NFL Week 1: 3 Amazing Veteran Debuts

There's nothing like Week 1 of the NFL season. After months and months of speculation, teams finally get a chance to prove whether all their offseason tinkering paid off, and players on new teams get a long-awaited opportunity to shine. With the first Sunday of the regular season in the books, let's highlight three veterans whose incredible debuts led their teams to massive wins.

Jarvis Landry: 7 receptions for 114 yards

Landry wasn't that hot a commodity this past offseason after being cut by the Cleveland Browns. He signed with the New Orleans Saints for a modest, incentive-laden deal, and if Week 1 is any indication, they got a bargain. Landry came in absolutely clutch in his team's wild comeback, hauling in a 38-yard pass to spark the Saints when they were down 16 in the fourth quarter and eventually snagging a 40-yard pass on the game-winning drive.

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A.J. Brown 10 receptions for 155 yards

The Philadelphia Eagles got everything they asked for from Brown in his debut against the Detroit Lions. After acquiring the wide receiver from the Tennessee Titans during the 2022 NFL Draft, the Eagles hoped their offense could jump a level in quarterback Jalen Hurts' third year. It certainly did in Week 1. Brown did everything for the Eagles, hauling in 10 of his 13 targets for 155 yards and leading the team in yards from scrimmage in an explosive 38-35 win.

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Khalil Mack: 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble

Mack absolutely dominated in his first appearance for the Los Angles Chargers, leading a revamped defense that chased Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr all afternoon. After allowing the fourth-most points in the league last year, the Chargers defense looked completely transformed yesterday, tallying three turnovers and five total sacks on their way to a 24-19 victory. Mack contributed three of those sacks, including a game-sealing one on fourth down of the Raiders' final drive.

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