Monday’s NFL Roundup: Week Two

What a crazy league. After a great opening week for the National Football League, Week Two didn't disappoint, adding to the already surprising start to the 2011 season. Of course, the Colts laying an egg during the home opener was not one of the positives on the day, but the rest of the league did it's best to entertain me on an otherwise depressing Sunday.

Buffalo opens the season at 2-0 after beating the Raiders   Ryan Fitzpatrick is looking really good. Like… REALLY good. After being held to a measly three points in the first half, the Bills scored 35 points in the second half for a 38-35 comeback win over the Raiders. With Fitzpatrick playing well, the Bills' running back Fred Jackson also was lighting up the field, with 117 yards on just 15 carries. Five months ago, would anybody have predicted this game to be the game of the week? Would anyone have expected the Bills' offense to be 6th in the league, 23 spots ahead of the Colts? Bills are now 2-0, while the Raiders are 1-1.

Cam Newton's efforts not enough, Green Bay beats Carolina  The big story here was Cam Newton, again throwing for over 400 yards after a very good showing against Arizona last week. Unfortunately, Newton threw three interceptions, all of which resulted in points for Green Bay. Newton is looking surprisingly good, but needs to stop throwing off of his back foot. Green Bay's offense is going to be overwhelming this season, and their 30 points on the day were too much for Carolina, and the final score was Green Bay (2-0) 30, Carolina (0-2) 23.

Kansas City loses RB Charles in loss to Detroit  Ladies and gentlemen, Detroit may just have an actual football team. After an impressive win over Tampa Bay in Week One, the Lions put the beating on Kansas City to improve to 2-0 with a 48-3 win. Kansas City proved that their disappointing loss to Buffalo in Week One was no fluke, this is a bad football team. It didn't help that their star running back Jamaal Charles was injured after only two carries (possible MCL tear).

Buccaneers come back to beat the Vikings, 24-20  Adrian Peterson had a huge day, with 120 yards on 25 carries, going along with two touchdowns (yay for my fantasy team). But it wasn't enough as Josh Freeman led the Buccaneers on a game-winning drive, and LeGarrette Blount scored the game winning touchdown with 36 seconds left on the clock. With the win, the Buccaneers move to 1-1, while the Vikings drop to 0-2.

Saints' defense beats up Cutler in win over Bears  After getting carved up by Aaron Rodgers in week one, the Saints defense came to play during their home opener. The Bears surrendered six sacks, and only scored one field goal in the second half. Darren Sproles is looking a whole lot like Reggie Bush right now. Both teams are now sitting at 1-1.

New York Jets route the Jaguars, 32-3   The way the Jags are looking, the Colts' may have a possible division win sometime this season. David Garrard may be looking like a pretty good option right now for Jags fans, as Luke McCown threw four interceptions on the day. Jags drop to 1-1, while the Jets join Buffalo and New England at 2-0 at the top of the AFC East.

Pittsburgh blanks Seattle, 24-0 After getting spanked during the opener to Baltimore, the Steelers took their frustration out on the lowly Seahawks. Seattle rushed for a lowly 31 yards on the day, and Tavarris Jackson wasn't impressing either, with 159 yards passing. Steelers improve to 1-1, while Seattle drops to 0-2.

Baltimore stumbles against Tennessee   After a great game against Pittsburgh last week, Baltimore just crapped the bed on this one, losing 26-14 to the lowly Titans. This is exactly what I mean about this crazy year in the NFL. Baltimore loses to Tennessee, who lost to Jacksonville, who got killed by New York, while Pittsburgh lay down against Baltimore. Crazy. Both teams now 1-1.

Washington wins on game winning field goal  This is Rex Grossman leading this Washington team, who improves to 2-0 with the 22-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The win came with a Graham Gano 34-yard field goal with 1:45 left in the game.

Dallas beats San Fransisco in overtime, 27-24  Despite cracking his rib early on, Tony Romo recovered enough to lead the 'Boys on the game winning drive in overtime. In the battle of the 90's, the Cowboys won, giving them both a 1-1 record.

Broncos beat Bengals in Denver, 24-22  Once again, the Bengals find some way to screw something up. While the Bengals young guys played well (Dalton had over 300 yards, and A.J. Green had 10 receptions), they couldn't do it all, and the Bengals offense couldn't keep up with Kyle Orton, who holds onto the starting job still in Denver. Both teams are 1-1.

Houston builds on Week One win with a 23-13 win over Miami Houston looked impressive once again, as they played great defense once again, holding Miami to 17o yards passing, after Chad Henne went for nearly 400 yards in week one. The Houston offense didn't look like a weak link either, as Ben Tate ran for over 100 yards again, with Matt Schaub throwing for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Houston improves to 2-0, while the Dolphins drop to 1-1.

New England beats San Diego, 35-21 I really don't want to talk about a healthy Tom Brady and Patriots' wins right now.

Falcons take the comeback win over the Eagles For all the talk about the "Dream Team," they sure couldn't stop Matt Ryan and the Falcons during Week Two. Ryan threw for four touchdowns, while Michael Turner ran for 114 yards as well. The Falcons scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to send both teams to 1-1.

My MNF prediction (2-0): St. Louis over New York Giants: 30-23  

Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.

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