Week 1 always throws us a few curveballs, and this year's slate of opening games certainly had its fair share of surprises. There were top-ranked defenses that disappointed -- like Houston -- and there were teams that produced unexpected results -- like Jacksonville.
But amidst the surprises, there were a number of teams that performed close to our expectation.
If you followed this column last week, we highlighted the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, and Atlanta Falcons. Of those three, the Rams (1st) and Bills (11th) both finished inside the top-12. Unfortunately, the Falcons finished 15th, but that wasn't an outcome that crushed your opportunity to win in Week 1.
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