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5 Things We Learned From NFL Week 2

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Top 5 Takeaways From NFL Week 2

Top 5 Takeaways From NFL Week 2
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The second week of NFL action in 2013 mainly created more questions, but we did get a few answered as well. The last few years have seen the league become more balanced than ever before but through two weeks, a majority of the 32 NFL teams look like any game between any of them could go either way on literally any day. And truthfully, would we have it any other way?

We saw teams that were considered divisional cellar dwellers beat teams that were thought to be title contenders and we saw more surefire playoff teams look like Pop Warner squads at various times. So at this point, there are very few teams that are really dominant and even fewer that are considered gimmies to their opponents.

More specifically, we're seeing former stars suddenly look extremely vulnerable while no-name players are becoming big-time standouts for their respective teams and fantasy football owners. If you missed any of it, here are the top five things you need to know after Week 2 of NFL action.

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The 49ers Aren't Unbeatable

The 49ers Aren't Unbeatable
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

In a clash of NFC titans, San Francisco got blasted by Seattle and Colin Kaepernick's explosiveness was shut down, to say the least. Back to the drawing board for Jim Harbaugh.

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Eli Manning is in Trouble

Eli Manning is in Trouble
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Through two games this year, the younger Manning brother has five touchdowns and seven interceptions. He threw three of them while playing against big brother, so it's obvious Eli and the Giants are in for a long season unless something drastically changes soon.

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Giovani Bernard is the Top Rookie so Far in 2013

Giovani Bernard is the Top Rookie so Far in 2013
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Monday Night Football became Bernard's coming out party as he sparked the sluggish Bengals to a win over the Steelers. Several other rookies had big games in Week 2, but Bernard is the hottest name among them for now.

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The Redskins Have a Problem

The Redskins Have a Problem
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

When RG3 could run, the Redskins were dangerous against bad NFL teams that didn't know how to stop a mobile quarterback. Now that he's hobbled, Washington can't do anything against anybody. Despite the optimistic talk, back-to-back blowouts can change the philosophy of a team quickly.

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The Seahawks are the NFC's Best Team

The Seahawks are the NFC's Best Team
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

After the way Seattle manhandled San Francisco on Sunday Night Football, there's no question which team is the favorite to face the Broncos in the Super Bowl this year. Still think Russell Wilson and company are overrated?