Lions' early lead disappears quickly
•SAN DIEGO 33, DETROIT 28: The host Chargers scored 30 unanswered points to erase an 18-point second-quarter deficit and spoiled the Lions' season opener. "The fact of the matter is, we didn't play well," Detroit coach Jim Caldwell said after his team blew a 21-3 lead. Philip Rivers completed 35 of 42 passes for 404 yards and threw touchdowns of 12 yards to Stevie Johnson and 13 yards to tight end Ladarius Green in the second half for San Diego. The Lions, who gave up the second-fewest yards and third-fewest points in the NFL last year, gave up 483 total yards Sunday.
• TENNESSEE 42, TAMPA BAY 14: Marcus Mariota made it look easy, throwing four touchdown passes and outplaying No. 1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston to lead the Titans over the host Buccaneers. The highly anticipated debut for the rookie quarterbacks was one-sided from the start, not unlike many of Mariota's dazzling performances in college at Oregon. The 2014 Heisman winner threw for 209 yards without an interception to join Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton as the only players to throw four or more TD passes in their first NFL game. Winston, the 2013 Heisman winner, did something rare, too, becoming the first QB since Brett Favre in 1991 to have his first NFL pass intercepted and returned for a TD.
• MIAMI 17, WASHINGTON 10: Jarvis Landry returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown with 10:22 left to give the Dolphins their first lead against the host Redskins. Landry's score broke open a tight game in which Washington amassed more yards and dominated time of possession, but could not pull away.
• CAROLINA 20, JACKSONVILLE 9: Josh Norman returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Panthers did just enough offensively to beat the host Jaguars. Carolina managed only 263 yards in winning its second consecutive opener.