After almost everyone has played their two games in the NFL season, we’re left with eight teams that are still undefeated: Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC; The New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC.
With Monday Night Football being an AFC North showdown between two teams with a loss in week 1; the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals, the list is “safe” to make after the Sunday round of games was complete.
The Chicago Bears barely made it out unscathed from their home game with the Minnesota Vikings, needing a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left on the clock to get their 31-30 win, struggling through turnovers (Cutler two interceptions) and Adrian Peterson with 100 rushing yards.
The New Orleans Saints didn’t have the greatest of offensive days, as Drew Brees ended up being intercepted twice, but thanks to a 27-yard field goal by Garrett Harley as time expired they came up with the 16-14 win in Tampa Bay.
The Seattle Seahawks didn’t need any late fourth quarter magic to show their dominance, beating the San Francisco 49ers 29-3 in a game that started 60 minutes late due to the storm. The Seahawks forced Colin Kaepernick to have his worst game as a starter, while Marshawn Lynch scored three touchdowns.
The New England Patriots needed quite a bit of good fortune and defense to get by their second game of the season, beating the New York Jets 13-10 on Thursday Night as Tom Brady once against struggled to work his inexperienced receiving crew.
The Miami Dolphins got a solid game out of Ryan Tannehill and Lamar Miller, while the defense did the rest as they surprised the Indianapolis Colts with a 24-20 road win.
The Houston Texans once again had to show some impressive comeback skills, this time at home against the Tennessee Titans, as Matt Schaub and DeAndre Hopkins connected in the fourth quarter to give them their second win of the season.
The Denver Broncos put on a very impressive offensive display once again, overcoming a slow start to come out of New York with a 41-23 win over the Giants, as Peyton Manning threw a couple of touchdown passes while his brother was intercepted four times.
The Kansas City Chiefs might be the most surprising of teams to end up with a perfect record after two weeks, beating the Dallas Cowboys 17-16 thanks to some impressive defensive stands, mostly through two forced fumbles.