Former top draft picks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz stepped up to lead the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles respectively to NFL wins.
The Rams traded up in the 2016 draft to get the number one pick and chose Goff, who struggled in seven games as a rookie.
The Eagles traded up to select Wentz second, and he had a typical up-and-down rookie campaign.
But both players showed why they were so highly touted a year ago, racking up big numbers in leading their teams to victory on Sunday.
Wentz set the tone early in Philly's game against the Washington Redskins, scrambling around in the pocket like vintage Randall Cunningham to buy time to find Nelson Agholor for a 58-yard touchdown.
Wentz completed 26 of 39 passes for the game, with two touchdowns and a pick in the Eagles' 30-17 victory.
The Rams hammered the Indianapolis Colts 46-9, and while the defense keyed the win with two pick-sixes and a safety, Goff was extremely efficient with 21 of 29 passing, for 306 yards and a touchdown.
RYAN THROWS 88-YARD TD
Matt Ryan threw an 88-yard touchdown to tight end Austin Hooper.
How many times will we see Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson for a score this season?
San Francisco safety Jaquiski Tartt broke up a would-be TD pass from Cam Newton to Kelvin Benjamin with a leaping interception.
Browns fans, hide your eyes: The Steelers recovered a blocked punt for a TD after their first defensive series.
What a way to start the regular season.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 10, 2017
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Dak Prescott picked up where he left off last season.
Lamarcus Joyner had a pick-six for the Rams.
WITTEN, FOURNETTE SET NEW MARKS
Jason Witten passed Michael Irvin to become the Cowboys' all-time leader in receiving yards. Irvin finished his career with 11,904 yards. Witten, who caught seven passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Giants, now has 11,947 career receiving yards.
Jaguars' Leonard Fournette rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown in a 29-7 win over the Texans, becoming the first rookie in team history to hit 100 yards in his debut.
WATT SHRUGS OFF SCARE
"I messed up my finger a little bit, but other than that my body felt fine. Just busted the bone through the skin. Nothing bad." – Texans defensive star J.J. Watt, shrugging off a finger injury that would probably scare some people.
"I mean, we got our arses kicked. Credit the 49ers and coach [Sean] McVay." – coach Chuck Pagano, praising the team that beat the Colts on Sunday … except the Colts lost to the Rams.
"I thought that Tom hung in there and played tough. We had a hard time protecting him, so I made the decision to go to Deshaun." – Texans coach Bill O'Brien, on benching starting QB Tom Savage in favour of rookie Deshaun Watson in the second half of their loss to the Jaguars.
"Most of the time I'm thinking about my wife in my wildest dreams." – Jaguars coach Doug Marrone on if the week one win met his wildest dreams.
Buffalo Bills 21-12 New York Jets
Philadelphia Eagles 30-17 Washington Redskins
Oakland Raiders 26-16 Tennessee Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars 29-7 Houston Texans
Detroit Lions 35-23 Arizona Cardinals
Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons 23-17 Chicago Bears
Baltimore Ravens 20-0 Cincinnati Bengals
Los Angeles Rams 46-9 Indianapolis Colts
Carolina Panthers 23-3 San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers 17-9 Seattle Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys 19-3 New York Giants
18. Juni 2018
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|South Korea can progress from wide-open group, says Park Ji-sung|
|Gordon called up by Wallabies to replace injured Genia|
|Germany can still win World Cup, insists Werner|
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|Southgate will not bombard England with last-minute instructions|
|Muller: Germany under extreme pressure|
|Rangers score four runs in ninth to pick up walk-off win over Rockies|
|U.S. Open champion Koepka happy to continue being ´overlooked´|
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|Maradona: Sampaoli´s game plan against Iceland was a disgrace|
|De Gea will bounce back from error – Marchena|
|Slater named for Maroons return|
|Woods, Faldo, Harrington and Koepka – U.S. Open champion joins fine club after successful defence|
|Fleetwood positive despite falling short at U.S. Open|
|Jesus: I had no reason to play for a penalty|
|Hernandez admits to exaggerating fouls against Australia|
|Koepka says winning two U.S. Opens not even in his ´wildest dreams´|
|Hernandez: Griezmann an idol at Atletico|
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17. Juni 2018
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|Djokovic: Mental battle will be Murray´s biggest|
|Hummels criticises Germany tactics in Mexico loss|
|Brazil the latest favourites to stumble, but Tite and Neymar won´t panic|
|Magnificent Fleetwood matches U.S. Open record with closing 63|
|Brazil 1 Switzerland 1: Zuber pegs back below-par Selecao|
|Warrington hold off Wakefield fightback, Tigers held despite Hitchcox heroics|
|Germany follow trend of poor starts for World Cup champions|
|Reed on the charge as U.S. Open race hots up|
|Milinkovic-Savic can play for any team in Europe, says Crespo|
|Southgate keen to unleash his bold new England|
|Konta fumes as Barty takes Nottingham title|
|Kante hails Pogba´s match-winning contribution|
|Germany struggle with generation gap|
|Neymar to make first competitive start since February in Brazil´s World Cup opener|
|Kane gunning for Ronaldo hat-trick heroics in England opener|
|Balotelli would fit in at Marseille - Raiola|
|Captain Ki happy to get tough on South Korea|
|Senegal call up Mbengue with Ciss ruled out|
|Mickelson celebrates at scene of Saturday meltdown|
|Germany 0 Mexico 1: Lozano stuns woeful reigning champions|
|Chandimal to face hearing after pleading not guilty to ball tampering|
|Griezmann ´must do more´, says Deschamps|
|Gasquet shows his class on grass to end Chardy´s chances|
|Courtois: Belgium outsiders not World Cup favourites|
|You can´t compare Ronaldo and Messi – Adrien Silva|
|Kiwis name seven uncapped players for England Test|
|Lorenzo tells critics: Remember MotoGP wins next time I struggle|
|Maaloul singles out ´future of English football´ Alli as main threat|
|Poland v Senegal: Nawalka waits on Glik|
|All Blacks draft in Riccitelli and Hemopo, Barrett not risked for third Test|
|Palermo to appeal play-off result after ´illegal game´|
|Once a year is not enough! - Alonso loved Le Mans bow|
|Colombia v Japan: Kawashima eager to right the wrongs of 2014|
|Russia v Egypt: Salah poised to derail hosts´ juggernaut|
|South Korea swapping kit numbers to confuse Sweden|
|Neuer, Ozil start for Germany in World Cup opener|
|Costa Rica and Serbia serve up plenty of the spectacular in sunny Samara|
|Alonso edges closer to ´Triple Crown´ with Le Mans glory|
|Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1: Kolarov stunner seals points|
|Belgium are better than Argentina – Gomez and Panama ignoring Iceland result|
|Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar would keep the goal - Evra defends Pogba|
|Two in a row for dominant Lorenzo in Barcelona|
|Maradona denies racism claim|