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Cal in the NFL: Week 1

And we are underway!

NFL: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles James Lang-USA TODAY Sports


  • Marvin Jones Jr. caught all four four of his targets and added a four yard rush in a 27-27 tie against the Cardinals.
  • C.J. Anderson had 11 rushes for 35 yards in a 27-27 tie against the Cardinals.
  • Trevor Davis caught his only target for 28 yards and had one punt return for just one yard in a 10-3 win over the Bears.
  • Keenan Allen caught eight of ten targets for 123 yards and a touchdown as he and the Chargers picked up a 30-24 win over the Colts.


  • L.P. Ladouceur and the Cowboys picked up a 35-17 win over the Cowboys. The Cowboys connected on all five of their extra points and averaged 41.3 yards on four punts.
  • Nick Sundberg and the Redskins lost 32-27 to the Eagles despite a solid day from the special teams. The Redskins converted on all three of their extra points and both of their field goals while averaging 54.4 yards on five punts.
  • Alex Mack and the Falcons offense greatly struggled in Week 1 in a 28-12 loss to the Vikings, only able managing 73 rushing yards and allowed four sacks.
  • Mitchell Schwarz and the Chiefs offense were fantastic as usual, as they had 491 total yards on offense while not allowing a single sack. They beat the Jaguars by a score of 40-26.


  • Brandon Mebane had six tackles in the Chargers win over the Colts.
  • Mychal Kendricks was second on the Seahawks with seven tackles in a 21-20 win over the Bengals.
  • Lorenzo Alexander had four tackles and a pass defended in a 17-16 win over the Jets.
  • Tyson Alualu had four tackles in a blowout 33-3 loss to the Patriots.
  • Cameron Jordan had five tackles and a sack in a dramatic 30-28 win over the Texans.

The Quarterbacks

  • Jared Goff completed 23 of 39 passes for 186 yards with one touchdown against one interception in a 30-27 win over the Panthers.
  • In his debut with new head coach Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers completed 18 of 30 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown.


Patrick Mekari (Ravens), Patrick Laird (Dolphins), Jordan Kunaszyk (Panthers)

Player of the Week

  • Desean Jackson had a fantastic return to Philadelphia, catching eight of ten for 154 yards and two touchdowns. And, in typical D-Jax fashion, both touchdowns were over 50 yards. The Eagles ended up winning their game against the Redskins by a score of 32-27.