We’re going to take a quick trip aroudn the early games of the NFL. As we two rolls in we’ve already had the Houston Texans right their season against the Cincinnati Bengals. While the Texans have a lot more work to do, the Benglas offensive coordinator Ken Zampese has none, as in he got fired after the team started out not scoring a touchdown in their first two home games… something that hasn’t happened to any team since 1939.
The Carolina Panthers faced off against their old defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills in what could only be described as a defensive slug fest. The only scoring came off the feet of the kickers and the Panther’s head into the season with a 2-0 record, a lot of questions on offense and the loss of tight end Greg Olsen for a while with a fractured foot.
You would think that getting trounced by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29-7 would kick off the Mitchell Trubiskey era, but the Chicago Bears insist they are going to stick with Mike Glennon. While the Bucs finally get to play a real game after having their week one match postponed due to the hurricane.
The Indianapolis Colts looked to be brilliant for three quarters as they led the Arizona Cardinals with newly acquired quarterback Jacoby Brissett under center. But by the time the final whistle sounded, Carson Palmer was able to squeak out a win for the team from the Sun State. Indy fans are left wondering if Andrew took all their Luck with him to the bench.
The Jacksonville Jaguars returned to Earth thanks to a beating by the Tennessee Titans. After their amazing performance against the Houston Texans, folks were ready to book the Jags’ tickets to the Super Bowl, but Marcus Mariota and the boys in blue said, “not so fast,” with a 37-16 victory.
The Baltimore Ravens rolled on over the Cleveland Browns in a 24-10 match that shows anyone concerned about Joe Flacco can breath a sigh of relief.
Tom Brady came out today and reminded folks that one game doesn’t crush the New England Patriots… they made that point 36-20 over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Kansas City Chiefs kept their bid to be the best team in the AFC with a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Alex Smith just made Patrick Mahomes II time on the bench at least another week.
And with Sam Bradford unable to play, it’s no surprise that the Minnesota Vikings with Case Keenum under centers, fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-9.