Chicago Bears @ Broncos. The Bears largely put an finish to the Packers offense final Thursday, sacking Aaron Rodgers 5 occasions and limiting them to 10 factors. Despite the fact that they’re on the highway this week, we love the QB recreation far more for the Bears, who ought to rack up baggage and get one or two takeaways.
New England Patriots @ dolphins. The Pats protection was dominant in opposition to Pittsburgh and Miami appeared completely incompetent in opposition to Baltimore, turning it thrice. Put all of it collectively and you’ve got a straightforward begin to New England.
Baltimore Ravens Vs. Cardinals. Kyler Murray struggled to make his regular-season debut, taking 5 sacks, throwing an INT and getting numerous spilled balls in his face. And it was at residence in opposition to weak protection Lions. Going to the east coast to face a stable crow D may very well be an excessive amount of for the small quarter, a minimum of at this stage of his profession.
Denver Broncos vs. Bears. How unhealthy did Mitchell Trubisky look final Thursday? Formally, he solely launched one INT, however he nearly received two extra within the different route. He has additionally taken 5 sacks and can face an more and more violent race within the type of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Issues might go from unhealthy to worse.
Houston Texans in opposition to Jaguars. Rookie Gardner Minshew proved profitable in his debut by finishing 22 of 25 passes for 2 touchdowns. Maybe extra spectacular, he took just one bag, though he launched an INT. A loud highway setting will carry a brand new set of issues to Minshew and J.J. Watt will definitely be able to welcome him into the NFL, away from residence.
Carolina Panthers in opposition to buccaneers. Jameis Winston was purported to prosper in Bruce Arians' new offensive scheme. Week 1 noticed him throwing three brutal INTs and taking three sacks whereas he was taking part in at residence in opposition to a protection that had two INTs all final season. S & rsquo; have interaction on the highway for a recreation Thursday evening in opposition to a Panthers protection that merely restricted Jared Goff to 186 yards and an INT didn’t appear to be a redemption recipe.
Los Angeles Chargers @ Lions. Week 1 statistics do not likely help this Chargers rating, however we've positioned a flag within the pre-season and can maintain it for a minimum of every week. Detroit tore a porous Arizona protection within the first week, however his sequence of offensive scoring was on show, whereas Matthew Stafford took three sacks and fumbled twice (misplaced one). The lack of S Derwin James may very well be a giant hurdle within the Chargers' quest for incredible weekly relevance, however we're ready for Joey Bosa and his co. to get higher hustle efficiency in opposition to a a lot worse line this week.
Buffalo Payments @ Giants. Eli Manning was subsequently sacked solely as soon as and prevented launching an INT throughout the first week? He’s so deserved for a rubbish dump efficiency. The Payments didn’t stay as much as our expectations final week, however they produced 4 baggage and a takeaway. We anticipate even higher in opposition to Manning and his group of recipients.
Cleveland Browns @ Jets. Final week, the Browns suspended 43 with Tennessee, however if you happen to win a pick-six and a 75-yard display screen go, he's solely 29 years outdated. . After all, however one benefit is that they generated 4 baggage, and since they have been second within the NFL in final yr's take-away races, they need to be again quickly. Talking of purpose, Sam Darnold didn’t begin an INT within the first week, however he additionally didn’t impress, taking 4 sacks and averaging simply four.three yards per try. It shined underneath the lights on Monday evening early final season, however we expect it is going to be an excellent bounce for D / ST Cleveland.
Dallas Cowboys @ Redskins. Dallas saved his disappointing fantasy day with a pair of low cost breakaway recoveries in opposition to the Giants, however one bag, no INT and no three (and if you happen to like that), that's a little bit disturbing. On the opposite facet, Case Keenum regarded good in opposition to the Eagles, scoring 380 yards and three touchdowns doing nothing and making just one sack. We could also be too cussed staying with the Cowboys within the high 10, however this protection is just too good and Keenum and the Skins' Skins have an excessive amount of baggage for us to assume that Dallas can’t accumulate good quantity of fancy factors in it.
New York Giants vs. Payments. New York was horrible in opposition to the Cowboys within the first week, nevertheless it was not a shock given the confrontation. Payments are one other story. Whereas Buffalo can transfer the ball and rating factors, Josh Allen is clearly nonetheless within the "turnaround" stage of his profession. He escaped two possessions and threw two extra on the Jets final week. In 13 profession video games, he had 14 interceptions and 10 fumbles, and he took 29 sacks. The Giants won’t should do a lot to fall in some factors of it, and the Payments taking part in their second consecutive recreation on the highway in the identical stadium additionally represent a wierd anomaly that's value mentioning. .
New York Jets in opposition to Browns. Baker Mayfield could not pitch three extra objectives, however Brown's offensive line is a major problem, permitting 5 sacks. The Jets have proved opportunistic in opposition to Buffalo, so long as C.J. Mosley is again, they’ve the benefit of taking part in at residence in a prime-time match.
Colts of Indianapolis @ Titans. We ranked Indy as a sleeper of the season. Week 1 went fairly effectively, contemplating that they have been on the highway in opposition to a strong offense. The Colts fired Philip Rivers 4 occasions and imposed two turnovers, showcasing expertise in any respect ranges. The Titans regarded good on the offensive within the first week, however Marcus Mariota took 4 sacks and we all know that Tennessee can typically grow to be stagnant. The Colts needs to be higher in opposition to a much less dynamic assault and accumulate an honest quantity of whimsical factors.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seahawks. Pittsburgh have been out of form on Sunday evening, however Seattle struggled to maneuver the ball residence in opposition to Cincinnati within the first week. It is a good level again for the Steelers, Seattle having awarded 4 sacks of the week. and has a notoriously fugitive O-line.
The Inexperienced Bay Packers in opposition to the Vikings. The Packers protection made depressing life for Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears final Thursday, and the honors, together with these of QB Aaron Rodgers, rapidly adopted. Is the D / ST in Inexperienced Bay so good? In all probability not, however it’s actually an improved unit that ought to have extra potential to play at residence. Minnesota's new "ball management" model assault shouldn’t yield numerous incredible factors to the protection, however Kirk Cousins is inclined to make errors in large video games, so it's not a horrible one. confrontation for the Pack.
The Minnesota Vikings @ The Packers. The Packers offense didn’t encourage a lot confidence final Thursday, and the D Vikings managed a quantity with the Falcons, however Aaron Rodgers doesn’t normally tip the ball, particularly at residence. Minnesota might pay on baggage and allowed factors alone, however its ceiling is lowered.
Los Angeles vs. Rams Saints. The Rams have the expertise to attract numbers in opposition to anybody, however New Orleans is about as robust as it may be. A stable week 1 on the highway (three baggage, two takeaways) actually provides hope to the homeowners of Rams, however except we see one thing worrying about New Orleans on Monday evening, it is perhaps smart to do full one week.
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs @ Raiders. If Kansas Metropolis couldn’t make life depressing for rookie Gardner Minshew and the Jags, why do we expect it is going to be higher in opposition to Derek Carr and the Raiders? We knew it might take a while for this new protection, and maybe extra related, the massive gamers won’t play 100 levels this week. However Oakland was competent Monday evening in opposition to the Broncos. So except the "quick week" reaches them, Kansas Metropolis is only a poor streaming possibility.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Texans
Tennessee Titans in opposition to the Colts
Seattle Seahawks @ Steelers.
Washington Redskins vs. Cowboys.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. 49ers.
The 49ers from San Francisco to the Bengals.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Falcons
Saints of New Orleans @ Rams
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Panthers.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Eagles.
Cardinals of Arizona @ Ravens.
Detroit Lions Vs. Chargers.
Miami Dolphins vs. Patriots.
Oakland vs. Raiders. Chiefs.