NFL: Benjamin St-Juste makes his debut, Washington loses the game and Ryan Fitzpatrick


The Washington Soccer Team’s season probably hasn’t started the way the team would have liked. Washington not only lost to the Chargers by a score of 20-16, but the team also lost the services of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

In his debut with Washington, Fitzpatrick injured his hip in the second quarter after a contact from Uchenna Nwosu, who had to leave the game.

He therefore had to settle for three completed passes and gains of 13 yards in his first game with Washington.

The game also marked the debut of Benjamin St-Juste, Washington’s recent third-round pick. The Quebecer made four tackles in the game.

From their first possession of the game, the Chargers moved up the field and Austin Ekeler went with a three-yard rush to open the scoring.

Then, early in the 3rd quarter with LA leading 13-9, Washington took the lead for the first time in the game. Taylor Heinicke completed an 11-yard touchdown pass for Logan Thomas to make it 16-13.

In the 4th quarter, Justin Herbert and Mike Williams joined forces to add a touchdown for the Chargers, who shot to a 20-16 win to start the season.

Herbert had a great meeting as he completed 31 passes for 337 yards.

He orchestrated offensive streaks of 75, 76 and 68 yards that ended in points. He gave the Chargers a lead by joining Mike Williams for a major.

Herbert struggled, however, dropping the ball and throwing an interception on two straight possessions in the net.

Herbert, the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year, however, helped the Chargers tire Washington and Chase Young, the 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year, by realizing 14 of 19 chances on third down.

This match will not go down in history for its discipline. Both teams totaled 14 penalties for a total of 151 yards.

Herbert had 31 of his 47 passes and he joined Patrick Mahomes as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to have 4,500 aerial yards in their first 16 career starts.

Hurts takes charge of the Falcons

Jalen Hurts threw three touchdown passes, including one to rookie DeVonta Smith, and the Philadelphia Eagles crushed the Atlanta Falcons 32-6.

Hurts threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Smith, a nine-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert and a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Reagor.

Another Eagles rookie, fifth-round pick Kenneth Gainwell, registered an NFL first major with an eight-yard run in the third quarter.

Hurts completed 27 of his 35 passes for gains of 264 yards. He also carried the ball seven times for a total of 62 yards.

The Eagles gave head coach Nick Sirianni his first NFL victory, in his first game at the helm. The Philadelphia troops were 4-11-1 last season.

Coming back from a 4-12 season in which they fired their head coach and general manager, the Falcons have had a miserable start to the season under the tutelage of Arthur Smith, their new coach.

Wilson intractable against the Colts

Russell Wilson threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Indianapolis Colts 28-16.

The defending National Association Western Champions have won 12 of their last 13 games when they play in the early afternoon.

For their part, the Colts lost an eighth consecutive opening game, including the last five with a different starting quarterback.

Wilson guided the Seahawks to a touchdown in the team’s first two possessions, joining Tyler Lockett and Gerald Everett.

Wilson added by throwing a 69-yard touchdown pass to Lockett before closing the game with a concerted effort.

to DK Metcalf for a 15-yard major.

In his Colts debut, Carson Wentz saw 25 of his 38 aerial attempts caught for gains of 251 yards. He made two touchdowns.

Kyler Murray has a blast against the Titans

Kyler Murray had five touchdowns, linebacker Chandler Jones had five quarterback sacks and the Arizona Cardinals outscored the Tennessee Titans 38-13.

Jones, who tied a team record, had three sacks in the first quarter. He also caused two fumbles that the Cardinals turned into 14 points.

Murray tormented the Titans’ defense with 289 yards on the air, with two touchdowns to DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk.

The Cardinals scored the game’s first 17 points and Murray increased the score to 24-6 on a two-yard rush for a touchdown.

The Titans not only won the South Division of the American Association last year, but they put on one of the best attacks in the NFL.

Unfortunately, that is not what fans saw on Sunday. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill amassed just 212 passing yards and running back Derrick Henry, the 2020 Offensive Player of the Year, has just 58 rushing yards.

Sam Darnold’s Revenge

Sam Darnold amassed 279 yards in the air on top of a touchdown pass against his former team to lead the Carolina Panthers to a 19-14 victory over the New York Jets.

Returning to health, running back Christian McCaffrey was used to his full potential by the Panthers’ offense, racking up rushing gains of 187 yards on 30 carries. He missed 13 games last season with injuries.

Darnold managed his only touchdown pass of the game when he joined Robby Anderson, another former Jets, 57 yards down in the second quarter to give his team a 9-0 lead.

The Panthers defense put a lot of pressure on Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, forcing him to throw an interception in addition to sacking six sacks to himself.

But Wilson was aggressive, and he concluded the game with an overhead gain of 258 yards and two touchdowns to Corey Davis on his first career start.

New Jets head coach Robert Saleh was defeated in his first game.

The 49ers resist the Lions

Dr. Greenlaw netted a touchdown following an interception to help the San Francisco 49ers take 17 runs in two minutes in the first quarter and withstand a push from the Detroit Lions to win 41-33.

The 49ers took a 38-20 lead early in the fourth quarter, but they let the Lions amass 23 points in just over three minutes to close the lead to eight points. The Lions, however, missed their fourth down attempt at the 24-of-49ers’ line with 12 seconds left, which ended their hopes of a comeback.

For most of the meeting, the 49ers looked more like their 2019 edition, which reached the Super Bowl game, than last year, with as many as 10 regular players missing due to injuries.

Meanwhile, the Lions didn’t appear to be able to take advantage of the changes made by new head coach Dan Campbell, but their end to the game looked positive for the future.

The 49ers could count on the return to the game of Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle on offense, as well as Nick Bosa on defense. They had missed most of last season with injuries.

Bengals have final say in overtime

Evan McPherson put in a 33-yard field goal at the very end of overtime to give the Cincinnati Bengals a 27-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

It took a bit of courage for the Bengals on the previous game to give McPherson a chance to take the field. On a fourth down and less than a yard to go from his team’s 48 line, Joe Burrow opted to step back and send the ball to tight end CJ Uzomah for gains of 32 yards, which resulted in placed McPherson in an excellent position.

Vikings 24 – Bengals 27 (Overtime)

Germaine Pratt had recovered a ball dropped by Dalvin Cook to allow the Bengals to start the attacking streak that gave them the victory.

The Vikings challenged the decision, believing Cook had not dropped the ball, but officials upheld their initial appeal after video review.

Greg Joseph had landed his longest career hit, 53 yards, in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter to allow the Vikings to tie the game and force overtime.

Burrow had an aerial gain of 261 yards and completed two touchdown passes on his return to play. He had undergone major knee surgery nine months ago.



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