NFL season returns to the small screen


Bella Lee, Staff writer

It is September, and we all know what that means: football season is back. The period between February and August is always a difficult time because there is no football happening. There is of course the NFL Draft, preseason games and trades to look forward to. However, it is not the same as when there is no football every Thursday, Sunday and Monday.

The first game of the season occurred on Thursday, Sept. 8, with the Buffalo Bills defeating the Super Bowl Champions, the Los Angeles Rams, 31-10. Bill’s quarterback Josh Allen threw three touchdowns and ran for another one. Top wide receiver Stefon Digg’s finished with 122 receiving yards along with a touchdown. Wide receiver Gabriel Davis and rookie wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie also caught touchdown passes.

Not only was the Bill’s offensive productive, but the defensive was as well. They caught three interceptions from Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. In addition to the interceptions, they also sacked Stafford seven times throughout the game. Defensive player Von Miller won the Super Bowl with the Rams, however got traded to the Buffalo Bills during the off season. Because of this trade, it was a very meaningful game for Miller since he helped bring a win against his former team.

The Buffalo Bills are predicted to go to the Super Bowl this year and this game showed that. The highly anticipated Sunday Night Football game was held between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys with Tampa Bay taking the lead with a score of 19-3.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a thumb injury during the game and will not be returning for several weeks. The Monday Night Football game was a match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. This is a meaningful game for Russell Wilson since it was the first time he will step foot on Lu-men Field as a Denver Bronco. Wilson will be playing against his former team of nine seasons, the Seattle Seahawks.

Sunday football, however, had a packed slate. The games occur-ring in the early afternoon included the Philadelphia Eagles against the Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Browns versus the Carolina Panthers, where quarterback Baker Mayfield played against the team that drafted him and the team he spent the previous four seasons with. The Baltimore Ravens play-ing the New York Jets is another example of a quarterback going against their former team since Joe Flacco of the Jets is a former Raven.

The Pittsburgh Steelers played the Cincinnati Bengals. The last match-up was the Jacksonville Jaguars against the newly named Washington Commanders. The late afternoon slots were Green Bay Packers versus the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Giants against the Tennessee Titans, the Las Vegas Raiders facing the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Arizona Cardinals.

The NFL season is a very anticipated and exciting sport in the United States. It will be a blast figuring out who will make it to the Super Bowl this year!