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All You Need To Know About Week 2

Posted Sep 14, 2016

Neil Reynolds gives you all the stats you’ll need ahead of Week 2 of the 2016 NFL season.

Who doesn’t love a good statistic? Here is one on every team for all the remaining Week 2 games taking place on Sunday and Monday night.

Dallas Cowboys (0-1) at Washington Redskins (0-1)

  • Dak Prescott hit on just 1 of 5 targets of Dez Bryant for 8 yards in Week 1.
  • When Kirk Cousins throws 2 or more interceptions as he did last week, the Redskins are 0-9.

Baltimore Ravens (1-0) at Cleveland Browns (0-1)

  • Ravens are looking to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2009.
  • Josh McCown starts at QB for Cleveland – he went 1-7 for the Browns last season.

Tennessee Titans (0-1) at Detroit Lions (1-0)

  • Marcus Mariota has thrown 10 TD passes and just 1 interception in 6 career starts on the road.
  • When not targeting Marvin Jones in Week 1, Matthew Stafford went 27 of 27 for 255 yards.

Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) at Houston Texans (1-0)

  • The Chiefs have won 11 regular season games in a row dating back to last season.
  • The Texans have won 8 of their last 10 regular season games going back to 2015.

Miami Dolphins (0-1) at New England Patriots (1-0)

  • Ryan Tannehill is 0-4 at New England with 3 TD passes and 7 interceptions.
  • Jimmy Garoppolo had a QB rating of 145.7 against the blitz in a Week 1 win at Arizona.

New Orleans Saints (0-1) at New York Giants (1-0)

  • The last time these teams met in 2015, Drew Brees tied the NFL record with 7 TD passes.
  • The teams combined for 14 touchdowns – 2nd most in NFL history in that 2015 showdown.

Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)

  • Andy Dalton was sacked 7 times last week. In 2015, Cincinnati gave up their 7th sack of the season in Week 8.
  • Ben Roethlisberger is 7-5 at home against Cincy during his career but 10-2 on the road.

San Francisco 49ers (1-0) at Carolina Panthers (0-1)

  • Blaine Gabbert has thrown a TD pass in each of his last 11 games – only Russell Wilson has a longer NFL streak with 17.
  • After opening 2015 with 14 straight wins, the Panthers have gone 3-3 and during that time Cam Newton has 6 TD passes and 6 giveaways.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) at Arizona Cardinals (0-1)

  • Jameis Winston is 3-0 against Atlanta after his Week 1 win but is just 4-10 against the rest of the NFL.
  •  Arizona were held to 21 points last week vs NE… They only scored 21 or fewer in 3 games last year.

Seattle Seahawks (1-0) at Los Angeles Rams (0-1)

  • Russell Wilson has more losses against the Rams (4) than any other team and has been sacked 35 times in 8 games against the Rams.
  • When the Rams last played a regular season game in Los Angeles (December 24, 1994), Jared Goff and Todd Gurley were less than 6 months old.

Indianapolis Colts (0-1) at Denver Broncos (1-0)

  • This will be the first Colts-Broncos game not involving Peyton Manning since Week 5 of 1993.
  • Von Miller does not have a sack in 4 career games against the Colts, including the playoffs.

Atlanta Falcons (0-1) at Oakland Raiders (1-0)

  • The Falcons failed to record a sack in Week 1 – the Raiders O-line did not allow a sack.
  • Both pass defenses struggled in Week 1, each allowing 4 TD passes.

Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) at San Diego Chargers (0-1)

  • The Jaguars have never won a September road game under Gus Bradley, going 0-6.
  • The Chargers are looking to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2008 season.

Green Bay Packers (1-0) at Minnesota Vikings (1-0)

  • The Packers will be playing their 2nd road game in a row but will not play away from home again until Week 8 on October 30.
  • The Vikings are opening their new US Bank Stadium – 4 of the last 5 teams to open new stadiums have lost their 1st game, with the only winner being the 2010 Giants.

Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Chicago Bears (0-1)

  • Carson Wentz was impressive with the deep ball in Week 1, going 9 of 11 for 172 yards and 2 TD on passes travelling 10 air yards.
  • The Bears offensive line allowed 5 sacks and an NFL-high 13 QB hits in Week 1 at Houston.

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