5 Overreactions from Week 1 of the 2022 NFL Season

NFL Week 1, Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
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Overreactions are part of the fun when it comes to the NFL. And there is no better time to overreact than after week one of the 2022 NFL season. Week one is in the books. There are going to be reactions, and then there are the overreactions. For those of us to do more than take week one with a grain of salt love to predict what will happen next. Of course, there are some things that stay the same. One is Josh Allen, who is looking to earn his way into the MVP conversation. Speaking of MVP, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs didn’t miss Tyreek Hill. And Lamar Jackson will earn that $200+ million guaranteed. as he looks to earn yet another playoff berth and MVP. The Bengals’ offensive line is still bad, but they have the best wide receiving core in the NFL. J’Marr Chase can’t be stopped.

Speaking of unstoppable, Saquon Barkley is back and ready to run the New York Giants into the playoffs. He outplayed Derrick Henry, who appears to be back to normal, can’t wait to see him in mid-season form. Justin Herbert is in mid-season mode and showing why they are the team to knock the Chiefs off their AFC West throne. The Eagles looked like the team to beat in the NFC East, which brings up the first week one overreaction.

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NFL Week 1 overreaction no. 1: Mike McCarthy will lose his job

Cooper Rush is their quarterback for the next six to eight weeks while Dak Prescott recovers from injury. That’s not good news, no matter what some Cowboy fans may want you to think. Sure, Cowboys fans will point to the Cowboys schedule as a glimmer of hope. The former NFC East champs have some NFC teams on the horizon, including a few division games. It’s fool’s gold. The offensive line is still bad. Rush isn’t the same level of quarterback as Dak Prescott, and they still don’t have a full crop of wide receivers.

Prescott struggled before he got injured. Imagine what the Cowboys will look like with Rush under center. Micah Parsons is a game changer, but he can only do that when the games are close. They need to make a move to sure up their quarterback spot. Maybe they trade for Teddy Bridgewater or Tyler Huntley. The latter makes more sense given his mobility because that offensive line is bad. If Jerry Jones cares about the season he’d make a move.

However, Mike McCarthy was already on the hot seat and Sean Payton is waiting in the wings. With Prescott out Jones may not want to give McCarthy the best chance to win. The one-time Super Bowl winner may as well kiss his job goodbye.