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What We Learned: NFL Week 2

Patriots’ Tight-Ends

Tom Brady hooked up with tight-ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski 11 times for 148 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Patriots win over the Chargers Sunday. In two games, Gronkowski and Hernandez have combined to catch 24 passes for 337 yards and 5 touchdowns. Add two more weapons to Tom Brady’s seemingly endless arsenol…scary.

Cam Newton

Newton threw for over 400 yards for the second straight week, giving him a total of 854 yards passing in two games, the most for any NFL player in his first two games. The number 1 overall pick has had some turnover issues but overall has been extremely impressive both through the air and on the ground.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills followed up their beat down in Arrowhead with a thrilling win at home against the Raiders. Ryan Fitzpatrick again lit it up, finding wide receiver David Nelson for the go ahead touchdown with 14 seconds left to complete the 17-point comeback victory. The Bills move to 2-0 on the season and seem to have the football gods on their side.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are officially done. If Kansas City fans were holding onto any hope of redemption after last week’s meltdown at home then Jamaal Charles’ ACL tear has permanently shut down those pipe dreams. The Chiefs got shellacked for the second straight game on Sunday, scoring a resounding 10 total points while allowing a video-game-like 89 points against. I think it’s safe to say that the Chiefs are going nowhere and fast.

Washington Redskins

Remember when Rex Grossman proclaimed that the Redskins would win the NFC East and then everyone and their mother busted out in laughter. Well, the Bears cast-off has backed up his bold statement in extremely impressive fashion through the Skins’ first two games, throwing for almost 600 yards with 4 touchdowns while completing 60% of his passes. Looks like the laughs are on us through these first 2 weeks.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Those Steelers fans who were panicking after a drumming at the hands of the rival Ravens last week need not to worry. The Steel Curtain got back on track this week against a less than stellar Seahawks squad. The defense returned to form, blanking the Seahawks attack while Roethlisberger continuously found Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown down field. The Steelers still have some holes, especially on the offensive line, but I think Mike Tomlin will have them playing Super Bowl caliber football by seasons end.

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  1. September 20, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    I’m just seeing the commentary you left me. Before I continue, thanks. As an avid sports fan(atic), I really like what you have going on here. It’s good stuff! Keep it up.

  2. September 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Anyone who watched the Green Bay/Carolina game could not have walked away impressed with the Panthers and Newton. Yes, he threw three picks, but the plays he made and the emotion/confidence that he brings to that team is tangible through the tv. That said let’s see where the rookie is come Week 5 and there is more tape on him.

    I’m not jumping on the Redskins train yet. They haven’t played anyone of consequence and not so sexy Rexy did show up yesterday. Their running game does appear to legit though.

    At EOT: Lions a surprise…not so much. I have them finishing 11-5: http://sports-glutton.com/2011/09/08/2011-nfl-season-preview-nfc-north/.

    Cheers!

  3. EOT
    September 19, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Your’re from Queens and no comments on the Jets?! They will play real QB going forward, lets see how they fare.

    The big surprise of the season so far – Loins.

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