NFL Week 1 scores and standings

NFL Week 1 scores and standings
Sep 10, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (9) celebrates his rushing touchdown with teammates during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon Sport

The first week of the NFL season is now in the books. Week one provided plenty of exciting showdowns as well as ups and downs for many teams.

The Lions started the slate off with an upset 21-20 victory over the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. The New York Jets finished the week by beating the Buffalo Bills in an electrifying overtime finish after Aaron Rodgers went down early with an injury.

Dallas and San Francisco flexed their muscles on Sunday with huge blowout wins. The full week one scores, standings, and a look into some of the best games are featured in this article.

NFL Week 1 results

  • Detroit 21 @ Kansas City 20
  • Atlanta 24 vs. Carolina 10
  • Jacksonville 31 @ Indianapolis 21
  • Tampa Bay 20 @ Minnesota 17
  • New Orleans 16 vs. Tennessee 15
  • San Francisco 30 @ Pittsburgh 7
  • Washington 20 vs. Arizona 16
  • Baltimore 25 vs. Houston 9
  • Green Bay 38 @ Chicago 20
  • Las Vegas 17 @ Denver 16
  • Philadelphia 25 @ New England 20
  • Miami 36 @ Los Angeles (Chargers) 34
  • Los Angeles (Rams) 30 @ Seattle 13
  • Dallas 40 @ New York (Giants) 0
  • New York Jets 22 vs. Buffalo 16

Memorable contests in Week 1

Five important performances are highlighted in this section.

Detroit stuns Kansas City in the opener

Dan Campbell and his Lions marched into Arrowhead Stadium and narrowly edged out the defending MVP (Patrick Mahomes) and titleholders. Detroit overcame a seven-point deficit in the second half and took the permanent lead with 7:06 remaining in the fourth quarter after David Montgomery scampered into the end zone on an eight-yard run.

Mahomes failed to get things going after the score, and Detroit was able to run out the clock.

San Francisco routs Pittsburgh

The 49ers got off to a hot start and took a commanding 20-0 lead midway through the second quarter in hostile territory. After the Steelers cut the score to 20-7, Kyle Shanahan’s squad recorded a second-half shutout and secured the 30-7 victory.

Christian McCaffrey had an excellent day on the ground, posting 152 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Brandon Aiyuk connected well with Brock Purdy and caught eight passes for 129 yards and two scores.

Miami wins the race against Los Angeles

The Dolphins were able to edge out the Chargers in a high-scoring 36-34 bout. Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill were the stars of the afternoon. The former Alabama product, Tagovailoa, threw for 466 yards and three scores. Hill torched the Los Angeles secondary for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 11 receptions.

Cowboys crush divisional foe, Giants

America’s team destroyed and shut out New York 40-0 for its biggest win ever in the series between the two rivals. The Cowboys scored twice off Giants turnovers and made life miserable for opposing quarterback Daniel Jones.

Running back Tony Pollard led the Dallas offense with 70 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Jets earn walk-off win in a thriller against Bills

New York was able to provide its home fans with at least some happiness after Aaron Rodgers’ injury. The four-time MVP was sacked on the team’s first drive and was carted off the sidelines. Head coach Robert Saleh revealed the organization fears it could be an achilles injury.

The Jets overcame a 13-3 deficit against their divisional opponents to take a 16-3 lead with 1:48 left in the fourth quarter. Bills quarterback Josh Allen struggled for most of the evening, throwing three interceptions, but led the Bills down the field in a two-minute drill executed close to perfection. Tyler Bass was able to “doink” in a field goal off the left upright to send the contest into overtime.

The Bills punted away their first possession into the hands of Xavier Gipson, who returned the punt 65 yards for a touchdown, sending the stadium into elation and massive celebrations.

NFL Week 1 standings

The standings for each division can be seen in the tables below.

American Football Conference (AFC)

 AFC East
TeamWLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. AFCvs. DivStreak
New York Jets
1001.0000.022161-0-00-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Miami Dolphins
1001.0000.036340-0-01-0-01-0-00-0-01 W
New England Patriots
010.0001.020250-1-00-0-00-0-00-0-01 L
Buffalo Bills
010.0001.016220-0-00-1-00-1-00-1-01 L
AFC West
TeamWLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. AFCvs. DivStreak
Las Vegas Raiders
1001.0000.017160-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Kansas City Chiefs
010.0001.020210-1-00-0-00-0-00-0-01 L
Los Angeles Chargers
010.0001.034360-1-00-0-00-1-00-0-01 L
Denver Broncos
010.0001.016170-1-00-0-00-1-00-1-01 L
AFC North
TeamWLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. AFCvs. DivStreak
Cleveland Browns
1001.0000.02431-0-00-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Baltimore Ravens
1001.0000.02591-0-00-0-01-0-00-0-01 W
Pittsburgh Steelers
010.0001.07300-1-00-0-00-0-00-0-01 L
Cincinnati Bengals
010.0001.03240-0-00-1-00-1-00-1-01 L
AFC South
TeamWLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. AFCvs. DivStreak
Jacksonville Jaguars
1001.0000.031210-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Tennessee Titans
010.0001.015160-0-00-1-00-0-00-0-01 L
Houston Texans
010.0001.09250-0-00-1-00-1-00-0-01 L
Indianapolis Colts
010.0001.021310-1-00-0-00-1-00-1-01 L

National Football Conference (NFC)

NFC East
TeamWLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. NFCvs. DivStreak
Dallas Cowboys
1001.0000.04000-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Washington Commanders
1001.0000.020161-0-00-0-01-0-00-0-01 W
Philadelphia Eagles
1001.0000.025200-0-01-0-00-0-00-0-01 W
New York Giants
010.0001.00400-1-00-0-00-1-00-1-01 L
NFC West 
TeamWLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. NFCvs. DivStreak
Los Angeles Rams
1001.0000.030130-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
San Francisco 49ers
1001.0000.03070-0-01-0-00-0-00-0-01 W
Arizona Cardinals
010.0001.016200-0-00-1-00-1-00-0-01 L
Seattle Seahawks
010.0001.013300-1-00-0-00-1-00-1-01 L
NFC North
TeamWLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. NFCvs. DivStreak
Green Bay Packers
1001.0000.038200-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Detroit Lions
1001.0000.021200-0-01-0-00-0-00-0-01 W
Minnesota Vikings
010.0001.017200-1-00-0-00-1-00-0-01 L
Chicago Bears
010.0001.020380-1-00-0-00-1-00-1-01 L
NFC South
TeamWLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. NFCvs. DivStreak
Atlanta Falcons
1001.0000.024101-0-00-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1001.0000.020170-0-01-0-01-0-00-0-01 W
New Orleans Saints
1001.0000.016151-0-00-0-00-0-00-0-01 W
Carolina Panthers
010.0001.010240-0-00-1-00-1-00-1-01 L

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