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The NFL is back to business as usual with week one in the books. The League quarterbacks set an NFL record for any single week by throwing a combined 7,842 yards. Defenses have some catching up to do though. This week they will set another NFL record. Week two will not have a single divisional game for the first time in history.
Five games this week feature unbeaten teams going head to head. Teams who won are looking to stay on track, while the teams who lost are trying to get back on schedule. This is the set up for a great week two.
Oakland Raiders @ Buffalo Bills: Darren McFadden and the Raiders travel across country to face the Buffalo Bills. The Bills put a number on the Chiefs at Arrowhead. Bills should contain McFadden and win at home. Bills 28-24
Green Bay Packers @ Carolina Panthers: Green Bay looked unstoppable in the opener. Cam Newton opened people’s eyes with his 422 yard passing performance. Aaron Rodgers and company have had 10 days to prepare. Packers 31-13
Arizona Cardinals @ Washington Redskins: Arizona escaped with a seven point win in week one. Rex Grossman said the Redskins will win the division and he backed that up with a win against the Giants. Washington looks strong. Redskins 27-21
Baltimore Ravens @ Tennessee Titans: Ravens forced seven turnovers and made the Steelers look bad. Fantasy owners might want to sit CJ2K after his 24 yard rush performance and playing a stingy Ravens defense. Ravens 24-14
Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers: Both teams lost week one. Seahawks let one get away with a couple of special teams touchdowns late. Coach Mike Tomlin is expected to have his Steelers ready after an embarrassing performance. Steelers 28-10
Jacksonville Jaguars @ N.Y. Jets: One of the five games of unbeaten teams. The Jags won their first game of the season with Luke McCown behind center. Jets look to get the running game going. Jets 24-13
Chicago Bears @ New Orleans Saints: Bears LB Brian Urlacher’s mother unexpectedly passed away. “He is the heart and soul of the team” says QB Jay Cutler. If he doesn’t play it’s going to be trouble for that defense. Saints will take advantage. Saints 30-20
Kansas City Chiefs @ Detroit Lions: Kansas City looked down right awful after a 41-7 blowout home loss to the Bills. It doesn’t get any easier after they lost S Eric Berry for the season. That’s bad news when going up against Matthew Stafford and Megatron for Detroit. Lions 27-19
Cleveland Browns @ Indianapolis Colts: Browns couldn’t get out of their own last week — literally. Kerry Collins and the Colts can’t be as bad as they looked. One way or another a “Colt” will win. Browns 23-20
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Minnesota Vikings: Both teams who hung around in their own respective games but didn’t look too good. Buccs came back in the 4th quarter to make it a game against Detroit but fell short. Vikings quick start was halted by McNabb’s play. Buccaneers 24-21
Dallas Cowboys @ San Francisco 49ers: Tony Romo helped the Jets win last week with a couple turnovers late. Rob Ryan’s defensive schemes looks to be too much for Alex Smith. Cowboys 27-20
Cincinnati Bengals @ Denver Broncos: Andy Dalton is off to a good start for the Bengals after winning his first start — a divisional road game. Broncos gave up 170 yards on the ground and 150 to one player. Bengals feed Cedric Benson and the Tim Tebow chants get louder. Bengals 20-16
San Diego @ New England: This game features the NFL leader in passing yards last season, Phillip Rivers, and this year’s leader Tom Brady. Yes it’s only been one week but after 517 yards in the opener it’s worth mentioning. Chargers haven’t won in New England since Drew Brees was QB. Patriots 30-28
Houston Texans @ Miami Dolphins: Texans and defense coordinator Wade Phillips looked improved on defense after causing two fumbles and holding the Colts to one touchdown. They’ll have to do it again to make believers. Dolphins’ offense looked good also but the defense couldn’t stop a bus. Texans 28-21
Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons: Game of the week! Highlight this game and mark it down as a can’t miss. Eagles QB Michael Vick makes his first in Atlanta since his incarceration. Sunday night football and the crowd will be rocking. Let’s see what kind of ovation he gets. Vick will amaze again. Eagles 35-28
St. Louis Rams @ N.Y. Giants: Monday Night Football is a game riddled with injuries for both teams. The Rams had a league high eight injuries last week. QB Sam Bradford was one of the injuries but it looks like he’ll make the start. Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola are more than likely out.
Giants add to the injury list with Hakeem Nicks (knee). He looks probable. Giants injuries hurt them last week. It could be more of the same this week. St. Louis 21-17