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Is Week 2 Developing Into Nightmare Scenario For Your Team?

What could possibly go wrong in Week 2 of the 2016 season?

You could lose your starting QB: Jimmy Garoppolo for the New England Patriots, who will miss the Week 3 game against the Texans on Thursday Night Football.

You could injure your starting RB:

We are still waiting on MRI details for these players to know whether we will see them Week 3.

You could injure one of your standout defensive players: 

You could be at the bottom of your division already.Are the weeks 2 teams letting you down?

  • AFC East:
    • Patriots 2-0
    • Jets 1-1
    • Bills 0-2
    • Dolphins 0-2
  • AFC North:
    • Steelers 2-0
    • Ravens 2-0
    • Bengals 1-1
    • Browns 0-2
  • AFC West:
    • Broncos 2-0
    • Chiefs 1-1
    • Chargers 1-1
    • Raiders 1-1
  • AFC South:
    • Texans 2-0
    • Titans 1-1
    • Jaguars 0-2
    • Colts 0-2
  • NFC East:
    • Giants 2-0
    • Eagles 2-0 or 1-1, depending on the results of Monday Night Football
    • Cowboys 1-1
    • Redskins 0-2
  • NFC North:
    • Vikings 2-0
    • Packers 1-1
    • Lions 1-1
    • Bears 1-1 or 0-2, depending on the results of Monday Night Football
  • NFC West:
    • Cardinals 1-1
    • Rams 1-1
    • 49ers 1-1
    • Seahawks 1-1
  • NFC South:
    • Buccaneers 1-1
    • Panthers 1-1
    • Falcons 1-1
    • Saints 0-2

With only a couple games under their belts, some of these teams are clearly in a good place, while others are looking at a bleak picture for the remainder of the season. With fans judging their attendance on how likely their team can pull off a win, a slow start could mean poor home team help from the fans.

Of course, it is only Week 2. If you start judging your team when they have a sluggish start, you could be damning them to a bad season when all it would take is a little more support from the fans. A strong showing from the home crowd goes a long way to bring up the spirits of a losing team. But fans are pretty tough on a team with a bad record, so those with 0-2 records have to really play good from here on out to get their fans back into the building. Otherwise, they will need crying towels to get through the season…

 

Playoff Picture Looks Exciting

With 4 teams vying for first place in the AFC North in Week 13, things are heating up to meltdown conditions even in the icy north…

The Bengals, who tied a game, are 7-3-1 while the Ravens, Steelers and Browns all have a 7-4-0 record with 2 division wins. These 4 teams will duke it out in their respective divisional games for supremacy over the AFC North.

Meanwhile, the New England Patriots (9-2-0) are running away with the AFC East (and the number 1 seed) unless someone can stop them.

A similar situation is developing in the NFC with the Arizona Cardinals (9-2-0) running away with the NFC West and the number 1 seed.

The NFC South is trying really hard to see how low a team’s record can be and still make the playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons (4-7-0) are leading the division with a 4-0 division record, having beaten each of its division rivals at least once (and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice).

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The Philadelphia Eagles (8-3-0) and the Dallas Cowboys (8-3-0) are vying for first place in the NFC East. One of these teams will win the division and the other will likely make the playoffs as a wild card. This week’s Thanksgiving game between the Cowboys and Eagles will decide who takes the division.

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Another game with playoff implications this Thanksgiving Day is the Seattle Seahawks (7-4-0) trip to San Francisco to take on the 49ers (7-4-0) for sole possession of 2nd place in the NFC West, behind the Cardinals. The winner will be hoping that the Detroit Lions (7-4-0) lose to the Chicago Bears (5-6-0), also on Thanksgiving Day!

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Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (8-3-0) are looking like the likely winners of the NFC North unless Detroit has something to say about it. But the New England Patriots (9-2-0) will be coming to town this weekend to see if they can knock them down a peg.