NFL Week 1 Scores, Highlights, Updates, Schedule: Carson Wentz Teasing the Jags; Joe Burrow with four turnovers

It’s week 1 of the 2022 NFL season and we’ll keep you updated on all the action and biggest stories throughout the day. The Week 1 slate has some fantastic matchups and stories, and we’re here to help you see how it unfolds. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.

week 1 schedule

Thursday

Bills 31, Rams 10 (takeout)

Sunday

Steelers at Bengals, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Patriots at Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET (Game Tracker)
Eagles at Lions, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Browns at Panthers, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Ravens at Jets, 1 p.m. ET (Game Tracker)
Colts at Texans, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Jaguars at Commanders, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Saints at Falcons, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
49ers at Bears, 1 p.m. ET (game tracking)
Packers at Vikings, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Chiefs at Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET (Advance)
Raiders at Chargers, 4:25 p.m. ET (Advance)
Giants vs. Titans, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Buccaneers at Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)

Monday

Broncos at Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)

Flea Flicker!

The Texans have gifted us with one of the greatest plays in football: a well-executed flea flicker! Houston, already leading by seven points at the start of the second half, remained aggressive on offense. Davis Mills threw the ball to Rex Burkhead, who then returned it to Mills. That allowed Brandin Cooks to run freely down the middle of the field, and though Mills took him under, Cooks caught him for a big gain. That play set up a field goal to give Houston a double-digit lead.

Turns out, trading for AJ Brown was a big decision for the Eagles. The fourth-year wide receiver who began his NFL career with the Titans has six receptions for 128 yards … IN THE FIRST HALF. Take a look at his latest catch, that he ran 54 yards and set up a field goal for Philly before halftime.

Burrow with four turnovers in the first half…

As good as Burrow was during the Bengals’ run to the Super Bowl last season, he’s been just as bad so far against the Steelers in Week 1. Burrow, who threw just 14 interceptions a year ago, threw three in the first half to go along with a lost fumble. Somehow Cincinnati is only down 11 at intermission.

Texans take the lead!

Matt Ryan made an unusual mistake throwing a direct screen pass to Jerry Hughes, and the Texans capitalized on it by scoring their first touchdown of the season. Newly signed tight end OJ Howard was the beneficiary, dragging a high pass up the seam from Davis Mills for the 16-yard touchdown.

Carson cooks!

The Jaguars ended Carson Wentz’s short streak in Indianapolis last season when they forced two turnovers and limited the offense to 11 points in a Week 18 win that kept the Colts out of the playoffs. Wentz, now the commanding QB, is getting his revenge in Week 1 of this season. Two drives, two touchdowns for Wentz, who has started the game completing 11 of his first 16 passes. Washington with the early 14-3 lead.

Taysom Hill doing what she does best

Taysom Hill is listed as a tight end, but the Saints still use him as a running weapon under center. First, Hill started a 57-yard run to get the Saints into the red zone. Two plays later, Hill took another direct play, followed his blockers down the right side and crossed the goal line from 11 yards.

Burrow’s first pass = pick-six

Not the way Joe Burrow wanted to start his 2022 season. After being sacked on the first offensive play, Burrow backed up and then handed over a pass intended for Tyler Boyd. Only he didn’t account for Minkah Fitzpatrick, who became one of the highest-paid safeties this offseason, jumping in front of Boyd at the last second and carrying the interception 31 yards home. What a start if you’re a Steelers fan!

Swift kicks off great career

The Lions are expecting big things from D’Andre Swift this season, and he started his third NFL season with a bang. On the Lions’ second offensive play of the 2022 season, Swift took the pass from left tackle, made a cut, broke away from a tackle and went on the run for a 50-yard pass. Swift’s big run served as the big play in Detroit’s season-opening touchdown drive.

Revenge Games Rule Week 1

Kudos to the NFL schedule makers for kicking off the 2022 season with some juicy stories. Russell Wilson’s first game as a Bronco…in Seattle…on Monday night?! Regardless of how bad the Seahawks may be, that’s primetime viewing.

Elsewhere, we have new Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz trying to beat his demons (Jaguars defense), the Chargers facing off against a Raiders team that eliminated them from the playoffs in Week 18 , and the Steelers looking for a win in the Finals. Bengals, who outscored them, 65-20, a year ago. Not to mention Baker Mayfield, now with Carolina, facing the team that abandoned him for Deshaun Watson. (Schedule makers got lucky in the Browns-Panthers matchup…or did they?)

Throw in Packers-Vikings, Patriots-Dolphins, Chiefs-Cardinals and Buccaneers-Cowboys, and it’s a fascinating schedule to open the regular season. Let the games begin (finally).

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