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Recapping NFL Week 1 and looking to the Week 2 schedule

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Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A general view of the NFL logo on the goal post before the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, prior to looking ahead to the next week of NFL action, we will go through game by game and in one sentence, touch on what we learned about each team that week.

Week 1

Broncos 49, Ravens 27
Broncos: Peyton Manning and his receivers are scary good.
Ravens: This is not the same defense/team without Lewis and Reed.

Patriots 23, Bills 21
Patriots: The Patriots still struggle against the Bills, and should be happy they didn’t play a better team in week 1.
Bills: EJ Manuel was impressive and could give this team a chance in a weak AFC East

Bears 24, Bengals 21
Bears: The Bears still have a very good defense and a much improved and more balanced offense.
Bengals: A talented team that showed terrible discipline and composure.

Dolphins 23, Browns 10
Dolphins: A good start for Tannehill, but a worrisome start for the running game (23 carries for just 20 yards).
Browns: A good defense with a very unreliable offense.

Lions 34, Vikings 24
Lions: High powered and exciting offense, but severely undisciplined team (including coaches).
Vikings: Adrian Peterson is incredible, but Christian Ponder is bad…real bad.

Colts 21, Raiders 17
Colts: Luck is good, clutch, but unfortunately cannot play defense.
Raiders: Pryor is mobile enough to keep the Raiders in games, but bad enough to easily take them out of games against good defenses.

Saints 23, Falcons 17
Saints: Drew Brees and Sean Payton own the Falcons (Brees now 12-4 against Atlanta – best record against any other team).
Falcons: Despite a 70% career winning percentage, Matt Ryan and Mike Smith suck against Drew Brees and Sean Payton (3-7 all-time; 2-6 when both Brees and Payton are present).

Jets 18, Bucs 17
Jets: Still suck.
Bucs: Terrible start to a very important season.