The first early window of the NFL season is in the books. Here are Outkick’s top headlines:
Mitch, We Thought You Sucked?
We may still be right.
Mitch Trubisky’s first three quarters were horrific. It lit a fire under NFL Twitter. Then, late in the game, the Lions blew a double-digit like the frauds they are.
Lions fans — if any are left — weren’t even disgusted. It felt fitting. Not that it doesn’t hurt just a little more when it comes at the hands of Mitch.
Trubisky is terrible; the Lions are worse.
David J. Chao explained how injuries led to the epic collapse:
— David J. Chao – ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) September 13, 2020
Tanking is Hard
The Jags gave up on the 2020 season before the end of 2019. The failing franchise got rid of everyone for one: Trevor Lawrence.
Jacksonville’s few loyal fans embraced the plan:
Fans in the stands today in Jacksonville: pic.twitter.com/AaSLxNdpJX
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) September 13, 2020
Yet, they lost. By lost, I mean won. They defeated the Colts and hurt their chances to secure the first-overall pick before Thanksgiving.
Blame it on the man with the mustache.
Gardner Minshew just completed 95% of his passes (19-for-20), the fourth-best single game completion percentage of all time (min. 10 attempts).
Long live the 'stache.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 13, 2020
Aaron Rodgers: Middle Finger Emoji
That’s it. Rodgers sent that out to the entire NFL and, in particular, his front office. Rodgers was the best player on any field Sunday.
Jordan Love’s future predecessor clowned the Vikings worse than Twitter clowns Mark Cuban.
AARON. RODGERS. ISN’T. HUMAN.pic.twitter.com/oRKPLrswV8
— PFF (@PFF) September 13, 2020
No, he is not.
Just an ordinary four-touchdown game.
Nameless is better
Word dropped before the game the Washington Football Team may remain nameless. Who can blame them? Dan Snyder can’t think of anything better. Plus, this afternoon, Washington crushed the hearts of Philly fans. After falling down 17-0, Washington scored 27 straight and stuck it to the Eagles.
Here’s the humblebrag:
Don't count us out 😤 pic.twitter.com/WdLrLqyIPB
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 13, 2020
What’s your Week 1 headline?