NFL Week 1 live game updates: Highlights, injuries, analysis

It's opening Sunday of the 2019 NFL season, and 30 out of 32 teams are 0-0 as the day kicks off. Stay tuned here for live updates, analysis, injury intel and much more. You can also keep track of live updated scores and the full Week 1 schedule.

We have NFL Nation reporters covering every game, along with gambling and fantasy analysts chiming in on all the big news of the day, including fantasy takeaways on all the most notable performances from Sunday.

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Chiefs 40, Jaguars 26

Chiefs inactives: OG Nick Allegretti, OG Ryan Hunter, SS Jordan Lucas, ILB Reggie Ragland, OT Martinas Rankin, DT Khalen Saunders, TE Deon Yelder

Jaguars inactives: WR C.J. Board, OLB Austin Calitro, DT Marcell Dareus, OT Cedric Ogbuehi, TE Josh Oliver, RB Devine Ozigbo, OT Cam Robinson


Nick Foles, QB, Jaguars. Foles was declared out for the game with a left shoulder injury, with Gardner Minshew taking over at QB. Foles was later spotted with his arm in a sling, and it has been revealed that he broke his clavicle and is out indefinitely. Foles will have surgery on Monday, and there is no timetable for his return. It is the same clavicle he fractured when he was sacked in a game against the Texans while playing with the Eagles in 2014.

"We don't have a time span," Foles said. "We're going to take it one day at a time, just get the surgery done. ... I'm going to do everything I can to get back as quickly as I can so we're ready to roll." -- Mike DiRocco

Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs. Hill has an injury involving his sternum and collarbone that could keep him out of the lineup for a portion of the season. Sammy Watkins stepped comfortably into the role of No. 1 receiver in Hill's absence in Jacksonville, catching nine passes for 198 yards and three TDs. Bigger roles loom for Demarcus Robinson and rookie Mecole Hardman. -- Adam Teicher

Ronnie Harrison, S, Jaguars. Harrison injured his knee during the second half but returned to the field, though he did have to leave the game again. Expect him to be limited in practice this week. Cody Davis, who is a core special-teams player, is Harrison's backup on the depth chart, but six-year veteran Josh Robinson can play both corner and safety, and it's likely he would get more work there than Davis. Robinson also is one of the Jaguars' better special-teams players. -- Mike DiRocco


Gardner Minshew finds Dede Westbrook for a score:

Have a day, Sammy Watkins! He connects with Mahomes on TD No. 3:

Damien Williams gets in on the fun with a short rushing touchdown and some smooth dance moves:

Sammy Watkins gets behind the Jags' defense and races in for another score:

Although he got hurt on the play, Nick Foles finds DJ Chark for a 35-yard touchdown:

Patrick Mahomes to Sammy Watkins for a 68-yard touchdown!

Sammy Watkins talked on Friday about how he thought he was going to have his best NFL season. That remains to be seen but he's off to a pretty good start after his 68-yard catch on the Chiefs first drive. He took a short pass and outran defenders to the end zone.

Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Ravens 52, Dolphins 10

Ravens inactives: LB Otaro Alaka, LB Jaylon Ferguson, DT Daylon Mack, QB Trace McSorley, OG Ben Powers, WR Jaleel Scott, OT Greg Senat

Dolphins inactives: OG Shaq Calhoun, RB Myles Gaskin, DE Trent Harris, RB Patrick Laird, OT Isaiah Prince, OG Chris Reed, DB Ken Webster


Jimmy Smith, CB, Baltimore Ravens. Smith, the team's second-best corner, injured his right knee in the first quarter and didn't return. "It's not a season-ending injury, as far as we know right now," coach John Harbaugh said. "It does not look like that at all. I'm sure he'll get an MRI [Monday]. We'll just see if it's days or weeks. We'll know tomorrow after we get the MRI." Smith was replaced by Anthony Averett, a 2018 fourth-round pick who is physical but sometimes lets receivers get behind him. Cornerback is Baltimore's deepest position, but the Ravens are going to be tested after losing Smith and Tavon Young, who suffered a season-ending neck injury in training camp. -- Jamison Hensley

Lamar Jackson posted a Total QBR of 99.4 today. That's the best Total QBR game since Joe Flacco in week 6 of 2014.

Seth Walder, ESPN Analytics4y ago

Well, either the Ravens' offense is very good or the Dolphins' defense is very bad ... or both, based on this factoid from ESPN's Ben Fawkes:


Robert Griffin in at QB for the Ravens, with a similar result to Jackson's:

Lamar Jackson again. His fifth touchdown pass lands in the arms of Patrick Ricard:

A little FitzMagic late in the first half as Ryan Fitzpatrick finds Preston Williams for a score:

Guess who? It's another TD from Lamar Jackson, this time to Miles Boykin:

Yet another touchdown pass. This time Lamar Jackson finds Willie Snead:

It's another long touchdown from Lamar Jackson to Marquise Brown!

Rookie wideout Marquise Brown grabs his first NFL touchdown:

Mark Ingram II off to a great start with a 50-yard scamper:

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the first player to throw an interception for eight different teams.

Cameron Wolfe, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

The city pride rolls on as the Orioles wish the Ravens luck this season:

Vikings 28, Falcons 12

Falcons inactives: OG Jamon Brown, OT Matt Gono, RB Brian Hill, DB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, DT Deadrin Senat, WR Olamide Zaccheaus

Vikings inactives: TE Tyler Conklin, WR Josh Doctson, DT Jalyn Holmes, CB Mike Hughes, OG Dru Samia, OT Oli Udoh, DT Armon Watts


Chris Lindstrom, OG, Falcons. Lindstrom, the rookie first-round draft pick from Boston College, suffered a foot injury that kept him out for most of the second half in a season-opening loss to the Vikings. Coach Dan Quinn didn't have an immediate update, but Lindstrom's not returning after being listed as questionable wasn't exactly a good sign. Lindstrom is a significant piece of a rebuilt line that struggled out of the gate. If he misses significant time, the Falcons might have to turn to Wes Schweitzer, who started last season but struggled, which led the Falcons to add James Carpenter in free agency and Lindstrom via the draft. Another option at right guard could be free-agent addition Jamon Brown, but Brown was inactive Sunday because Quinn said his body of work didn't merit being activated. We'll see more on Lindstrom's status this week as the Falcons prepare for the Eagles. -- Vaughn McClure

Mackensie Alexander, CB, Vikings. Alexander went down with an elbow injury ahead of the two-minute warning in the first half and did not return. Coach Mike Zimmer said Alexander will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. While Alexander was sidelined, safety Jayron Kearse played his "big nickel" role, replacing Alexander in the slot as the fifth defensive back. Should Alexander be forced to miss time, Minnesota will continue to utilize Kearse heavily while its two rookie cornerbacks -- Kris Boyd and Mark Fields -- serve as backups on the outside. -- Courtney Cronin


What will hopefully be the first of many connections: It's Matt Ryan to Julio Jones for a late score:

The Falcons are on the board with a Matt Ryan-to-Calvin Ridley connection:

Dalvin Cook delivers again with his second rushing TD:

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins goes up and over for the score and stages an ... interesting celebration:

Dalvin Cook starts his season off right with a 19-yard run for a score:

Adam Thielen gets the Vikings on the board with his first TD of the season:

Anthony Barr springs free for an early sack:

The Timberwolves took the occasion to wish their fellow Minnesotans a great season and unearthed a classic throwback image of Kevin Garnett and Randy Moss:

Bills 17, Jets 16

Bills inactives: OT Ryan Bates, OG Ike Boettger, DB Jaquan Johnson, TE Tyler Kroft, SS Dean Marlowe, OT Conor McDermott, WR Andre Roberts

Jets inactives: OT Chuma Edoga, DT Foley Fatukasi, DE John Franklin-Myers, DB Bennett Jackson, DE Kyle Phillips, RB Bilal Powell, DE Nathan Shepherd


C.J. Mosley, ILB, Jets. Mosley pulled a groin muscle while defending a pass late in the third quarter. The team wouldn't give a prognosis, and it would be a huge blow to lose him for any length of time. Neville Hewitt became the "Mike" 'backer in Mosley's stead, with rookie Blake Cashman coming off the bench to take Hewitt's spot as the weak-inside linebacker. -- Rich Cimini

Quinnen Williams, DT, Jets. The Jets' No. 1 pick suffered an ankle injury in the second half and was limited to 23 snaps. The team declined to provide a prognosis. Williams (zero tackles) was a nonfactor in his debut, but he's still an important player. If he's sidelined, they'd probably have to use Nathan Shepherd or Foloruno Fatukasi (both healthy scratches) in their defensive-line rotation. -- Rich Cimini

Taron Johnson, CB, Bills. The Bills starting nickelback left the game with a hamstring injury and told ESPN after the game that he felt a pop while he was running. Johnson will get an MRI back in Buffalo; in the meantime, Siran Neal will transition from "big nickel" to "full-time nickel." However, there's no depth behind Neal if Johnson misses time -- expect Buffalo to reach out to Captain Munnerlyn, whom the team released during final cuts and who previously played under Sean McDermott in Carolina. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques


John Brown hauls in a 38-yard TD from Josh Allen:

Josh Allen keeps it and gets into the end zone for Buffalo:

Le'Veon Bell gets on the board with his first touchdown of the season:

It's a safety for the Jets, as Frank Gore is tackled in the end zone:

New Jets PK Kaare Vedvik is a train wreck. He missed a PAT and missed from 45 yards, costing the Jets four points in a 6-0 game. This is what happens when you pick up a kicker on waivers in Week 1. Blame the front office (past and present) for screwing up the entire kicking situation.

Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Le'Veon Bell became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 8,000 yards from scrimmage. Bell did it in the first quarter of his 63rd game. Eric Dickerson did it in 64 games.

Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Welcome to the Jets, C.J. Mosley!

Jets franchise icon Joe Namath is in the building!

Titans 43, Browns 13

Titans inactives: OG Nate Davis, RB Dalyn Dawkins, DE Matt Dickerson, LB Reggie Gilbert, LB David Long, OG Kevin Pamphile, CB Tye Smith

Browns inactives: OLB Genard Avery, OG Austin Corbett, QB Garrett Gilbert, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, LB Sione Takitaki, WR Taywan Taylor, OG Wyatt Teller


Kendall Lamm, OT, Browns. Lamm replaced Greg Robinson at left tackle after Robinson was ejected for kicking Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro in the head. But on the ensuing possession, Lamm suffered a knee injury while QB Baker Mayfield was being sacked for a safety. As long as Robinson isn't suspended, he'll be back to man left tackle while Lamm recovers. But Cleveland's offensive line depth will take a hit for as long as Lamm is out. -- Jake Trotter

Dontrell Hilliard, RB, Browns. Hilliard suffered a concussion against the Titans and will be out until he clears concussion protocol. The Browns traded Duke Johnson Jr. before the season, in part because they believed Hilliard could be a viable stopgap behind Nick Chubb until Kareem Hunt returns from his eight-game suspension. Instead, the Browns will have to turn to D'Ernest Johnson -- whom they signed out of the AAF after the league folded earlier this year -- to be that stopgap, at least until Hilliard comes back. -- Jake Trotter


Catcher of two touchdowns Delanie Walker channeled Dennis Green in his postgame comments:

Malcolm Butler picks off Baker Mayfield and brings it all the way home to pad the Titans' lead:

Another TD for Delanie Walker as the Titans extend their lead:

Old friends reunite! Marcus Mariota finds Delanie Walker for a touchdown:

Marcus Mariota finds Derrick Henry on a screen pass, and the RB takes it the rest of the way for a 75-yard touchdown:

Baker Mayfield and the Browns strike back with a three-yard TD to David Njoku:

We've got a safety, thanks to Cameron Wake!

Derrick Henry goes over the top to put the Titans ahead in the second quarter:

Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard had his first touchdown rush of the season -- and celebrated in style:

Titans coach Mike Vrabel -- and his excellent mustache -- are ready for Cleveland:

Rams 30, Panthers 27

Rams inactives: OT Bobby Evans, DT Greg Gaines, DB David Long, TE Johnny Mundt, LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, C Coleman Shelton, WR Nsimba Webster

Panthers inactives: DT Vernon Butler, OT Brandon Greene, QB Will Grier, DE Bruce Irvin, ILB Jordan Kunaszyk, OT Greg Little, WR Brandon Zylstra


Eric Weddle, S, Rams. Weddle suffered a head laceration and was evaluated for a concussion in the first half when Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey hurdled him to avoid a tackle and inadvertently delivered a knee to the head. Weddle did not return to the game but shouted -- to no one in particular -- in the postgame locker room that he felt good and that he would talk Monday. -- Lindsey Thiry


Fullback Alex Armah leaps in to pull the score within a field goal:

Jared Goff finds TE Tyler Higbee for a touchdown:

Christian McCaffrey fights through to score his second touchdown of the game:

Look away, Todd Gurley II fantasy owners: another rushing TD for Malcolm Brown:

Christian McCaffrey has the Panthers into the end zone after a direct snap and fake to Cam Newton:

Malcolm Brown scores the first touchdown of the season for the Rams:

Eagles 32, Redskins 27

Redskins inactives: DT Treyvon Hester, OG Wes Martin, QB Colt McCoy, CB Fabian Moreau, RB Adrian Peterson, C Ross Pierschbacher, TE Jordan Reed

Eagles inactives: OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill, DE Daeshon Hall, OG Nate Herbig, OT Jordan Mailata, DE Shareef Miller, OT Matt Pryor, QB Nate Sudfeld

A massive amount of money went the opposite direction after the Redskins came through to cover the 10-point spread, as noted by ESPN's Ben Fawkes:


Malik Jackson, DT, Eagles. Jackson was carted off the field late in Sunday's game against Washington with an apparent foot injury and was in a walking boot afterward. Further testing is ahead to determine the severity. Tim Jernigan would elevate into the starting spot alongside Fletcher Cox if Jackson were to miss time. -- Tim McManus


It's another score for Alshon Jeffery, who fights his way into the end zone to extend the Eagles' lead:

Another bomb from Carson Wentz to DeSean Jackson, this one for 50 yards:

Alshon Jeffery with a great grab for the score:

Welcome back to Philly! DeSean Jackson flies past the defense for a 51-yard touchdown:

A beautiful 70-yard pass from Case Keenum to Terry McLaurin put Washington ahead 17-0:

Vernon Davis' touchdown moves him past Shannon Sharpe on the all-time list for tight ends. Davis now has 63 career touchdowns. Few would be more entertaining as Davis hurdled a defender along the sideline en route to the score.

John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Vernon Davis looking spry in Week 1 en route to a long touchdown:

Everyone's favorite orange ... thing ... Gritty is fired up for Eagles football!

And our own Field Yates drops a pretty remarkable stat about Adrian Peterson, who is inactive Sunday:

Chargers 30, Colts 24 (OT)

Colts inactives: OT Le'Raven Clark, TE Hale Hentges, DE Tyquan Lewis, DE Jabaal Sheard, LB E.J. Speed, CB Marvell Tell, RB Jonathan Williams

Chargers inactives: K Mike Badgley, DT Cortez Broughton, OLB Jatavis Brown, WR Geremy Davis, QB Easton Stick, DB Roderic Teamer, CB Trevor Williams


Call him the closer: Austin Ekeler's third TD of the afternoon finishes it in overtime:

T.Y. Hilton won't be denied as he races to the end zone:

Catch of the day? Malik Hooker picks off Philip Rivers in the end zone:

Marlon Mack takes it 63 yards to the house!

Austin Ekeler is back in the end zone after busting through the Colts' defense on a screen pass:

Expect to see this one a lot this year: Philip Rivers to Keenan Allen for a touchdown:

Jacoby Brissett to T.Y. Hilton for the opening TD of the Colts' 2019 season:

Austin Ekeler hauls in the pass from Philip Rivers and scores the first TD of the Chargers' season ...

... and then punctuates it with an air-guitar celebration:

It's the start of the 2019 season -- and a birthday! -- for Pierre Desir and Rigoberto Sanchez:

Seahawks 21, Bengals 20

Bengals inactives: DT Andrew Brown, QB Jake Dolegala, OT Cordy Glenn, WR A.J. Green, WR Auden Tate, RB Trayveon Williams, DE Jordan Willis

Seahawks inactives: DE Ezekiel Ansah, DE L.J. Collier, C Joey Hunt, WR Gary Jennings, WR David Moore, DB Parry Nickerson, WR John Ursua


Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals. The Bengals' star tailback left the game with a left ankle injury and never returned. After the game, Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor said he didn't have a more exact diagnosis on the injury. Mixon finished with six carries for 10 yards in the Bengals' 21-20 loss at Seattle. -- Ben Baby

Will Dissly, TE, Seahawks. Dissly left the Seahawks' opener and didn't return after taking a hit to his right knee, the same one in which he suffered a torn patellar tendon that ended his 2018 rookie season. Pete Carroll didn't have much of an update on the injury -- "We've got to see what that means," he said -- but Dissly was seen walking around in the locker room postgame. He's a starter and a player Seattle's offense cannot afford to lose, especially with veteran Ed Dickson on IR and several weeks from being eligible to return. -- Brady Henderson


Tyler Lockett hauls in a Russell Wilson pass for a 44-yard touchdown:

It's another bomb to John Ross, this one for 55 yards:

It's TD No. 2 for Chris Carson, who hauls in a Russell Wilson pass and takes it in for the score:

We got a flea flicker! Andy Dalton finds John Ross for a long score:

Chris Carson is in for the first touchdown of the Seahawks' season:

Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology on Saturday reported taking two $20,000 moneyline bets on the Seahawks to beat the Bengals at -470 odds, per ESPN's David Purdum.

Cowboys 35, Giants 17

Giants inactives: TE Garrett Dickerson, RB Paul Perkins, OG Chad Slade, WR Darius Slayton, OT Eric Smith, QB Alex Tanney

Cowboys inactives: DE Taco Charlton, LB Luke Gifford, DT Trysten Hill, OT Brandon Knight, C Adam Redmond, DB Darian Thompson, DB Donovan Wilson


Ezekiel Elliott with his first touchdown rush of the season, this one from 10 yards out:

Dak Prescott to Randall Cobb for six!

Amari Cooper makes it a hat trick of TD passes for Dak Prescott:

From the "Monday Night Football" booth to the end zone! Jason Witten hits pay dirt in his first game back:

Dak Prescott gets it to a wide-open Blake Jarwin for a game-tying TD:

Eli Manning finds TE Evan Engram for a 1-yard TD pass:

Saquon Barkley explodes for a 59-yard gain on the second play from scrimmage for the Giants:

Saquon Barkley hit 21.76 mph on his 59-yard run on the opening drive vs the Cowboys, per Next Gen stats. He topped that once last season on his 78-yard TD run vs. Washington.

Jordan Raanan, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago

Expect to see Saquon Barkley back at the World's Greatest Arena again this NBA season, but for now, he has business to take care of against Dallas:

49ers 31, Buccaneers 17

49ers inactives: QB C.J. Beathard, OT Daniel Brunskill, WR Jalen Hurd, TE Kaden Smith, WR Trent Taylor, DB Jason Verrett, CB Jimmie Ward

Buccaneers inactives: OG Zack Bailey, SS Justin Evans, QB Blaine Gabbert, LB Demone Harris, OT Jerald Hawkins, TE Tanner Hudson, WR Scotty Miller


Tevin Coleman, RB, 49ers. Coleman departed Sunday's win against the Buccaneers in the first half with an ankle injury and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game. Afterward, coach Kyle Shanahan didn't have a deeper diagnosis but said he was concerned about it and indicated that Coleman could miss further game action. Coleman will have further tests done tomorrow, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he missed a bit of time. In the meantime, the Niners have Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert to fill the void. That duo struggled early and finished with a combined 25 touches for 77 yards, though they contributed some key first-down runs late. Expect Breida to be the starter, with Mostert getting plenty of work if Coleman is out for a bit. If the diagnosis is worse than expected, Jeff Wilson Jr. could be called up from the practice squad to provide insurance. -- Nick Wagoner


Ahkello Witherspoon puts it away with a pick-six of Jameis Winston:

Jameis Winston, helping the Bucs battle back, finds Chris Godwin in the end zone:

First NFL regular-season game, first NFL sack for Nick Bosa:

Jameis Winston serves up an interception to Richard Sherman, who takes it all the way back for a pick-six:

Jimmy Garoppolo finds Richie James for a 39-yard touchdown:

It's a pick-six for Vernon Hargreaves, intercepting Jimmy Garoppolo and taking it to the house:

Lions 27, Cardinals 27

Lions inactives: OG Oday Aboushi, OG Beau Benzschawel, QB David Blough, MLB Jarrad Davis, WR Travis Fulgham, DE Da'Shawn Hand, CB Amani Oruwariye

Cardinals inactives: NT Miles Brown, WR Michael Crabtree, C Lamont Gaillard, OT Marcus Gilbert, OL Brett Toth


After driving his team down the field, Kyler Murray finds Larry Fitzgerald for a score:

Late in the fourth quarter, No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray connects with David Johnson for the QB's first NFL touchdown pass:

Lions first-rounder T.J. Hockenson gets in on the fun with his first NFL TD:

Kenny Golladay gets wide-open underneath and runs in for a score:

Danny Amendola gets wide-open, and Matthew Stafford finds him for six:

After the Kyler Murray, David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald & Co. show takes the field for its first 30 minutes of regular-season action together, Bret Michaels will take over to entertain the fans at halftime:

Lions rookie TE T.J. Hockenson has a large contingent here in Arizona. Some of his family friends (pictured) from his hometown estimated 100 or so Hockenson supporters will be in attendance today against Arizona.

Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer4y ago