The 2013 NFL season is off to a great start as most of week one is in the books as there are the two Monday night games to go, but things have opened with a bang. All of the action that took place on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, was not disappointing as numerous games went down to the wire and it brought about some early divisional match-ups.
Thursday's action officially opened u the season as the Denver Broncos down the Baltimore Ravens 49-27. That win comes mostly due to the seven touchdown passes of John Elway, err...Peyton Manning.
As good as that game was though, Sunday's action brought so much that was even better.
The New England Patriots were mere seconds away from losing to the Buffalo Bills, but were able to squeak out a 23-21 win thanks to a late field goal. The New York Jets got rookie Geno Smith a win in his first start, but the thanks can go to Tampa's Lavonte David and a horribly pointless penalty.
An early divisional match-up saw the New Orleans Saints hold on and win with their defense over the Atlanta Falcons in the Superdome. In Detroit, Adrian Peterson started off the day great for the Vikings, but Reggie Bush led the Lions to an opening day victory.
The AFC North is already looking at some early-season futility. With losses by the Browns, Steelers, Bengals, and Ravens; they will be the only division without a win through the first week of the season.
It truly was a great way to open up the 2013 NFL season, and below are the full results for the first Sunday of the year.
- New England Patriots 23 - Buffalo Bills 21
- Chicago Bears 24 - Cincinnati Bengals 21
- Miami Dolphins 23 - Cleveland Browns 10
- Detroit Lions 34 - Minnesota Vikings 24
- Indianapolis Colts 21 - Oakland Raiders 17
- New Orleans Saints 23 - Atlanta Falcons 17
- New York Jets 18 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
- Tennessee Titans 16 - Pittsburgh Steelers 9
- Seattle Seahawks 12 - Carolina Panthers 7
- Kansas City Chiefs 28 - Jacksonville Jaguars 2
- San Francisco 49ers 34 - Green Bay Packers 28
- St. Louis Rams 27 - Arizona Cardinals 24
- Dallas Cowboys 36 - New York Giants 31