Bill Belichick isn’t one for sappy speeches. But the New England Patriots coach still knows to give credit where credit is due, and such was the case Sunday afternoon. The Patriots put their season-opening loss to the Kansas City Chiefs behind them in convincing fashion, defeating the New Orleans Saints by 16 points on the road to earn their first victory of the 2017 season. New England’s win over the Saints wasn’t perfect — and didn’t come without consequences — but it still represented a big step forward from last Thursday night, and Belichick knew it. In his postgame speech, the Pats head coach praised his players for a strong week of practice that paid dividends at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has five touchdowns through his first to NFL games. After a record-setting debut, Hunt had another outstanding performance, even against a pretty stout Philadelphia Eagles defensive line.
It’s meant to be a lighthearted look at Sunday’s games, as we highlight best dressed, most athletic and even class clown. On Sunday, he held a one-man dance party on the Oakland sideline, celebrating a late-game touchdown by his teammates, Derek Carr and Michael Crabtree. Earlier on Sunday, the Skittles-o-phile arranged for vending machines to be placed around Oakland giving free bags of the candy so he could share his favorite treat with fellow residents of his hometown.