NFL Week 1 is in the books, and the season began with a few surprises and great expectations.

First, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers setting off the Thursday Night Football schedule on Sept. 9.

The 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys let QB Dak Prescott know that the Bucs can repeat for another championship.

Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints rolled over the Green Bay Packers. The newly minted starter showed that not even a hurricane or the pressure to be the next Drew Brees would stop his flow.

“Who Dat” nation served a 38-3 whupping on the cheese pack with Winston throwing five touchdowns.

We compiled this and more in OFF THE BENCH. Jay Corbin talks Week 1 and more.


Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. RhettĀ hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.