NFL WEEK 1: Brady’s 1st game with Bucs ends in loss to Saints
NEW ORLEANS — Tom Brady threw two interceptions in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-23 on Sunday.
The first of Brady’s interceptions led to Kamara’s 6-yard touchdown run. The second pick thrown by the new, 43-year-old Bucs QB — who left the New England Patriots in free agency after 20 years and six Super Bowl triumphs — was returned 36 yards for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins.
PACKERS 43, VIKINGS 36
MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Rodgers began his 13th season as Green Bay’s starting quarterback by passing for 364 yards and four touchdowns.
Davante Adams was predictably the biggest beneficiary with a career-high, franchise-record-tying 14 catches for 156 yards and two scores. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard each reached the end zone, too.
RAMS 20, COWBOYS 17
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Malcolm Brown rushed for a career-high 79 yards and two touchdowns, Jared Goff passed for 275 yards and Los Angeles opened SoFi Stadium with a victory over Dallas.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown and caught another.
CARDINALS 24. 49ERS 20
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — DeAndre Hopkins had a career-high 14 catches for 151 yards in his Arizona debut and set up Kenyan Drake’s 1-yard TD run with 5:03 to play.
Kyler Murray threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and ran for 91 yards and another score to help the Cardinals overcome a pair of fourth-quarter deficits.
CHARGERS 16, BENGALS 13
CINCINNATI — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow ran 23 yards untouched for a touchdown — the best moment of his NFL debut — but the Chargers roughed him up and rallied.
A line anchored by Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram III held the quarterback from national champion LSU to 23 of 36 passing for 192 yards with three sacks and a costly interception.
WASHINGTON 27, EAGLES 17
LANDOVER, Md. — Peyton Barber ran for two touchdowns and Dwayne Haskins rallied Washington from a 17-point deficit.
RAVENS 38, BROWNS 6
BALTIMORE — Looking every bit like the reigning NFL MVP, Lamar Jackson threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, ruining Kevin Stefanski’s debut as Cleveland’s head coach.
Cleveland still hasn’t opened with a win since 2004.
PATRIOTS 21, DOLPHINS 11
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Cam Newton looked just fine as Tom Brady’s replacement, rushing for two touchdowns.
Newton rushed for 15 times for 75 yards and threw for 155 yards.
SEAHAWKS 38, FALCONS 25
ATLANTA — Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes and the Seahawks took advantage of what was essentially a neutral site to pull away in the second half.
BEARS 27, LIONS 23
DETROIT — Mitchell Trubisky perfectly lofted a 27-yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining.
JAGUARS 27, COLTS 20
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Gardner Minshew threw three touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to Keelan Cole in the fourth quarter, and Jacksonville stunned Indianapolis and Philip Rivers.
RAIDERS 34, PANTHERS 30
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Josh Jacobs ran for 93 yards and three touchdowns, and Derek Carr threw for 239 yards and a score.
BILLS 27, JETS 17
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Josh Allen led three consecutive first-half touchdown drives, and the Bills overcame their own sloppiness and injuries to two starting linebackers.