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A busy first Sunday in the NFL

On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by Tom Brady, defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the start of the new season.

On Sunday afternoon, Tyrod Taylor threw for two touchdown passes and for 291 yards in the Houston Texans’ 37-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Taylor took the reins of the Texans offense after quarterback Deshaun Watson’s future looked clouded due to sexual assault lawsuits filed by 22 women.

It was funTaylor said of the game. It was never about me. It was about coming in and doing everything I could to help the team win.

Texans expectations might have seemed low without Watson and because star defensive end JJ Watt left for Arizona, but Taylor and the running game gave the Jaguars gray hairs.

We don’t care that you doubt usWe believe in usTexans running back Mark Ingram said.

« We believe we have everything it takes to be successful. »

A quote from Texas running back Mark Ingram

Trevor Lawrence, the first choice of the last draft of the Football League">NFL, had 332 yards through the air for the Jaguars. He threw three touchdown passes, but he also had three interceptions.

Lawrence often threw over completely free receivers, but he also wasn’t helped by numerous fumbles on beautiful passes.

It was also the beginnings in the Football League">NFL of Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer. He lost his first opener after winning 17 in a row as head coach at the college level.

Running back James Robinson was limited to 25 yards in that game.

Photo : Reuters / Troy Taormina

Meyer’s streak was halted by another head coach who was just starting out in the Football League">NFL. After several decades as an assistant, David Culley, 65, was hired by the Texans.

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Wide receiver Brandin Cooks rushed for 132 yards and Ingram, who was playing his first game for the Texans, added 85 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Justin Herbert stands out and the Chargers hold on in Washington

Justin Herbert threw an airborne touchdown pass for 337 yards to lead the Chargers to a 20-16 win over Washington Football Team.

Herbert orchestrated offensive streaks of 75, 76 and 68 yards that ended in scoring. He gave his own the lead by joining Mike Williams for a major.

However, he encountered difficulties. He dropped the ball and threw an interception on two straight possessions in the pay zone.

The 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year, however, helped the Chargers wear down Washington and 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young by completing 14 of 19 chances on third down.

A first in the NFL

In the Carolina Panthers’ victory over the New York Jets, Maia Chaka made football history. She became the first black woman to referee in a match of the Football League">NFL.

She was hired last March.

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In 2015, Sarah Thomas became the first woman to officiate a game on the Goodell Tour. She was also on duty in the last Super Bowl, won by the Buccaneers, as a tryout judge.

The Panthers won 19-14.

The Chiefs win without Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Patrick Mahomes had 337 passing yards in a 33-29 Kansas City Chiefs win over the Cleveland Browns.

Tyreek Hill had 11 receptions for 197 yards and a touchdown in this replay of last January’s playoff game. Travis Kelce caught two touchdown passes, including the one that put the Chiefs ahead with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.

The crowd favorites trailed 22-10 at halftime. The duel was presented in front of a full house in Kansas City.

The Chiefs record a fifth straight win over the Browns, including a 22-17 win in the most recent playoffs. It was also their 15th straight victory in September. Head coach Andy Reid is just one win away from reaching the 100 mark with two teams.

Quebecer Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who has not played an official game since Super Bowl LIV, was not in uniform for the Chiefs.

Other results of the day:

  • Eagles 32 – Falcons 6
  • Seahawks 28 – Colts 16
  • Cardinals 38 – Titans 13
  • Steelers 23 – Bills 16
  • 49ers 41 – Lions 33
  • Vikings 24 – Bengals 27
  • Saints 38 – Packers 3
  • Dolphins 17 – Patriots 16
  • Broncos 27 – Giants 13
  • Rams 34 – Bears 14
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