Former top draft picks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz stepped up to lead the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles respectively to NFL wins.
The Rams traded up in the 2016 draft to get the number one pick and chose Goff, who struggled in seven games as a rookie.
The Eagles traded up to select Wentz second, and he had a typical up-and-down rookie campaign.
But both players showed why they were so highly touted a year ago, racking up big numbers in leading their teams to victory on Sunday.
Wentz set the tone early in Philly's game against the Washington Redskins, scrambling around in the pocket like vintage Randall Cunningham to buy time to find Nelson Agholor for a 58-yard touchdown.
Wentz completed 26 of 39 passes for the game, with two touchdowns and a pick in the Eagles' 30-17 victory.
The Rams hammered the Indianapolis Colts 46-9, and while the defense keyed the win with two pick-sixes and a safety, Goff was extremely efficient with 21 of 29 passing, for 306 yards and a touchdown.
RYAN THROWS 88-YARD TD
Matt Ryan threw an 88-yard touchdown to tight end Austin Hooper.
How many times will we see Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson for a score this season?
San Francisco safety Jaquiski Tartt broke up a would-be TD pass from Cam Newton to Kelvin Benjamin with a leaping interception.
Browns fans, hide your eyes: The Steelers recovered a blocked punt for a TD after their first defensive series.
What a way to start the regular season.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 10, 2017
PIT 7 | CLE 0 pic.twitter.com/EwpwJ9dftt
Dak Prescott picked up where he left off last season.
Lamarcus Joyner had a pick-six for the Rams.
WITTEN, FOURNETTE SET NEW MARKS
Jason Witten passed Michael Irvin to become the Cowboys' all-time leader in receiving yards. Irvin finished his career with 11,904 yards. Witten, who caught seven passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Giants, now has 11,947 career receiving yards.
Jaguars' Leonard Fournette rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown in a 29-7 win over the Texans, becoming the first rookie in team history to hit 100 yards in his debut.
WATT SHRUGS OFF SCARE
"I messed up my finger a little bit, but other than that my body felt fine. Just busted the bone through the skin. Nothing bad." – Texans defensive star J.J. Watt, shrugging off a finger injury that would probably scare some people.
"I mean, we got our arses kicked. Credit the 49ers and coach [Sean] McVay." – coach Chuck Pagano, praising the team that beat the Colts on Sunday … except the Colts lost to the Rams.
"I thought that Tom hung in there and played tough. We had a hard time protecting him, so I made the decision to go to Deshaun." – Texans coach Bill O'Brien, on benching starting QB Tom Savage in favour of rookie Deshaun Watson in the second half of their loss to the Jaguars.
"Most of the time I'm thinking about my wife in my wildest dreams." – Jaguars coach Doug Marrone on if the week one win met his wildest dreams.
Buffalo Bills 21-12 New York Jets
Philadelphia Eagles 30-17 Washington Redskins
Oakland Raiders 26-16 Tennessee Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars 29-7 Houston Texans
Detroit Lions 35-23 Arizona Cardinals
Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons 23-17 Chicago Bears
Baltimore Ravens 20-0 Cincinnati Bengals
Los Angeles Rams 46-9 Indianapolis Colts
Carolina Panthers 23-3 San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers 17-9 Seattle Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys 19-3 New York Giants
|Brady: The end is coming sooner rather than later|
|Eagles unveil Super Bowl rings with one perfect touch|
|Cowboys´ Martin signs extension to become NFL´s highest-paid guard|
|Rams ordered to pay former NFL running back Bush $12.5m in damages|
|Colts QB Luck finally resumes throwing|
|Giants QB Eli Manning: I´ve still got some peak years left|
|Jones skipping Falcons´ mandatory minicamp|
|Seahawks´ Thomas holding out of mandatory minicamp|
|Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski calls trade rumours ‘fake news’|
|Texans safety Andre Hal diagnosed with Hodgkin´s lymphoma|
|We´re not inviting the NBA champions - Trump responds to LeBron, Curry|
|Diddy no longer interested in NFL ownership|
|LeBron: Facing the Warriors is like playing against the Patriots|
|Ravens lose final two OTAs, face fines for violating NFL rules|
|Collins catches seven-foot, 250-pound shark on Cowboys fishing trip|
|49ers LB Foster pleads no contest to weapons charges, gets probation|
|Vikings RB Cook returns to live drills|
|Eagles´ Malcolm Jenkins responds to reporters´ Trump questions with written signs|
|Steelers LB Shazier: My dream is to play football again|
|Pederson: Eagles moving on from White House saga|
|James, Curry slam Trump over Philadelphia Eagles White House ban|
|No direct Eagles response to Trump as Philadelphia mayor blasts president|
|49ers great Clark dies after battle with ALS|
|Trump bans Eagles from White House visit|
|Packers LB Matthews to have surgery|
|Beckham Jr expected at Giants mini-camp|
|Packers LB Matthews suffers broken nose in charity softball game|
|Dolphins, cornerback McCain agree to contract extension|
|WATCH: Browns coach Jackson jumps into Lake Erie after 0-16 season|
|Denver Broncos deny Beth Bowlen´s ownership bid|
|Seahawks make Marshall signing official|
|Texans’ JJ Watt receives honorary doctorate for Hurricane Harvey work|
|Eagles QB Foles says he never turned down potential Browns trade|
|Rivers wants Gates back at Chargers|
|Giants WR Beckham ´pretty close´ to being fully cleared|
|What´s up, Doc? Chiefs lineman Duvernay-Tardif earns his M.D.|
|Wembley sale plans not a ´betrayal´, FA chairman says|
|WATCH: Ricciardo takes wide receiver role on yacht for Tom Brady pass|
|McKinnon says 49ers aiming to win Super Bowl this season|
|Prescott says Cowboys don´t need top receiver|
|Marshall, Baldwin react strongly to Trump´s comments on NFL anthem stance|
|They´re using the anthem as fake patriotism - Warriors coach Kerr critical of NFL|
|President Donald Trump praises NFL´s anthem stance|
|49ers Enterprises takes stake in Leeds United|
|Jets will not punish players for incurring anthem-related fines|
|Steelers´ Antonio Brown advises Le´Veon Bell to ´show up´|
|Brady will attend Patriots mini-camp despite OTA absence - Kraft|
|NFL stars must stand for national anthem if on field|
|Arizona, New Orleans land Super Bowls as NFL draft heads to Nashville|
|Chargers tight end Henry suffers torn ACL|
|Giants sign wide receiver Shepard|
|Rodgers on Bryant: If he ends up here, we´ll welcome him|
|Jets´ Hackenberg dealt to Raiders for 2019 conditional pick|
|Ronaldo again pips LeBron and Messi as sport´s most famous star|
|A fast start to life - The Golden Knights and the expansion teams who excelled early|
|Eli Apple embarrassed by 2017 antics, ready to move forward|
|Bills release Richie Incognito from reserve/retired list|
|I think I made a fantastic decision - Garoppolo key to Sherman joining 49ers|
|Quarterback Manziel heading to the CFL|
|Watt offers to pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims|
|Cowboys in a standstill under Garrett, says Owens|
|Carolina Panthers announce sale agreement with David Tepper|
|Jason Witten expects Dez Bryant to sign with Packers|
|Browns coach Jackson to jump into Lake Erie|
|Broncos RB De´Angelo Henderson escapes serious injury after car crash|
|Saints won´t rule out reunion with Peterson, Payton says|
|Steelers´ Rudolph on Roethlisberger: We´re going to be friends|
|Eagles sign running back Matt Jones|
|Saints´ Ingram appeals four-game suspension|
|Saints RB Ingram hit with four-game ban for PED violation|