The Jets kicked off the Week 2 action by getting a nice road win over the Bills, and the end result was our first coaching change of 2016. Sunday's action looks fantastic on paper, with tight point spreads and division matchups -- including one beteen the Steelers and Bengals -- littered across the board. Here are the 10 best things to look for when Week 2 continues on Sunday.
Best chance for an upset
There are a lot of tight point spreads this weekend, but frankly, it doesn't feel like much of an upset if a three-point underdog finds a way to win. We had the Cardinals on our radar last week as a team that might disappoint, and while Arizona was all business at Wednesday's practice, Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers should present more problems offensively than the Patriots did -- at least enough to make us wonder why the Cardinals are seven-point favorites.
Best survivor pool pick
It only took the greatest comeback in Chiefs franchise history for us to be right about last week's pick, but things should be a little easier with the Panthers on Sunday. Carolina has had 10 days to prepare while the Niners are on a short week, and San Francisco is also in the dreaded position of being a west coast team traveling east for a 1 p.m. start.
Best individual matchup
The Cowboys are in Washington Sunday, and both Josh Norman and Dez Bryant have something to prove after each had a questionable first week. Norman didn't cover Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh's No. 1 receiver) much at all in a loss to the Steelers, whyle Bryant finished with just a single catch in a loss to the Giants. We expect Norman to be matched up with Bryant plenty, and we also expect that Dak Prescott will try much harder to get his best wide receiver involved.
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Best chance for a QB change
Case Keenum was dreadful for the Rams in their 28-0 loss to the 49ers, completing just 17 of 35 passes for 130 yards and two interceptions while being sacked twice. You can put some of that on the offensive line, but the Niners don't exactly project to be world-beaters on defense. If the Rams can't score against Seattle, Jared Goff, whom the team selected with the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, may be pressed into action sooner than expected.
Best fantasy option
Matthew Stafford was a fantasy monster last week, completing 31 of 39 passes for 340 yards and three TDs without an INT. But his gaudy statistics go well beyond a single game. Stafford has been consistently putting up big numbers since Jim Bob Cooter took over as offensive coordinator in Week 8 of last season, and we expect his streak to continue at home against a Titans team that was middle-of-the-pack against the pass last week.
Best new stadium
There's only one to choose from, because while the Rams are indeed making their regular season return to L.A., they're doing so in a stadium that's literally been there for 93 years. The Vikings are playing their home-opener against the NFC North rival Packers on Sunday night, so we figured it was the perfect time to revisit the nine coolest features of the team's incredible new stadium.
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Best bet against the spread
The Packers are just three-point favorites in Minnesota, and while the Vikings defense looked sharp in Week 1, it wasn't facing an all-time great. Shaun Hill was serviceable at quarterback in Minnesota's win, but Sam Bradford may replace him in the starting lineup. That uncertainy is enough for us to believe Aaron Rodgers and company will take care of business by more than a field goal Sunday night.
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Best chance for a shootout
Oddsmakers have set the over/under at 53.5 for the contest between the Giants and the Saints, and with good reason. Drew Brees led the league with 423 yards passing in Week 1, and given how bad the Saints' defense is, he should once again get plenty of opportunities. Eli Manning (via ESPN) threw more passes than anyone at home last season, so put all that together and a high-scoring affair at MetLife Stadium would seem to be the most likely result.
Best late game
The Colts don't have much going for them beyond the magic of Andrew Luck, who threw the ball 47 times to finish with 385 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 39-35 loss to the Lions. He probably won't be able to do that much damage against a much better Denver defense, but since we're not completely sold yet on Broncos QB Trevor Siemiam, Indy might be able to keep this one closer than expected. If we end up being wrong, Tampa Bay at Arizona should be a good one, too.
A matchup between two division rivals who hate each other is must-see television. The last time the Steelers and Bengals met, a playoff game was on the line and Cincinnati completely melted down over a two-minute span with a series of poor (and violent) decisions that ultimately cost it the game. Vontaze Burfict won't be around for this one, since he's still serving a three-game suspension for his role in January's events. Composure will be a key component on Sunday in what should otherwise be a close game between two of the top teams in the AFC.