5 Week 1 NFL Takeaways
Writer: Elliot Adway
1. Justin Houston is back and better.
When the Kansas City Chiefs shocked the New England Patriots last Thursday it was largely because of the pressure put on Tom Brady by the Kansas City front. Whenever Justin Houston is playing his best, the Chiefs are a contender.
2. Chuck Pagano is out of Indy by week six.
I mean Joe Swanson could have played a better game than Scott Tolzien. The offensive line is terrible, and the skill players don’t have a quarterback with enough skill to get them the ball. It’s not looking good at all for the Colts. Could Andrew Luck change that? Chuck Pagano better hope his franchise quarterback can save his job.
3. Dak Prescott: MVP Candidate?
Prescott didn’t have the sexiest stat line, (completed 61.5% of his passes, threw for 268 yards and a touchdown) but he played extremely efficient against, arguably, the best defense in the NFL. Potentially having Zeke for the whole season will result in Dak being in the MVP conversation throughout the year and; perhaps, he very well could be the league’s most valuable
4. Odell Beckham Jr. will be a very rich man.
We all saw how Eli Manning struggled against the no-name Cowboys secondary, Hi Ben Mcadoo. Brandon Marshall is washed and the Giants offensive line is below average, meaning Eli can never throw with a clean pocket. OBJ is the Giants’ offense, and he will be looking at a very lucrative contract.
5. The Packers are ready.
I know the stat line and game was very ugly, but that was due to an intense defensive battle between the Packers and Seahawks. Green Bay seems to be in midseason form as they are already relying heavily on the greatness of Aaron Rodgers. With a stout defense, one of the best receiving corps in the league, and an all-time great QB, the Packers look ready to run through the NFC.