NFL standings, Week 1: Chiefs, rivals tied atop AFC West

With Week 1 officially in the books, we’ve already seen some surprises. Here’s a look at how the NFL standings are shaping up.

After a long wait, the NFL is officially back and we’ve made it through Week 1. We’ve already seen some surprises such as the Washington Football Team all alone atop the NFC East.

We’ve also seen some strange sights with familiar faces in different jerseys, such as quarterback Tom Brady who made his debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a loss to the New Orleans Saints. With the loss of Tom Brady, the New England Patriots showed off their new quarterback, Cam Newton, who led them to a victory over the Miami Dolphins. Meanwhile, the AFC West had a strong Week 1 showing with all teams except the Denver Broncos securing a victory.

The Chiefs began their “run it back” campaign against the Houston Texans with an all-around dominant 34-20 win. Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire lived up to the hype for the Chiefs as he saw 25 carries that he turned into 138 yards and 1 touchdown. The Texans scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to make the game look closer than it was, but in reality, the Chiefs dominated in every aspect of the game.

The Las Vegas Raiders snuck by the Carolina Panthers with a 34-30 win where Josh Jacobs carried the team to victory. Jacobs had 25 carries for 93 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jacobs also caught 4 passes for 46 yards. Rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III also looked good for the Raiders as he caught 3 passes for 55 yards.

The Los Angeles Chargers did not look good, but they managed to eke out a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals after Bengals kicker Randy Bullock missed a game tying field goal as time expired. New Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor was wayward in his passes, but managed to complete 16 of 30 throws for 208 yards but the game was unimpressive offensively. The Chargers ended up winning with a final score of 16-13.

The Denver Broncos had a relatively boring game against the Tennessee Titans until the fourth quarter when both teams seemed to come alive. The Broncos lost 16-14 to the Titans, but should have lost by a lot more. Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day as he missed two field goals and an extra point along with having a field goal blocked. However, he ultimately kicked a go-ahead 25-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give the Titans the win.

Here are the full NFL standings:

AFC East

  1. New England Patriots: 1-0-0
  2. Buffalo Bills: 1-0-0
  3. New York Jets: 0-1-0
  4. Miami Dolphins: 0-1-0

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: 1-0-0
  2. Los Angeles Chargers: 1-0-0
  3. Las Vegas Raiders: 1-0-0
  4. Denver Broncos: 0-1-0

AFC North

  1. Baltimore Ravens: 1-0-0
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers: 1-0-0
  3. Cincinnati Bengals: 0-1-0
  4. Cleveland Browns: 0-1-0

AFC South

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: 1-0-0
  2. Tennessee Titans: 1-0-0
  3. Houston Texans: 0-1-0
  4. Indianapolis Colts: 0-1-0

NFC East

  1. Washington Football Team: 1-0-0
  2. New York Giants: 0-1-0
  3. Dallas Cowboys: 0-1-0
  4. Philadelphia Eagles: 0-1-0

NFC West

  1. Arizona Cardinals 1-0-0
  2. Seattle Seahawks 1-0-0
  3. Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0
  4. San Francisco 49ers: 0-1-0

NFC North

  1. Chicago Bears: 1-0-0
  2. Green Bay Packers: 1-0-0
  3. Minnesota Vikings: 0-1-0
  4. Detroit Lions: 0-1-0

NFC South

  1. New Orleans Saints: 1-0-0
  2. Carolina Panthers: 0-1-0
  3. Atlanta Falcons: 0-1-0
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 0-1-0
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