Colin Maruscsak, Staff Writer |
Week two of football has come to an end, and it appears that this season should be interesting come playoff time and in the meantime, we can expect to see some great games. With plenty of upsets and outright dominant performances, we can expect to see some interesting games throughout the next few weeks.
One of the most notable games this week was the New England Patriots versus the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots looked unstoppable against their division rival, winning 43-0. Tom Brady had a fantastic day, throwing for 26 yards with two throwing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. The Dolphins threw four interceptions split among two quarterbacks, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen. The Dolphins could not get any offensive momentum as indicated by the score line. With this the Patriots moved to 2-0 and will look to take control of their division next week against the New York Jets while the Dolphins look to get their first win against the Dallas Cowboys.
Week two also presented us with a New York showdown between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills. The Bills managed an impressive 28-14 victory scoring three rushing touchdowns. Josh Allen, along with a rushing touchdown of his own, threw for 253 yards and had one passing touchdown. Saquon Barkley for the New York Giants had a strong outing, rushing for 107 yards and had one rushing touchdown. The Bills look to continue their undefeated streak this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Giants have started 0-2 six out of the last seven years but will look to earn their first win of the season with Daniel Jones taking over the starting quarterback role against the Buccaneers.
One close game this week was the Jacksonville Jaguars versus the Houston Texans. The game ended with a score of 13-12 with the Texans managing to squeeze out their first win of the season. Deshaun Watson had the Texans only touchdown after scrambling into the end zone. Houston will try and establish themselves as a dominant team this season against the San Diego Chargers next week.
Another close game this week was the Seattle Seahawks versus the Pittsburg Steelers. The Seahawks managed to hold on for a 28-26 victory in the steel city. Russell Wilson had a strong performance throwing for three passing touchdowns and 300 passing yards. The Seahawks face off against the New Orleans Saints next week who will go into the game without their starting quarterback, Drew Brees. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left this past Sunday’s game early due to an elbow injury and will be sidelined for the remainder of this year.
Patrick Mahomes showed his passing dominance again against the Oakland Raiders, leading Kansas City to a 28-10 victory. Mahomes threw for 443 yards and had four passing touchdowns against the Raiders defense. The Raiders on the other hand had a hard time getting the ball moving with Derek Carr only having 198 yards with one passing touchdown and two interceptions. The Chiefs offense is soaring, but they will be going up against the strong defense of the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, while Oakland square up against the Minnesota Vikings.
Overall, last week indicated which teams remain offensive powerhouses and which teams are falling apart already, so look forward to seeing how each of these teams develop in the coming weeks and see if there are any trends developing from years prior that could give us a good indicator as to who will be a strong playoff team come the postseason.