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All of Sunday’s Action in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season

NFL Week 1

Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday’s action in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19, Dallas Cowboys 3
  • Kansas City Chiefs 44, Arizona Cardinals 21
  • Los Angeles Chargers 24, Las Vegas Raiders 19
  • Minnesota Vikings 23, Green Bay Packers 7
  • New York Giants 21, Tennessee Titans 20
  • Chicago Bears 19, San Francisco 49ers 10
  • Miami Dolphins 20, New England Patriots 7
  • Baltimore Ravens 24, New York Jets 9
  • Philadelphia Eagles 38, Detroit Lions 35
  • Cleveland Browns 26, Carolina Panthers 24
  • New Orleans Saints 27, Atlanta Falcons 26
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Cincinnati Bengals 20 (OT)
  • Washington Commanders 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 22
  • Indianapolis Colts 20, Houston Texans 20 (OT)

Bucs defense wins Sunday night : Tom Brady wasn’t sensational, but he looked good enough to do away with the doubts produced by a chaotic offseason.

Dak, offense as a whole cause for concern after debut

A dearth of talent in the wide receiver corps and injuries to the offensive line were the Cowboys offense’s biggest concerns heading into the season.

Week 1 Lenny shines

For much of Sunday, the Cowboys had an answer for Brady and the passing game, but they rarely had an answer for Leonard Fournette.

New weapons, same ol’ Patrick Mahomes

No Tyreek Hill, no problem. The Chiefs quarterback diced up the Cardinals defense every which way.

Kyler Murray, Cards offense stuck in the mud

Arizona’s offense looked similar to last year’s late-season collapse. Murray was under siege early — pressured on 43.8% of dropbacks in the first half, per Next Gen Stats — and rarely was able to get out and use his legs.

Steve Spagnolo’s defense in midseason form

Breaking in a bevy of young players, the K.C. D looked fast and locked in. The front pestered Murray and hemmed in the QB. Rookie George Karlaftis generated four pressures and two QB hits, per Next Gen Stats, and added a batted pass.

NFL Week 1 takeaways

What we learned, big questions for every game and future team outlooks : Quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took care of business on the road against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, as Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott struggled to get anything going against the Bucs’ defense.

And that was before Prescott left the game late because of a right hand injury.

Earlier in the day, turnovers were the name of the game in Cincinnati, with the Pittsburgh Steelers forcing five against Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow — including a pick-six.

But the teams went back and forth until the Steelers won it in overtime with a field goal. Speaking of field goals, the Tennessee Titans missed a potential game winner in the late-afternoon window Sunday, allowing the New York Giants to come back from a 13-point deficit and win their first season opener in six years.

Multiple quarterbacks made debuts with new teams in the early window. Baker Mayfield played his first game in a Panthers uniform against his old team, the Cleveland Browns.

Matt Ryan — in his 15th season — led the Indianapolis Colts to a tie against the Houston Texans. Washington Commanders rookie Jahan Dotson caught his first — and second — career touchdown pass from Carson Wentz, leading to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

NFL Week 1 grades

Trey Lance and 49ers get a ‘D’ after upset loss, Dolphins get an ‘A’ for thrashing Patriots

Here are the Week 1 grades for every team that played on Sunday

After only one game with Trey Lance under center, the San Francisco 49ers might already be regretting their decision to send Jimmy Garoppolo to the bench. : In his first start since officially being named 49ers quarterback, Lance had a disastrous performance in a shocking 19-10 loss to the Bears in Chicago. Sure, it didn’t help that the game was played in the middle of a biblical rain storm, but no matter how you spin it, it was any ugly game for Lance.

The second-year quarterback completed under 50% of his passes (13 of 28) and threw for just 164 yards. The troubling part for the 49ers is that Lance wasn’t able to come through when the 49ers needed him most. With the 49ers trailing 13-10 in the fourth quarter, Lance had the chance to engineer a comeback, but any hope of that happening ended when he threw an ugly interception to Eddie Jackson that basically iced the win for Chicago.

Jackson ended up returning the pick to San Francisco’s 21-yard line and the Bears would score five plays later to take an insurmountable 19-10 lead.