The best soap opera on earth is back in town! Congratulations to @etakmit for being the outright winner for this rounds tipping (Please PM me your details). As per usual it's tight at the top to start the season with a 19-way tie for 6th.
This week's takeaway
1. AB and the Pats are the ultimate villains
Antonio Brown finally engineered his move away from the Raiders through the use of frostbite, helmets and attempting to fight the GM. He now lands at the Pats which appears to have been his preferred destination all along.
First reports are that he's sleeping on Brady's couch until he finds his feet and was one of the first people at the practice facility. The pats now have a receiving core of Brown, Gordon, Edelman and Dorsett. Oh and the Pats trounced the Steelers 33-3 without AB. Brady looked pretty good for 42 years old. The dynasty continues...
2. Hollywood Ravens
AB's cousin Marquise "Hollywood" Brown scored two touchdowns with his first two touches in the NFL (third player to do so in history). He was electrifying on slants as well as the deep ball as Lamar Jackson and the Ravens torched the hapless Dolphins 59-10. Speaking of Lamar Jackson he became the youngest player in NFL history to achieve a perfect passer rating. There will be tougher games ahead for a young ravens side but what a start to the season!
3. [PFT] DeSean Jackson now has 31 career touchdowns of 50 yards or longer. Only Jerry Rice has more in NFL history.
The eagles came from behind to beat the skins who blew a 17-0 halftime lead in their season opener off the back of two DeSean Jackson touches. After moving back to Philly this season he looked comfortable caching bombs from a healthy Carson Wentz. Jackson had some very telling things to say post-game about his former skins teammates "I kept stressing to the boys when we came in the locker room that I have been over there before in that locker room and I know how they are," Jackson said of the Redskins. "I just stressed to my teammates that I felt that at halftime, they probably thought they had the game sealed and won."