Week 2 of the NFL season is in the books, and there have been wild ends and surprising results all over the NFL. We don’t have a new obituary at the start of the season, so let’s go straight to the hierarchy.
16) Cheetahs (0-2): Matt Rolle was a good college coach, and it makes sense:
The Panthers have lost nine straight games, the longest losing streak in the NFL. it is time.
Last week: 15
15) Seahawks (1-1): The Seahawks earned a blocked field goal for TD against Niners Week 1. Otherwise, they would have dominated both sides of the ball against a team that lost the quarterback of the season in the first quarter of that game. “Bad O, Bad D” sounds like a bad combination:
They are a sneaky contender for the #1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Last week: 11
14) Falcons (0-2)The Falcons showed some fanfare in the first two weeks of the season. In the first week, they squandered their 16-point lead against the Saints, but at least they looked like a competent team until late in that game. In Week 2, they made a comeback that made quite a scare in the Rams after being late 31-10 at some point.
Kyle Bates was strange not to show up yet. He has 4 catches for 38 yards on 10 goals so far this season. Compare that to Dallas Goedert, for example, who has 142 yards on the same number of goals.
Last week: 16
13) Bears (1-1): Nine singles NFL players have as many receptions through two games as Justin Fields completed (15). The Bears’ rating above three teams says everything you need to know about how bad NFC’s basement is.
Last week: 12
12) Leaders (1-1): lol…
Leaders ceded 36 points for the second week and Jared Gough.
Washington midfielder Chase Rollier is at risk of missing out on the rest of the season due to the severity of his knee injury, according to the source. Surgery is a viable option but a second opinion is coming. as such Tweet embed Note, short range IR is a minimum.
– Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 19, 2022
Rollier is good. big loss.
last week 8
11) Cardinals (1-1): If I were running an NFL franchise, I wouldn’t want to marry Kyler Murray for $230 million, but there’s no doubt he’s talented, and his frenetic style of play is fun to watch.
The Cardinals as a team had lost energy most of the time off-season, feeling a bit like their season could quickly go to the toilet. We’ll see if their crazy comeback on the Raiders can give them some positive momentum.
Last week: 14
10) Cowboys (1-1): Perhaps dancing on a cowboy grave was a bit premature. Dallas reminded everyone on Sunday that their defense is still good, and Micah Parsons is a star player. Any victory they could steal until the return of Dak Prescott is huge for their 2022 playoff hopes, and the ouster of the AFC champions was clearly an unexpected one.
Let’s say for the sake of argument that in a best-case scenario, Prescott could return the seventh week against the Lions. Cowboys have the following list of games:
• WEEK THREE: IN THE GIANTS
• Fourth week: Leaders
• Fifth week: In Ramez
• Sixth week: In the Eagles
They should be pretty underdogs in L.A. and Philly, but those other two NFC East Weeks 3 and 4 games are very winnable.
Last week: 10
9) black (1-1)The Lions and Chiefs are tied at the top of the league with 71 points scored in two weeks. Does anyone see that coming? In the second week, the Lions had a 22-0 lead at halftime over the leaders, and every time Washington had a one-point lead, the Lions answered with points of their own. On a day when teams across the league made significant progress, the Lions held their ground, and won because of it.
Oh and D’Andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown are both very good.
Last week: 13
8) Giants (2-0): The Giants’ win at Tennessee Week 1 doesn’t look that impressive after I embarrassed the Bills Titans on Monday night. The G-men weren’t quite as impressive in their victory over the Panthers either, especially in attack.
But … the results are the results, the Giants 2-0. As the season approached, they had the worst record in the NFL since 2017. That no longer holds true. 🍾
Last week: 9
7) Saints (1-1)James Winston vs. Bucs throw chart:
If you notice that Winston was 1 for 8 with 2 IQs on throws over 25 yards (there’s a red dot just below the field cut off from the top of the picture), and a lot of those throws were road off the mark. Winston reportedly suffered four fractures to his back.
James Winston plays four fractures in his back today from L1 to L4. Playing in a lot of pain with extra padding to protect the area but still playing Tweet embed
– JayGlazer September 18 2022
I’m not a doctor, but maybe he shouldn’t be playing with four fractures in his back? No doubt Winston was affected by this, and if he couldn’t throw the field effectively, his best qualities would be nullified.
Last week: 6
6) Vikings (1-1): As mentioned above, it’s probably too early to write off the Cowboys. Likewise, it was absurd to pretend that a team led by Kirk Cousins was some kind of juggernaut. The second week was a reality check for Minnie.
Last week: 5
5) 49ers (1-1): While losing Trey Lance this season is a devastating long-term blow for the Niners, they are a rare team that can withstand this kind of injury and remain competitive in the short term.
Finding out if Trey Lance is good has been delayed for another year.
Last week: 7
4) Ramez (1-1): The Rams were blown up the first week, and they almost blasted a home match against the Fantastic Week 2 Falcons.
Matthew Stafford threw five interceptions. It would be worrying if we didn’t already know that he was a studded midfielder. Take last season, for example:
• Weeks 1-8: Stafford threw 22 TDs for 4 INTs, posting a QB rating of 118.0. His name is being floated as an MVP candidate.
• Weeks 9-12: The Rams lose three times in a row, with Stafford throwing 5 TDs for 5 INTs.
• Weeks 13-15: Stafford is back on track. 10 TDs for 1 INTs, and the Rams win 3 times in a row.
• Weeks 16-18: Stafford struggled to end the season by throwing 6 TDs to 7 INTs. The Rams are lucky to win two of those last three games anyway.
• Playoffs: Stafford is excellent, the Rams win the Super Bowl.
In other words, you never get too high or too low on this Rams.
Last week: 2
3) bundles (1-1): The Packers’ ideal formula this season may be to lean on Aaron Jones. Against the Bears, Jones had 15 carts for 132 yards and a TD, to go along with 3 grabs for 38 yards and a TD.
They have a good defence, a good defensive attack, and a centre-back that he never turns over. Will Aaron Rodgers accept a role handing over to these two other entities?
Last week: 3
2) The Eagles (2-0): Monday night was a statement match in front of a national audience. The Eagles have a loaded roster and a quarterback who clearly made huge strides from Year Two to Year Three. They can win in attack in a variety of ways, and there’s a plausible enough argument that as the season progresses, defense – with its fair share of new pieces added to the mix – can continue to quell and thwart opposing offenses.
This is shaping up to be a fun season for Eagles fans.
Last week: 4
1) Pirates (2-0): It’s funny how Mike Evans hates Marshawn Lattimore.
Mike Evans and Marshawn Lattimore have gone to it three times over the years.
Evans was suspended one game for what happened in 2017 – so a suspension again wouldn’t come as a surprise.
Here’s a video of all three fights.pic.twitter.com/dRiCVN5WhE
– Ari Mirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 19, 2022
Anyway, Tom Brady finally got a normal win of the season over the Saints, but that was because of Buck’s defense. If your quarterback is flawed when facing the Bucs, Todd Bowles has a knack for exposing weaknesses.
Last week: 1
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