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NFL WEEK#1 RESULTS AND FANTASY FALLOUT

     WEEK #1 OF THE 2013 NFL SEASON IS IN THE BOOKS.  IT WAS A WEEK THAT SAW THE MOST CLOSE GAMES ON OPENING DAY SINCE 1970.  THE WEEK BEGAN ON THURSDAY EVENING, WHEN PEYTON MANNING PUT ON A SHOW AGAINST THE REIGNING SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS.  PEYTON HAD 400+ PASSING YARDS AND TIED A LEAGUE RECORD WITH SEVEN TOUCHDOWNS.  THEN ON SUNDAY, ADRIAN PETERSON WITH ANOTHER HUGE TOUCHDOWN ON THE FIRST DRIVE OF THE GAME.  WE SAW THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BLOW OUT THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS.  NOW DONT GET ME WRONG, THE JAGS ARE DEFINITELY THE DOORMAT OF THE NFL.  HOWEVER, ANDY REID WAS IMPRESSIVE IN HIS DEBUT.  THE PATRIOTS BARELY GOT BY WITH A TWO POINT WIN AGAINST THE BUFFALO BILLS.  THE PATRIOTS ARE BANGED UP AT TIGHT END AND SEEM TO LACK THE STAR POWER THAT THEY USED TO HAVE.  THE MIAMI DOLPHINS SMOKED THE CLEVELAND BROWNS, WITH A SOLID OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE.

     SEATTLE WAS BARELY ABLE TO BEAT THE CAROLINA PANTHERS, DESPITE A SOLID 300 YARD PASSING PERFORMANCE BY RUSSELL WILSON.  THE BEARS BEAT THE BENGALS DESPITE A HUGE GAME BY WIDEOUT A.J. GREEN WHO HAD 9 CATCHES FOR 162 YARDS AND TWO TD’S.  JAY CUTLER AND BRANDON MARSHALL CONTINUED THEIR CHEMISTRY AS MARSHALL WENT OVER 100 YARDS ONCE AGAIN AND SCORED A TD.  THE DETROIT LIONS BEAT THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS BY TEN POINTS IN A GAME THAT SAW REGGIE BUSH RUSH FOR 90 YARDS AND CATCH FOUR PASSES FOR 101 YARDS AND A SCORE IN HIS DEBUT.  MATT STAFFORD CONTINUED HIS ARM SLINGING AND CALVIN JOHNSON WAS PRETTY MUCH SILENT IN THIS ONE.  INDY BEAT THE RAIDERS AS ANDREW LUCK MANGED THE GAME IN PROLIFIC FASHION.  THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS UPSET THE ATLANTA FALCONS AS MATT RYAN AND DREW BREES BOTH THREW FOR 300 YARDS.  HOWEVER, THE SAINTS DEFENSE WAS IMPRESSIVE IN STOPPING THE FALCONS HIGH FLY OFFENSE.  

     THE 49ERS EDGED THE PACK BY A TOUCHDOWN AS COLIN KAPERNICK HAD A CAREER DAY THROWING FOR 412 YARDS AND THREE TOUCHDOWNS.  ANQUAN BOLDIN HAD THIRTEEN RECEPTIONS FOR 208 YARDS AND A TD WHILE VERNON DAVIS ADDED SIX FOR 98 YARDS AND TWO TOUCHDOWNS.  AARON ROGERS HAD 333 YARDS PASSING, BUT THE 49ERS WERE JUST TOO MUCH.  THIS GAME SHINES A LIGHT ON GREEN BAY’S WEAKNESS ON DEFENSE.  THE RAMS SAW JARED COOK CATCH SEVEN BALLS FOR 141 YARDS AND TWO TOUCHDOWNS AS THEY BEAT ARIZONA.  IN THE DALLAS/GIANTS GAME, ELI MANNING THREW FOR 450 YARDS PASSING AND FOUR TOUCHDOWNS, BUT ALSO HAD THREE INTERCEPTIONS.  TONY ROMO HAD A DECENT GAME AND DALLAS WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE WITH A KEY DIVISIONAL WIN.  THE EAGLES UPSET THE REDSKINS BEHIND THE NEW HIGH FLY “CHIP KELLY” OFFENSE.  LESEAN MCCOY WAS A BEAST.  HE RUSHED FOR 184 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN.  MICHAEL VICK WENT TURNOVER FREE.  AND FINALLY, AFTER BEING DOWN 28-7, THE HOUSTON TEXANS STORMED BACK TO BEAT THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS IN THE LAST GAME OF WEEK #1.

     OK, SO AS FAR AS AARON SAVAGE AND MY PICKS, WEEK #1 SAW MY RECORD BEGIN AT 10-6 WHILE AARON WENT 8-8.  STAY TUNED FOR OUR WEEK #2 PICKS AND ANALYSIS COMING LATER IN THE WEEK.  WEEK #1 SAW MANY CLOSE GAMES, A FEW UPSETS, AND ALL IN ALL WAS A GREAT FIRST WEEK.  EVERYBODY IS HAPPY TO SEE THE NFL BACK.  I THINK THE BIGGEST SURPRISES IN MY OPINION WAS NEW ENGLAND BARELY BEATING BUFFALO, THE SAINTS UPSETTING ATLANTA ON THE ROAD, THE RAMS BEATING ARIZONA, THE JETS UPSETTING THE BUCCANEERS, AND THE EAGLES BEATING WASHINGTON ON MONDAY NIGHT ON THE ROAD.

     NOW LET’S VISIT THE FANTASY FOOTBALL WORLD.  OBVIOUSLY, THE PLAYER OF THE WEEK WAS PEYTON MANNING WITH HIS HUGE PERFORMANCE ON THURSDAY WITH 450+PASSING YARDS AND SEVEN TOUCHDOWNS.  HE WAS ONE OF MY MUST STARTS.  ANQUAN BOLDIN HAD A HUGE GAME WITH 13 RECEPTIONS, 200 YARDS RECEIVING AND A TOUCHDOWN.  A.J. GREEN FROM THE BENGALS PUT UP 164 YARDS AND TWO TOUCHDOWNS.  REGGIE BUSH HAD 98 YARDS RUSHING AND 100 YARDS RECEIVING.  ANOTHER HUGE PERFORMANCE WAS COLIN KAPERNICK FROM THE 49ERS WHO HAD OVER 400 YARDS PASSING AND THREE TOUCHDOWNS.  SURPRISINGLY, ONLY SHANE VAREEN AND LeSEAN McCOY WENT OVER 100 YARDS RUSHING IN WEEK#1, ALTHOUGH MANY BACKS HAD BIG GAMES INCLUDING THE UNANIMOUS NUMBER ONE PICK A.P. WHO HAD 78 YARDS RUSHING AND A TOUCHDOWN.  FINALLY, JASON WITTEN HAD THE BEST START AT THE TIGHT END POSITION.  

     THERE WERE ALSO SOME FANTASY DUDS.  I HAD CALVIN JOHNSON AS A MUST START AND HE ONLY ENDED UP WITH FOUR RECEPTIONS AND A LITTLE OVER 40 YARDS.  CJ SPILLER HAD A QUIET GAME AS DID MIKE WALLACE FROM MIAMI.  I HAD PEYTON MANNING ON MY TEAM AND I STILL BARELY WON MY GAME AS THE REST OF MY TEAM WAS QUIET.  MY NUMBER ONE RUNNING BACK ALFRED MORRIS DID NOT REALLY MAKE AN IMPACT.  THERE WERE MANY OTHER DUDS OF THE WEEK.  THE JAGUARS WERE THE WORST AND MJD, MAURICE JONES DEW WAS NON-EXISTENCE.  STAY TUNED LATER IN THE WEEK WHERE I WILL GIVE YOU MY MUST STARTS/SIT-EMS.Image

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