There are a few quarterbacks, though, who posted particularly notable Week 1 performances, both good and bad. Whether they were returning from injury or entering a year of great expectations, they made headlines hat might not match up with a deeper look at their performance. Let’s run through some of those passers and get a closer glance into what Week 1 really suggested about their season to come:
He finished the day with an 0.6 Total QBR, the worst mark since Peyton Manning’s 5-for-20, four-pick start against the Chiefs in 2015 that cost the future Hall of Famer his starting job for the rest of the regular season. An 0.6 QBR is “Let’s see what Brock Osweiler can do” bad.
Turnover. Another fourth-quarter takeaway for the Chargers sucked the remainder whatever air was left in the Broncos’ stadium. Chargers linebacker Korey Toomer forced a Jamaal Charles fumble on a second-down carry, and Casey Hayward recovered for Los Angeles.
The Chargers capitalized on the opportunity they received with the turnover. On the sixth play of the short drive, Philip Rivers found Keenan Allen for a 5-yard touchdown to cut the Broncos’ lead to 10 points with 8:15 remaining. 24-14, Broncos.
Turnover. Thanks to a wild tipped pass, the Chargers took the ball right back from the Broncos with an Adrian Phillips interception. The play was upheld upon review, and Los Angeles took over on Denver’s 43-yard line.
Turnover on downs. Broncos linebacker Todd Davis blasted Melvin Gordon in the backfield Cheap Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys for a 2-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 attempt from midfield as the Chargers tried to climb back into the game. Denver took over on Los Angeles’ 49-yard line.
Chargers safety Rayshawn Jenkins was ruled out for the rest of the game with a Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike concussion.