DENVER (CNN) – While the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles dismantled the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, just two days after opening the season at home, they were a mess on offense Sunday night and for the second week in a row, the team’s veteran quarterback was an unlikely source of inspiration.
On Sunday, it was the Green Bay Packers who scored three straight touchdowns late in the game, only to lose 27-21 to the Indianapolis Colts.
The game did not begin well for the Packers, who fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and then turned to backup quarterback DeShone Kizer. The rookie struggled, throwing three interceptions in the first half.
But after Green Bay rallied to cut the lead to 14-7 early in the third quarter, the lead grew to 17-7 with five minutes left to play.
As fans in attendance at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, looked at each other and cried when the game ended, the story changed.
With a new starting quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs play a near perfect game and the Los Angeles Chargers offense does little on their side — with Travis Benjamin dropping one — and the Chiefs amass 630 total yards and beat the Chargers 34-21.
And then, the real fun started.
Dallas Cowboys rookie phenom quarterback Dak Prescott went on to lead the Cowboys to a last-second, 38-35 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The win keeps Dallas’ historic streak of opening losses to 1 0 years alive.
After recording seven consecutive NFC East Division championships, the Washington Redskins lost to the Denver Broncos, 17-10, last week.