I don’t know how defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and his troops do it, but if the Cowboys’ defense can play that consistently well this season they will be a Super Bowl contender, which I didn’t see coming.
But that’s not all that surprising to most. What was stunning was the Browns staying within a field goal of the Steelers.
Still, Browns fans, I wouldn’t get used to it. Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell sat out the whole preseason, Martavis Bryant is still trying to play his way back into shape and the Steelers are notoriously inconsistent on the road.
The Chiefs probably pulled off the biggest upset of the week, but let’s not forget they are the reigning number two seed in the AFC, a solid playoff contender and capable of beating anyone when Andy Reid gets extra time to prepare.
If you’re worried about the Patriots, don’t be. It’s a very safe bet Bill Belichick will turn their upset loss into a positive.
The team that I think sent the loudest opening weekend message has to be the Jacksonville Jaguars, as in the first place Jaguars, now a game ahead of all three of their division mates in Houston, Indianapolis and Tennessee.