Posted by: Michael Renusz | September 19, 2010

NFL recap: Bucs, Chiefs continue quest for 16-0

Josh Freeman has the Bucs taking a serious run at the '72 Dolphins

There are so many storylines to follow in Week 2 of the NFL season that I don’t really know where to begin. We might as well start by congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their surprising 2-0 starts. The Chiefs defense had another impressive performance and pulled out a 16-14 win against the Browns, while Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes as the Bucs topped the Panthers 20-7. Impressive start.

In what was probably the most anticipated game today, the Jets rebounded from a disappointing Week 1 loss and beat the rival Patriots 28-14. Mark Sanchez outperformed Tom Brady by throwing three touchdowns while Brady was picked off twice. New England falls to 1-1 with the loss.

I ordered NFL Sunday ticket today and took in two games myself. The first was another anticipated match, with Michael Vick making his first start in Philadelphia, and he put together yet another impressive performance, with an impressive 61% completion percentage and two touchdowns in Philly’s 35-32 win against Detroit. By the way, this is the second straight week I’ve watched the Lions, and don’t be fooled by their 0-2 start. This could be an exciting young team, and they almost staged a comeback today despite the loss of their young QB Matt Stafford last week. Jahvid Best had 232 yards from scrimmage and 3 TD’s today (2 running, 1 receiving).

The second game put a bigger smile on my face as my San Diego Chargers destroyed the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-13 after a shockingly bad performance by David Garrard. After a tough start, Philip Rivers led the way with 334 yards and 3 TD’s, and the defense did the rest as the Jags turned the ball over 6 times. Jack del Rio looked pretty pissed off on the sideline, and I would be too.

Don’t worry Jeremy, I’ll give the Broncos some credit this week, too. Visser’s boy Kyle Orton was great today, going 25/35 for 307 yards and 2 TD’s as Denver defeated Seattle 31-14. First round pick Demaryius Thomas was also great for Denver, catching 8 balls for 97 yards and a TD. Tim Tebow did not see any action.

In each of the games I watched today, the announcers pointed out the Dallas Cowboys would like to be the first team in NFL history to be at home for the Super Bowl. The Cowboys have a lot of work to do if they want to get there, as they dropped their second consecutive game, this time to Chicago 27-20. The Minnesota Vikings are another surprising 0-2 team, with  Brett Favre throwing three interceptions today in a loss against the Dolphins.

Other scores: Atlanta beat Arizona 41-7, Cincinnati defeated Baltimore 15-10, Green Bay topped Buffalo 34-7, Pittsburgh took down Tennessee 19-11, Oakland beat the Rams 16-14, and the Texans came out on top in OT with a 30-27 win over the Redskins. The brothers Manning face each other in the late game tonight, while the Saints and 49ers will tango on Monday night.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank Jeremy for the nice introduction post yesterday and for the opportunity to write on this site. I’m definitely looking forward to writing here during this NFL season.



  1. Orton and Demaryius Thomas, making my Madden season come to life. Just like in real life, I dropped the opener against the Jags and recovered to win the Super Bowl.

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