NFL: Results round up for Week One
NFL’s highest paid player, Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes to guide New England Patriots to a winning start for the season against visiting Cincinnati Bengals.
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Patriots are favourites to win the AFC after the 38-24 win over the Bengals and Bet365 are offering odds of 11/2 Patriots can win their seventh conference title to contest Super Bowl XLV in Arlington next February.
Brady who was lucky to escape unhurt from a car crash two days before the game, sent Wes Welker over for two touchdowns to mark a successful return from knee injury for the wide receiver.
Green Bay Packers repelled a Michael Vick inspired Philidelphia Eagles to win their NFC opener 27-20.
Vick was making his first NFL start since December 2006 when replacing the concussed Kevin Klob, he rolled back the years to make 175 yards passing and running for 103.
It wasn’t enough to haul back the Super Bowl favourites, as Packers much hyped quarterback Aaron Rodgers set up a lead when hitting Donald Driver from six yards and later connecting with Greg Jennings for two touchdown passes.
Week one of the NFL concludes tonight with Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets in the NFC and AFC West hotshots San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs.
WEEK ONE RESULTS:
THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
Minnesota 9-14 New Orleans
SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
Miami 15-10 Buffalo
Detroit 14-19 Chicago
Indianapolis 24-34 Houston
Denver 17-24 Jacksonville
Cincinnati 24-38 New England
Carolina 18-31 N.Y. Giants
Atlanta 9-15 Pittsburgh
Cleveland 14-17 Tampa Bay
Oakland 13-38 Tennessee
Green Bay 27-20 Philadelphia
Arizona 17-13 St. Louis
San Francisco 6-31 Seattle
Dallas 7-13 Washington