With week one of the NFL in the books – with exception of the double-header tonight – a fan sits backs in retrospect in a single week plagued with benching, injuries and upsets, including the overtime win by the St. Louis Rams over Seattle.
But the gist of today’s lesson are the moneymakers of the NFL with a surprising third-place occupant in the Washington Redskins at $2.85 billion, who designated Robert Griffin III as a third stringer after Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.
Here is a look at the top teams on the list.
1. Dallas Cowboys – $4 billion
2. New England Patriots – $3.2 billion
3. Washington Redskins – $2.85 billion
4. New York Giants – $2.8 billion
5. San Francisco 49ers – $2.7 billion
San Francisco went through adversity this off-season, losing key ingredients in their defense; including Patrick Willis to retirement and Aldon Smith to the Raiders.
6. New York Jets – $2.6 billion
7. Houston Texans – $2.5 billion
8. Chicago Bears – $2.45 billion
9. Philadelphia Eagles – $2.4 billion
10. Green Bay Packers – $1.95 billion
Although a pivotal loss at wide receiver, Jordy Nelson suffered a season-ending injury before things got underway, but with James Jones back in town, Packers fans were delighted to have him back against Chicago.
11. Denver Broncos – $1.94 billion
12. Baltimore Ravens – $1.93 billion
13. Pittsburgh Steelers – $1.9 billion
14. Indianapolis Colts – $1.88 billion
15. Seattle Seahawks – $1.87 billion
16. Miami Dolphins – $1.85 billion
17. Atlanta Falcons – $1.67 billion
18. Minnesota Vikings – $1.59 billion
19. Carolina Panthers – $1.56 billion
The Carolina Panthers witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly yesterday against the Jaguars. The good of it is Josh Norman’s touchdown on defense catapulted the Panthers to a win. The bad side is some Panthers fans were caught lounging back in their seats and dowsing off to a sleeper of a game. And the ugly comes from losing Luke Kuehly with a head injury after a collision with T.J. Yeldon.
20. Arizona Cardinals – $1.54 billion
t21. Kansas City Chiefs – $1.53 billion
t21. San Diego Chargers – $1.53 billion
23. New Orleans Saints – $1.52 billion
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – $1.51 billion
25. Cleveland Browns – $1.5 billion
Browns fans experienced a sigh of relief, but only for a few downs. With Josh McGown sidelined, Manziel stepped in, threw for a touchdown and suddenly everyone was optimistic.
However, things took a turn for the wary as the Jets pulled away to win, 31-10.
26. Tennessee Titans – $1.49 billion
27. Jacksonville Jaguars – $1.48 billion
T28. St. Louis Rams – $1.45 billion
T28. Cincinnati Bengals – $1.45 billion
30. Detroit Lions – $1.44 billion
31. Oakland Raiders – $1.43 billion
32. Buffalo Bills – $1.4 billion
After Buffalo stun gunned Indianapolis Colts fans, 27-14, some analysts and regular Joe fans are already predicting a post-season run for Buffalo. But they’ll have to make like Fatburger and beef up their offensive recipe for the Patriots next Sunday.
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