NFL Week 2: What We Learned
Patriots 13, Jets 10
In Foxboro, the Patriots barely overcame a sluggish offensive output. While many believed the Pats would have an easy path to the AFC East crown, the division seems suddenly up for grabs.
Falcons 31, Rams 24
In Atlanta, Julio Jones' big day (11 receptions for 182 yards and a touchdown) carried the Falcons to a much needed first win in the competitive NFC.
Bills 24, Panthers 23
In Buffalo, E.J. Manuel's late game heroics vaulted the Bills to a one point victory over the Panthers. Manuel threw for 296 yards and hit Stevie Johnson for the game-winning touchdown with just two seconds left in the contest.
Bears 31, Vikings 30
In Chicago, Jay Cutler lifted the Bears over their division rival Vikings with clutch fourth quarter play. Cutler threw the game-winning touchdown to Martellus Bennett with ten seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Packers 38, Redskins 20
In Green Bay, while Robert Griffin III seemed to remain hobbled, the Packers steamrolled the Redskins behind a near perfect performance by Aaron Rodgers.
Dolphins 24, Colts 20
In Indianapolis, the early-season-surprise Dolphins fought off a late-game comeback attempt to win in a nail-biter against the scrappy Colts.
Chiefs 17, Cowboys 16
In Kansas City, Alex Smith efficiently led the Chiefs past the Cowboys in a hotly contested match-up.
Chargers 33, Eagles 30
In Philadelphia, Philip Rivers' aerial barrage carried the Chargers to a slim victory over the Eagles in shootout fashion. Rivers went off for 419 yards and three touchdowns, completing 36 of 47 attempts.
Ravens 14, Browns 6
In Baltimore, the Ravens defense bounced back from their Week One embarrassment to earn a grinding victory over the Browns.
Texans 30, Titans 24
In Houston, the Texans again rallied for a late victory. After losing star WR Andre Johnson to a concussion, DeAndre Hopkins' overtime touchdown reception gave Houston the win.
Cardinals 25, Lions 21
In Glendale, the Cardinals prevailed through Rashard Mendenhall's one-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. Arizona came back from a 21-13 deficit mid-way through the third quarter to defeat the big-play Lions.
Saints 16, Buccaneers 14
In Tampa, the Saints squeeked out a sloppy win on the strength of a Garret Hartley 27-yard FG, handing the Bucs their second straight loss in the final seconds. The game was delayed due to inclement weather.
Raiders 19, Jaguars 9
In Oakland, Darren McFadden's 129-yard rushing day led the Raiders to a comfortable victory in their home opener.
Broncos 41, Giants 23
In East Rutherford, Peyton Manning again bested younger brother Eli Manning as the Broncos beat the Giants handily. Peyton's team was aided by another turnover heavy day from the Giants offense.
Seahawks 29, 49ers 3
In Seattle, Marshawn Lynch's huge day helped Seattle rout San Francisco. The game appeared closer than the final score suggests for much of the contest, but Seattle's strong finish provides an interesting developing storyline for the competitive NFC West. Thunderstorms delayed the game for one hour in the first quarter.
Bengals 20, Steelers 10
In Cincinatti, rookie RB Giovani Bernard posted two touchdowns to lead the Bengals over the Steelers.