NFL Week 2: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

By Matt Furtado/Sports 1140 KHTK

If you missed week two of the NFL, here is a quick run down:

There were a ton of division match ups, Bill Belichick is an absolute genius, injuries suck and awful professional football is back in Los Angeles.

If a quick run down doesn’t quite do it for you, here is a more elaborate break down of the Good, Bad, and Ugly during week two of the NFL:

The Good – Rookie/First Year Quarterbacks

The New England Patriots sent out two first time starters at quarterback on Sunday. Jimmy Garoppolo tore up the Miami Dolphins defense with three touchdowns before injuring his right shoulder in the first half.

With Tom Brady suspended, the Patriots had to go to its third string, and third round pick from the 2016 draft, Jacoby Brisset. He helped lead the team to a division win while throwing for 92 yards on nine attempts.

Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott won his first NFL game on Sunday in a close division match up with the Washington Redskins.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ number two overall pick in the 2016 draft, Carson Wentz, remains undefeated after beating the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

Trevor Siemian of the Denver Broncos is also off to a 2-0 start this season.

The Cleveland Browns may be going to its third starting quarterback in as many weeks and rookie Cody Kessler is the next man up. First year and rookie quarterbacks are taking over!

The Bad – The Los Angeles Rams’ Offense

In two weeks of football, the Rams are yet to reach the endzone. The team was shut out during week one by the San Francisco 49ers and were held to just three touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Rams somehow pulled out a win in week two over the Seahawks, but the teams inability to move the ball could leave Los Angeles fans embarrassed to call the Rams their hometown team.

With the defense the Rams have, the team doesn’t need to score many points to win games, but a touchdown here and there would be helpful.

Pro-Bowl running back Todd Gurley hasn’t even reached 100 yards rushing on the season yet.

Whether the problem is an ineffective offense line, a lack of weapons on the outside, or a starting quarterback who barely has the talent to be a backup quarterback, the Rams need to fix the offense if they want a chance to keep up in the NFC West.

Not to mention, the first overall pick in the 2016 draft still hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL.

The Ugly – Injuries

Almost every team in week two had an injury to a big time player. It was a fantasy football owner’s nightmare. Key offensive players were going down left and right.

The Minnesota Vikings lost Adrian Peterson to a knee injury; Tampa Bay lost Doug Martin to a hamstring injury; Jonathon Stewart left the game early with an ankle and hamstring injury; and Danny Woodhead of the San Diego Chargers tore his ACL.

Defensive players didn’t have a great weekend either.

The Broncos will be without DeMarcus Ware for a few weeks after he broke his forearm; Oakland Raiders corner back David Amerson is going through concussion protocol; and Ezekiel Ansah barely played for the Detroit Lions on Sunday after injuring his ankle.

Injuries seemed to be unavoidable for every team in week two.

 

 

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