Week One of the 2013 NFL season is almost a wrap, but there is even more excitement looming ahead in tonight’s Monday Night Football double-header, because there’s an investment by way of Richmond as fans of the Washington Washington Football Team spent the summer in the Capital City supporting the team’s training camp and getting amped-up for this very moment tonight. It’s the much-anticipated return of QB Robert Griffin III, who will see his first live game action since the Skins’ playoff loss to Seattle in January. Is he ready? The answer will be revealed in tonight’s matchup against Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles. The second game features the Houston Texans playing the Chargers in San Diego.
On Sunday night in an NFC East tilt equally as big as tonight’s contest, The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants both did everything they could to “give” the game to each other, and until the final two minutes, no one wanted the win. Finally, the Boyz stepped up and seized the 36 – 31 victory to lead the division temporarily. Richmond’s Russell Wilson led Seattle to a win at Carolina, a rare season-opening loss at home for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who “Remember The Titans” today. Atlanta is expecting a big year but it’s off to a rocky start after the New Orleans Saints grounded the Falcons Sunday in the Big Easy.
Among Sunday’s other winners were the Detroit Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Miami Dolphins, the Chicago Bears, and the New York Jets, under the direction of rookie QB Geno Smith, who beat the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. In games involving contenders, the 49ers defeat Green Bay and New England won a tough one at Buffalo. Teams on the rise like the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions got a boost with big division wins on Sunday. Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson did his thing, but it was the Lions who had the last roar in this one.