After trading three and outs as mentioned before the Ravens took first blood by scoring on a two yard pass from Joe Flacco to Vonte Leach. Despite taking first blood what was to happen in the rest of the game was a real passing clinic courtesy of Peyton Manning. Peyton's first two touchdowns were thrown to the young tight end Julius Thomas for 24 yards and 23 yards respectively and were either side of a Ray Rice touchdown.
It is crazy to have so many safeties in one week, I guess you could say that they were like London buses, you wait ages for one then three come along at once!
With this in mind let's take a look at all the scores from week one before we continue:
Baltimore 27 vs 49 Denver
Kansas City 28 vs 2 Jacksonville
Seattle 12 vs 7 Carolina
Tennessee 16 vs 9 Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay 17 vs 18 New York Jets
Atlanta 17 vs 23 New Orleans
Oakland 17 vs 21 Indianapolis
Minnesota 24 vs 34 Detroit
Miami 23 vs 10 Cleveland
Cincinnati 21 vs 24 Chicago
New England 23 vs Buffalo 21
Green Bay 28 vs 34 San Francisco
Arizona 24 vs 27 St Louis
New York Giants 31 vs 36 Dallas
Philadelphia 33 vs 27 Washington
Houston 31 vs 28 San Diego
In the first quarter the Falcons came out the blocks the quickest and raced to an early ten point lead, it may seem a lot but when your against Drew Brees it's simply a two pass lead! By the end of the second quarter Brees had done just that and had the Saints going into halftime with a 13 – 10 lead. The scene was looking all too familiar at this point and despite a Julio Jones touchdown reception in the third quarter the Saints came away with a 23 – 17 win.
Thankfully for Detroit they were only up against the Vikings and once the Lions defence controlled Peterson they took the game over and as you see above they won 34 – 24.
This week seems to have been quite offense heavy as far as my blog is concerned so let us turn our attention to the defence and the 'Mr Ray Lewis Award'. Firstly I will start with this weeks runner up and that is Robert Quinn, defensive end for the St Louis Rams. This week against the Arizona Cardinals he demonstrated some excellent edge rushing by sacking the quarterback three times and if the sacks weren't good enough, two of them also forced fumbles, now that's IMPACT!