The second week of the NFL season has come and gone. Some unexpected results, like the Titans´home loss to the Andrew Luck-less Colts, as well as some expected dominance, like the Pats’ huge win over the Dolphins, were part of this weekend’s action.
Here are the biggest winners of Week 2.
The Seahawks extended their record to 2-0 with a tight 28-26 win in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Neither of their first two games were pretty, with their first game resulting in a squeaked-out win against the Bengals. Nonetheless, no one in the Pacific Northwest can be upset about the team’s performance as a whole.
Quarterback Russell Wilson was the star of the show at Heinz Field last weekend, completing 29 of 35 passes for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns, one of the best games in his excellent career. Could they challenge the Rams in the NFC West?
Dak Prescott might still be waiting on the big contract extension that his running back partner Ezekiel Elliott got, but he might not have to wait for long if he keeps playing like he did in Week 2 for the Cowboys in a 31-21 win at FedEx Field.
Prescott has the Cowboys’ offense flying high, and no one can doubt his importance to the team after Week 2. The third-year signal caller went 26-30 in the air with 269 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, and only one interception. Cowboy Nation loves their franchise quarterback, and it’s easy to see why.
The Bills might’ve been one of the least likely teams to start 2019 with a 2-0 record, yet here we are. After squeaking by the Jets at Metlife Stadium in Week 1, they returned on Sunday and won in convincing fashion, beating the Giants 28-14.
Buffalo’s strength lies in its defensive solidity. The team has only allowed 30 points in its first two games and is allowing the sixth-fewest yards per game in the league. If Josh Allen and Buffalo’s running attack, spearheaded by Frank Gore, can be halfway competent, the Bills could find themselves sneaking into playoff contention.
2017 Cleveland Browns and 2008 Detroit Lions
Why are two teams that aren’t even participating in this NFL season on the list? Well, chock it up to this year’s Miami Dolphins.
There’s company in misery, and the ’17 Browns and ’08 Lions could be joined by this year’s Dolphins as the only teams in league history to have gone 0-16. The Dolphins were embarrassed by the Patriots on Sunday, losing 43-0, and looked completely non-competitive. Can head coach Brian Flores get something out of a very limited roster? It looks unlikely.