Welcome to the Week 1 grades.
The first full day of NFL action kicked off on Sunday, which might come as news to the Bengals and Steelers, because based on the way they played, it looks like someone forgot to tell them that the season was starting.
With all of the Sunday afternoon games in the book, those two AFC North teams were given two of our lowest grades of the day. The Bengals were so bad that they basically waved the white flag in the fourth quarter by benching all of their starters in their 24-3 loss to the Browns.
As for the Steelers, they were behind 20-0 to the 49ers before they seemed to realize that the game had started. With five minutes left to play in the first half, the Steelers had ONE YARD of total offense.
In the late afternoon games, the Seahawks pulled off a disappearing act in the second half of their 30-13 loss to the Rams. Over the final two quarters, Seattle totaled just 12 yards. When you total 12 yards in half, we have to hit you with a failing grade.
Now that you know who got the worst grades of the week, let’s check on how everyone else did in Week 1 (If you’re looking for a deeper dive on the Lions’ shocking 21-20 win over the Chiefs that was played on Thursday, be sure to click here.)
Cleveland 24-3 over Cincinnati
Bengals-Browns grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
San Francisco 30-7 over Pittsburgh
49ers-Steelers grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Atlanta 24-10 over Carolina
Jacksonville 31-21 over Indianapolis
Tampa Bay 20-17 over Minnesota
New Orleans 16-15 over Tennessee
Baltimore 25-9 over Houston
Washington 20-16 over Arizona
L.A. Rams 30-13 over Seattle
Las Vegas 17-16 over Denver
Miami 36-34 over L.A. Chargers
Dolphins-Chargers grades by Cody Benjamin (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Green Bay 38-20 over Chicago
Packers-Bears grades by Garrett Podell (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Philadelphia 25-20 over New England
Eagles-Patriots grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)