NFL Week 1 live game updates: Highlights, injuries, analysis

NFL Week 1 live game updates: Highlights, injuries, analysis

It’s opening Sunday of the 2019 NFL season, and 30 out of 32 teams remain 0-0 as the day kicks off. Stay tuned here for live updates, analysis, injury intel and much more. You can also keep track of live updated scores and the full Week 1 schedule.

We have NFL Nation reporters covering every game, along with gambling and fantasy analysts chiming in on all the big news of the day. Before the games kick off, be sure to check out gambling nuggets for each game, best bets and check the updated fantasy rankings.

Jump to a matchup:

1 p.m. ET | Fox

Rams inactives: OT Bobby Evans, DT Greg Gaines, DB David Long, TE Johnny Mundt, LB Obo Okoronkwo, C Coleman Shelton, WR Nsimba Webster

Panthers inactives: DT Vernon Butler, OT Brandon Greene, QB Will Grier, DE Bruce Irvin, ILB Jordan Kunaszyk., OT Greg Little, WR Brandon Zylstra


Jared Goff finds TE Tyler Higbee for the touchdown:

Christian McCaffrey fights through to score his second touchdown of the game:

Look away, Todd Gurley II fantasy owners: another rushing TD for Malcolm Brown:

Christian McCaffrey has the Panthers into the end zone after a direct snap and fake to Cam Newton:

Malcolm Brown scores the first touchdown of the season for the Rams:


A head laceration ended the afternoon for Rams safety Eric Weddle.

1 p.m. ET | CBS

Titans inactives: OG Nate Davis, RB Dalyn Dawkins, DE Matt Dickerson, LB Reggie Gilbert, LB David Long, OG Kevin Pamphile, CB Tye Smith

Browns inactives: OLB Genard Avery, OG Austin Corbett, QB Garrett Gilbert, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, LB Sione Takitaki, WR Taywan Taylor, OG Wyatt Teller


Another TD for Delanie Walker as the Titans extend their lead:

Old friends reunite! Marcus Mariota finds Delanie Walker for a touchdown:

Marcus Mariota finds Derrick Henry on a screen pass, and the RB takes it the rest of the way for a 75-yard touchdown:

Baker Mayfield and the Browns strike back with a three-yard TD to David Njoku:

We’ve got a safety, thanks to Cameron Wake!

Derrick Henry goes over the top to put the Titans ahead in the second quarter:

Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard had his first touchdown rush of the season — and celebrated in style:

Titans coach Mike Vrabel — and his excellent mustache — are ready for Cleveland:

1 p.m. ET | Fox

Redskins inactives: DT Treyvon Hester, OG Wes Martin, QB Colt McCoy, CB Fabian Moreau, RB Adrian Peterson, C Ross Pierschbacher, TE Jordan Reed

Eagles inactives: OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill, DE Daeshon Hall, OG Nate Herbig, OT Jordan Mailata, DE Shareef Miller, OT Matt Pryor, QB Nate Sudfeld


It’s another score for Alshon Jeffery, who fights his way into the end zone to extend the Eagles’ lead:

Another bomb from Carson Wentz to DeSean Jackson, this one for 50 yards:

Alshon Jeffery with a great grab for the score:

Welcome back to Philly! DeSean Jackson flies past the defense for a 51-yard touchdown:

A beautiful 70-yard pass from Case Keenum to Terry McLaurin put Washington ahead 17-0:

Vernon Davis’ touchdown moves him past Shannon Sharpe on the all-time list for tight ends. Davis now has 63 career touchdowns. Few would be more entertaining as Davis hurdled a defender along the sideline en route to the score.

John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer3h ago

Vernon Davis looking spry in Week 1 en route to a long touchdown:

Everyone’s favorite orange … thing … Gritty is fired up for Eagles football!

And our own Field Yates drops a pretty remarkable stat about Adrian Peterson, who is inactive Sunday:

4:05 p.m. ET | CBS | Spread: LAC -6.5 (44.5)

Colts inactives: OT Le’Raven Clark, TE Hale Hentges, DE Tyquan Lewis, DE Jabaal Sheard, LB E.J. Speed, CB Marvell Tell, RB Jonathan Williams

Chargers inactives: K Mike Badgley, DT Cortez Broughton, OLB Jatavis Brown, WR Geremy Davis, QB Easton Stick, DB Roderic Teamer, CB Trevor Williams

It’s the start of the 2019 season — and a birthday! — for Pierre Desir and Rigoberto Sanchez:

4:05 p.m. ET | CBS | Spread: SEA -10 (44)

Bengals inactives: DT Andrew Brown, QB Jake Dolegala, OT Cordy Glenn, WR A.J. Green, WR Auden Tate, RB Trayveon Williams, DE Jordan Willis

Seahawks inactives: DE Ezekiel Ansah, DE L.J. Collier, C Joey Hunt, WR Gary Jennings, WR David Moore, DB Parry Nickerson, WR John Ursua

Russell Wilson‘s ready for the season to get started:

Meanwhile, Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology on Saturday reported taking two $20,000 moneyline bets on the Seahawks to beat the Bengals at -470 odds, per ESPN’s David Purdum.

4:25 p.m. ET | Fox | Spread: DAL -7.5 (45.5)

Giants inactives: TE Garrett Dickerson, RB Paul Perkins, OG Chad Slade, WR Darius Slayton, OT Eric Smith, QB Alex Tanney

Cowboys inactives: DE Taco Charlton, LB Luke Gifford, DT Trysten Hill, OT Brandon Knight, C Adam Redmond, DB Darian Thompson, DB Donovan Wilson

We’ve got an Ezekiel Elliott sighting!

Ezekiel Elliott getting in his early pregame warmup routine with associate athletic trainer Britt Brown. Elliott had just three practices to get ready for the opener against the Giants because of a contract holdout.

Todd Archer, ESPN Staff Writer2h ago

Expect to see Saquon Barkley back at the World’s Greatest Arena again this NBA season, but for now, he’s got business to take care of against Dallas:

4:25 p.m. ET | Fox | Spread: TB -1 (51)

49ers inactives: QB C.J. Beathard, OT Daniel Brunskill, WR Jalen Hurd, TE Kaden Smith, WR Trent Taylor, DB Jason Verrett, CB Jimmie Ward

Buccaneers inactives: OG Zack Bailey, SS Justin Evans, QB Blaine Gabbert, LB Demone Harris, OT Jerald Hawkins, TE Tanner Hudson, WR Scott Miller

ESPN Bucs reporter Jenna Laine offers some advice to the fans heading to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday:

4:25 p.m. ET | Fox | Spread: DET -2.5 (46)

Lions inactives: OG Oday Aboushi, OG Beau Benzschawel, QB David Blough, MLB Jarrad Davis, WR Travis Fulgham, DE Da’Shawn Hand, CB Amani Oruwariye

Cardinals inactives: NT Miles Brown, WR Michael Crabtree, C Lamont Gaillard, OT Marcus Gilbert, OL Brett Toth

After the Kyler Murray, David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald & Co. show takes the field for its first 30 minutes of regular-season action together, Bret Michaels will take over to entertain the fans at halftime:

Lions rookie TE T.J. Hockenson has a large contingent here in Arizona. Some of his family friends (pictured) from his hometown estimated 100 or so Hockenson supporters will be in attendance today against Arizona.

Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer3h ago

8:20 p.m. ET | NBC | Spread: NE -6 (49)

New Patriot Antonio Brown has landed in New England:

Chiefs inactives: OG Nick Allegretti, OG Ryan Hunter, SS Jordan Lucas, ILB Reggie Ragland, OT Martinas Rankin, DT Khalen Saunders, TE Deon Yelder

Jaguars inactives: WR C.J. Board, OLB Austin Calitro, DT Marcell Dareus, OT Cedric Ogbuehi, TE Josh Oliver, RB Devine Ozigbo, OT Cam Robinson


Gardner Minshew finds Dede Westbrook for a score:

Have a day, Sammy Watkins! He connects with Mahomes on TD No. 3:

Damien Williams gets in on the fun with a short rushing touchdown, and some smooth dance moves:

Sammy Watkins gets behind the Jags defense and races in for another score:

Though he got hurt on the play, Nick Foles finds DJ Chark for a 35-yard touchdown:

Patrick Mahomes to Sammy Watkins for a 68-yard touchdown!

Sammy Watkins talked on Friday about how he thought he was going to have his best NFL season. That remains to be seen but he’s off to a pretty good start after his 68-yard catch on the Chiefs first drive. He took a short pass and outran defenders to the end zone.

Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer3h ago


Jacksonville’s Nick Foles was declared out for the game with a left shoulder injury, with Gardner Minshew taking over at QB. Foles was later spotted with his arm in a sling.

Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was declared out, also with a shoulder injury.

Ravens inactives: LB Otaro Alaka, LB Jaylon Ferguson, DT Daylon Mack, QB Trace McSorley, OG Ben Powers, WR Jaleel Scott, OT Greg Senat

Dolphins inactives: OG Shaq Calhoun, RB Myles Gaskin, DE Trent Harris, RB Patrick Laird, OT Isaiah Prince, OG Chris Reed, DB Ken Webster

Well, either the Ravens’ offense is very good, or the Dolphins’ defense is very bad… or both, based on this factoid from ESPN’s Ben Fawkes:


Robert Griffin in at QB for the Ravens, with a similar result to Jackson:

Lamar Jackson again: His fifth touchdown pass lands in the arms of Pat Ricard:

A little FitzMagic late in the first half as Ryan Fitzpatrick finds Preston Williams for a score:

Guess who? It’s another TD from Lamar Jackson, this time to Miles Boykin:

Yet another touchdown pass, this time Lamar Jackson finds Willie Snead:

It’s another long touchdown from Lamar Jackson to Marquise Brown!

Rookie wideout Marquise Brown grabs his first NFL touchdown:

Mark Ingram II off to a great start with a 50-yard scamper:

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the first player to throw an interception for eight different teams.

Cameron Wolfe, ESPN Staff Writer2h ago

The city pride rolls on as the Orioles wish the Ravens luck this season as well:

1 p.m. ET | Fox

Falcons inactives: OG Jamon Brown, OT Matt Gono, RB Brian Hill, DB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, DT Deadrin Senat, WR Olamide Zaccheaus

Vikings inactives: TE Tyler Conklin, WR Josh Doctson, DT Jalyn Holmes, CB Mike Hughes, OG Dru Samia, OT Oli Udoh, DT Armon Watts


What will hopefully be the first of many connections: It’s Matt Ryan to Julio Jones for the late score:

And the Falcons are on the board with a Matt Ryan-to-Calvin Ridley connection:

Dalvin Cook delivers again with his second rushing TD:

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins goes up and over for the score, and stages an … interesting celebration:

Dalvin Cook starts his season of right with a 19-yard run for the score:

Adam Thielen gets the Vikings on the board with his first TD of the season:

Anthony Barr springs free for an early sack:

The Timberwolves took the occasion to wish their fellow Minnesotans a great season, and unearthed a classic throwback image of Kevin Garnett and Randy Moss:


Slot cornerback Mackensie Alexander was declared out with an elbow injury.

1 p.m. ET | CBS

Bills inactives: OT Ryan Bates, OG Ike Boettger, DB Jaquan Johnson, TE Tyler Kroft, SS Dean Marlowe, OT Conor McDermott, WR Andre Roberts

Jets inactives: OT Chuma Edoga, DT Foley Fatukasi, DE John Franklin-Myers, DB Bennett Jackson, DE Kyle Phillips, RB Bilal Powell, DE Nathan Shepherd


John Brown hauls in a 38-yard TD from Josh Allen:

Josh Allen keeps it and gets into the end zone for Buffalo:

Le’Veon Bell on the board with his first touchdown of the season:

It’s a safety for the Jets, as Frank Gore is tackled in the end zone:

New Jets PK Kaare Vedvik is a train wreck. He missed a PAT and missed from 45 yards, costing the Jets four points in a 6-0 game. This is what happens when you pick up a kicker on waivers in Week 1. Blame the front office (past and present) for screwing up the entire kicking situation.

Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer2h ago

Le’Veon Bell became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 8,000 yards from scrimmage. Bell did it in the first quarter of his 63rd game. Eric Dickerson did it in 64 games.

Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer3h ago

Welcome to the Jets, C.J. Mosley!

Jets franchise icon Joe Namath is in the building!

Published at Sun, 08 Sep 2019 16:33:10 +0000

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