Numerous Upsets Headline A Crazy Week 2 In The NFL

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Like we discussed in last week’s overreaction articles (winners and losers), people like to jump to crazy conclusions after one week of football. But if there’s anything we learned with Week 2 complete, it’s that there is still plenty of time for teams to show their true colors. Let’s take a look at the biggest thing(s) we learned from each game this week.

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Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Wrist StretchPeyton Manning is still better than Brock Osweiler. Despite lacking the ability to throw the ball further than 15 yards, there will be no quarterback controversy in Denver this season.
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New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills
Wrist StretchTom Brady is still an elite quarterback, and the only person he hates more than Roger Goodell is Rex Ryan.
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Tennessee Titans vs. Cleveland Browns
Wrist StretchMarcus Mariota will not finish his NFL career undefeated, and Johnny Manziel is less terrible than Merril Hoge claims.
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Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants
Wrist StretchJulio Jones cannot be stopped, and the Giants need to be up at least 14 with 30 seconds left to win a game.
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Houston Texans vs. Carolina Panthers
Wrist StretchRyan Mallett managed to make Cam Newton look efficient, and the Texans seem no better off after the decision to bench Brian Hoyer. Also, the Carolina Panthers are the worst team in the league that is still undefeated.
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St. Louis Rams vs. Washington Redskins
Wrist StretchThe St. Louis Rams are still the St. Louis Rams. There’s no need to anoint them title contenders after their win over Seattle, as the inevitable 6-10 Redskins reminded us that St. Louis will finish 8-8.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
Wrist StretchJameis Winston is not the next JaMarcus Russell, and Drew Brees needs Jimmy Graham as badly as Jimmy Graham needs Drew Brees.
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Arizona Cardinals vs. Chicago Bears
Wrist StretchThe Arizona Cardinals might be the best team in the NFC West with a rejuvenated Carson Palmer-Larry Fitzgerald duo. The Bears are undoubtedly the worst defense in the NFL, and now have Jimmy Clausen at quarterback to try and keep the defense off the field. Seattle might beat the Bears 70-0 in Week 3.
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Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
Wrist StretchThe Vikings are a better team when Peterson gets 29 carries (Week 2) instead of 10 (Week 1). Who would’ve known?
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Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Wrist StretchSo much for this being the year the Dolphins challenge the New England Patriots for the AFC East crown. After barely scraping out a win against the Redskins and then losing to the Jags, Dolphins fans might be happy with their typical 8-8 season.
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Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Wrist StretchAnother game, and another devastating injury for the Cowboys. Replacing Tony Romo with Brandon Weeden might go as terribly as Sam Bradford taking over for Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez. It’s almost time to panic in Philly.
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San Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Wrist StretchBengals fans aren’t talking about how terrible Andy Dalton is yet, so he’s obviously playing pretty well. We’ll see how long that lasts.
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San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Wrist StretchSan Francisco’s secondary looked so bad that three more 49ers on defense contemplated retirement. Either the Steelers have the greatest offense in NFL history, or the 49ers are headed for a 5-11 season like we all thought before the season started. My guess is the latter.
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Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders
Wrist StretchYou would think scoring 33 points against the Raiders would be enough to win, but you can’t underestimate how bad the Ravens defense is. Giving up 37 points to the Oakland Raiders, it may be time to bring back Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers
Wrist StretchJimmy Graham misses New Orleans, and the Seattle Seahawks miss Kam Chancellor. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers appear unbeatable at Lambeau Field.
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New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts
Wrist StretchThe Jets look great, and Fitzpatrick’s strong start is the latest component to the hilarious story of Geno Smith’s career. The Colts have been a little less impressive through two weeks. The signings of Frank Gore and Andre Johnson have been so bad that it leaves Colts fans wishing to have Trent Richardson and Reggie Wayne back on the team.
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