From the New England Patriots’ thorough bounce-back in the Superdome, to the Denver Broncos’ stunning stifling of Ezekiel Elliott, to the Atlanta Falcons’ prime-time drubbing of the Green Bay Packers to christen their new stadium, Week 2 of the NFL season hasn’t lacked for the dramatic.
What’s been the most surprising result? And which teams off to a 2-0 start look most playoff-ready? Vote below:
Week 2 concludes Monday night when the Detroit Lions visit the New York Giants (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN) in the Meadowlands and seek their first 2-0 start since 2011.
The Seahawks have scored just one touchdown through two games, but the offense could be getting a spark from rookie running back Chris Carson, who has seemingly taken over the top spot. Carson is averaging 2.6 yards per rush after contact this season, second best in the NFL.
Some might argue that two wins over the dregs of Ohio are nothing to write home about, but eight interceptions, eight sacks and 10 points allowed certainly are. Only the 2006 Ravens allowed fewer points in the franchise’s first two games of the season (six).
Jameis Winston didn’t turn over the ball in Tampa Bay’s opening game, which marked the first time in his three-year career that he didn’t turn it over in the season opener. The Bucs have 15 straight games ahead, but if turnovers are limited, there’s no reason they can’t make a run at the playoffs.