Week 1: Mixed results for rookie QBs

Performances ranged from superb (Griffin III) to downright dreadful (Weeden)

Originally Published: September 9, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The question heading into the season was whether defenses could use the offseason to catch up to offenses.

The answer is no. The first Sunday of the NFL season featured 13 games in which 657 points were scored. Four teams scored 40 or more points. The reason is the quarterbacks. Eight quarterbacks threw for more than 300 yards and that includes rookies Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck. The Falcons' Matt Ryan had one of the most impressive days with 299 yards.


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