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2015: Titans 42, Buccaneers 14

In his first career start, this Titans quarterback threw four touchdown passes to torch the Bucs:
Marcus Mariota
90.2%
Jake Locker
3.2%
Charlie Whitehurst
1.5%
Vince Young
2.9%
2019 Ravens 59, Dolphins 10

Ravens starter Lamar Jackson went 17-20 for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns, but Baltimore was so far ahead by the 4th quarter that they brought in this former Washington starter and he went 6-6 for 55 yards and another TD:
Robert Griffin III
89.3%
Kirk Cousins
3.3%
Colt McCoy
5.6%
Mark Sanchez
1.7%
2017: Rams 46, Colts 9

This Rams quarterback, making his first opening week start, threw for 306 yards in a blowout of the Colts:
Jared Goff
88.8%
Case Keenum
4.5%
Nick Foles
3.4%
Austin Davis
2%
2018: Ravens 47, Bills 3

The Bills pulled starter Nathan Peterman when he had a quarterback rating of 0.0, and replaced him with this 1st round draft choice, who was playing in his first NFL game:
Josh Allen
85.4%
Tyrod Taylor
6.3%
E.J. Manuel
5.5%
J.P. Losman
2.6%
2003: 49ers 49, Bears 7

San Francisco was led to victory by this starting quarterback who threw for two TDs and ran for another:
Jeff Garcia
71%
Steve Young
15.6%
Joe Montana
3.3%
John Brodie
2.1%
1994: 49ers 44, Raiders 14

The Bay Area brawl went to San Francisco this year as the 49ers were led by 308 yards and 4 TDs from this quarterback:
Steve Young
70.3%
Joe Montana
9.6%
Steve Bono
2.3%
Elvis Grbac
2.5%
1992: Bills 40, Rams 7

The early '90s Buffalo juggernaut was so good that Jim Kelly was replaced early by this back-up quarterback:
Frank Reich
65.1%
Todd Collins
7.5%
Alex Van Pelt
8.1%
Gale Gilbert
3.6%
1973: Falcons 62, Saints 7

The Saints were thoroughly embarrassed in the worst defensive opening week performance of the modern NFL era. But the defense wasn't helped by this starting quarterback who threw five interceptions:
Archie Manning
63.8%
Bobby Scott
5.5%
Billy Kilmer
5.6%
Larry Cipa
4.9%
2011: Bills 41, Chiefs 7

112 yards rushing from this back powered the Bills to an opening day blowout of Kansas City:
Fred Jackson
55.8%
O.J. Simpson
2.2%
LeSean McCoy
34.3%
Thurman Thomas
3.2%
1978: Cowboys 38, Colts 0

For the first and only time on this list of opening week blowouts, a back had 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving. The feat was pulled off by this Dallas stalwart:
Tony Dorsett
55.3%
Emmitt Smith
9.1%
Herschel Walker
11.1%
Calvin Hill
5.2%
2007: Colts 41, Saints 10

115 yards and two touchdown catches from this receiver helped power Indianapolis to an opening day romp:
Reggie Wayne
52.8%
Marvin Harrison
31.9%
T.Y. Hilton
6.1%
Dallas Clark
2.1%
2008 Eagles 38, Rams 3

This Philly QB threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns to power the Eagles to a blowout of the Rams:
Donovan McNabb
52.3%
Michael Vick
25%
Nick Foles
7.2%
Kevin Kolb
10%
1999: Jaguars 41, 49ers 3

The biggest opening day win in Jacksonville's short history was led by this receiver's 139 yards:
Jimmy Smith
50.3%
Keenan McCardell
28.9%
Kyle Brady
3.8%
Damon Jones
7.4%
1998: Seahawks 38, Eagles 0

Two touchdowns and 148 yards from this wide receiver lead Seattle to a romp over the Eagles:
Joey Galloway
50.1%
Brian Blades
6.2%
Bobby Engram
14.3%
Steve Largent
17.4%
1985: Steelers 45, Colts 3

Three quarterbacks would start for Pittsburgh in this year, but on opening day, it was this QB who threw for five touchdowns in a rout of Indianapolis:
Mark Malone
38%
David Woodley
12.4%
Scott Campbell
9.7%
Terry Bradshaw
21.8%
1981: Chargers 44, Browns 14

Dan Fouts threw for 375 yards in the blowout win for San Diego, but this Cleveland quarterback had 330 yards of his own:
Brian Sipe
35.4%
Paul McDonald
4.9%
Bernie Kosar
34.3%
Vinny Testaverde
6.6%
1976: Vikings 40, Saints 9

Not only did this versatile player have 100 yards receiving for Minnesota but he produced two rushing touchdowns to go with two receiving ones:
Chuck Foreman
32.2%
Bill Brown
8.2%
Ted Brown
9.9%
Ahmad Rashad
30%
1989: Browns 51, Steelers 0

Pittsburgh would get their revenge 10 years later, but on this day the Steel Curtain couldn't overcome three interceptions from the arm of this quarterback:
Bubby Brister
31.4%
Todd Blackledge
13.9%
Mark Malone
14.6%
Neil O'Donnell
23.2%
1991: Redskins 45, Lions 0

How bad were the Lions on this opening day? This starting QB for Detroit finished with a QB rating of 7.0:
Rodney Peete
27.3%
Erik Kramer
16.6%
Andre Ware
19.6%
Scott Mitchell
20.3%
2012: Ravens 44, Bengals 13

Bengals were blown out despite 91 yards and a touchdown from this running back:
BenJarvus Green-Ellis
26.1%
Corey Dillon
8.9%
Cedric Benson
19.4%
Jeremy Hill
42.4%
1970: Lions 40, Packers 0

Bart Starr went down early for the Packers and was replaced by this back-up quarterback:
Don Horn
23.5%
Zeke Bratkowski
27.6%
Tobin Rote
10.8%
John Hadl
17.8%
1995: Dolphins 52, Jets 14

The Dolphins offensive explosion was led by this wide receiver's 110 yards and two touchdowns:
Irving Fryar
23.3%
Mark Duper
11.8%
Mark Clayton
22.7%
O.J. McDuffie
27.8%
1975: Redskins 41, Saints 3

Washington rolled to victory at the start of the 1975 season behind four touchdown passes from this quarterback (who would throw only 23 TDs all season):
Billy Kilmer
20.4%
Randy Johnson
4.1%
Joe Theismann
34.5%
Sonny Jurgensen
21%
1987: Buccaneers 48, Falcons 10

How good was Tampa Bay on this day? This starting quarterback threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns:
Steve DeBerg
19%
Steve Young
10.4%
Vinny Testaverde
46.4%
Joe Ferguson
6.7%
2000: Eagles 41, Cowboys 14

In his final season, Troy Aikman was injured on opening day and replaced by this veteran quarterback:
Randall Cunningham
18.1%
Vinny Testaverde
36.9%
Drew Bledsoe
28.7%
Bernie Kosar
7.8%
1997: Jets 41, Seahawks 3

Seattle is on the short end this time as Warren Moon and this quarterback both throw 21 passes in a pathetic effort for the Seahawks:
John Friesz
12.8%
John Kitna
32.5%
Warren Moon
5.9%
Rick Mirer
35.6%
1999 Steelers 43, Browns 0

Cleveland's return to the NFL was hardly triumphant as this quarterback fell flat in his first start for the team:
Ty Detmer
9.2%
Tim Couch
68.3%
Vinny Testaverde
6.9%
Kelly Holcomb
5.1%

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