RIGHT NOWThe ageless Philip Rivers has two touchdown passes against Indianapolis at halftime.
The N.F.L. began its 100th season with a defensive slugfest between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears on Thursday night that reminded people a bit too much of what football looked like 100 years ago. There should be quite a bit more offense on Sunday. Come back here all day for highlights, injuries, top performances and (presumably) even more drama from Antonio Brown.
Chargers Rolling at Home
Philip Rivers had passing touchdowns in the first and second quarters and has the Los Angeles Chargers leading Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts by 17-6 at halftime.
Rivers, 37, is starting his 16th season in style, with touchdown passes to Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler. That has helped offset the absence of Melvin Gordon, the Chargers’ star running back, who is holding out in a salary dispute with the team (he is expected to return, regardless of his contract status, by Week 8.) Without Gordon, Ekeler and Justin Jackson have combined to rush for 58 yards.
Brissett, who steps in for the retired Andrew Luck, completed 12 of 14 passes in the half for 112 yards, and connected with T.Y. Hilton for a 4-yard touchdown late in the first quarter, but the Colts were hurt by Adam Vinatieri, the team’s veteran kicker, missing both an extra point and a 46-yard field-goal attempt in the half.