Week 2's NFL schedule promises to be equal if not better than Week 1. Hopefully it can live up to the hype.
With three different networks scaling the action, here is where you can find Week 2's best games:
Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers
We all remember what happened last year in Detroit, right? Alex Smith and the 49ers just defeated the Detroit Lions after few gave them any shot of defeating the new-and-improved Lions.
Well, they went into Ford Field and came out on top, setting up the rest of its season.
After the game, Jim Harbaugh's handshake to Jim Schwartz was a bit over the top, to be subtle. Well that escalated into something more and now we receive a rematch of that game.
In the words of Bart Scott, "CAN'T WAIT!"
San Francisco defeated the Green Bay Packers in its opening game on the road. The defense was, of course, great, but the offense was equally as impressive as Alex Smith moved the ball up and down on the Packers' defense with ease racking up 211 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Detroit struggled in its opener but managed to come out with a narrow victory against the St. Louis Rams. Matthew Stafford threw three interceptions against the Rams' defense.
Sunday Night Football has almost turned into the new Monday Night Football in terms of game quality, and Week 2's showcase won't be any different.
You can catch that game on NBC at 8:20 p.m. ET.
Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles
Similar to Detroit-San Francisco, one of these two teams looked great in victory and the other not so much.
Baltimore's Joe Flacco passed for 299 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals. His Week 1 performance rivaled what he did against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he threw for 224 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
But he followed that week up with a lousy performance (threw one touchdown compared to two interceptions, lost 26-13) against what would be a non-playoff team in Tennessee.
Will we see the same result against Philadelphia?
The Eagles and Michael Vick threw four interceptions last week against the Cleveland Browns. It was a performance to forget, but they still managed to score late to win the game.
Now comes the stingy Baltimore Ravens defense. This game is going to come down to the play of Vick.
No doubt about it.
You can catch this game on CBS at 1 p.m. ET.
New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers
Mark Sanchez and his dynamic offense head to Pittsburgh to take on the 0-1 Steelers. Maybe we shouldn't say dynamic after just one week, but they looked impressive.
Nevertheless, the Jets' offense will have a glorious opportunity to move the ball through the air if they give Sanchez enough time because Pittsburgh's pass defense is and will be its downfall in 2012. They allowed Denver's Peyton Manning to complete 73 percent of his passes while grabbing 253 yards and two touchdowns on only 19 completions.
Ryan Clark will return to the field, but James Harrison and Troy Polamalu are listed as questionable but won't play, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Both will be huge losses in what will be a game that Ben Roethlisberger must win on the offensive side of the ball.
You can find this game on CBS at 4:25 p.m. ET.
Complete Week 2 TV Schedule (All times are Eastern Time)
CBS and FOX Schedule
|Kansas City at Buffalo||1 p.m.||CBS|
Cleveland at Cincinnati
|Minnesota at Indianapolis||1 p.m.||FOX|
|New Orleans at Carolina||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Houston at Jacksonville||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Oakland at Miami||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Arizona at New England||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Tampa Bay at New York Giants||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Baltimore at Philadelphia||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Washington at St. Louis||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Dallas at Seattle||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|New York Jets at Pittsburgh||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|Tennessee at San Diego||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
NBC Sunday Night Game
Detroit at San Francisco at 8:20 p.m.
ESPN Monday Night Game
Denver at Atlanta at 8:30 p.m.
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