josh Allen pick them apart and lead an improbable comeback