By: Eric Michael (University of Miami)
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Its finally back. The NFL is back and week 1 has just commenced. With so much action this weekend what does this all mean? Well here is five things we learned from week 1 in the NFL.
5. Calvin Johnson Didn’t Catch that Ball
If you haven’t seen it already, below is that catch that Calvin Johnson didn’t make which would have won the game for the Lions over the Bears. He never secured the ball according to the officials and that took the game away from the Lions.
4. Pete Carroll Can Still Coach
It may be early but after the way the Seahawks dominated a 49ers team that many expected to win the NFC West, Seattle might not be so bad after all.
3. Michael Vick Can Still Run
After Kevin Kolb got a concussion, Vick was the Eagles quarterback in the second half and showed why he is still in this league. Vick wasn’t the most accurate of passers, but he finished with over 100 yards on the ground and almost lead the Eagles to a come from behind win. Vick will definitely be getting a chance to start somewhere next year.
2. The Cowboys OL is Still Weak
The Alex Barron experiment at right tackle clearly didn’t work out, and Dallas is hoping to get Marc Colombo back next week. I don’t know how much of a difference it will make though because if Tony Romo isn’t given time to get the ball to his playmakers, Dallas will get overmatched like they did in Minnesota last year.
1.The Ravens Defense is Really Good
The talk all preseason was about how good the Ravens offense would be, and that the defense would be hurting because Ed Reed and Domonique Foxworth were injured. Well that was before they held Shonn Greene to 18 yards rushing and to one of eleven on third downs. Either one of these teams could win the AFC, but the early nod goes to Ray Lewis and the Ravens.