Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season is now in the books and this past week’s games started to give hints on which teams’ fans will be in for a good year and which ones, well, won’t.
Last week, the Ravens vs. Steelers game in Baltimore ranked as the top game of the week, but the Steelers decided not to show up ready and got whooped 35-7 with seven turnovers. The best game of the week was probably the Thursday night match-up between the Saints and Packers. The two teams combined for 76 points with the Packers winning 42-34 after stopping the Saints’ Mark Ingram at the goal line with no time remaining.
This week’s slate of games has its fair share of great match-ups as well as some duds (Broncos vs. Bengals, I’m looking at you). Here are this week’s rankings:
1. New England Patriots vs. San Diego Chargers
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The Chargers visit Gillette Stadium this Sunday for the Patriots home opener in what should be the best game of the week. Tom Brady threw for 517 passing yards last week, which is the 5th most ever, and included a 99 ½ yard completion to Wes Welker, but the Chargers defense may prove a little more difficult. They gave up only 39 yards passing to the Vikings in Week 1.