NFL Regular Season Week 1 – Scores, Stats & Much More

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams looks to pass during the first half against the Chicago Bears at SoFi Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The NFL regular season kicked off on Thursday night with a game between last season’s Super Bowl champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Dallas Cowboys. The rest of the matchups took place on Sunday and Monday. Here are the results for Week 1 and much more:

Browns 28 – Chiefs 33

The Cleveland Browns had a nice start to the regular season, taking a small lead against the Kansas City Chiefs early on. The Browns seemed to be in control but several big plays from the Chiefs put them back in the game and later gave them the lead.

Passing:


Baker Mayfield – 321 Yds, 0 TD, 1 Int

Patrick Mahomes – 337 Yds, 3 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

Nick Chubb – 83 Yds, 2 TD

Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 43 Yds, 0 TD

Dolphins 17 – 16 Patriots

The Dolphins and Patriots played in a very close game that was decided by 1 point. The Patriots came in with their first round pick Mac Jones as their starter while the Dolphins returned with second year QB Tua Tagovailoa.

Passing:

Tua Tagovailoa – 202 Yds, 1 TD, 1 Int

Mac Jones – 281 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

Myles Gaskin – 49 Yds, 0 TD

Damien Harris – 100 Yds, 0 TD

Broncos 27 – 13 Giants

The Broncos held the Giants to just 13 points to get the first win of the season. Denver saw a huge game from the passing and running game, with Gordon, Williams and Bridgewater adding more than 150 yards on the ground.

Passing:

Teddy Bridgewater – 264 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int

Daniel Jones – 267 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

Melvin Gordon – 101 Yds, 1 TD

Daniel Jones – 27 Yds, 1 TD

Packers 3 – 38 Saints

One of the most shocking results came between the Packers and Saints. New Orleans quickly took the lead and the Packers never got anything going. The Saints new starting QB Jameis Winston did not have many passing yards but he had five touchdowns for an impressive start to the season. The game was over in the fourth quarter and the Packers gave some playing time to their second QB Jordan Love.

Passing:

Aaron Rodgers – 133 Yds, 0 TD, 2 Int

Jameis Winston – 148 Yds, 5 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

AJ Dillon – 19 Yds, 0 TD

Alvin Kamara – 83 Yds, 0 TD

Bears 14 – 34 Rams 

Stafford had a big debut as the new Rams QB and the team scored 34 points to kick off the season at 1 – 0. The Bears started Andy Dalton but did give Justin Fields a couple of plays, one which ended in a touchdown.

Passing:

Andy Dalton – 206 Yds, 0 TD, 1 Int

Matthew Stafford – 321 Yds, 3 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

David Montgomery – 108 Yds, 1 TD

Darrell Henderson – 70 Yds, 1 TD

Ravens 27 – 33 Raiders

The Ravens and Raiders played in the last game of Week 1. The Monday Night Football matchup was a good one as it went to OT. The Raiders held on and won the game to start the season at 1 – 0.

Passing:

Derek Carr – 435 Yds, 2 TD, 1 Int

Lamar Jackson – 235 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

Joshua Jacobs – 34 Yds, 2 TD

Lamar Jackson – 86 Yds, 0 TD

Jets 14 – 19 Panthers

The Jets responded in the last two quarters to get back in the ball game but in the end it was the Panthers who took the win. The game saw former Jets players Anderson and Darnold make big plays. The Panthers held a 16 – 0 lead at halftime and added three more  points in the fourth quarter to keep the Jets from a potential field goal win.

Passing:

Sam Darnold – 279 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int

Zach Wilson – 258 Yds,  2 TD, 1 Int

Rushing:

Christian McCaffrey – 98 Yds, 0 TD

Tevin Coleman – 24 Yds, 0 TD

Cardinals 38 – 13 Titans

The Cardinals had a dominating win on Sunday, holding the talented Titans offense to just 13 points. Arizona saw a huge game from Chandler Jones, who had a whopping five sacks in the first three quarters.

Passing:

Kyler Murray – 289 Yds, 4 TD, 1 Int

Ryan Tannehill – 212 Yds, 1 TD, 1 Int

Rushing:

Chase Edmonds – 63 Yds, 0 TD

Derrick Henry – 58 Yds, 0 TD

Bengals 27 – 24 Vikings

The Vikings and Bengals matchup went to overtime after Minnesota scored a touchdown late in the ball game. In OT, the Bengals scored a field goal that gave them the win.

Passing:

Joe Burrow – 261 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int

Kirk Cousins – 351 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

Joe Mixon – 127 Yds, 1 TD

Dalvin Cook – 61 Yds, 1 TD

49ers 41 – 33 Lions

The 49ers had a solid start to the regular season but the Lions nearly made this a really interesting ball game by having one last drive late in the fourth that would have put the team close with a TD and tied with a two point conversion. San Francisco started Jimmy Garoppolo but Trey Lance was given a play that resulted in a TD. On the other side, Goff made his debut as the Lions QB.

Passing:

Jimmy Garoppolo – 314 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int

Jared Goff – 338 Yds, 3 TD, 1 Int

Rushing:

Eli Mitchell – 104 Yds, 1 TD

Jamaal Williams – 54 Yds, 1 TD

Steelers 23 – 16 Bills

The Steelers were held to 0 points in the first two quarters. But they responded in the last two quarters to take the win. The majority of the points came in the fourth quarter, with Pittsburgh scoring 17 and holding Buffalo to 6.

Passing:

Ben Roethlisberger – 188 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int

Josh Allen – 270 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

Najee Harris – 45 Yds, 0 TD

Devin Singletary – 72 Yds, 0 TD

Chargers 20 – 16 Washington

The Los Angeles Chargers scored one touchdown in the fourth and held Washington to 0 points in that same stretch to take the win. Washington suffered a big loss early on with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick leaving the game with an injury. Taylor Heinicke once again had a solid performance but it wasn’t enough for Washington to get the win.

Passing:

Taylor Heinicke – 122 Yds, 1 TD, 0 Int

Justin Herbert – 337 Yds, 1 TD, 1 Int

Rushing:

Antonio Gibson – 90 Yds, 0 TD

Austin Ekeler – 57 Yds, 1 TD

Eagles 32 – 6 Falcons

The Eagles went to Atlanta and held the Falcons to two field goals. Philadelphia quickly saw a TD from Hurts to Smith and the points just kept coming after that. The Eagles defensive line had several sacks in the fourth quarter to shut down any chance of the Falcons getting back in the ball game.

Passing:

Jalen Hurts – 264 Yds, 3 TD, 0 Int

Matt Ryan – 164 Yds, 0 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

Miles Sanders – 74 Yds, 0 TD

Cordarrelle Patterson – 54 Yds, 0 TD

Jaguars 21 – 37 Texans

Trevor Lawrence started his first game as a Jaguar but his debut did not end with a win. The Texans scored 37 points, with huge performances from Cooks, Ingram, and several other players.

Passing:

Tyrod Taylor – 291 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int

Trevor Lawrence – 332 Yds, 3 TD, 3 Int

Rushing:

Mark Ingram – 85 Yds, 1 TD

Carlos Hyde – 44 Yds, 0 TD

Cowboys 29 – 31 Buccaneers

The Cowboys and Buccaneers opened the regular season with a game that came down to the end. Dallas saw a huge game from Dak Prescott and the defense stepped up with several plays against Brady and his offense. But the game came down to the Buccaneers having the ball with little time left. Brady moved up the field fast, setting up the Buccaneers in field goal position to win the game.

Passing:

Dak Prescott – 403 Yds, 3 TD, 1 Int

Tom Brady – 379 Yds, 4 TD, 2 Int

Rushing:

Ezekiel Elliott – 33 Yds, 0 TD

Leonard Fournette – 32 Yds, 0 TD

Seahawks 28 – 16 Colts

The Seahawks are 1 – 0 after a 4 TD performance from Russell Wilson. New Colts QB Carson Wentz put the team close early on but the Seahawks added more points and held their offense to 16 points total.

Passing:

Carson Wentz – 251 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int

Russell Wilson – 254 Yds, 4 TD, 0 Int

Rushing:

Jonathan Taylor – 56 Yds, 0 TD

Chris Carson – 91 Yds, 0 TD

 


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