1. The Dolphins offense is for real.
In the fourth quarter, we got to see the Dolphins offense fully unleashed. The speed of their weapons showed, as they were able to create an insane comeback win. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle became the first teammates in the history of the NFL to get 10+ receptions, 150+ receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns in the same game. Tua Tagovailoa did throw two interceptions, but his six passing touchdowns on the day made up for it. Take that, Tagovailoa haters. This glimpse into what the Dolphins offense can be is exciting, and teams should watch out.
2. Slow starts plague The Bengals.
They say not to overreact after week one, but how about week two? The Bengals started slow again, and, despite winning the turnover battle this game, lost to Cooper Rush and the Cowboys. The Bengals only scored a field goal in the first half, and their defense gave up 17 points to Rush and a long run to Tony Pollard. The second half looked better for the defense, but the offense still struggled to get anything going until the end of the game where it was inevitably too late. A similar ending to their week one loss, where slow starts on both sides of the ball made it a catch-up game short in the fourth quarter, and in turn an 0-2 start for Cincinnati.
3. The Lions have most of the pieces.
The Lions offensive line is just great, to say the least. Despite some injuries, the Lions talented running backs and awesome offensive line have the best running game in the league currently. There are a few holes and you question if Jared Goff is the answer, but the Lions have a pretty complete roster. Amon-Ra St. Brown looked stellar these past couple weeks and has been consistent over the past couple of seasons as well, and they still await rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams’ return. Their first drafted rookie, Aidan Hutchinson, had three sacks in the day and broke the single game rookie record for the Lions in doing that. I love the roster and young pieces for the Lions, despite arguably missing a couple of key things, they find themselves atop many statistical categories.
4. The Colts are not as good as we thought.
The Indianapolis Colts did not look good week one against the Texans despite pulling out a tie, and looked even worse in their loss to Jacksonville. Matt Ryan looked atrocious in this loss, and even Jonathon Taylor couldn’t save him, who had a bit of a down day until the second half. Indianapolis was shut out by the Jaguars, and their offense didn’t look to be giving many shining moments either. It is a long season and expectations were high, but to this point the Colts do not look like what we thought that they would.
5. The Packers aren’t going anywhere.
The Green Bay Packers did not look good week one against the Vikings, very reminiscent of week one for them last year. They rebounded nicely, however, against the Chicago Bears, where they held them to the fewest passing yards in the league in week two. They looked a lot better overall and despite being lackluster in the wide receiver room, still were able to get enough going there along with an awesome day from the running game and Aaron Jones. Overall the team looked more like the Packers we have seen, as well as Aaron Rodgers looking more like the MVP version of himself over the past couple of years. The Packers are not going anywhere when it comes to this division, or the NFC.