Week 1 Fantasy Football Blog

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It's finally Week 1 and we have a full slate of games lined up for today. Can't watch the games? Check back here for up-to-the-minute updates for all of the 1:00 and 4:00 pm ET slate of games.

Inactives

J.K. Dobbins

George Kittle

Tyler Allgeier

Allen Lazard

Tyrion Davis-Price

4:00 pm ET Games

Packers 7 @ Vikings 23

Chiefs 44 @ Cardinals 21

Raiders 19 @ Chargers 24

Giants 21 @ Titans 20

7:25 - The Titans are going for a 47-yard field goal attempt to take the lead with only four seconds left. The Giants called a timeout. Classic.

WHAT? Another missed field goal. The Giants take the win over the Titans 21-20. Wow. Just. Wow.

7:16 - The Cardinals are trying to add to their score (although they need a lot more) but it's a touchdown pass to Zach Ertz on a six-yard pass from Murray. The two-point attempt is no good. The Chiefs lead 44-21 with 2:08 left to go.

7:11 - Really? Chris Myarick? Well, that is a Giants TD. But that does nothing for fantasy football. Ew. Wait. They are going for two… and it's Barkley with the two-point conversion!

Raiders went for it on fourth down and Khalil Mack made Carr pay for it. It's a turnover on downs.

7:10 - Barkley has 16 rush attempts for 155 yards and a touchdown. In case anyone wanted to know.

6:56 - Here we go, Adams! It's the Derek Carr/Adams connection for a Raiders touchdown. Looks like they are going for two. Carr just missed Hunter Renfrow for the conversion.

6:53 - Marquise Brown scored for the Cardinals on a six-yard pass from Kyler Murray. They have a long way to go, but there is a lot of time left with 12:52 on the clock. The Cardinals trail 37-15 to the Chiefs.

6:51 - Ouch, Jones just threw an interception intended for Barkley. Picked off by Amani Hooker of the Titans in the end zone.

6:48: Aaron Rodgers just took a big sack after trying to buy time for his receivers. The Vikings aren't giving him a quarter to work with.

The Cardinals are in scoring position on the 10-yard line.

6:45 - Current scores.

Packers 7 vs. Vikings 20

Chiefs 37 vs. Cardinals 7

Raiders 13 vs. Chargers 24

Giants 13 vs. Titans 20

6:34 - The Chiefs extend their lead over the Cardinals with a two-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman. They have a commanding lead of 37-7 over Arizona.

6:25 - What?! Daniel Jones threw a 65-yard pass to Sterling Shepard for a touchdown! The Giants and Titans are tied 13-13.

6:22 - Aaron Jones! Get it! He busted off a 29-yard run against the Vikings. But, they have a long way to go trailing from 0-20.

6:21 - The Raiders tried to do a trick play with a pass to Davante Adams who was supposed to then pass downfield. Instead, he got sacked. Boo.

6:11 - Patrick Mahomes just made Jody Fortson a thing! Fortson scored on a one-yard pass against the Cardinals. They lead 30-7 over Arizona.

6:07 - Chargers had to fight for that touchdown! TE Gerald Everett put the points on the board on an 18-yard touchdown from Justin Herbert.

6:03 - Saquon Barkley, hi! He just busted off a 68-yard run and then scored a four-yard touchdown. Welcome back, my friend.

5:42 - How can you leave Justin Jefferson wide open like that? That is just stupid. Jefferson logged a 36-yard touchdown and the Vikings are making mincemeat out of the Packers' defense with a score of 17-0.

5:39: DeAndre Carter, filling in for the injured Allen, just scored for the Chargers on a 23-yard pass from Justin Herbert. They lead the Raiders 17-3.

INJURY UPDATE: Keenan Allen looks like he tweaked his hamstring.

5:25 - The Vikings just missed out on a touchdown but settled for a field goal to make it 10-0 against the Packers.

5:18 - In the first quarter of the Tennessee vs. Giants game, Dontrell Hilliard scored on a seven-yard receiving touchdown from Ryan Tannehill. They added two more field goals from Randy Bullock to make the score 13-0 against the Giants.

5:17 - The Vikings just stood firm against AJ Dillon and held the Packers short of a touchdown. Green Bay trails Minnesota 0-7.

5:09 - Wide-open Clyde Edwards-Helaire is making a fool of the Cardinals' defense with another receiving touchdown for a 4-yard touchdown.

5:03 - The Chargers are in scoring position against the Raiders. Herbert had a chance to run it in for a touchdown but slide just short of the first down. Looks like he may have drawn a roughing the passer. No, make that unnecessary roughness. The Chargers are on the one-yard line with a first down. Herbert found rookie Zander Horvath for a touchdown!

5:00 - James Conner scores for the Cardinals after a nice rushing play from Kyler Murray. The cardinals trail by a score of 14-7 to the Chiefs.

4:56 - Clyde Edwards-Helaire adds another six points on a three-yard receiving touchdown from Patrick Mahomes.

4:45 - The Raiders tied up the Chargers with a field goal. The score is 3-3 in a slow start to a division rivalry. This was after a 22-yard pass to Davante Adams.

4:33 - Justin Jefferson opened up our afternoon scoring with a five-yard touchdown.

Travis Kelce was right behind him with a nine-yard touchdown for the Chiefs.

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1:00 pm ET Games Final Scores

49ers 10 @ Bears 19

Eagles 38 @ Lions 35

Steelers 23 @ Bengals 20

Patriots 7 @ Dolphins 20

Browns 26 @ Panthers 24

Saints 27 @ Falcons 26

Ravens 24 @ Jets 9

Jaguars 22 @ Commanders 28

Colts 20 @ Texans 20

4:45 - Boswell's second attempt WINS THE GAME 23-20 over the Bengals.

4:28 - Oh no! Another missed kick in the same game! Chris Boswell's 55-yard field goal try hit the upright! Seriously, what is happening right now?

4:26 - Rodrigo Blankenship's 42-yard attempt is wide right! What is happening with the kickers today?

4:24: Holy cow, Diontae Johnson went up for a big, one-handed catch, but one foot might have been out-of-bounds. The play is under review. Oh my! That foot looks like it's in bounds! It is! That catch is good for 25 yards.

4:22 - Evan McPherson shanked the field goal that could have given the Bengals the win. Wow. They are still tied 20-20.

INJURY UPDATE: N.Harris left the game limping and has not come back into the game in overtime against the Bengals.

4:14 - The Browns just took the lead with a 58-yard field goal by Cade York. They lead the Panthers 26-24.

4:10 - Dotson put another touchdown on the board for the Commanders. They lead 26-22 over the Jaguars and they are going for two. It's GOOD!

Younghoe Koo's field goal is blocked! The Saints survive in Atlanta.

4:06 - Oh my goodness! Fitzpatrick just blocked the field goal attempt by the Bengals and it's going into overtime!

The Colts and the Texans are also going into overtime tied at 20-20.

Pardon any typos I have yet to correct. It's crazy right now and my eyes may or may not be bleeding.

4:02 - Burrow nearly scored another touchdown to WR Michael Thomas (of the Bengals, not the Saints, obviously), but Thomas couldn't hold on. Burrow is less than happy.

McCaffrey just drew a horse-collar penalty with 1:27 left and down by only two points against the Browns.

Burrow got it! This time it's to trusty Ja'Marr Chase! The game is tied against the Steelers.

The Saints pulled into the lead with a field goal by Will Lutz.

4:00 - Oh wow! Chase got a touchdown… wait… nope, they officially changed the call and called it out-of-bounds. What a catch, though! One foot just hit the line in the end zone.

INJURY UPDATE: T.J. Watt is leaving the field in obvious upper body pain.

3:53 - Michael Pittman Jr. and the Colts are within striking distance of the Texans with 1:54 left to play. Pittman scored a 15-yard touchdown on a pass from Ryan.

3:50 - Terry McLaurin logged a 49-yard pass but the Commanders failed to convert and will likely settle for a field goal.

3:47 - Speaking of second touchdowns… it's Thomas with another score for the Saints. Mayfield threw a beautiful deep pass to Robbie Anderson (75 yards!) for a Panthers touchdown.

3:43 - Robinson logged his second touchdown, this time on an 11-yard rush. This isn't great news for Etienne managers. (Pssst - I am sitting next to one right now. Trust me. It's not pretty.)

3:40 - Khalil Herbert just scored for the Chicago Bears on a three-yard run. They lead the 49ers 19-10. A previous extra point was missed, and guess what? They missed the extra point again. That's two points on the board for the Bears.

Jamaal Williams scored his second touchdown for the Lions. Detroit still trails, but only by 38-28 with 14:16 left to go.

Burrow just took a big sack. That offensive line has not been improved as we were led to believe. Ouch. Again.

3:38 - Jonathan Taylor finished off the drive with a short rushing touchdown for the Colts.

3:35 - Lance was just picked off by the Bears' Eddie Jackson and Texans' Davis Mills took a big sack and fumbled. E.J. Speed recovered. The Colts are in scoring position at the Houston 13-yard.

3:33 - Oh. My. Word. The Bengals just had their fifth turnover of the game with another Burrow interception. Ouch. The Steelers' defense continues to be D.I.R.T.Y.

3:31 - Baker Mayfield took it upon himself to score for the Panthers on a seven-yard rush. Meanwhile, Michael Thomas(welcome back) scored a three-yard touchdown for the Saints and Chris Olave gets the successful two-point conversion. Wow!

3:25 - The Texans just hard-core den-IED the Colts from scoring. They had two excellent plays in the end zone to keep Indianapolis from scoring. They had to settle for a field to get within two touchdowns of Houston.

The Eagles went back to rotating their scoring running backs with Boston Scott getting a short rush into the end zone. They lead the Lions 37-21.

3:22 - Let's stay with the St. Brown brothers. Equanimeous St. Brown just scored for the Bears on an 18-yard pass from Justin Fields.

3:19 - Let's head right back to the Ravens. Jackson threw a whopping 55-yard touchdown pass to Rashod Bateman. Joe Flacco was benched in favor of Mike Wight.

The Lions get a score on the board from Goff to Amon-Ra St. Brown for a four-yard touchdown.

3:10 - I was remiss earlier and missed a touchdown from Jacoby Brissett to Kareem Hunt for a touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter. My bad, everyone!

3:08 - Let's rewind… this time it's a turnover for the Saints!

3:05 - Lamar Jackson (we haven't mentioned much of him today) found Devin Duvernay in the end zone for a Baltimore score. They lead the Jets 16-3.

Saints turnover! The Falcons take over on New Orleans' 14-yard line.

3:01 - Christian Kirk had a diving attempt to the end zone but came up just one-yard short. The Jags are on the one-yard line. James Robinson was stuffed before he could cross the goal line. However, Lawrence found him on a short pass for a receiving touchdown for the Jaguars! Looks like Robinson is eating into Etienne's passing work.

2:57 - Burrow found Tyler Boyd for a Bengals TD (two yards … they also went for two and got it), O.J. Howard scored a 22-yard touchdown for the Texans, and Marcus Mariota rushed in a two-yard score for the Falcons. All at the same time. Literally, at the same time.

2:55 - Wow, Chase is really good. He stayed on his feet with three Steelers defenders to get an extra few yards on top of the 24-yard pass from Burrow. Hopefully, this will be a better half for Burrow.

2:53 - It wasn't Damien Harris or Rhamondre Stevenson… but, of course, Ty Montgomery who scored a six-yard touchdown for the Patriots.

Meanwhile, Matt Ryan turned the ball over again to the Texans. The Colts are trailing 3-13.

2:50 - Will Lutz's field goal was good this time for a Saints score. They trail the Falcons 10-17.

2:45 - Trey Lance found Jauan Jennings on a deep, 44-yard pass for the 49ers to get them to the Chicago 10-yard line. Just a reminder, it is pouring down rain there and the play was impressive.

INJURY UPDATE: Tee Higgins has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a concussion.

2:33 - The Browns got within the 10-yard line but the drive stalled. They are facing fourth and goal and decide to kick a field goal instead of going for it. Interesting.

2:28 - The Lions have cut the Eagles' lead down with a seven-yard touchdown run from D'Andre Swift. The Lions are within a score at 21-14.

2:27 - Only the Jets can get a first down and then fumble it backward.

2:26 - Yes! We have a McCaffrey touchdown that brings the Panthers within one score of the Browns.

2:22 - We haven't heard much from Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers are on the two-yard line, and hopefully, CMC will get some goal-line love.

2:19 - Jared Goff just threw a pick-six to the Eagles. He has passed for only 10 yards on three passes and 10 attempts.

2:16 - Huge run from Joe Mixon who busted through the Steelers' defense and Jaylen Waddle just crushed through New England's defense for a Miami score. Mixon's run was 31 yards and Waddle logged a 42-yard touchdown for the Dolphins.

2:11 - The Eagles have had a solid drive down the field and Hurts rushed for five yards to get to Detroit's one-yard line. And WE FINALLY HAVE A Miles Sanders TOUCHDOWN! It was only one yard, but still. He scored! The Eagles lead the Lions 14-7.

Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars are on the four-yard line against the Commanders, trailing 3-14. Uh oh! Etienne dropped a touchdown pass from Lawrence. His second missed opportunity. He has logged only two rush attempts for 17 yards but did have a reception for 23 yards on three targets.

2:00 - The Bengals have a lot of ground to make up to stay in the game trailing 17-3 against the Steelers. Burrow found Ja'Marr Chase but then… found the Steelers defender. Again. There is a flag down on the play, but the interception held. Tee Higgins was slow getting up on a previous play in the same drive. He went to the sideline.

1:54 - Ouch. Baker Mayfield, on his new team with the Panthers facing off against his old team, just threw an interception. He only has 15 yards of passing to his name so far.

And Matt Ryan also just threw an interception. Looks like these quarterbacks have a lot of rust to shake off.

Najee Harris put another six points on the board with a one-yard touchdown and Samuel scored for the 49ers on a six-yard run. Now we have some scoring going. It was a bit slow there for a minute.

1:50 - And Miami just scored after Mac Jones got his bell run inside his own 10-yard line. The Patriots aren't looking great and Miami's defense is capitalizing.

The Commanders and the Falcons are both in the red zone in their respective games. Wentz easily found Jahan Dotson in the end zone for a Commanders' touchdown while the Falcons' offense is stalling. However, Cordarrelle Patterson barreled his way into the end zone for a Falcons score.

1:48 - Oh no. Burrow threw another interception, this time to T.J. Watt. The Steelers' defense has been dirty today. Dirty, dirty, dirty. Hope you started them in fantasy.

1:43 - The Eagles are in the red zone against the Lions. Could today be the day that Miles Sanders scores a touchdown? Wait… nope. But Jalen Hurts rushed one in to score for Philadelphia.

1:40 - Will Lutz's 44-yard field goal attempt is no good after bouncing off of the left upright.

1:35 - The Steelers are marching down the field after a big play from TE Pat Freiermuth. This was after a second pick-six was called back after pass interference. They were unable to convert to a touchdown and settled for a field goal. Pittsburgh leads 10-3 over the Bengals.

Joe Flacco just threw an interception to the Ravens who are within the 10-yard line.

1:31 - Taysom Hill is back to wreck our fantasy lives. He rushed for 57 yards to get the Saints into scoring position to then score and take the Saints to 7-3 over the Falcons.

1:19 - Washington is threatening to score after a 20-plus yard reception by Antonio Gibson. Wait, what? Curtis Samuel is still in the league? He certainly is after a receiving touchdown throw from Carson Wentz.

The Colts added three with a field goal over the Texans.

1:15 - Turnovers, galore! Joe Burrow just threw a pick-six to Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Steelers lead the Bengals 7-0.

1:13 - Speaking of turnovers… Deebo Samuel just fumbled in the horrid weather conditions in Chicago. The Bears recovered on their own 12-yard line.

1:10 - Mac Jones just threw the first interception of the day. He was picked off in the end zone by the Dolphins.

The Jaguars had to settle for a field goal to lead the Commanders 3-0 as do the Falcons over the Saints 3-0.

It's Jamaal Williams with a short rushing touchdown for the Lions after Swift's 50-yard run to get them into scoring position.

1:09 - James Robinson has the Jaguars in the red zone with a 22-yard run. This will be interesting to watch how both Travis Etienne and he split carries.

1:05 - It's football time, my friends! Let's go! And we are starting hot with a huge run by D'Andre Swift for 50 yards!