Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sports: NFL (Week 2)

The professional football season moves on to the second week. The first game of this week pushed a team I root for, the Cincinnati Bengals, into an emergency situation because they have not scored a single touchdown in the first eight quarters of their season. The Houston Texans take the Thursday Night Football game with an impressive performance by Deshaun Watson, from the championship Clemson Tigers, who ran for a touchdown at the end of the second half.
It's still hard to tell which teams are going to breakout but it is pretty clear that some teams don't have what it takes this year. The champion New England Patriots got their first win of the season over the New Orleans Saints.
The Steelers and Ravens both got a win to go up 2-0 in the AFC North. The Broncos and Chiefs did the same thing in the AFC West. The Panthers got their second win possibly making another run to the Super Bowl after a rough 2016 but making it here and losing in 2015. Their biggest competition will be the Atlanta Falcons who won the Sunday night game against the Green Bay Packers.
The Detroit Lions took the Monday Night Football game over the New York Giants putting Detroit into the lead of the NFC North.
The season is still early so it will be easier to spot who is a playoff contender in the upcoming weeks. I might break down the league by division next week if I can spot a leader in each one but as of now, there are a few teams still at the top and other with an even record. Exciting games coming up are from the teams highlight above the Falcons vs the Lions, both undefeated, and the Patriots vs Texans, an AFC playoff rematch. 

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