With a double dose of the National Football League on Monday Night Football that wraps up Week 2 of the season. With a wild first two weeks, we expect nothing different from the rest of the season.
Let’s take a look at the National Football League Week 2 roundup of some of the best happenings around the league.
Saints and Steelers Win MNF Week 2
The first Monday Night Football game was pretty ugly. Bryce Young and the Carolina Panthers are struggling to start the season. The loss was their second straight to start the season. The New Orleans Saints picked up the low-scoring game and won their opening two games to go along with Tampa Bay and Atlanta in the NFC South.
The second game saw some pretty big hits, and an injury that will likely keep Nick Chubb out for an extended time. The Pittsburgh Steelers avoided an 0-2 start and beat the Cleveland Browns. Pittsburgh scored two defensive touchdowns in the game. The Steelers have now beat the Browns in Pittsburgh every season since 2003. Both teams are now 1-1 and trialing the 0-2 Baltimore Ravens.
The week started with the Philadelphia Eagles knocking off the Minnesota Vikings. The two teams combined for 62 points, including 42 in the second half of the game. Minnesota scored late but ran out of time and lost their second straight game to start the season. The win for the Eagles pushed them to 2-0 on the season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons also went to 2-0 on the season. Tampa Bay used a late interception return for a touchdown off Justin Fields to take down the Chicago Bears 27-17.
Mike Evans had a monster day for Tampa Bay, with six receptions, 171 yards, and a touchdown. For the Atlanta Falcons, they kicked a field goal with just over 1:00 to go in the game to top the Green Bay Packers.
The Baltimore Ravens went on the road and downed the Cincinnati Bengals. The biggest news here, outside of Baltimore moving to 2-0 and Cincinnati falling to 2-0, was the loss of Joe Burrow. His injury is one that the Bengals will keep an eye on as the team moves forward. The Ravens used 237 passing yards and two touchdowns in the win.
In the NFC West – the San Francisco 49ers downed the Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers looked great, starting with a Christian McCaffrey touchdown. They are another team that moved to 2-0 on the season. For the Rams, Puka Nacua broke the NFL record for most receptions by a rookie, with 20 in the first two games of his career.
The Dallas Cowboys also went to 2-0 with a 30-10 win over the New York Jets. During the first two games of the season, the Cowboys have smacked the two New York teams by a total of 70-10 on the season. Dallas picked off Jets quarterback Zach Wilson three times in the game while Dak Prescott threw the ball 38 times, including two for touchdowns in the win.
The Sunday Night Football game saw the Miami Dolphins win their second straight. The most impressive part for the Dolphins is both their wins to start the season have been on the road. The Dolphins used 21 of 30 passing from Tua Tagovailoa for 249 yards and a touchdown in the win. Raheem Mostert was really good for the Dolphins as well, with 18 carries and two touchdowns in the game.
Thursday Night Football Features Unbeaten 49ers
As we look ahead to Week 3 of the National Football League season, the Thursday Night Football game features the 1-1 New York Giants on the road at the San Francisco 49ers. The Sunday Night Football game pits the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road at the Las Vegas Raiders. Week 3 will also feature a pair of Monday Night Football games.
The first is the Philadelphia Eagles at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then the Los Angeles Rams at the Cincinnati Bengals.