What a crazy week it has been for two teams (the NFL).Miami Dolphins And Arizona Cardinals) to complete the first 20-point comeback in the same week in NFL history. In the last two minutes (including playoffs), teams have lost 2,331 consecutive games. New York Jets It shocked him Cleveland Browns.

Not only have four teams overcome 10-point deficits in Week 2, but 12 games this season have been decided by three points or less — the first two weeks of such games in NFL history.

While Sunday’s slate was unpredictable and full of surprising comebacks, there were plenty of rebounds across the league after this wild playoff run. These are the best reactions from every game in Week 2, and these storylines are overreactions or reality.

Amon-Ra St. Brown is now a top-10 receiver in the NFL.

An overreaction to reality; fact

St. Brown tied Antonio Brown and Michael Thomas for the all-time mark by tying the NFL record eight-game winning streak. He is the only player in NFL history to have eight consecutive games with six receptions and a receiving touchdown.

All over the field in Sunday’s win over Washington, St. Brown finished with nine catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing twice for 68 yards (leading). Lions in a hurry). Through Week 12 of the 2021 season, St. Brown has received 72 passes for 766 yards and eight touchdowns (eight games) — all in the league’s top five.

St. Brown is a top-10 receiver in the league and the Lions have posted three consecutive games of 30-plus yards for the first time since 1997.

of Cowboys He could compete for the NFC East title with Cooper Rush holding down the fort.

Overreaction or reality; Overreaction

Dallas showed how good their defense is, giving the Cowboys a chance to get in every game because they get after the quarterback and force mistakes. Will this formula beat Rush to a couple?

Rush played well in Sunday’s upset. Bengals, 19 of 31 passing for 235 yards and a touchdown (95.5 rating). CD Lamb caught seven passes and connected with Noah Brown for 91 yards and a touchdown. However, the Cowboys offense was anemic in the second half, rushing 24 plays for 110 yards (4.58 yards per game on five possessions).

Rush led the Cowboys to the game-winning field goal and ended the upset, but the inconsistent offense was a concern. Perhaps the Bengals have made an adjustment that other teams will copy in the coming weeks.

of Giants They are the NFC East contenders.

Overreaction or reality; Overreaction

Give New York a lot of credit for its first 2-0 start since 2016, but it will take a win against a good team to make that happen. let it be The Titans Whether they’re good or not (although the Giants deserve a lot of credit for the impressive road win) and Panthers They’re shaping up to be one of the worst teams in the league — again.

The Giants have struggled offensively for three quarters and there doesn’t seem to be much faith in Daniel Jones on the coaching staff. That changed in the fourth quarter, when the Giants called the number to score a first down and seal a victory over Carolina.

New York’s defense was impressive in both games — without Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari. The Warriors’ first test will be against Dallas next week, so it may be time to revisit this one.

The Giants currently lead the NFC East.

Frank Reich is on the hot seat.

Overreaction or reality; fact

of Colts Sunday’s transfer defeat seems sad Jaguars, going just 2 of 10 on third down, gaining 218 yards of offense. Matt Ryan threw three interceptions and looked on the mound against a aggressive Jaguars front, who dominated the Colts’ offensive line and finished with five sacks.

Indianapolis was 0-for-2 in the red zone and ended up with three turnovers, not quite the offense the Colts got when they dumped Carson Wentz for Ryan.

The Colts, who were expected to rule the AFC South this season, now have losses to Jacksonville and Houston. That is no excuse.

Garrett Wilson is the best receiver in the draft class.

Overreaction or reality; Overreaction

Wilson had an NFL playoff performance on Sunday, completing eight passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns against the Jets’ crazy comeback Browns. He is the first rookie in Jets history to reach 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a single game — a feat he accomplished in just the second game of his career.

Wilson also caught the game-winning touchdown pass that capped the Jets’ comeback with 22 seconds left. He has been a key target for Joe Flacco, playing a big role in the Jets’ passing offense in the first two games.

With what Jahan Dotson is doing in Washington and Drake London is doing in Atlanta, it’s too early to knock Wilson. Wilson is a really good football player, though, who can be a game-changer at his position.

Overreaction or reality; fact

Winston is playing with four fractures in his back and is reportedly playing through a lot of pain. Winston threw three touchdown passes in Sunday’s loss, and his back injury is clearly hampering his performance. Buccaneers — including six of the Saints in a 17-point hole.

It didn’t help that he was sacked six times. New Orleans has a quality backup quarterback in Andy Dalton who could relieve Winston for a few weeks while his back heals. This is an injury that shouldn’t get worse early in a 17-game season. The Saints could survive a few weeks without Winston healing — especially with that defense.

of Veterans They will not be able to make the finals due to their offensive approach

Overreaction or reality; fact

Credit the Patriots for using the four-minute offense to run out the clock, hitting the football in the heart of the game. steelsStrong defense. Is this sustainable?

New England got the big play it needed from Nelson Agholor to take the halftime lead and a third-quarter touchdown run from Damien Harris to protect it, but the Patriots offense, which put up 376 yards and went 9-of-17 on third down, felt lacking. Down.

The Patriots should put up more than 17 points against an explosive team that is destroying the NFL. New England is averaging just 12 points per game in two weeks, which is not enough to compete with the mighty AFC.

The Patriots bought overtime with the win, but this offense wasn’t good enough.

Rams He’s having a Super Bowl hangover.

Overreaction or reality; Overreaction

With two games in, it’s too early to tell. Los Angeles built a 28-3 lead against Atlanta, but needed a late defensive stop to end the rout. Hawk Crazy comeback attempt. Atlanta scored the game’s final 17 points, losing by just four, before taking the lead in the fourth quarter. That’s the most unusual Rams under Sean McVay, who regularly cruises to big halftime leads.

Los Angeles will face a strong Arizona team next Sunday, which will be a good test after a “fair” game against the Falcons.

Overreaction or reality; fact

Garoppolo’s success with the 49ers is simple — even though he’s a quarterback, no one wanted San Francisco to name Tre Lance as their starting quarterback. With Lance out for the season, this team belongs to Garoppolo in what is expected to be his final season in San Francisco.

Garoppolo never missed a beat with Lance filling in, running the game and opening up the passing game (especially with Brandon Ayuck). The 49ers have made it to the NFC Championship Game twice in the last three years under Garoppolo, so there’s an ample sample size to join in January.

Lance’s injury is unfortunate, but the 49ers are lucky no one wanted Garoppolo. They are competing for the division championship and he is leading it again.

Nathaniel Hackett is out as head coach.

Overreaction or reality; fact

Denver fans were left scratching their heads over Hackett after the gaffe that led to a Week 1 loss. Things didn’t get any better in an unconvincing win. Texas.

of Broncos In Sunday’s win, he ran four plays inside the Texas 2-yard line, throwing the ball four times and failing to complete a pass. In those situations, Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon got the ball once.

Hackett’s game management is horrible, taking too long to make decisions that cause game lag. At one point, the fans were counting down the playing time — but Denver had the ball! Denver used all three timeouts with 7:38 left in the game, another example of head coaching mismanagement.

Hackett should improve as the season goes on, but this coach is more questionable about leading a team than he is as a player.

The contract Kyler Murray is getting is worth it.

Overreaction or reality; fact

There is no reason to doubt Murray after Sunday’s impressive comeback. RobbersIt was the Cardinals’ biggest comeback win since 1999. All this was achieved by a leading game, 252 yards in the second half to lead the Cardinals back, two total touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) and running and throwing for a two-point conversion (both came in the fourth quarter).

Murray, who almost looked like a video game character in the second half, willing the Cardinals offense into overtime – setting the stage for the defense to steal the win. If it weren’t for Murray, the Cardinals would be 0-2 and have more questions about the season’s worst offense.

The Cardinals paid to keep Murray on the roster and compete for wins. Sunday’s return showed why.

of Crows Lamar Jackson can play this well and make the playoffs.

Overreaction or reality; Overreaction

Jackson is off to an impressive start to the season, throwing for six touchdowns and a 120.1 guard rating. He is leading the Ravens with 136 yards and 9.1 yards per carry.

As long as Jackson has been playing, the Ravens are 1-1 because they don’t have a runner to take the pressure off Jackson when Jake Dobbins is in the outfield — and the secondary can’t stop the Dolphins’ speed in Tyreek Hill. and Jaylen Waddle.

The Ravens cannot rely on Jackson’s athleticism and incredible play to win football games all season long. The defense needs to protect the leads and the running game needs to help Jackson out. Dobbins’ return should be a big boost in the coming weeks.

of Drivers It will be good

Overreaction or reality; fact

The NFC North is not a good division – and Bears They are the perfect cure for any team’s problems. Lions and Vikings They look better, but the Packers still have Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones to help pace the offense and ensure they stay atop the NFC North.

Green Bay’s defense has an excellent unit, as evidenced by 228 yards and 48 net passing yards, holding the Bears to Sunday night. The Packers have proven to not start the season strong, but they are still one of the best teams in the NFC.

The Packers have the best quarterback in the division, defending the two-time MVP. A win over Tampa Bay next week could set the stage for another big season.



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