Week two is already underway after the Thursday night game between the New York Giants and the Washington Football Team. Week one featured plenty of action and week two’s schedule looks to do the same. That being said, here are three must-watch games in week two of the NFL.
1.) Chiefs @ Ravens, 7:20pm Sunday Night Football
The rivalry that has developed between the Chiefs and Ravens automatically makes this matchup interesting every time. The battle between Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes has yet to disappoint. While Mahomes and company have not lost to the Ravens yet, that should not discredit the matchup overall. The last time these two played, the Chiefs won 34-20 in Baltimore around the same time last year. Mahomes has thrown for 377, 374, and 385 yards in the past three meetings for the Chiefs. Jackson is 30-8 as a starter in the regular season but is 0-3 against the Chiefs.
Recently Dropped on the Border Fuel Shop: Click to grab the Mahomes Tee!!
This rivalry favorites the Chiefs yet again considering Kansas City is mostly healthy and Baltimore is injury-riddled already. If Baltimore wants this game to be close, their defense cannot give up 30 points again like in week one. That might be nearly impossible with Patrick Mahomes being the opposing QB but good teams always figure it out. However, Lamar is not a former MVP for nothing and if he can perform his absolute best, this Sunday night matchup could be a wild one.
2.) Bills @ Dolphins, 12:00 pm Sunday
The AFC East might not be as appealing to some NFL fans but this matchup should be marked to watch. Josh Allen and the Bills are coming off a shocking loss to the Steelers after they led 10-0 for a while. Buffalo simply got beat up by the Steelers in the second half leading to a 23-16 loss. The Dolphins are coming off a divisional win over the Patriots 17-16. It is no question that Buffalo has been the better team in recent seasons. Buffalo stomped Miami the last time they met by a score of 56-26, the second-largest margin of victory against the Dolphins in Bills history.
Josh Allen and company are looking to be serious contenders in the AFC this season and have all eyes set on Miami for getting in the win column in 2021. Tua Tagovailoa has stepped into the full-time starting role and the Dolphins are embracing that. Miami had a pretty good 2020 season and has the right pieces to shake things up in the AFC East. Not to mention, divisional games always seem to be more competitive, and having one so early could help further down the road this season. Keep this game on your radar and I promise this AFC East matchup will not disappoint.
3.) Cowboys @ Chargers, 3:25 pm Sunday
For the last must-watch game, we turn our attention to a non-conference matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Chargers. Dallas opened the NFL season with an incredible down to the last play game against Tampa Bay in which they came up short losing 31-29. The Chargers managed to sneak past fellow NFC East rival of the Cowboys, The Washington Football Team by a score of 20-16. Heading into week two, Dallas showed plenty of evidence that they are going to be a competitive team all season and the same goes for the Chargers.
However, Dallas has since lost starting right tackle La’el Collins to a suspension, star defensive end Demarcus Lawrence to a broken foot and fellow defensive end Randy Gregory to COVID, and wide receiver Michael Gallup to a calf injury. That is a lot of key positions to fill in week two and that should worry Cowboys fans after a productive week one. The Chargers, led by young star QB Justin Herbert, are going to come out firing. Dallas definitely cannot afford an 0-2 start to stay competitive this season but the Chargers need every win they can get to keep up with the Chiefs. Two teams looking to keep their name in the mix in week two. Keep an eye on this game and see if those injuries come back to haunt Dallas and benefit the Chargers.
Other Notable Games
–Los Angeles Rams @ Indianapolis Colts, noon Sunday
–Tennessee Titans @ Seattle Seahawks, 3:25 pm Sunday
–San Fransisco 49ers @ Philadelphia Eagles, noon Sunday