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Ten Thoughts on the NFL

Check out our week one Thoughts on the NFL, and make sure you leave a few of your own in the comment section.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

1) It’s only one week, but my Super Bowl prediction is looking like crap.

The New England Patriots we’re smacked around by the Kansas City Chiefs, and the New York Giants were manhandled by the Dallas Cowboys.

2) If you had Chiefs’ running back Kareem Hunt on your fantasy team, give yourself a pat on the back. If you had him on multiple teams, that’s just not fair.

I’m looking at you Kev...

3) It’s hard to tell if the Los Angeles Rams are any good because they played the Andrew Luckless Indianapolis Colts.

But the Rams have been adding some play-makers on defense the last few years, and if Jared Goff can makes some strides in year two, then this could be a sneaky good team.

4) Speaking of bad teams showing up, the Jacksonville Jaguars had ten sacks against the Houston Texans.

That’s another team that has slowly been bolstering their defense, so if they can get anything from the offense, and they should be better behind rookie running back Leonard Fournette, then maybe they scare a few teams in the AFC South.

5) And speaking of the Houston Texans, after a 19-0 first half defect, behind quarterback Tom Savage’s 7 of 13 completions for 62 yards, they made the move to rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson.


6) And speaking of rookies, did you see what the Pittsburgh SteelersT.J. Watt did?

He had two sacks and an interception in their 21-18 win against the Cleveland Browns. According to the NFL, he’s the first player with at least two sacks and a pick in his debut on Kickoff Weekend since sacks were made an official NFL stat in 1982.

T.J.’s big brother only had a tackle and a quarterback hit in his game.

7) The Minnesota Vikings looked really good last night. Sam Bradford is probably the most underrated quarterback in the NFL, and rookie running back Dalvin Cook looked like he’ll give that offense a big boost. I still don’t trust their offensive line, but if the run game can pound away, that’ll keep defenses honest.

8) The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers looked really good too.

This makes me sad...

9) I was busy watching the games on FOX on Sunday, but it looks like CBS’s number one NFL broadcast team will no longer require the mute button.

10) This is one way for the Chicago Bears to offset the loss at the receiver position.

Running back Tarik Cohen was also used as a receiver a handful of times.

But that all changes now that Tanner Gentry is on the 53 man roster!

All kidding aside, Gentry may still be a little limited as far as a route runner, but he’s a hard worker and he’ll get there the more he plays. At the very least, he provides a bigger target as a receiver. If he’s active and plays on offense, expect to see him doing some basic stuff at first.