Week 1 of the NFL season is officially done and dusted. We saw just about everything on the slate of games with plenty of surprises. After a week of soccer, there are usually plenty of news headlines for us to dive into.
Yesterday, September 12, the Seattle Seahawks spoiled Russell Wilson’s homecoming by pulling out a 17-16 win at home. Brandon McManus missed a 64-yard field goal after Nathaniel Hackett opted to miss it on fourth-and-5.
San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell will miss several weeks after suffering a knee injury against the Chicago Bears. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin suffered a hamstring injury in the 19-3 win over Dallas.
That brings us to today’s news, Sept. 13.
Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett reflected on his decision to take the ball out of Russell Wilson’s hands on a fourth-and-five and opt for a long field goal. LA Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is unlikely to play against the Chiefs in Week 2 after suffering a hamstring injury.
These are the latest NFL headlines on Sept. 13.
Nathaniel Hackett reflects on fourth down call in NFL debut.
It’s probably the most talked about moment of Week 1. The decision to take the ball out of Wilson’s hands on a fourth-and-5 to attempt a 64-yard field goal. Hackett told reporters Tuesday at his press conference that the team should have gone for it instead of attempting a field goal.
Hackett dijo (a través de NFL.com):
«Mirando hacia atrás, definitivamente deberíamos haberlo hecho. Una de esas cosas, miras hacia atrás y dices: ‘Por supuesto que deberíamos intentarlo, fallamos el gol de campo’. Pero, en esa situación , teníamos un plan. Teníamos un plan, sabíamos el [46-yard line] era la marca».
Al abordar su decisión de intentar un FG de 64 yardas ganador del juego anoche, el HC de los Broncos, Nathaniel Hackett, les dijo a los periodistas: «Mirando hacia atrás, definitivamente deberíamos haberlo hecho».
Since Denver spent a lot of money to bring in Wilson, it seemed odd that when the game was in play, they took the ball out of his hands. At least Hackett knows it now.
Keenan Allen is unlikely to play Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Unfortunately, the superstar receiver suffered a hamstring injury in the Chargers’ 24-19 win over division rivals the Las Vegas Raiders. He now seems unlikely to take the field against the Chiefs on Thursday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
#cargadores WR Keenan Allen is unlikely to play Thursday night against #jefes, but there is optimism after evidence that his hamstring injury is not a long-term thing, according to sources. The next game is on September 25 against #jaguaresdos full weeks after the injury.
It’s no surprise if Allen doesn’t dress, given that it’s a short week for Los Angeles and it’s only Week 2 of the new season. The Chargers would prefer to be cautious at the start of the season, rather than pressure him to play and risk the possibility of a more major injury.
Najee Harris will play against the Patriots on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris has stated that he will play Sunday against the New England Patriots. This despite injuring his foot in the overtime win over the Bengals in Week 1 of the NFL season.
“«Estoy bien… solo me abollé, nada demasiado loco. El plan es que debería estar listo para jugar. Debería volver a practicar. otro día y prepárate para ir este fin de semana».”
Sin duda, es una buena noticia para los Steelers tener una de sus principales armas ofensivas disponible para el domingo, ya que buscan comenzar la nueva temporada de la NFL con victorias consecutivas.