Week 2 of the NFL season did not have as many close games as we saw in Week 1, but it surely was a great week of football.
There was only one game decided by one point, and that was the Tennessee Titans win over the Detroit Lions 16-15. Detroit led for the majority of the game but Titans QB Marcus Mariota clinched the game by throwing a 9-yard touchdown pass to receiver Andre Johnson with one minute left.
Eleven games were won by just one possession. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns, 25-20. Cleveland led 20-2 after the first quarter but was unable to score another point for the rest of the game. The New York Jets beat the Buffalo Bills 37-31 in a surprising offensive showdown. The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-24 after QB Jimmy Garoppolo was injured and third string QB Jimmy Brissett went in.
There were two major upsets this week. The Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 17-14, while star Vikings RB Adrian Peterson suffered an injury that will keep him out 3-4 months. And in the first game that the Rams played in Los Angeles since moving to St. Louis 20 years ago, LA defeated the Seattle Seahawks in a very low scoring game of 9-3.
Some major performers this week included Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, who threw for 353 yards and 4 touchdowns, Jets RB Matt Forte, who ran for 100 yards and 3 touchdowns, and Vikings WR Stefon Diggs, who caught for 182 yards and a touchdown. If you had any of these people on your fantasy team last week, you were all good.
So far the NFL season has been very interesting and let’s hope it stays that way.