And kickoff weekend was not kind to the two participants of Super Bowl 56: the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, both of whom lost their games, nor was it kind to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
On the flip side, all four rookie head coaches who were making their debuts won their games.
And, a pair of AFC West quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert got off to blazing hot starts.
Though quarterback victories aren't the most reliable of stats, Tom Brady — again — has topped the Dallas Cowboys
In games in which he has started in his career, he is now a perfect 7-0 against the Cowboys, with five of those coming when he was a Patriot.
Of course, Brady doesn't do it alone in the games he wins against Dallas. On Sunday, Tampa Bay's defense stifled last year's No. 1 scoring offense.