As I wrote on Thursday week, the second week of the NFL season got underway with the Wednesday Night Football divisional showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs defeated the Chargers 27-24 in an all-out battle.
We witnessed more one-possession matches in Week 2. Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa played a rousing game against the Baltimore Ravens, while Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown was in elite company. Both New York football teams even won during the same day!
Week 2 Scores
New York Giants defeat the Carolina Panthers 19 – 16.
New York Jets defeat the Cleveland Browns 31 – 30
New England Patriots defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 17 – 14
Jacksonville Jaguars defeat the Indianapolis Colts 24 – 1
Miami Dolphins defeat the Baltimore Ravens 42-38
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the New Orleans Saints 20 – 10
Detroit Lions defeat the Washington Commanders 36 27
San Francisco 49ers defeat the Seattle Seahawks 27 – 7
Los Angeles Rams defeat the Atlanta Falcons 31 – 27
Arizona Cardinals defeat the Las Vegas Raiders 29-23 (OT)
Denver Broncos defeat the Houston Texans 16-9
Dallas Cowboys defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17
The AFC West remains the most competitive division, but there are plenty of good teams in the league this year, and who would think that the Giants could start with a 2-0 start?
The Cardinals and Raiders played back and forth until the close. In overtime, the Cardinals did not make the most of their possession. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw an incompletion that was close to being caught by the Cardinals defense. Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow fumbled twice; after the second one and the third fumble, the Cardinals were able to recover it and return the ball to score the touchdown.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had 36 completions on 50 passes 4,69 yards of six touchdowns and two interceptions
Commanding quarterback Carson Wentz – 30 completions on 46 pass attempt, 337 yards of thrown with three touchdowns and one interception
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson led the league in rushing yards for Week 2 with 9 carries for 119 yards, and one touchdown
Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey – 15 carries with 102 yards of rushing
Dolphins Wide receiver Tyreek Hill 11 receptions, 190 receiving yards, and two touchdowns
Dolphins Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle – 11 receptions 171 yards of receiving yards, and two touchdowns
Lions wide receiver, Amon-Ra Saint. Brown ended up playing with 9 receptions with 116 yards, two touchdowns and two carries for the 68 yards he rushed for. St. Brown became the third player in NFL history to score eight or more receptions in eight consecutive games. He was also the only athlete in NFL history to complete an entire game with two touchdowns, 100 yards receiving and 50 running yards. The future looks bright for the young wide receiver.
Week 2 begins this Sunday Night Football as the Chicago Bears travel to Lambeau Field to face off against their divisional opponent, the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers looks to bounce back against a team he is familiar with.
On Monday night, there is a double game. Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills play Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans. In addition, Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles will host Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings in the second game on Monday. We'll provide a report for these games as well.
The current season could prove to be among the toughest years that we've ever seen in our time.