A pair of NFC teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys, provided plenty of fireworks in Thursday’s opener for the NFL season, but most of the drama in Sunday’s Week 1 slate came from teams expected to contend in the AFC.

The Cleveland Browns went into Kansas City and gave the Chiefs a stern test before Patrick Mahomes and Co. pulled out a late win, and the Pittsburgh Steelers staged a comeback in Buffalo for a key win against the Bills. The Miami Dolphins took an early lead in the AFC East by surviving a close battle with the host New England Patriots and spoiling the debut of quarterback Mac Jones. Two other first-round quarterbacks making starts, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence and the New York Jets’ Zach Wilson, endured rude welcomes to the NFL in losses to, respectively, the Houston Texans and Sam Darnold-led Carolina Panthers, while third overall pick Trey Lance played a role in helping his San Francisco 49ers take a big lead and hold off the Detroit Lions.

Other teams which took sizable leads and cruised to comfortable road wins included the Philadelphia Eagles, over the Atlanta Falcons, the Arizona Cardinals, over the Tennessee Titans, and the Seattle Seahawks, over the Indianapolis Colts. The biggest rout of the day was enjoyed by the New Orleans Saints, who didn’t let the fact that their home game was moved to Jacksonville prevent them from trouncing defending NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Also getting their seasons off to happy starts were a trio of AFC teams: the Cincinnati Bengals, over the Minnesota Vikings, the Denver Broncos, over the New York Giants, and the Los Angeles Chargers, over the Washington Football Team.