NFL Week 2 Recaps 2016 NFL Week 2 Game Recaps: New York Jets 1-1-0 37 VS Buffalo Bills 0-2-0 31 Final, San Francisco 49ers 1-1-0 27 VS Carolina Panthers 1-1-0 46 Final, Dallas Cowboys 1-1-0 27 VS Washington Redskins 0-2-0 23 Final, Cincinnati Bengals 1-1-0 16 VS Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0-0 24 Final, New Orleans Saints 0-2-0 13 VS New York Giants 2-0-0 16 Final, Miami Dolphins 0-2-0 24 VS New England Patriots 2-0-0 31 Final, Kansas City Chiefs 1-1-0 12 VS Houston Texans 2-0-0 19 Final, Tennessee Titans 1-1-0 16 VS Detroit Lions 1-1-0 15 Final, Baltimore Ravens 2-0-0 25 VS Cleveland Browns 0-2-0 20 Final, Seattle Seahawks 1-1-0 3 VS Los Angeles Rams 1-1-0 9 Final, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1-0 7 VS Arizona Cardinals 1-1-0 40 Final, Jacksonville Jaguars 0-2-0 14 VS San Diego Chargers 1-1-0 38 Final, Atlanta Falcons 1-1-0 35 VS Oakland Raiders 1-1-0 28 Final, Indianapolis Colts 0-2-0 20 VS Denver Broncos 2-0-0 34 Final, Green Bay Packers 1-1-0 14 VS Minnesota Vikings 2-0-0 17 Final, Philadelphia Eagles 2-0-0 29 VS Chicago Bears 0-2-0 14 Final

2016 NFL Week 2 Game Recaps



Cincinnati and Pittsburgh battle for the right to be 2-0. Find out who won at Heinz Field.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: September 18, 2016.




New York Jets 1-1-0
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Buffalo Bills 0-2-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-Buffalo has a disadvantage heading into this game. Cyrus Kouandjio and Jordan Mills are starting at offesnive tackle with left tackle Cordy Glenn and right tackle Seantrel Henderson.


The Jets had a 15 play drive that took up 8 minutes and 19 seconds. Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby were sloppy in coverage and had penalties that put the Jets in field goal range. Penalties and fumbles by the Jets ended this drive forcing the Jets to settle for a field goal.


Tyrod Taylor threw an 84-yard touchdown to Marques Goodwin. Goodwin burned Revis on that play. The Bills took a 7-3 lead.


The Jets got a field goal at the end of the first quarter. Preston Brown had 4 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 7 total tackles, and did well covering receivers on third down as the Bills middle linebacker in the first quarter. Buffalo should easily win if Brown remains this dominant.


After the Bills went 3 and out, the Jets got the ball back. Brandon Marshall had 2 receptions for 52 receiving yards picking apart both Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby. Matt Forte got a rushing touchdown to make it a 13-7 game with 3 scores on 3 drives.


Eric Decker caught a receiving touchdown on Ronald Darby. That touchdown gave the Jets a 20-7 lead in the second quarter. Buffalo got a field goal near the end of the first half. The Jets led 20-10 at halftime.


Greg Salas caught a 71-yard touchdown from Tyrod Taylor. That made it a 20-17 game. Buffalo recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Preston Brown forced the fumble at middle linebacker for the Bills. The Bills led 24-20 after that play.


Eric Decker caught a huge reception. A holding penalty negated a huge gain. The Jets would get a touchdown on their next drive. Matt Forte got his second rushing touchdown in the red zone which gave the Jets a 27-24 lead.


Tyrod Taylor threw an interception to Marcus Williams. Williams did better at boundary cornerback than Revis did at field cornerback. Williams began the year as a dime cornerback, but worked his way up to boundary corner where he had a lot of success against an injured Sammy Watkins.


The Jets got a field goal following the Marcus Williams interception. That field goal gave the Jets a 30-24 lead in the fourth quarter.


The Bills went for it on 4th and 1. The Jets made the stop and got the ball back.


Matt Forte ran it in for a rushing touchdown. Running back Matt Forte had 29 carries, 100 rushing yards, and 3 rushing touchdowns. Ryan Fitzpatrick went 24/34 with 374 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Wide receivers Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and Quincy Enunwa all had 6 receptions. Decker had 126 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown. Marshll had 101 receiving yards, and Enunwa had 92 receiving yards before leaving the game injured. Center Nick Mangold had an unfair advantage against this defensive line with Marcel Dareus getting suspended since his suspension left a hole at nose tackle for the Bills.


The New York Jets won 37-31. The Jets are now 1-1 while the Bills fall to 0-2 with their chances of making the playoffs in great danger.




San Francisco 49ers 1-1-0
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Carolina Panthers 1-1-0


Game Recap: CAROLINA-Anthony Davis did a great job at right tackle in the 49ers win over the Rams. Davis is inactive today and Charles Johnson should have an advantage if he does not have to face the 49ers right tackle.


San Francisco intercepted Cam Newton. The 49ers got a field goal to take a 3-0 lead over the Carolina Panthers.

A Ted Ginn Jr. touchdown was overturned and ruled an incomplete pass. Shaq Lawson recovered a fumble to make it a 7-3 game with the Panthers taking the lead off the turnover.


Blaine Gabbert threw a touchdown to Torrey Smith. That touchdown gave the 49ers a 10-7 lead in the second quarter after James Bradberry blew his assignment in coverage.


Cam Newton fired a passing touchdown to Greg Olsen. That touchdown gave the Panthers a 14-10 lead in the second quarter.


Newton guided the Panthers into field goal range again. Blaine Gabbert deserves credit for playing turnover free football for the first 30 minutes, but Carolina is just a better overall team. Carolina go a field goal to take a 17-10 lead heading into halftime.


Luke Kuechly had 3 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, and 8 total tackles in the first half. Kuechly contained Carlos Hyde and held San Francisco's starting running back to 21 rushing yards in the first half.


Kelvin Benjamin caught 2 receiving touchdowns in the third quarter. Carolina led 31-10 after 3 quarters. Carolina won 46-27 in a crazy fourth quarter which saw ups and downs by both the 49ers and the Panthers.


Kelvin Benjamin had 7 receptions, 108 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns at wide receiver for the Panthers. Greg Olsen had 5 receptions, 122 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. On defense, Luke Kuechly had 4 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 11 total tackles, and 1 interception. Kuechly did a lot for Carolina at middle linebacker in this contest limiting Carlos Hyde to 34 rushing yards while getting 1 of Blaine Gabbert's 2 interceptions.




Dallas Cowboys 1-1-0
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Washington Redskins 0-2-0


Game Recap: WASHINGTON-Dez Bryant will be facing Breshaud Breeland not Josh Norman. Norman needs to be on Dez Bryant, so I don't understand the coaching decision by Washington.


Dak Prescott led the Cowboys downfield. Dallas got a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.


Dak Prescott led Dallas downfield against Washington. Ezekiel Elliott got another rushing touchdown to help Dallas take a 10-0 lead over Washington.


I thought Matt Jones was down a yard short. Matt Jones gave Washington a touchdown that they desperately needed. Dallas led 10-7.


Dallas got another field goal thanks to Dan Bailey. The Cowboys led 13-7 in the second quarter thanks to Bailey's field goal. Washington got a field goal to make it 13-10 at halftime.


Sean Lee had 4 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, and 7 total tackles in the first half. Lee has been great limiting what Jones can do on the ground in the first half limiting him to 44 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown in the first half.


Washington took a 17-13 lead in the third quarter when Jamison Crowder caught a receiving touchdown from Kirk Cousins. Dak Prescott ran it in on the Cowboys next drive to get his first career rushing touchdown to give the Cowboys a 20-17 lead.


Washington got a field goal to tie it at 20. Then Washington got another field goal and Washington led 23-20 after three quarters. This game kept going back and forth.


Dak Prescott did an awesome job avoiding turnovers once again. Former Redskin Alfred Morris got the game-winning touchdown for Dallas to give the Cowboys a 27-23 lead.


Kirk Cousins heaved a hail mary that was tipped by free safety J.J. Wilcox. Dan Bailey did an awesome job as the Dallas Cowboys kicker. Dan Bailey went 2/2 on field goals and 3/3 on extra points.




Cincinnati Bengals 1-1-0
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Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0-0


Game Recap: PITTSBURGH-Cincinnati goes to Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh's cornerbacks are preparing for A.J. Green in the rain. I'm not sure


Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception to Adam Jones. The Bengals could not get a score off of that. Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown to Xavier Grimble, and that put the Steelers up 7-0.


The Bengals got a field goal. That made it a 7-3 game. Pittsburgh got a field goal in the second quarter to lead 10-3. The Bengals got a field goal in the second quarter to make it 10-6 at halftime.


Ben threw another pass in to coverage. That didn't matter with the Bengals beginning the game 2/12 on third down conversions.


Pittsburgh threw two big completions. Ben hit Sammie Coates deep for the second time today before throwing a touchdown to Jesse James to give Pittsburgh a 17-6 lead.


Pittsburgh ended up winning 24-16. Ben Roethlisberger delivered going 19/37 with 252 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. This wasn't a great showing by Pittsburgh's offense, but the interior offensive line with left guard Ramon Foster, center Maurkice Pouncey, and right guard David DeCastro looked phenomenal for the second week in a row.


I'm surprised the Steelers corners played as well as they did on the secondary limiting A.J. Green to 2 receptions for 3 receiving yards. Pittsburgh deserves credit for preparing for A.J. Green, but Andy Dalton still threw for over 300 passing yards on this secondary. Cincinnati lost because they failed to execute on third down finishing the game 4/16 on third down.





New Orleans Saints 0-2-0
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New York Giants 2-0-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-The Saints will have problems covering effectively without Delvin Breaux. I think the Giants should win this game. We would see how things unfolded as Drew Brees faced Eli Manning.


P.J. Williams left the game as a stretcher came amd took him off the field. Janoris Jenkins blocked a Saints field goal and returned it for a touchdown. That gave the Giants a 7-0 lead.


The Saints deserve a lot of credit for keeping the Giants offense from throwing any touchdowns without Delvin Breaux or P.J. Williams at cornerback. The Giants led 10-3 heading into the fourth quarter after the Saints got a field goal right before halftime.


Willie Snead tied the game at 10 in the fourth quarter. The Giants took a 13-10 lead before the Saints tied it at 13. Josh Brown kicked the game-winning field goal after Victor Cruz caught a 34-yard pass from Eli Manning.


Eli Manning threw for 368 passing yards on a secondary without Delvin Breaux or P.J. Williams at cornerback despite failing to throw for a passing touchdown. Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shephard, and Victor Cruz all had 86 receiving yards against a team that had backup cornerbacks starting.


Josh Brown went 3/4 on field goals and 1/1 on extra points. Brown's longest field goal was from 48-yards. Brown hit a 23-yard game-winning field goal that caused the Saints to fall to 0-2 while the Giants are now 2-0.




Miami Dolphins 0-2-0
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New England Patriots 2-0-0


Game Recap: NEW ENGLAND-The Miami Dolphins don't have left guard Dallas Thomas or center Mike Pouncey starting. The Patriots do not have Dont'a Hightower at linebacker today.


Jimmy Garoppolo went 5/5 with 64 passing yards, and 1 passing touchdown on New England's opening drive. Garoppolo fired a touchdown to Danny Amendola which gave the Patriots a 7-0 lead.


Garoppolo took the field again. He began 9/10 with 135 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions after throwing a second touchdown to Martellus Bennett which gave the Patriots a 14-0 lead.


Jimmy Garoppolo threw another touchdown to Danny Amendola. The Patriots were 4/4 on third down conversions following that touchdown. Garoppolo was 14/17 with 195 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns following the throw to Amendola after taking a 14-0 lead into the second quarter.


The Patriots got a field goal. That put New England up 24-0 following that play.


Jimmy Garoppolo left the game with a shoulder injury. Jacoby Brissett did well with Nate Solder surprising by returning at left tackle. The Patriots took a 31-3 lead after Brissett put together a solid drive.


Ryan Tannehill and this Miami Dolphins team rallied back to make this interesting. Ryan Tannehill threw a touchdown to Kenny Stills to make it a 31-10 game.


The Patriots led by 3 touchdowns after three quarters, but Miami had momentum once Tannehill threw his first passing touchdown in the third quarter. Ryan Tannehill threw another passing touchdown to Jordan Cameron in the fourth quarter. Tannehill really got DeVante Parker involved once again.


New England took some time off the clock, but Miami got another opportunity despite some success by LeGarrette Blount. Miami's running back Kenyan Drake scored his first career rushing touchdown with 6 minutes left.


New England took some time off the clock. Even though the Patriots attempted a field goal after forcing Miami to burn all 3 timeouts, they could not get any points off of their final drive after Gostkowski hit the post.


Miami had one more chance to score. With all the momentum on their side, it felt like they would tie the game at 31 and send the game to overtime. Ryan Tannehill threw an interception to Duran Harmon as time ran out.


The Patriots barely won 31-24. Their secondary was sloppy as both Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker over 100 receiving yards with Landry getting 137 receiving yards and Parker getting 108 receiving yards in New England's narrow win.


Jimmy Garoppolo went 18/27 with 234 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions before leaving the game injured. LeGarrette Blount had 29 carries, 123 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. New England goes to 2-0 and will host Houston on Thursday. Jacoby Brissett has a good chance of making his first career NFL start on thursday after being the Patriots 2016 third round draft pick.




Kansas City Chiefs 1-1-0
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Houston Texans 2-0-0


Game Recap: HOUSTON-Travis Kelce has Houston's number at tight end. Both of the Chiefs starting guards are inactive and with J.J. Watt healthy, it may be a field day for Watt if he can get to Alex Smith. Jamaal Charles is out at running back and Brian Cushing is out at 3-4 middle linebacker so this match will be interesting.


Marcus Peters blew an assignment in coverage to Will Fuller. Peters made up for it by intercepting Brock Osweiler to keep the Texans from scoring.


J.J. Watt recovered a fumble after Kansas City got the ball back. I talked about how I expected Watt to have a career game with both of Kansas City's guards being injured. Watt had a sack later in the game. Watt got his second sack when he got by right tackle Mitchell Schwartz on a block. Schwartz has been a disappointing signing for Kansas City at right tackle so far surrendering 2 sacks in his first two games.


Houston got a field goal to take a 10-3 lead. Nick Novak kicked another field goal in the second quarter to make it a 13-3 lead.


Neither team scored in the third quarter. Both teams kept taking turns in the fourth quarter. Houston won 19-12 after the Chiefs got three field goals and the Texans got 2 field goals in the fourth quarter.


J.J. Watt had 1 solo tackle, 4 assisted tackles, 5 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery. Watt was facing the Chiefs backup left guard and backup right guard in one-on-one situations. That's why Watt and the Texans were so effective on defense with Parker Ehinger inactive at left guard.




Tennessee Titans 1-1-0
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Detroit Lions 1-1-0


Game Recap: DETROIT-Both teams have injuries at outside linebacker. Derrick Morgan the Titans 3-4 left outside linebacker is inactive. DeAndre Levy is also inactive for the Lions at right outside linebacker.


The Lions got a safety. That gave the Lions a 2-0 lead. Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown to give the Lions a 9-0 lead. Detroit Lions 4-3 right end Ziggy Ansah got injured and left the game later in the first quarter.


The Titans made it a 9-3 game when Ryan Succop redeemed himself after a missed field goal in the first quarter. Detroit got a field goal to give the Lions a 12-3 lead at halftime.


Detroit got a field goal and that made it a 15-3 game. Marcus Mariota hit a pass to Delanie Walker. Mariota was clutch on his final drive going 10/10 hitting a game-winning touchdown to Andre Johnson. Johnson only had 1 reception, but it was that one reception that gave the Titans their first win of the season.


Brian Orakpo abused Taylor Decker and still had 2 sacks even without Derrick Morgan. Jason McCourty was terrible against Marvin Jonhes. Perrish Cox dominated in coverage today though at boundary cornerback and caught the game-winning interception when Detroit was driving the ball downfield late in the fourth quarter.





Baltimore Ravens 2-0-0
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Cleveland Browns 0-2-0


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Cleveland has Josh McCown starting. Baltimore has more depth on their secondary, but the Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore on the road with Josh McCown as their starter last year in 2015.


Josh McCown threw a touchdown to Corey Coleman to make it 7-0. Then Isaiah Crowell ran an 85-yard run to the end zone for a touchdown to gain a 14-0 lead. Left tackle Joe Thomas and left guard Joel Bitonio created a massive hole for Crowell to run through. Both Browns offensive linemen were flawless in pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking. Center Cameron Erving gave up a fumble while Cleveland's right side of the offensive line was very shaky.


Cleveland got a turnover off the Ravens to take a 20-0 lead. The Ravens returned the extra point for a touchdown to lead 20-2.


Joe Flacco threw a passing touchdown to Mike Wallace. That made it a 20-9 game. Justin Tucker kicked a field goal at halftime to make it a 20-12 game.


Flacco threw another passing touchdown to Mike Wallace in the third quarter. The Browns led 20-19 after 3 quarters.


Baltimore got two field goals in the final quarter. Those field goals gave the Ravens a 25-20 lead. C.J. Mosley got the game-winning interception. Cleveland led 20-0 to Baltimore only to give up 25 straight points.


Joe Flacco went 25/45 with 302 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Flacco threw both touchdowns to Mike Wallace, but also threw both interceptions to Joe Haden. Haden had those two spectacular picks, but he also got beat on Mike Wallace's first touchdown by Wallace, and got beat by Steve Smith on another play.


Baltimore is now 2-0. I think winning early may help the Ravens secure a possible wild card. Cleveland is 0-2 and their season looks like its already over.




Seattle Seahawks 1-1-0
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Los Angeles Rams 1-1-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-Seattle entered this game 1-0. There were huge expectations for Seattle to start 2-0. I initially picked the Rams to win, but changed my pick once I knew Case Keenum would start over Jared Goff.


Both teams got field goals in this 9-3 game. The only scores in this game were field goals. Middle linebacker Alec Ogltree had 8 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 9 total tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery which was the game-winning fumble that prevented Seattle from scoring at the end of the game.




Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1-0
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Arizona Cardinals 1-1-0


Game Recap: ARIZONA-Tampa Bay headed to Arizona. The Cardinals were hoping they could win at home forcing Tampa Bay to start 1-1.


Tampa Bay did a great job keeping this game scoreless in the first quarter. Arizona put the game away in the second quarter thanks to Carson Palmer's arm. Palmer threw all 3 of his passing touchdowns in the second quarter. Those touchdowns gave Arizona a 24-0 lead at halftime. Palmer went 18/31 with 308 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Palmer dominated at quarterback for the Cardinals while Jameis Winston only had 243 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and 4 interceptions.




Jacksonville Jaguars 0-2-0
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San Diego Chargers 1-1-0


Game Recap: SAN DIEGO-Jacksonville and San Diego both entered this game 1-0. One of these teams was going to start 0-2.


Melvin Gordon struck first for San Diego. The San Diego Chargers led 7-0 after one quarter.


Philip Rivers put up a clinic in the next two quarters. Rivers threw 2 passing touchdowns in the second quarter and 2 more passing touchdowns in the third quarter. Rivers finished the game 17/24 with 220 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Rivers did awesome when you consider that he did not have Keenan Allen as a receiving target to throw to. Travis Benjamin had 6 receptions, 115 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.


Blake Bortles finally showed up in the fourth quarter after playing shitty for three quarters. Jacksonville trailed 35-0 at that point though so it didn't matter that Bortles threw 2 passing touchdowns in the fourth quarter since he lost a fumble and threw 2 interceptions in the first three quarters.


Dante Fowler Jr. the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft recorded 2 sacks on Philip Rivers. Fowler got the best when facing Chargers left tackle King Dunlap. Dunlap had all kinds of problems defending Dante Fowler Jr.





Atlanta Falcons 1-1-0
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Oakland Raiders 1-1-0


Game Recap: OAKLAND-Oakland seemed like a lock to start 2-0. Atlanta had to avoid turnovers and play the perfect game if they wanted to defeat the Oaklahnd Raiders.


Both teams had problems scoring in the first quarter. Atlanta scored first in the second quarter thanks to a Matt Bryant field goal.


Atlanta led 3-0 until Latavis Murray ran it in for a rushing touchdown which put the Raiders up 7-3. Julio Jones helped Atlanta reclaim a 10-7 lead. Matt Bryant kicked another field goal to give Atlanta a 13-7 lead at halftime.


Derek Carr threw a 31 yard touchdown pass to Clive Walford. That touchdown made it a 14-13 game. Atlanta tried to regain the lead, but David Amerson intercepted Ryan in the third quarter.


Matt Ryan connected with his tight end Jacob Tamme. Matt Ryan scrambled in on the two point conversion. Ryan's scramble gave Atlanta a 21-14 lead after three quarters.

Oakland tied the game at 21 in the fourth quarter when Derek Carr fired his second passing touchdown to Michael Crabtree. It appeared Oakland had momentum back on their side.


Atlanta got two scores in the fourth quarter. Matt Ryan threw a passing touchdown to Justin Hardy that gave the Falcons a 28-21 lead. Tevin Coleman ran it in the end zone to make it a 35-21 game. Derek Carr thew another passing touchdown late in teh fourth quarter, but that didn't matter since Atlanta had control of the game winning 35-28.


Julio Jones had 5 receptions, 106 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Jones stepped up against one of the NFL's weakest secondaries helping the Falcons get their first win of the season.




Indianapolis Colts 0-2-0
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Denver Broncos 2-0-0


Game Recap: DENVER-Indianapolis traveled to Denver. The Colts really needed to find a way to win this game in week 2.


Indianapolis took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Demaryius Thomas caught a reception where he took the ball to the Colts 10 yard line. Denver tied the game at 3 heading into the second quarter.


C.J. Anderson ran it in for a rushing touchdown. That gave Denver a 10-3 lead.


Denver looked like they would get another field goal. Trevor Siemian threw another interception to the Colts. Indianapolis got another field goal before the Broncos got a field goal to make it a 13-6 lead at halftime.


Robert Turbin tied the game at 13. Denver got a field goal to take a 16-13 lead at the end of third quarter.


Turnovers really killed the Colts in the fourth quarter. An Aqib Talib pick 6 off a 46-yard interception return and a fumble recovery by Shane Ray gave the Broncos their two touchdown victory over the Colts. Denver won 34-20.


Von Miller had 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 7 total tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. Miller had a career day and played a huge role in helping Denver start 2-0.




Green Bay Packers 1-1-0
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Minnesota Vikings 2-0-0


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-Both Green Bay and Minnesota are 1-0. Both teams are competing for the right to be 2-0. Sam Bradford made his startng debut with the Vikings after Minnesota gave a 2017 first round pick to Philadelphia.


Jordy Nelson scored the only points in the first quarter. Nelson's receiving touchdown gave Green Bay a 7-0 lead after one quarter.


In the second quarter, Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph. Rudolph tied the game at 7 before Blair Walsh kicked a field goal to give the Vikings a 10-7 lead at halftime.


Minnesota got another touchdown in the third quarter when Stefon Diggs had a receiving touchdown. Diggs finished the day with 9 receptions, 182 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.


Aaron Rodgers scrambled ino the end zone in the fourth quarter. Sam Bradford went 22/31 with 286 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Adrian Peterson also left this game injured which has to concern you if you are a Vikings fan. Both quarterbacks had less time with bad play from their offensive tackles. Bradford looked strong in his debut which is why you have to give him the game ball tonight for best player on the Vikings.




Philadelphia Eagles 2-0-0
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Chicago Bears 0-2-0


Game Recap: CHICAGO-Carson Wentz had his first road game. It was in Chicago.


Chicago struggled on their first drive. Philadelphia orchestrated a 7 yard drive that resulted in a field goal. Chicago tried to get a field goal and it hit the post.


The Eagles led 3-0 after one quarter following a Carson Wentz 3 and out. Chicago got the ball to start the second quarter.


Jay Cutler completed a 49-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery. Jalen Mills blew his assignment in coverage, but I want to know why the hell he was lined up at field cornerback. Cutler's completion to Jeffery set up a 1 yard rushing touchdown. Mills rebounded in a dime cornerback role in the slot on third down on Chicago's next possession.


Philadelphia settled for two more field goals. Those field goals gave the Eagles a 9-7 lead at halftime which is why the Eagles were ahead heading into halftime.


Both the Eagles and Bears made defensive stops in the third quarter. Jay Cutler had 2 turnovers off a fumble and a Nigel Bradham interception. Those turnovers gave the Eagles two touchdowns off of turnovers. Ryan Matthews ran for the touchdown that made it 16-7 before Carson Wentz threw his first career passing touchdown on the road.


Carson Wentz has done well with Jason Peters and Lane Johnson at offensive tackle. I'm surprised that Johnson hasn't been suspended yet though.


Brian Hoyer came in for Jay Cutler completing his first 9 passes. The real story of this game was that the Eagles got 21 points off of Bears turnovers. That was the biggest reason the Eagles won. That and Chicago being 4/10 on third down conversions while the Eagles played turnover free football for the second game in a row for the second time in franchise history.


Carson Wentz went 21/34 with 190 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Wentz dominated and clearly earned my game ball for the player of the game against Chicago.






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