Let the games begin

By Jalissa Carter '18

Professional football gets the crowd on the edge of their seats just like a scary movie does. Sunday’s game between the Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars provided that kind of excitement as well as another game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts.

The game started with Chad Henne who threw two touchdown passes to rookie Allen Hurns in the first quarter as the Jaguars (0-1) jumped ahead of the defending NFC East champion Eagles (1-0) early.

Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes in the second half, and the Philadelphia Eagles rallied from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-17 Sunday. Nick Foles overcame three turnovers in the first half and threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin early in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles their first lead.

Fletcher Cox returned a fumble 17 yards for a TD to seal the win. The Eagles had a good game yesterday as they start the season right. They ended up winning 34-17. Unfortunately, the Eagles win a couple of times and lose the rest of the time.

Football games remind me of a concert because everyone is gathered around to see their favorite celebrity/player. The Denver Broncos start their game at 8 p.m. The Denver Broncos held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-24 on Sunday night after Manning threw three first-half touchdown passes to tight end Julius Thomas. Manning needs to keep up with the team so they can get more touchdowns.

In his second try, Manning beat his old team and joined Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks to beat each of the current 32 NFL franchises. Later, when the Colts had a first down inside the 5, the Broncos held them to Adam Vinatieri‘s 25-yard field goal following Ware’s third-down sack.

Last year, Manning let both his emotions and the Colts get the best of him in a 39-33 loss at Lucas Oil Stadium, the house he helped build. This time, he didn’t have to worry about a homecoming in Indiana or Colts owner Jim Irsay getting inside his head with comments about winning only one Super Bowl together.

Irsay is serving a six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. And the five-time MVP didn’t have to worry about suspended pass-rusher Robert Mathis, who hounded him last year with two of the season-high four sacks Manning endured. Hopefully, the Denver Broncos go to the Super bowl again this year.