The 5 Biggest Takeaways From Our First Sunday Of The NFL Season

1. The New England Brady-less Patriots Can Still Win

The Pats faced the Arizona Cardinals on the road without Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and plenty of other key contributors and yet, it didn’t matter. As usual, head coach Bill Belichick had his team fully prepared, and Jimmy Garoppolo proved to be a worthy heir to Tom Brady. The former Eastern Illinois product rose to the occasion and finished the night with 264 yards, 1 touchdown and a 106.1 rating. With three home contests remaining before Brady returns in Week 5, Garoppolo showed that Pats fans have nothing to worry about.

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