The tricky part with the opening week of the season is not seeing enough teams going full throttle to know what to expect. The problem with Week 2 is that, as Bill Simmons put it in his latest column, you don’t want to overreact to what you did see.
No, this isn’t the end for the Indianapolis Colts—not as long as Peyton Manning is back there. It also doesn’t mean the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ready for a playoff run. What happened in Week 1 needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
That being said, with the way the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys started their season, and went about their preseason, there is cause for concern. Those two teams need to get their stuff together. They need to show it, it can’t be all talk and hype anymore.
And then there is Minnesota. A not-so-impressive outing in Week 1, plus some more missing pieces in an already makeshift offense, and you have a recipe for another loss.
Who do you think will win this week?
Last Week: 8-8