NFL Teams on Upset Alert for Week 2

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NFL Teams on Upset Alert for Week 2
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Starting a season strong in the NFL is just as important as finishing well.

In Week 2, 16 teams are looking to avoid going 0-2. For those teams that lose their second straight game, the playoffs are almost certainly out of the question. Historically, teams that start 2-0 make the playoffs, 0-2 teams do not.

So, Eli Manning and the New York Giants have a big weekend ahead of them. Coming off a Super Bowl win, they were overlooked for much of the offseason as Tim Tebow and the New York Jets stole all of the Big Apple (and ESPN) headlines. The Giants lost in a bit of a shocker to the Dallas Cowboys on opening night, and they face a young buzzsaw in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.

The New Orleans Saints had a long offseason filled with negative storylines and epic drama. As the season started, much of that looked to be behind them as their talented roster actually improved despite "Bountygate." Then, RGIII came to town and made the Saints' Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers a must-win.

Let's take a look at five teams on upset alert in Week 2.

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