Among the big winners in Week 1? The NFL itself

The 2020 NFL season kicked off on schedule, and many are optimistic the season will continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There remain many hurdles to clear.



September 15, 2020 - 10:36 AM

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez / Minneapolis Star Tribune / TNS

There’s a lot that can be said about an opening NFL week that featured a little of everything — except, perhaps, the positive COVID-19 tests that everyone feared most.

There was plenty of football, played at a surprisingly high level considering the circumstances. Plenty of protests, too, though for the most part they seemed subdued in mostly empty stadiums.

There was a dazzling new $5 billion stadium in Los Angeles getting rave reviews in prime time Sunday night. Two of the greatest quarterbacks of their time dueled each other in New Orleans.

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