NFL Experiences Heartaches and Heartbreaks

Jackson Graham, Staff writer

Many things went totally wrong and totally right last week in the NFL. Dolphins fans were not very pleased to get blown out by the New England Patriots 43-0. However, the Dolphins did win their first game against the Titans 27-20 in the first week of the NFL season. After the loss to the Patriots, some of the Dolphins players requested a trade immediately. That is exactly what happened for Minkah Fitzpatrick as he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first round pick in the 2020 draft. 

There have also been some very upsetting injuries in week 2 of the NFL as Drew Brees, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, has gotten his throwing thumb messed up. Drew Brees was attempting to throw a pass the ball when Aaron Donald, a player for the Los Angeles Rams, hit Brees, causing him to tear a ligament in his thumb and put him out for six weeks. Drew Brees had a successful surgery yesterday on his thumb. His post on Instagram informed fans about his thumb and also appreciating his wife for being there by his side on her birthday.

Another very upsetting injury was Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will have elbow surgery. Pittsburgh fans are very upset with this because Ben never gets hurt; therefore, Pittsburgh fans gave him the nickname “Big Ben.” The Steelers have been facing obstacles all year, and now they have an even bigger one. 

  On the bright side, the Baltimore Ravens have had a phenomenal first two games as they have won both games comfortably. Lamar Jackson, the quarterback for the Ravens, has been teasing his haters for calling him a running back. He has thrown very well this season and has carried the Ravens to their wins. In all of his interviews, he has been making comments like, “not too bad for a running back” and has been snickering about it. Raven fans are expecting a good season this year.

Just two weeks into the NFL season and there have been a lot of ups and downs. Some might say that this is going to be a rough season. The Chicago Bears have had lots of ups and downs for years and they have played well for the past year when they got a new quarterback and star linebacker. Although last year their kicker screwed them over on a few games because he couldn’t make field goals. Week 2 of this NFL season changed as the Chicago Bears kicker, Eddy Piñeiro, kicked a massive 53-yard field goal with one second left in the fourth quarter to beat the Denver Broncos.

 Much has happened and the fans are waiting for more as the season keeps going. Fans are heading into week 3 with their heads held high and hopes to the sky.