NFL Week 2 scores yielded interesting results. But the NFL Week 2 scores yielded more interesting standings, since the NFL Week 2 scores proved that Week 1 wasn’t a fluke for some teams. Currently, the Cowboys and Vikings are 0-2, while the Dolphins, Texans, Chiefs, Bears and Buccaneers are 2-0. As for those at 1-1, the Jets, Colts, Chargers, Eagles and Bengals are relieved by it, while the Patriots, Giants, Ravens and Titans are very disappointed. The NFL Week 2 scores only helped to paint a surprising, rollercoaster picture in the early going of this season.
The day started with surprises early on, with the Cowboys falling to the Bears, 27-21, and the Vikings losing to the Dolphins, 14-10. Miami and Chicago are actually unbeaten, as Dallas and Minnesota are a combined 0-4. As such, the hot seat has already fallen on Brett Favre, Tony Romo, Brad Childress and Wade Phillips.
The NFL Week 2 scores yielded other unlikely 2-0 teams besides the Dolphins and Bears. The Chiefs stayed perfect with a 16-14 win over the Browns, while the Bucs took down the Panthers, 20-7. The Steelers might not have been expected to start well without Ben Roethlisberger, yet their defense dominated again to beat the Titans, 19-11.
The highest of the NFL Week 2 scores early on was in Detroit, as the Eagles and Lions’ backups were in a shootout. The Eagles’ Michael Vick got the better of it early on, which was enough to hold off the Lions, 35-32. With that, the new quarterback controversy in Philadelphia has gotten no easier.
The early part of the schedule ended with the Packers blowing out the Bills, 34-7, the Falcons slaughtering the Cardinals by 41-7, and the Bengals getting a needed win over the Ravens, 15-10. Later in the day, the team that the Ravens beat last Monday night also got a big, bounce back victory.
The biggest statement in the NFL Week 2 scores was made by the Jets, as they ended an ugly week by defeating the Patriots, 28-14. Despite a Darrelle Revis injury, the Jets’ offense led them to a comeback, with Tom Brady shut down after his big performance against the Bengals.
Another notable outcome came in Washington, as the 2-0 Texans rallied from 17 points down to beat the Redskins in overtime, 30-27. Matt Schaub nearly threw for 500 yards, and overcame Donovan McNabb’s 400+ yard game.
The other late NFL Week 2 scores were largely blowouts, aside from the Raiders’ 16-14 victory over the Rams. The Broncos beat the Seahawks, 31-14, the Chargers recovered with a 38-13 win over the Jaguars, and the Colts ended the Manning Bowl early with a 38-14 triumph against the Giants.
Eyebrows are already being raised over those who are starting well, and those who are in an early hole. The last of the NFL Week 2 scores can put the NFC West favored 49ers in a hole, as they try to get their first win against the defending champion Saints.
NFL.com- “NFL Scores 2010 – Week 2”
Yahoo Sports- “2010 NFL Regular Season Standings”