Week 2 got off to a fairly uninspiring start with rookie QB Deshaun Watson and the Texans outlasting the Bengals in a defensive battle on Thursday night. But this weekend’s slate of games should provide much more entertainment and intrigue. Here are this week’s top 5 games.
5. New England @ New Orleans
Savor this matchup. This might be the final time these two legendary QBs face-off against each other. This is very well a game that should be high scoring with New Orleans suspect secondary and New England still trying to figure itself out on that side of the ball.
4. Philadelphia @ Kansas City
The student faces the master when Andy Reid’s former offensive coordinator Doug Pederson comes to Kansas City. Reid’s squad should be riding high after upsetting the Patriots last week and the Eagles looked good in all phases last week beating a division rival. Even without the coaching intrigue, this is still a matchup of two good teams looking to go up 2-0 in competitive divisions.
3. Minnesota @ Pittsburgh
Sam Bradford was practically perfect last week completing 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Vikings defense put the clamps on Drew Brees and the Saints offense for most of the game last week and look to have a repeat performance against the Steelers explosive offense. Top rookie T.J. Watt looks to offer a repeat performance after his 2 sack, 1 int, 7 tackle performance week one.
2. Dallas @ Denver
The Denver defense will be arguably the best unit Dak and Zeke have ever faced. Both second-year players came up big in their week one win but this game will test both of them. After an offseason of uncertainty, Trevor Siemian emerged as the starter and did enough to lead Denver to a win last week. He’ll face a Dallas defense that racked up 3 sacks on Eli Manning in week one.
1. Green Bay @ Atlanta
Here’s the big one, a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game. After being embarrassed last January Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be looking to spoil the Falcons on their new stadium’s opening night. This potential playoff matchup between two top NFC teams could become important later in the year as playoff positions are decided.