There’s a common cycle for football fans as they near the start of a new season. First, it’s the excitement of watching each team’s off-season moves, followed by the start of NFL Training Camp. NFL Preseason brings the next dose of adrenaline, but even these matchups are glorified practices. The true excitement comes with Week 1 of the NFL season, and this year included a mirage of ups and downs for fans across the league – and the players. Rally House is eager to help you get caught up to speed with all the major highlights from Week 1 of the 2023 NFL Season.
Surprising Wins & Unmet Expectations
The NFL kept the tradition of providing fans with undeniably thrilling games to kick off the season, starting with the neck-and-neck Chiefs versus Lions season opener. Jared Goff led his team to victory against Mahomes and company, but was it because of missing pieces Travis Kelce and Chris Jones? Was it the numerous dropped balls? It could be a combination of both; nevertheless, Detroit walked away with a hard-fought win to upset the reigning champions at home.
Sunday was full of games worth talking about, like the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott dominating the New York Giants 40-0, giving a glimpse at a potential high-win season for this historic Texas team. Joe Burrow also made headlines, but not by exceeding expectations. Instead, the Cleveland Browns sent the Bengals home with their heads down. And possibly the biggest news of the week comes out of New York, with Aaron Rodgers suffering an Achilles tear in the fourth play of their game against the Buffalo Bills. Despite this heartbreaking injury to one of the greatest QBs, the New York Jets managed to win in OT with an insane punt return from star rookie Xavier Gipson.
Count on Rally House for News & Gear Throughout the Season
If the first week of the NFL season is any sign of how the rest of the year will go, then all of us fans are in for a wild ride. Thankfully, dedicated football fans like yourself can count on Rally House for the biggest headlines from around the league throughout the 2023 season. Plus, we have all the NFL gear you need to represent your team in style everywhere you go, including authentic NFL jerseys, hats, and collectibles – so start shopping today!