The five best NFL Week 2 games on the slate for Sunday.
The first week of the 2020 NFL season not only delivered entertainment and football back to our lives but also offered plenty of narratives. Whether it was questions about Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or more hype surrounding Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, the season definitely feels as if it has arrived.
At the same time, there were numerous instances last week where teams looked as if they hadn’t played any preseason games — which makes sense as the preseason contests were scrapped. The hope is that NFL Week 2 will offer teams a chance to have shaken off some rust and fully show what they’re capable of this year.
With that in mind, let’s dive into Sunday and what the slate has to offer us in Week 2. These are the five best games to watch this weekend.
5. Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans
Things went in different directions for the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans and their young quarterbacks in Week 1. Lamar Jackson, fresh off winning MVP last year, saw the Browns in their season-opener. The Browns were supposed to be much-improved in 2020 but you wouldn’t know it by watching Baltimore handle them in Week 1.
Jackson looked on a mission to defend his MVP as he threw for 275 yards with three touchdowns in an absolute beatdown of Cleveland, resulting in a 38-6 win for the Ravens. The same fate was not in store for Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the Thursday night season kickoff.
Facing off against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. While the Chiefs have an untouchable offense, their defense isn’t on the same level, despite some of the playmakers. Despite that, Watson and the Texans struggled. The quarterback looked uncomfortable as Kansas City pressured him consistently and forced him into mistakes.
Even still, a matchup between the next generation of superstar quarterbacks is going to be fun to watch in NFL Week 2. Both players have the potential for highlight-reel plays and both players and teams will have something to prove in the matchup.