In the opening week of the NFL, special teams play separated the winners from the losers.

Cleveland Browns Rookie K Cade York hit a 58-yarder at the death to beat CAR on the road.

It is only Week 1 and specialists have already been called upon to win football games.

Main Takeaways:

  1. Close games: 6 out of the 16 Week 1 games were decided by a kick.
  2. Critical misses: kickers converted 3 of 11 game winning attempts (27.7%)
  3. Flip the field: JK Scott (LAC) averages 48.3 net yards in 5-point win over LV.

Tune into this weeks podcast to recap Week 1 of special teams in the NFL: