NFL week one review: Brady rolls back the years again; Mahomes sparks comeback win; A look at the rookie quarterbacks

๐Ÿฅถ Burrow & the #Bengals
โšก๏ธ Mahomes & the #Chiefs
๐ŸŒช๏ธ Hurts & the #Eagles
๐Ÿคฉ Purdy & the #49ers

With a #SuperBowlLVII spot on the line, we’ve used @NextGenStats to analyze #CINvsKC and #SFvsPHI – two incredible, mouthwatering matchups. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

#NFLPlayoffs
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/nfl-playoffs-battle-for-conference-championships/

.@SantaFe begin their #LigaBetPlayDimayor campaign tonight with a trip away to @JaguaresdeCord. ๐Ÿ”œ

Former Wigan and Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega could make his first appearance for #SantaFe since returning to Colombia earlier this month.

#LigaDimayor ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/liga-betplay-dimayor-returns-everything-you-need-to-know/

The #LigaProfesional returns. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท

Defending #TorneoBinance champions @BocaJrsOficial were worthy winners last season, holding off a strong challenge from @RacingClub. Here’s their title-winning year in numbers. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Can they repeat in 2023?

#BocaJuniors

๐Ÿˆ Elite QBs
๐Ÿˆ Game-changing skill players
๐Ÿˆ Stacked rosters
๐Ÿˆ #SuperBowl spot on the line

We’ve used @NextGenStats to analyze #SFvsPHI and #CINvsKC – two incredible, mouthwatering matchups.

#NFLPlayoffs

.@USC_Hoops upsets No. 8 @UCLAMBB. ๐Ÿšจ

A huge performance from Boogie Ellis (31 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists). He’s averaged 18.3 points per game in his last five, ranking him in the 98th percentile of all #NCAA players. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

#Bruins/#Trojans shot charts below. ๐Ÿ‘‡

2

USC Men’s Basketball @USC_Hoops

FINAL: USC 77, UCLA 64

BEAT. THE. BRUINS โœ”๏ธ

#FightOn | @WellsFargo

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Week one recap

The seven-month wait is over and week one of the 2021 NFL season has been completed.

Heading into the season, several teams were fancied to win the Super Bowl including the defending champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers and reigning AFC winners the Kansas City Chiefs.


Brady still at the peak of his powers as the Bucs begin with a win

Defending Super Bowl champions, the Buccaneers kick-started the new season when hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.

Returning with all 22 starters from last season, the Bucs are poised for another post-season run and looked on top form in their 31-29 win.

44-year-old superstar Tom Brady continued to add to his Hall of Fame career finishing with 379 yards passing and four touchdowns (TDs).

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes against the Dallas Cowboys during the third quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

This included an impressive 47-yard TD pass to Antonio Brown that had a 25.9 percent chance of completion, according to Genius and NFLโ€™s Next Gen Stats.

Meanwhile, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott impressed on his return from injury, throwing for 403 yards and three TDs.

The Cowboys took the lead with 89 seconds remaining but Brady had other ideas and set up Ryan Succopโ€™s game-winning kick.


Mahomes leads Chiefs to comeback win

The Kansas City Chiefs rallied from 12 points down at half-time to stun a strong Cleveland Browns side and win 33-29.

Baker Mayfield and the Browns were looking to avenge last yearโ€™s loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round but came up short once again, against the Chiefsโ€™ strong passing game.

The Browns were superb in the first half, taking a 22-10 lead, but the visitors responded brilliantly after the break.

Patrick Mahomes threw for 337 yards and three TDs, including an incredible 75 yard throw to Tyreek Hill.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Hill made 11 catches for 197 yards, while Travis Kelce made seven catches for 76 yards and scored two touchdowns to force a remarkable comeback win for the AFC front-runners.

Elsewhere, other Super Bowl hopefuls didnโ€™t fare as well. Although the Bills and Packers were favoured to win, both started the season with defeats.


Rookie quarterback watch

Another major story of the week was first career starts for three of the top five quarterbacks signed at this yearโ€™s Draft: Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, and Mac Jones.

While Trey Lance and Justin Fields saw limited gametime, these three rookie starters looked capable and competent albeit while losing their opening games.

  • Lawrence threw 51 times for 332 yards, three TDs and threeย interceptions
  • Wilson was under pressure all night getting sacked six times, but still registered two TDs
  • Jones only threw one touchdown but had the highest completion percentage of the starters with 4%

Meanwhile, Trey Lance played a speciality role in the San Fransico 49ers 41-33 win against the Detroit Lions and scored a TD on his first ever NFL pass.

While Justin Fields didnโ€™t earn a start, he showed potential in the Chicago Bearsโ€™ loss going 2-2 passing and rushing for a touchdown.

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๐Ÿฅถ Burrow & the #Bengals
โšก๏ธ Mahomes & the #Chiefs
๐ŸŒช๏ธ Hurts & the #Eagles
๐Ÿคฉ Purdy & the #49ers

With a #SuperBowlLVII spot on the line, we’ve used @NextGenStats to analyze #CINvsKC and #SFvsPHI – two incredible, mouthwatering matchups. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

#NFLPlayoffs
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/nfl-playoffs-battle-for-conference-championships/

.@SantaFe begin their #LigaBetPlayDimayor campaign tonight with a trip away to @JaguaresdeCord. ๐Ÿ”œ

Former Wigan and Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega could make his first appearance for #SantaFe since returning to Colombia earlier this month.

#LigaDimayor ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/liga-betplay-dimayor-returns-everything-you-need-to-know/

The #LigaProfesional returns. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท

Defending #TorneoBinance champions @BocaJrsOficial were worthy winners last season, holding off a strong challenge from @RacingClub. Here’s their title-winning year in numbers. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Can they repeat in 2023?

#BocaJuniors

๐Ÿˆ Elite QBs
๐Ÿˆ Game-changing skill players
๐Ÿˆ Stacked rosters
๐Ÿˆ #SuperBowl spot on the line

We’ve used @NextGenStats to analyze #SFvsPHI and #CINvsKC – two incredible, mouthwatering matchups.

#NFLPlayoffs

.@USC_Hoops upsets No. 8 @UCLAMBB. ๐Ÿšจ

A huge performance from Boogie Ellis (31 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists). He’s averaged 18.3 points per game in his last five, ranking him in the 98th percentile of all #NCAA players. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

#Bruins/#Trojans shot charts below. ๐Ÿ‘‡

2

USC Men’s Basketball @USC_Hoops

FINAL: USC 77, UCLA 64

BEAT. THE. BRUINS โœ”๏ธ

#FightOn | @WellsFargo

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