NFL: 5 Quarterbacks That Will Flounder in Week 2

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NFL: 5 Quarterbacks That Will Flounder in Week 2

5 Quarterbacks That Will Flounder in Week 2
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The NFL is a Quarterback dominated league. If you have a good one, you always have a chance of winning the game. If you don't have a good Quarterback, it seems as though you are always in an uphill battle. 

Out of the 32 Starting QBs in the NFL, only seven have won Super Bowl rings. Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and Joe Flacco are those seven. It is not a coincidence that if you ask who the 10 best Quarterbacks in the league are, those seven will appear on almost everyone's list.

In Week 1, there were some amazing performances turned in from the QB position. Peyton Manning, in the first game of the NFL season, threw for 462 yards, seven Touchdowns and 0 Interceptions. Colin Kaepernick went toe to toe with Aaron Rodgers and put up career numbers. There were questions about his ability to just be a pocket passer and they were answered last Sunday. Kaepernick threw for 412 yards and three TDs to lead the San Francisco 49ers to a win over the Green Bay Packers.

However, there were also some not so good performances by QBs and their teams ending up losing because of it. Brandon Weeden of the Cleveland Browns had one of the best preseasons of any NFL QB. Unfortunately for him, that momentum did not carry into the regular season. He attempted 53 passes and had a completion percentage under 50 to go with three interceptions and six sacks. Blaine Gabbert and the Jacksonville Jaguars were only able to put up two points the whole game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Gabbert went 16 for 35 for 121 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Week 2 will bring about many great performances for Quarterbacks, but for these five it may be a struggle.

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5. Brandon Weeden

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Weeden had trouble staying off his back and completing passes to his receivers in Week 1 against Miami. He will play an angry Baltimore defense looking to put their horrid performance last week behind them.

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4. Philip Rivers

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Rivers completed less than 50% of his passes in the first game of the season. He will face a very aggressive Philadelphia Eagles team that will come after him on every play.

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3. E.J. Manuel

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Manuel will face a very good Carolina Panthers defense that allowed only 12 points to Seattle in Week 1. He may be more effective running the ball from the QB position than throwing it this week.

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2. Chad Henne

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It doesn't matter who plays quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars this year because there isn't much talent around them. Chad Henne will have just as bad of a game as Blaine Gabbert had in Week 1. Oakland made life difficult on Andrew Luck in a near upset victory for them against the Indianapolis Colts. They will come after Henne, hit him and pick him off a few times in this game.

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1. Christian Ponder

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The best thing you can say about Christian Ponder is that he can always hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson. This week when he plays against the Chicago Bears on the road, he will have one of the worst performances of his career and put Minnesota in an 0-2 hole to start the season.


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