We are one more week into this great NFL season and some boats have been righted while others continue to flounder. The injury bug yet again reared it's ugly head and targeted some premier quarterbacks. Michael Vick went down with a concussion, Tony Romo broke a rib and Ben Roethlisberger very nearly had his leg ripped off. So much for protecting the quarterback!
Let's take a look at a few of the high, and low, points of week 2.
Oh Yes He Did!
Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons did everything short of pissing on the goalposts Sunday night in declaring the Georgia Dome his turf and not former Atlanta franchise QB Michael Vick's. His career high 4 touchdown passes was enough to ensure the Falcons a win over the Eagles and was enough to further cement himself with Atlanta fans across the globe.
Carolina QB Cam Newton, in only his second start, set a Panthers team record for passing yards with 422. In his short 2 week career, Newton has passed for a combined 854 yards and has resurrected the career or receiver Steve Smith, who is benefiting greatly from the invigorated passing attack. Now all Cam needs to do is win a game.
Speaking of passers off to a great start, New England phenom Tom Brady passed for 423 yards in the Patriots week 2 win over the San Diego Chargers. Before you get overly excited, this is a drop-off from Brady's week 1 total of 517 yards through the air. The slacker.
Oh No He Didn't!
Well, Kansas City Chiefs rusher Jamal Charles can't even say the season was nice while it lasted after his Chiefs got hammered in record fashion in their first two losses of the season. To add injury on top of insult, it appears Charles will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Fantasy football players who drafted Charles, myself included, can be heard crying all around the world.
So much for the statement made by the Baltimore Ravens in week 1 when they thrashed the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a follow up to that epic win, the Ravens traveled to Tennessee only to get punked by the Titans to the tune of a 26-13 beat down. On the flip side, the Steelers rebounded with a 24-0 win over the Seattle Seahawks… not to run salt into the wounds of Baltimore players and fans.
For the Indianapolis Colts, it's officially panic time as they start the season 0-2 for the first time since 1998. This latest loss came at home to the Cleveland Browns who just smacked the Colts around on both sides of the ball. Next up for Indy is a Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yep, just what the doctor ordered.
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