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5 Things We Learned from NFL Week 2

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5 Things Week 2 Taught Us in the NFL

Dallas
Kevin Hoffman - USA TODAY Sports

Another weekend gone and that can only mean one thing - another week in the NFL is over as well. What started last Thursday night between the New England Patriots and New York Jets, finished Monday against the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Although it's only week two, certain things are starting to take shape for certain teams. A week in which nine of the 16 games were decided by six points or less is also the same weekend in which we had opposing quarterbacks throw for over 400 yards each. Phillip Rivers passed for 419 yards while his counterpart Michael Vick tossed for 428.

Week two also brought us the first win for the Buffalo Bills and their rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel. Much like fellow rookie Geno Smith from week one, Manuel marched his team down the field during crunch time and put his team in a position to win the game. Not only did he put them in position, but he threw the game winning touchdown to Stevie Johnson with .02 seconds left on the game clock.

We had two games that everyone was looking forward to watching that didn't live up to the hype at all. In the Manning Bowl, Eli was completely outplayed by his older brother Peyton as the Broncos beat the Giants. Sunday night was also a snooze-fest as the Seahawks throttled the defending NFC Champions.

We also saw some questionable decisions at the end of the game for certain teams. With the Cowboys trailing by one point and no timeouts left, Tony Romo threw a pass to the middle of the field with 10 seconds left. The team had no chance to get back to the line and stop the clock.

Chip Kelley admitted he made a mistake at the end of the Eagles game by trying to hard to score a touchdown and he left too much time on the clock for San Diego to score and win the game. So many other things we've learned from week two in the NFL but here are the top five.

Another weekend gone and that can only mean one thing — another week in the NFL is over as well. What started last Thursday night between the New England Patriots and New York Jets, finished Monday against the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Although it's only Week 2, certain things are starting to take shape for certain teams. A week in which nine of the 16 games were decided by six points or less is also the same weekend in which we had opposing quarterbacks throw for over 400 yards each. Phillip Rivers passed for 419 yards while his counterpart Michael Vick tossed for 428.

Week 2 also brought us the first win for the Buffalo Bills and their rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel. Much like fellow rookie Geno Smith from Week 1, Manuel marched his team down the field during crunch time and put his team in a position to win the game. Not only did he put them in position, but he threw the game-winning touchdown to Stevie Johnson with .02 seconds left on the game clock.

We had two games that everyone was looking forward to watching that didn't live up to the hype at all. In the Manning Bowl, Eli was completely outplayed by his older brother Peyton as the Broncos beat the Giants. Sunday night was also a snooze-fest as the Seahawks throttled the defending NFC Champions.

We also saw some questionable decisions at the end of the game for certain teams. With the Cowboys trailing by one point and no timeouts left, Tony Romo threw a pass to the middle of the field with 10 seconds left. The team had no chance to get back to the line and stop the clock.

Chip Kelley admitted he made a mistake at the end of the Eagles game by trying to hard to score a touchdown and he left too much time on the clock for San Diego to score and win the game. So many other things we've learned from Week 2 in the NFL but here are the top five.

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5. Will You Play Catch With Me?

Buffalo
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If Tom Brady and the New England Patriots do anything beyond win the division, it's going to be amazing. Most people feel the Pats will win the AFC East even with the surprising start of the Miami Dolphins. However, with the offensive weapons, or lack there-of, it'll be nothing less than a miracle.

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4. I Feel My Temperature Rising

Buffalo
Rob Foldy - USA TODAY Sports

This has to be the song every Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan is saying today. Two weeks into the young season and the Texans have needed two big comebacks and overtime to start 2-0. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay should be 2-0. But because they gave up two last second field goals, they are now 0-2 instead.

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3. 0-16?

Buffalo
Kirby Lee - USA TODAY Sports

I know it probably won't happen but would it surprise anybody if the Jacksonville Jaguars didn't win a game this year? In two weeks so far this year, they've scored 11 points combined. It was so bad on Sunday, that an Orlando television station who is obligated to show the Jaguars out of town games, apologized to fans for having to show that game instead of the Manning vs. Manning game.

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2. When It Rains, It Pours

Buffalo
Brian Fluharty - USA TODAY Sports

Well in this case, when it rains, there's lightning. Apparently mother nature isn't ready for football season. In two weeks, we've already had three weather delays. In Week 1, the opening kickoff was delayed due to weather. This weekend we say two games delayed for the same reason. The Tampa Bay-New Orleans game and the Seattle-San Francisco game were both delayed because of weather.

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1. The Oscar Goes To

Buffalo
Joe Nicholson - USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks defense. What an impressive showing they had against the 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Last week, the 49ers put up 494 total yards, including 412 in the air on the Green Bay Packers. This week, Seattle held them to 207 and only 107 in the air. With a defense like that, who needs an offense right?