What an amazing opening weekend for the NFL.
After an offseason full of lockout talks, a shortened player movement period, a frantic fantasy draft season (I successfully started an eight-team, 30-roster-spot, contract-system-keeper league in about three weeks. Am I proud of this? You bet I am. Do I have a life? Debatable) and serious discussions about how this was all going to affect the product on the field, we were treated to some of the most impressive and entertaining football we’ve ever seen.
Week 1 of the season is always one of the best, and most difficult, to digest. We saw a ton of things transpire on the field that we didn’t expect to see.
We saw the Miami Dolphins run a modern, vertical passing game. We saw a rookie, Cam Newton, put up a performance for the ages (I’m serious—more on that later). And most notably, we saw a coming-out party for the prolific passing games that has evolved in the modern NFL.
With Week 1 in the books, let's take a look at what Week 2 has in store for us.