One thing we learned about each NFL team in Week 1: Lamar Jackson can pass, Chargers now can close games

The NFL arguably had its most exciting Week 1 in years, living up to the offseason hype generated by all the player movement over the spring and summer months. The league had five games decided by a game-winning score in the final two minutes of regulation or in overtime, tied for the third-most such games in Week 1 (and the most since 2002).

Four teams overcame deficits of at least 10 points to win or tie in Week 1, the first time that happened in 20 years. 2022 kickoff weekend was also the fourth time that multiple teams overcame a deficit of at least 16 points to win or tie in Week 1, which has occurred three times in the last four years (2019 and 2020). 

With all the madness in Week 1, it’s hard to gauge the outlook of each team after the opening week of the season. There are still some things to take away from each team, which we’ll unravel with Week 1 in the books. 

Blitzing Patrick Mahomes was destined to fail: With no J.J. Watt available, the Cardinals threw the kitchen sink to try and stop Mahomes. Vance Joseph should have known that wasn’t going to work based on what Mahomes has shown in the past. The Cardinals blitzed Mahomes more than he had ever been in his entire career, and the Chiefs quarterback torched them for four touchdown passes against the blitz — and all five of his scores were against man coverage. 

Mahomes was blitzed a league-high 54% of the time in Week 1. Teams have been avoiding blitzing Mahomes because of his success against it. The Cardinals tried the opposite. 

That strategy should work other weeks, but not against arguably the best quarterback in the league. 

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Jackson Bear Hugs, Jackson Strong supply learners absolutely free prom boutique

Heaven Metcalf experienced her excellent prom gown requested. It was lengthy and lavender with a train.

But a blend-up – they gave it to a different female named Heaven – left the McKinley Significant Faculty senior disappointed and nervous.

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Metcalf, who has wanted to go to prom given that she was in elementary university, believed her prospects of finding another great lavender gown she could afford in time have been absent. The 17-12 months-previous did not want to go to some mega-retail outlet to invest in a costume that yet another girl likely by now acquired and specialty merchants with one-of-a-sort dresses are high-priced. 

That’s why the invite she noticed from McKinley’s loved ones aid professional Michele Snell about a prom purchasing day interested her so considerably.

Metcalf, together with 37 other McKinley juniors and seniors and 4 Early Higher education High College college students, boarded a college bus final 7 days to pay a visit to the Pop Up Promenade Boutique in Jackson Township for their individual individual procuring encounter.

McKinley High School senior Nai'Shona Lock reacts along with Pat Wohlfarth, a multi-handicapped class teacher at McKinley, while trying on a necklace at the Pop Up Prom Boutique in Jackson Township. A nonprofit organization called Jackson Bear Hugs has teamed with the Jackson Strong community group to host the Pop Up Prom Boutique for students in need of formal wear. On Saturday, the groups will open the prom boutique to the public. All items in the boutique are free.

They had been welcomed by volunteers who aided them discover the almost 800 dresses – such as many dresses with identify-manufacturer labels that retail for hundreds of bucks – as well as the 100 suits and tuxedos and a vast array of jewelry, ties, purses, shoes, make-up and other components.

Amid the hundreds of sequined and chiffon dresses, Metcalf identified the 1: A flooring-duration lavender costume with a sparkling white belt and little coach. It in good shape like a glove.

“I adore it,” she reported. “It’s these types of a worry relief.”

Even superior was the selling price: Absolutely free

McKinley High School senior Heaven Metcalf tries on earrings at the Pop Up Prom Shop in Jackson Township. The nonprofit organization called Jackson Bear Hugs has teamed with the Jackson Strong community group to host the Pop Up Prom Boutique for students in need of formal wear. On Saturday, the groups will open the prom boutique to the public. All items in the boutique are free.

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NFL Week 17 injuries: Jaire Alexander, D’Andre Swift return; Lamar Jackson, Justin Fields limited on Wednesday

Week 17 in the NFL is right around the corner, but we’ll have to wait a little longer than we’ve grown accustomed to with no Thursday game on the docket. The bulk of the action will go down on Sunday with the Browns and Steelers wrapping things up on Monday night. While we only have two weeks left in the regular season, the playoff picture is still pretty open, especially in the AFC with only the Chiefs currently owning a ticket into the postseason. 

Naturally, injuries will play a big part in how the playoffs ultimately come into form, so the statuses of various players leading into Week 17 will be of critical importance. As teams hit the practice field for the first time on Wednesday, we’ll take a look at the initial injury reports to see which way some of those playmakers are trending heading into the rest of the week. 

All NFL odds come via Caesars Sportsbook. 

The Falcons were without cornerback Fabian Moreau on Wednesday as he is dealing with an injury to his ribs. Moreau was the only player listed on the injury report, but the team is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak as several players have been added to the reserve list, including Jonathan Bullard, Jaylinn Hawkins, Hayden Hurst, and practice-squad player Willie Beavers.

Buffalo conducted a walkthrough practice on Wednesday but did hold out defensive tackle Vernon Butler (illness) and safety Jaquan Johnson (illness). Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and defensive tackle Ed Oliver were the only players limited due to injury, while others were given veteran rest days. Meanwhile, the Bills were able to activate several players from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, including receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis. 

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