NFL Week 2 Scores & Standings

Posted on 19 Sep, 2016, by in NFL


The New England Patriots lost Jimmy Garoppolo just as they were demolishing the Miami Dolphins and still managed to hang on for the win. The Dallas Cowboys got their first win of the Dak Prescott era thanks to a late Alfred Morris touchdown against his former team, the Washington Redskins. And speaking of overcoming injuries, Sam Bradford had a terrific debut for the Minnesota Vikings who also debuted their new stadium, beating the Green Bay Packers.

New York Jets (1-1) 37 Buffalo Bills (0-2) 31: A Thursday Night Football game that led to OC Greg Roman getting fired, although the Bills defense was the bigger problem. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 374 yards and one touchdown, Matt Forte ran for 100 yards and 3 scores.

Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) 16 Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) 24: A Ben Roethlisberger touchdown pass to Xavier Grimble in the first quarter put the Steelers in front, and they slowly grinded towards victory, despite two interceptions from their quarterbacks, and getting outgained by the Bengals on offense.

Tennessee Titans (1-1) 16 Detroit Lions (1-1) 15: The Titans were behind 15-3 entering the fourth quarter, but Marcus Mariota stepped up, first with a 30-yard TD pass to Delanie Walker early in the quarter, and then a 9-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to Andre Johnson, winning the game with 1:13 left.

Baltimore Ravens (2-0) 25 Cleveland Browns (0-2) 20: The first quarter was all Browns, taking a 20-2 with two touchdown passes from Josh McCown to Corey Coleman. The rest of the game was all Ravens: Two touchdown passes from Joe Flacco to Mike Wallace, and two fourth quarter field goals by Justin Tucker to win the game.

Dallas Cowboys (1-1) 27 Washington Redskins (0-2) 23: Dak Prescott didn’t throw any touchdowns, but no interceptions either, running for one. Kirk Cousins did throw an interception, and the hero of the game was former Redskins running back Alfred Morris, scoring the game-winning touchdown with 4:45 on the clock.

New Orleans Saints (0-2) 13 New York Giants (2-0) 16: The expensive Giants don’t impress, but they keep winning, this time with defense, holding the Saints to 288 yards, and a game winning field goal as time expired from Josh Brown.

San Francisco 49ers (1-1) 27 Carolina Panthers (1-1) 46: The Panthers overcame a bad start and a Jonathan Stewart injury, as Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes (2 to Kelvin Benjamin) while Fozzy Whittaker ran for 100 yards.

Miami Dolphins (0-2) 24 New England Patriots (2-0) 31: Jimmy Garoppolo was injured in the middle of the game, which has later consequences. In the game itself, it allowed the Dolphins to come back from 3-31 down, but the Pats win even with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. Garoppolo threw 3 touchdown passes.

Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) 12 Houston Texans (2-0) 19: The Texans had some avenging to do after last season’s playoffs. Brock Osweiler wasn’t very good (1 TD, 2 INT) but defense, Nick Novak field goals and 3 Chiefs turnovers did the work.

Seattle Seahawks (1-1) 3 Los Angeles Rams (1-1) 9: The annual Seahawks loss to the Rams came early this year, in an ugly game without any touchdowns. Russell Wilson had 254 yards but couldn’t run, Case Keenum avoided mistakes, and it all came down to one or two more stops by the Rams defense to make the difference, in their first LA home game since 1994.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) 7 Arizona Cardinals (1-1) 40: The Cardinals stayed at home for another week, and crushed the visitors, as Jameis Winston tossed four interceptions, one of them returned for a touchdown. Carson Palmer looked terrific, throwing 3 touchdown passes, while Chris Johnson ran for another. The Bucs finished with 5 turnovers.

Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) 14 San Diego Chargers (1-1) 38: Philip Rivers was at his best with four touchdown passes and a 138.9 passer rating. Blake Bortles turned the ball over 3 times, throwing two garbage time touchdowns after the Chargers already had a 35-0 lead going on.

Atlanta Falcons (1-1) 35 Oakland Raiders (1-1) 28: The Raiders defense betrayed them again, giving up 528 yards. Derek Carr played well and the ground game got 155 yards, but Matt Ryan had an easy day with 3 touchdown passes, while Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for 139 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts (0-2) 20 Denver Broncos (2-0) 34: The Broncos tailed away from the Colts after Aqib Talib took an interception 46 yards for a big touchdown, putting his team 23-13 up. Shane Ray scored on a late fumble return as well, with Andrew Luck struggling, like most quarterbacks do against the Broncos defense.

Green Bay Packers (1-1) 14 Minnesota Vikings (1-1) 17: Despite losing Adrian Peterson to a knee injury, the Vikings got exactly what they needed from Sam Bradford, throwing two touchdown passes on his debut, while Aaron Rodgers was held to only 212 yards on 36 throws, throwing one touchdown and one interception.

NFC Standings

NFC East
New York Giants2001.0001–02–03632W2
Philadelphia Eagles1001.0000–00–02910W1
Dallas Cowboys110.5001–11–14643W1
Washington Redskins020.0000–10–13965L2
NFC North
Minnesota Vikings2001.0001–01–04230W2
Detroit Lions110.5000–00–05451L1
Green Bay Packers110.5000–10–14140L1
Chicago Bears010.0000–00–01423L1
NFC South
Carolina Panthers110.5000–01–06648W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers110.5001–01–13864L1
Atlanta Falcons110.5000–10–15959W1
New Orleans Saints020.0000–00–14751L2
NFC West
Arizona Cardinals110.5000–01–06130W1
San Francisco 49ers110.5001–01–15546L1
Los Angeles Rams110.5001–11–1931W1
Seattle Seahawks110.5000–10–11519L1

AFC Standings

AFC East
New England Patriots2001.0001–01–05445W2
New York Jets110.5001–01–15954W1
Miami Dolphins020.0000–10–13443L2
Buffalo Bills020.0000–10–23850L2
AFC North
Baltimore Ravens2001.0001–02–03827W2
Pittsburgh Steelers2001.0001–01–06232W2
Cincinnati Bengals110.5000–11–13946L1
Cleveland Browns020.0000–10–13054L2
AFC South
Houston Texans2001.0000–01–04226W2
Tennessee Titans110.5000–00–03240W1
Indianapolis Colts020.0000–00–15573L2
Jacksonville Jaguars020.0000–00–13765L2
AFC West
Denver Broncos2001.0000–01–05540W2
Kansas City Chiefs110.5001–01–14546L1
San Diego Chargers110.5000–11–16547W1
Oakland Raiders110.5000–00–06369L1
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