It’s been a long time but finally the NFL season has returned!

After that infamous Super Bowl comeback by the New England Patriots, the 2017/18 season has a lot to live up to and the first week did not disappoint.

A Colts side without their star quarterback Andrew Luck was thrashed by the LA Rams 49-6 while Dallas beat the Giants convincingly on Sunday night.

Tampa Bay did not play their match against Miami at the Hard Rock Stadium due to the severe weather conditions the state of Florida is currently experiencing.

During what has been a testing time for some parts of the US with Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Irma in Florida, it was great to see the NFL provide an entertaining opening week of games.

I’ve taken a look at five things that stood out in week one, but, with the opening week containing so many entertaining matches, it was very difficult to choose the stand out performances.

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