Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 1
Depth Chart Watch: Fallout From Week 1

This article is part of our Depth Chart Watch series.

The first week of NFL action is finally in the books, and it was a wild ride, starting with the Chiefs out-Patriots-ing the Patriots and finishing with Monday night's impressive (but ultimately failed) comeback attempt by the Chargers.

In other news, pending the identification of a permanent replacement, this may be the final Depth Chart Watch of my RotoWire career, as I'll be stepping back into a much-reduced role that will liberate me to pursue other interests. I guess this is a happy day for all those who had complaints about my occasional injection of politically charged opinion.

Well, let's not sit around getting all sentimental. We've got depth charts to watch, after all.

QUARTERBACK

Cincinnati Bengals

I didn't think I'd be writing about Andy Dalton here for quite a while yet, especially in the absence of an injury, but here we are. The Bengals got shut out by Baltimore in Week 1 thanks to Dalton putting together one of the worst passing performances in recent memory – 16-for-31 for 170 yards, four interceptions and a fumble. It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Backup AJ McCarron isn't yet threatening to take his job away, but a change could happen sooner than you'd think if Dalton can't steady the ship in due time.

Cleveland Browns

DeShone Kizer showed us both the good and the bad in his NFL regular-season debut, going 20-for-30 for 222 yards, a touchdown and an interception; he also got sacked seven times because

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Andrew Fiorentino
Managing hockey editor, talent wrangler, football columnist, FSWA's 2015 fantasy hockey writer of the year. Twitter: @akfiorentino
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