in the league, so avoiding a loss is a small victory in itself. The Cardinals showed signs of improvement in Week 2, despite falling to the Tennessee Titans by a score of 38-13. Quarterback, Josh Allen, had a solid performance, throwing for three touchdowns and leading the offense effectively. The defense also showed some promising moments, forcing turnovers and putting pressure on the Titans’ offense.
While the outcome of the game may not have been what the Cardinals wanted, there were definitely some positives to take away. Allen’s performance is particularly noteworthy, as he bounced back from a rough Week 1 performance where he committed four turnovers. His simple mindset of “be me” seemed to work well, as he was able to execute the game plan and make plays for his team.
In addition to Allen’s strong showing, there were a few other winners from Week 2. The Washington Commanders, under new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, finally showed signs of life on offense. They scored 35 points against the Denver Broncos and are now 2-0 on the season. Quarterback Sam Howell had a solid game, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns, while the team also had success on the ground with 122 rushing yards.
The Baltimore Ravens overcame major injuries to key players, including running back J.K. Dobbins and offensive linemen Ronnie Stanley and Tyler Linderbaum, to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals and improve to 2-0. Quarterback Lamar Jackson had a strong game, throwing for two touchdowns despite missing some of his starting offensive line. The Ravens’ resilience in the face of adversity is certainly commendable.
On the flip side, there were a few losers from Week 2. The Los Angeles Chargers, led by head coach Brandon Staley, dropped to 0-2 with a loss to the Tennessee Titans. Staley’s job security may be called into question if the Chargers continue to struggle. The Chicago Bears also had a disappointing performance, losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and falling to 0-2 on the season. Quarterback Justin Fields struggled with interceptions, and the defense has allowed the second-most points in the league.
In conclusion, Week 2 of the NFL season had its fair share of winners and losers. Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills looked like a playoff team again after a tough loss in Week 1. The Washington Commanders showed signs of life on offense under new coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The Baltimore Ravens overcame major injuries to key players and still managed to win. On the other hand, the Los Angeles Chargers and Chicago Bears had underwhelming performances and are off to rough starts this season. It will be interesting to see how these teams and players respond in the coming weeks.