2017 NFL Week 2 Recap

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants calls a play in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Lions 24
Giants 10 Eli Manning is a lot of things…but Aaron Rodgers he is not. Three years after A-Rod’s famous R-E-L-A-X line, the Giants offense has gone eight straight games without surpassing 20 points and Eli’s answer seems likely to leave Giants fans blue in the face. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Abbie Parr)
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson scores past Los Angeles Rams strong safety Maurice Alexander during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Redskins 27
Rams 20 This game won’t send any trinkets to Sean McVay’s “I Love Me Room”; Chris Thompson looked like the second coming of Darren Sproles and the ‘Skins continued this interesting trend in the four years of the Jay Gruden Era: Week 1: 0-4 record, scoring 42 points combined.  Week 2: 3-1 record, scoring 115 points combined. It’ll be hard to stick with this newfound dedication to the run with Rob Kelley looking likely to miss some time, but this performance has me thinking the ‘Skins have a chance to ball control their way to a primetime upset of the Raiders. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) (AP/Kelvin Kuo)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons stands on the field prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Packers 23
Falcons 34 Here are some of the new amenities in the shiny, new Mercedes-Benz (Stadium): -A high powered (offensive) engine -A defense that puts the anti-lock breaks on opposing QBs -Heated seats (for Packers coach Mike McCarthy) (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Kevin C. Cox)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17:  Nose tackle Domata Peko #94 and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis #99 of the Denver Broncos tackle running back Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Cowboys 17
Broncos 42 Lightning struck twice in Denver: Dak Prescott entered this game with only four career interceptions but threw two to the Broncos (including a historic 103-yard Pick 6 to Aqib Talib) and Ezekiel Elliott was held to a career-worst eight yards on nine carries. Not every team has the horses to corral Dallas’ dynamic duo but Denver may have laid the blueprint to keep them in check. By the way…a week after becoming the Cowboys’ all-time leader in receiving yardage, Jason Witten is now the franchise leader in games played at 225. Call me crazy, but all this just shows me is that Witten’s best attribute is unspectacular longevity. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Justin Edmonds)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver Paul Richardson #10 of the Seattle Seahawks beats cornerback Rashard Robinson #33 of the San Francisco 49ers to score a 9 yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on September 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
49ers 9
Seahawks 12 It took eight quarters…but Seattle’s offense finally has a touchdown. The Seahawks better pack more than 21 points for their trip to Tennessee or else Week 3 is gonna be uglier than their throwback unis. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Stephen Brashear)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Michael Crabtree #15 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates with Marshall Newhouse #73 and he Crabtree scored a touchdown against the New York Jets at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Jets 20
Raiders 45 Oakland is off to their first 2-0 start since 2002 and New York is still on track for the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Nothing to see here, folks. Well…on the field, anyway. On the sideline, however… (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback DeShone Kizer #7 of the Cleveland Browns gets off a pass while being tackled by outside linebacker Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Browns 10
Ravens 24 Baltimore is now 6-0 against rookie QBs in the John Harbaugh Era, averaging double digit victories while forcing the rookies into 10 interceptions and allowing just three touchdowns. If that doesn’t impress you, consider the historical context of what this Ravens defense is doing; they just became the second team in the last 25 seasons to record at least five takeaways in each of the first two games of the season and have as many takeaways as points allowed this season (10). This unit is legit but they’d better reschedule that DNA test to see if Baltimore’s offense has what it takes to overcome the loss of Marshall Yanda. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Carr)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17:  Jerry Hughes #55 of the Buffalo Bills sacks Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Bills 3
Panthers 9 Carolina allowed their QB to get sacked twice as often as they scored (six sacks, only three scoring drives) on a day when Christian McCaffrey had just 10 yards on eight carries. Ron Rivera needs to worry less about his batteries and more about fixing the NFL’s worst 2-0 team before they have to face a good team. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Grant Halverson)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 17:  Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts is tackled by Justin Bethel #28, Haason Reddick #43 and Antoine Bethea #41 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Cardinals 16
Colts 13 (OT) I don’t know if Andrew Luck really wants out of Indy but could you blame him if he does? After watching Jacoby Brissett take four sacks I can’t imagine there’s a QB that actually wants to be the next Colts crash test dummy. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Michael Reaves)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 17:  Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks to pass the football during the first half of their game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on September 17, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images)
Titans 37
Jaguars 16 Funniest Fake-But-Probably-Kinda-True Stat of the Week: Blake Bortles throws darts just as badly as he throws footballs. (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Logan Bowles)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17:  Running back Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Eagles 20
Chiefs 27 Andy Reid beat his former team to lead this current team to a remarkable 24th win in his last 28 regular season games but the story of Kansas City’s season so far is Kareem Hunt; his five scrimmage TDs in his first two career games ties him for the second most in NFL history. Don’t sleep on this Chiefs offense — it’s starting to look explosive. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jamie Squire)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Patriots 36
Saints 20 The NFL’s first-ever matchup between two QBs with 400 career passing touchdowns each easily went to Tom Brady, whose 447 passing yards are the most in a game by a 40-year old QB in NFL history (joining Warren Moon as the only 40-somethings with a 400-yard, 3-TD game). Did Brady find the fountain of youth or simply pick apart a terrible Saints defense? (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chris Graythen)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Martavis Bryant #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates as he crosses the goal line for a 27-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Heinz Field on September 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Vikings 9
Steelers 26 Pittsburgh honored the late, great Dan Rooney before the game and did his memory justice by mercifully putting down the Sam Bradford-less Vikings. Just wait till this team actually gets a good game out of Le’Veon Bell… (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Justin K. Aller)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 17:  Quarterback Mike Glennon #8 of the Chicago Bears looks on from sidelines during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 17, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Bears 7
Bucs 29 In honor of Tampa Bay’s triumphant return to the field and Chicago’s refusal to actually play well on it, I’ll recap this game with a page from the Jameis Winston/Dr. Seuss playbook: A person’s a person, no matter how small.  Yes, even the Bears, who can’t win at all.  Will their opponents succeed? Yes they will indeed! It’s 98 3/4 percent guaranteed. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Brian Blanco)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins slips past free safety Tre Boston #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers as he makes a catch and runs for big gain during the second half of their NFL game at the StubHub Center September 17, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Dolphins 19
Chargers 17 Two trends stayed with the Chargers in their move from San Diego to Los Angeles: Antonio Gates scores (his 112 career TD catches are the most ever for a tight end) and the Bolts blow it at the end (their six losses of three points or less since the start of 2016 are tied for the most in the NFL). Yet somehow this was only the second biggest no-show of this game. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 14:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans celebrates with Greg Mancz #65 after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Texans 13
Bengals 9 Deshaun Watson celebrated his 22nd birthday by scoring the lone touchdown to win his first NFL start. If he continues to improve, fans may actually want to see the whole game. Meanwhile, Cincinnati’s inability to find their own end zones has them on the verge of some pretty awful history. It’s already cost their offensive coordinator his job and it’s feeling like the beginning of the end of the Marvin Lewis era. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) (Getty Images/John Grieshop)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants calls a play in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson scores past Los Angeles Rams strong safety Maurice Alexander during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons stands on the field prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17:  Nose tackle Domata Peko #94 and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis #99 of the Denver Broncos tackle running back Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver Paul Richardson #10 of the Seattle Seahawks beats cornerback Rashard Robinson #33 of the San Francisco 49ers to score a 9 yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on September 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Michael Crabtree #15 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates with Marshall Newhouse #73 and he Crabtree scored a touchdown against the New York Jets at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback DeShone Kizer #7 of the Cleveland Browns gets off a pass while being tackled by outside linebacker Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17:  Jerry Hughes #55 of the Buffalo Bills sacks Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 17:  Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts is tackled by Justin Bethel #28, Haason Reddick #43 and Antoine Bethea #41 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 17:  Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks to pass the football during the first half of their game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on September 17, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17:  Running back Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Martavis Bryant #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates as he crosses the goal line for a 27-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Heinz Field on September 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 17:  Quarterback Mike Glennon #8 of the Chicago Bears looks on from sidelines during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 17, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins slips past free safety Tre Boston #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers as he makes a catch and runs for big gain during the second half of their NFL game at the StubHub Center September 17, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 14:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans celebrates with Greg Mancz #65 after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

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