There are precious few Week 1 concerns so pressing that a team would consider its season a catastrophe should they manifest themslves. However, the Houston Texans’ construction of their offensive line has laid bare issues at quarterback and put the viability of their season at risk.
Jets: WR Jeremy Kerley will have to wait to mark his return with New York. Kerley re-signed with the Jets on Tuesday after being cut by the San Francisco 49ers. With QB Bryce Petty still nursing a knee injury, Christian Hackenberg served as the backup.
Bowles said Petty’s knee injury had nothing to do with the depth chart, noting the quarterback practiced all week. “That’s a coaching decision,” Bowles said.
Bills: Backup DE Jerel Worthy did not play as he is still recovering from a concussion sustained in Buffalo’s preseason finale.
“It was big for coach McDermott and big for us as a team,” Taylor said, who completed 16 of 28 for 224 yards and an interception.
McDermott was pleased with the performance from a team that featured just 26 players who had been on the roster a year ago. And yet the former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator was also quick to temper his emotions.
“This is one win, let’s keep things in perspective,” said McDermott, who was hired in January after Rex Ryan was fired in the final week of last season. “I’m extremely proud of it. That said, we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
For one week at least, the Bills can lay claim to leading the AFC East Cheap Jerseys Basketball after the Cheap Jerseys Patriots lost to Kansas City on Thursday and the Miami Dolphins’ opener was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.