Tragic news about the apparent suicide by Broncos second-year wideout Kenny McKinley have dominated headlines this week. He’s the third Broncos player in four years to lose his life. The Broncos will wear a No. 11 on their helmets the rest of the year and will leave his locker intact as well.
After two weeks, the Chiefs, Buccaneers and Bears are all 2-0 while the Cowboys, Vikings and 49ers are all 0-2. The Chiefs and 49ers square off this week, while the Bucs and Bears play tough games against the Steelers and Packers respectively. The Vikings look to get back to their winning ways against the Lions while the Cowboys try desperately to avoid their third straight loss as they face the red-hot Texans.
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29. Detroit Lions (29): After having a win ripped from them by the officials in Week One, backup QB Shaun Hill nearly led a huge comeback against the Eagles in Week Two. Despite being winless, the Lions are clearly improved and would love nothing better than to get into the win column by beating the division rival Vikings this week.
30. Buffalo Bills (30): Rumors last week had the Bills trading Marshawn Lynch to Green Bay for A.J. Hawk, but nothing serious has come from it. Rookie C.J. Spiller excited everyone in the preseason but has yet to shine through two games.
31. Cleveland Browns (31): Like most years, the Browns are going nowhere fast. They may not even score points this week as they face that tough Ravens defense.
32. St. Louis Rams (32): The Rams are 0-2, but have lost both games by a total of six points. That is vastly improved from last year. With that said, they are still going to struggle to win more than a game or two this season.