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5 NFL Games Worth Watching In Week 2

5 NFL Games Worth Watching In Week 2
The National Football League offers up another full slate of games for your amusement and some contests are clearly better than others. We've cherrypicked the five best games of Week 2 for your convenience and scheduling sanity.

The Big Game

Denver at Kansas City – Thursday, September 17th 8:25 PM ET

How wild is it that we’re getting two interesting Thursday night games in a row? (The Redskins and Giants play in this slot next week, so the streak ends there.) This AFC West showdown features Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos as three point road underdogs versus Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium. One intriguing dynamic to watch is seeing if the Broncos can spark their offense against a KC D that somehow gave up 396 total yards to the Houston Texans. Speaking of marching down the field, is this the week that the Chiefs finally solve their wide receiver touchdown drought? If not, tight end Travis Kelce may have to replicate his spectacular Sunday showing.

Four More To Watch

New England at Buffalo – Sunday, September 20th 1:00 PM ET

The Patriots showed last week that they’re back, hungry and have a wild Gronk on the loose. That’s a tall order for Buffalo’s defense to shut down, but they showed skill shutting down the Colts for large chunks of Week 1. The Bills (a point-and-a-half home underdog) will look to score picks off a well rested Tom Brady and keep Gronkowski effectively locked down. Can New England remain the toast of the AFC East? A charged up Ralph Wilson Stadium will do their best to help the Bills knock the Pats off their perch.

Dallas at Philadelphia – Sunday, September 20th 4:25 PM ET

This Week 2 tilt looked a lot sexier on the schedule before Philly dropped their season opener and the Cowboys entered a Dezless patch, but there’s still a lot to like about this battle. It’s Chip Kelly coaching his squad at home with ex-Cowboy DeMarco Murray in tow versus their hated NFC East rivals from the Lone Star State. There’s a lot of grumbling and nail-biting to be done over the current state of the Dallas air attack, so all eyes will be on how Tony Romo handles this headache. Getting back to the aforementioned Murray, the Eagles will need to straighten out their rushing game. New Falcons coach Dan Quinn may be a defensive guru, but how on earth can you only put up 63 yards on the ground against Atlanta in Week 1? Anyway, oddsmakers list Philly as the home favourite by 5.5 points.

Seattle at Green Bay – Sunday, September 20th 8:30 PM ET

The Seahawks and Packers square off in a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game. The potential for thrills and heartbreak loom in this Sunday Night Fooball bout which features Seattle itching to recover from an OT loss courtesy of the St. Louis Rams. Speaking of that loss, Seattle looks like they’re desperately in need of safety Kam Chancellor’s return from holdout exile. Meanwhile, Green Bay looked pretty strong last week dispatching the Bears in Chicago. If WR James Jones can continue to pick up the slack in Jordy Nelson’s absence, that’s a big plus for Green Bay’s title hopes. Green Bay is considered a 3.5 point favourite in their home opener.

San Diego at Cincinnatti – Sunday, September 20th 1:00 PM ET

The Bolts and Bengals have a tendency to morph into also-ran status once the playoffs start, but this matchup definitely looks entertaining as a Week 2 affair. Both teams are undefeated thanks to satisfactory opening week wins and Cincy tight end Tyler Eifert will aim to dazzle in his club’s home opener. San Diego’s prized rookie RB Melvin Gordon will look improve upon his passable Week 1 performance with a big game against a Bengals rush defense that was middle-of-the-pack at best in 2014. The Bengals are listed as a three-and-a-half point home favourite for Sunday.

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