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Week 1 of the NFL season confirms Gardner Minshew is still good at football

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A year ago, Gardner Minshew got some surprise playing time in Week 1 and tore it up. Rinse and repeat.

Minshew led the Jaguars to a win against Indianapolis and in the process threw more touchdown passes than incompletion. The advanced NFL metrics confirm completing 19-of-20 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. I wasn’t kidding about the advanced metrics.

There is also this:

Ok just one highlight.

In the same game, Dezmon Patmon was inactive for the Colts.

Joe Dahl was back in the starting lineup at left guard for the Lions. Hercules Mata’afa got in on the action for the Vikings and finished with one tackle. Jalen Thompson started for the Cardinals and finished with one tackle in a win against San Francisco.

Frankie Luvu finished with three tackles on defense and an assisted tackle on special team.

Best of luck to the Cougs in Week 2.

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