Scoring drought misses AFC South
Posted Sep. 14 at 02:43 AM
It was a low-scoring Opening Day weekend in the NFL. A lot of the high-powered offenses and players didn’t show up.
Three of the marquee matchups in Prime Time turned into defensive struggles, with the Saints, Vikings, Ravens, Jets, Cowboys and Washington all failing to hit 20 points.
The elite receivers didn’t make a big impact – Randy Moss, Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. Ditto for some of the big-time quarterbacks (Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Matt Schaub).
None of the three coveted rookie running backs (Spiller, Mathews, Best) took the league by storm.
The AFC South was the outlier division. Points aplenty there. All four teams scored at least 24 points. Of the rest of the 28 teams combined, only five scored 24 points.
In the AFC South, every team scored at least 24 points. In none of the other seven divisions did two teams score more than 20 points.
MOST POINTS IN WEEK ONE
38 New England
31 N.Y. Giants
27 Green Bay
21 Kansas City
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