That boy good.
Week 1 was chock-full of thrillers, track meets and even an old-fashioned slugfest, yet Carson Wentz displayed as much star power as anyone in the game on Sunday, whether his college pedigree is up to snuff or not. The other young quarterback who deserves to be mentioned right there with the North Dakota State product is Jimmy Garoppolo, he of Eastern Illinois fame. And how about another team featuring another inexperienced QB?
Yep. After Graham Gano missed his second attempt, a rush of Broncos fans came at me on Twitter, yapping about my incorrect pick of that game. (Don't think I was alone there ...) That doesn't take away from Trevor Siemian earning his first career win in his first career start against a darn good team.
Did get some positive vibes from that social media platform, though:
Thanks, Kia. I haven't driven you, but I do love me some Tecmo Super Bowl. Do you offer anything with AM/FM/cassette?
Let the dissension commence!
**a)** The [Patriots](/teams/newenglandpatriots/profile?team=NE) [beat the most talented team in the league](http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2016091112/2016/REG1/patriots@cardinals) on the road.
**b)** They did it [with their backup quarterback.](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000701065/article/jimmy-garoppolo-proves-pats-can-thrive-under-his-stewardship)
**c)** They did it *without* arguably [the premier tight end](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000697735/article/rob-gronkowski-will-not-play-against-cardinals) in league history.
**d)** [One of the top-two quarterbacks in history](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000674937/article/tom-brady-wont-further-pursue-suspension-appeal) returns in a few weeks.
**e)** New England controlled the game almost wire to wire.
Will take your flak here: @HarrisonNFL.
**Power Rankings randomness:** I was really impressed with [Todd Davis](/player/todddavis/2550930/profile) (seven tackles, 0.5 sacks), starting at ILB now with [Danny Trevathan](/player/dannytrevathan/2532961/profile) in Chicago. </content:power-ranking>
**Power Rankings side note:** Not sure why, but lost in Sunday's drama is [the ridiculously clutch catch](http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-cant-miss-plays/0ap3000000700108/Can-t-Miss-Play-Crabtree-wins-game-for-Raiders) [Michael Crabtree](/player/michaelcrabtree/71269/profile) made to score those all-important two points. </content:power-ranking>
**Must watch:** Baltimore receiver [Breshad Perriman](/player/breshadperriman/2552597/profile) [showing us what we missed](http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-cant-miss-plays/0ap3000000698285/Can-t-Miss-Play-Perriman-makes-unbelievable-grab) in his lost 2015 season. </content:power-ranking>
**Historical note:** While [Browns](/teams/clevelandbrowns/profile?team=CLE) at [Eagles](/teams/philadelphiaeagles/profile?team=PHI) in 2016 turned up gnarly, [Browns](/teams/clevelandbrowns/profile?team=CLE) at [Eagles](/teams/philadelphiaeagles/profile?team=PHI) in 1950 was [one of the most significant games](http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d8111b87e/Great-upset-in-first-game-of-1950) in NFL history. Paul Brown's franchise won four AAFC titles prior to the NFL assimilating it as part of its membership. In his infinite wisdom, Commissioner Bert Bell decided to schedule this upstart squad against the two-time league champion [Philadelphia Eagles](/teams/philadelphiaeagles/profile?team=PHI) in a special Saturday opener -- kind of a 1950s "kickoff game" -- to increase interest in what was then America's fourth-most popular sport. It was no contest. As in, Philadelphia's vaunted defense could do nothing to contest Otto Graham and the innovative Cleveland offense. [Browns](/teams/clevelandbrowns/profile?team=CLE) 35, [Eagles](/teams/philadelphiaeagles/profile?team=PHI) 10. </content:power-ranking>