Are You Ready For Week 2
The best part of Fall and Winter are Football Sundays. It gives society the chance to CHEER for a Team and it brings Pride to cities all over America. In Week 2, some of the questions raised after week 1 will become clearer.
The Jaguars are off to their best start since 2011 and are looking for their first 2-0 start since 2006, the fourth-longest drought in that time. This week they are having their home opener on Sunday against the Titans, and fans all over are waiting to see if what we saw last week against the Texans was REAL or a distraction. The Jags defense played the best overall game we have ever seen. Running back Leonard Fournette became the first player in Jaguars history to rush for 100 yards in his NFL debut.
The Titans have lost nine straight divisional road games and 14 of their last 15 divisional road games. The Jaguars ended Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s season last year when he broke his leg, and also ended Tennessee’s playoff hopes in the process.
In Tampa, The Buccaneers finally get to open their Season this time hosting the Chicago Bears. The Buc’s game last week against the Miami Dolphins was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
The Buccaneers’ franchise record for most passing TDs in the first three seasons of a quarterback’s career. The record is held by Josh Freeman. Jameis Winston is one game away from tying it.
Chargers are primed for teams debut at the 27,000-seat StubHub Center! They’ve had two practice runs during preseason play to smooth out the rough edges, so the Los Angeles Chargers are prepared for the their regular-season opener Sunday at the StubHub Center, the 27,000-seat home of Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy.
“We got a taste of it,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. “I think it has a chance to be a real awesome environment, but we’ve got to do our part on the field.”
The Chargers host the Miami Dolphins in the team’s return to Los Angeles, where they debuted as a franchise in 1960.
Jay Cutler knew there would be unique challenges when he came out of retirement to join the Miami Dolphins in August. But the 34-year-old quarterback could have never foreseen the strange path he’s taken leading up to his much-anticipated Dolphins debut on Sunday.
If missing half of training camp wasn’t enough, Cutler also had his scheduled first start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers canceled last week due to Hurricane Irma. Now, Cutler and the Dolphins have been displaced for the past week in Oxnard, California, as they prepare for their game against the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1).
The top four active players (min. 1,000 action plays) in Total QBR since the stat was created in 2006 are, in order: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan. Brady and Brees will square off early Sunday afternoon in New Orleans, with Rodgers and Ryan matching up in prime time in Atlanta.
The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots got 10 days to stew over their shocking 42-27 season-opening home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs take the game to NOLA to face the 0-1 New Orleans Saints.