3 games fans should circle on the NFL Week 2 schedule

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An action-packed opening week raised expectations for the upcoming slate of games. Which games will keep fans on their feet in NFL Week 2?

A field goal drew the line between winning and losing during opening week. Two missed attempts prolonged the outcome of a heated AFC North rivalry – one of the six games affected by an extra three points. Adjusting swiftly to disappointing results comes with the job for most athletes. What happened last week, is a thing of the past – sending coaches back to the drawing board. A couple of days to rest should help prepare players for the upcoming week.

Here are a few games to watch for NFL Week 2.

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NFL Week 2 Game #3: New England Patriots (0-1) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)

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A stout defensive showing saved the Steelers from a week one defeat. Minkah Fitzpatrick and T.J Watt rallied the troops and forced an upset against the former AFC Champions. Pittsburgh’s defense forced Joe Burrow to throw four interceptions – including a pick-six to Fitzpatrick for the first points. Pressure from Teryl Austin’s squad kept the pressure off Mitch Trubisky. A turnover-free game was enough for the Steelers to steal a win in overtime.

Matt Canada’s offense must contribute more points to the scoreboard for a win this week. Their offense is ranked 23rd – not much of an improvement from last season. Finding a rhythm is something that Trubisky and New England’s starter will have in common this week. Back spasms caused Mac Jones to exit his sophomore debut. Belichick’s offense struggled to produce after an off-season filled with offensive coordinator concerns. Repeating a seven-point performance will result in consecutive losses.

The credibility of both franchises has made it easy for their fans to show support in troubling times. Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season and doesn’t expect to change that this season. Similar morals keep the Patriot way alive in New England. This week two match-up will show the AFC which team is declining.