Week 1 of the NFL season offered much to dissect. Here's a recap of last week's games, followed by Week 2's best bets:
WEEK 1 RECAP
Chiefs 34, Texans 20: The most interesting thing about rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire's debut - besides the 138 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown - was he didn't receive a single target (he's an exceptional receiver). Kansas City's offense didn't need another playmaker.
Cardinals 24, 49ers 20: The only quarterbacks I have ranked above Kyler Murray (321 total yards, two total touchdowns against a good Niners defense) going forward are Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson.
Seahawks 38, Falcons 25: I predict Atlanta will find itself in plenty of games like this, which means invest in anyone associated with its passing game.
Bills 27, Jets 17: Sam Darnold is capable of being a good NFL quarterback, but his development is being impeded by a bad coach and a dearth of talent surrounding him.
Bears 27, Lions 23: Don't overreact to Mitchell Trubisky's fourth quarter (three touchdown passes). Lions are going to Lion.
Packers 43, Vikings 34: We are about to witness an all-time great "F-U" season from Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams will be the biggest beneficiary.
Patriots 21, Dolphins 11: Stay away from Miami's backfield. Four players had at least five carries (including Ryan Fitzpatrick) and none of them reached double-digits - Myles Gaskin led with nine. It's clearly a mess.