With Week 1 in the books after a wild slate of games, we turn our attention to a Sunday full of Week 2 games. There are plenty of rivalry matchups -- Cowboys-Redskins, Bengals-Steelers, Packers-Vikings -- as it's sure to be another fantastic two days of football. Here's your guide to catching every game. (All times Eastern)
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San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. FOX (Sunday Ticket: 710)
Key matchup: Cam Newton vs. San Francisco’s front seven
The 49ers turned in a surprisingly strong performance against the Rams on Monday night, limiting them to less than 200 yards of total offense. The defensive line and linebackers swarmed Case Keenum, which is a sign of things to come for Newton. He’ll need to avoid big hits and get the ball out quickly against San Francisco’s front seven.
Fun fact: The last time these two teams met was in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Jan. 12, 2014, when the Colin Kaepernick-led 49ers beat Cam Newton’s Panthers 23-10. Newton was sacked five times in the game.
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. CBS (705)
Key matchup: Duke Johnson vs. Baltimore’s linebackers
Johnson is one of the best pass-catching backs in the NFL and has proved to be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. The Ravens will likely stick a linebacker or safety on him in man coverage, which could lead to some big plays. They’ll need to contain the speedy back and prevent him from turning short passes into substantial gains.
Fun fact: The Browns have lost 14 of 16 meetings with the Ravens since 2008.
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Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. CBS (706)
Key matchup: Detroit’s pass-catching backs vs. Tennessee’s defense
Matthew Stafford spread the ball around to eight different receivers on Sunday, but his most reliable targets were Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah – both running backs. They’re both excellent receivers out of the backfield, and that showed with their combined 10 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
Fun fact: Marcus Mariota has thrown just one pick on the road in his career compared to 10 touchdown passes.
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. CBS (707)
Key matchup: Marcus Peters vs. DeAndre Hopkins
This game features a marquee matchup of the future at cornerback and wide receiver. Peters has become a premier defensive back who can make plays on the ball when it’s thrown his way, and Hopkins’ game is well-documented. This should be a fun one to watch.
Fun fact: Andy Reid has never lost to the Texans in six career games.
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m. CBS (708)
Key matchup: Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Reshad Jones
Garoppolo showed what he can do against the Cardinals, but one of the best things he did was avoid mistakes against Arizona’s safeties – namely Tyrann Mathieu. Jones is a premier safety and can make plays against the run and pass. Garoppolo will need to avoid throwing his way in order to protect the ball.
Fun fact: Miami actually leads the all-time series against New England 53-48 and has won three of the last five meetings.
New Orleans Saints at New York Giants, 1 p.m. FOX (711)
Key matchup: Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead vs. the Giants secondary
Cooks and Snead did some serious damage against the Raiders in Week 2, so much so that Sean Smith was benched. They combined for 15 catches, 315 yards and three touchdowns, but they’ll get a much tougher test in Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple. Yards will be harder to come by this time.
Fun fact: The last time the Giants and Saints met (Nov. 1, 2015), the two teams combined for 101 points (third-most ever) on 13 touchdowns (NFL record), while Drew Brees and Eli Manning threw for a total of 861 yards. The Saints won 52-49.
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. CBS (709)
Key matchup: A.J. Green vs. William Gay and company
Green torched Darrelle Revis last week against the Jets, so one can only wonder how much damage he’s going to do to Pittsburgh’s far less talented secondary. The Steelers probably won’t shadow him, but Gay should be in coverage most of the time.
Fun fact: Ben Roethlisberger owns a 19-7 career record against the Bengals, and the Steelers have won five of the last six meetings.
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. FOX (712)
Key matchup: Dez Bryant vs. Josh Norman
After last week’s debacle, the Redskins still aren't expected to use Norman to shadow Bryant. That doesn't mean they'll never line up across from each other, though. When they do, it will be a hard-fought battle, particularly given that Norman threw shade at Bryant after last year’s Thanksgiving Day game, when Dez was shut down against the Panthers.
Fun fact: While with the Redskins, new Dallas running back Alfred Morris averaged 88.8 yards per game against the Cowboys, scoring seven touchdowns in eight games. He averaged 4.67 yards per carry, the highest number against any team he’s played with at least 50 attempts.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. FOX (713)
Key matchup: Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs. Arizona’s defense
Seferian-Jenkins flashed his athleticism against the Falcons last week, hauling in a great 30-yard touchdown grab. He’ll need to have an impact in this one against the Cardinals’ outstanding secondary. Arizona may opt to put Deone Bucannon on him rather than one of it smaller safeties, so Seferian-Jenkins could have success in that matchup.
Fun fact: The Buccaneers haven’t started 2-0 since 2010, while the Cardinals haven’t started 0-2 in 11 years.
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Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. FOX (714)
Key matchup: Seattle’s offensive line vs. Los Angeles’ defensive line
Seattle’s O-line looked terrible against the Dolphins and led Russell Wilson to get injured on a sack. The Seahawks will need to be much better in pass protection against a much better Rams defensive line.
Fun fact: The Rams and Seahawks have played only one game at the LA Coliseum, which Los Angeles won handily 45-6. That game took place on Halloween in 1976.
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Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. CBS (715)
Key matchup: Denver’s wide receivers vs. Indianapolis’ depleted secondary
The Colts’ secondary couldn’t cover a pig in a blanket against the Lions, surrendering 340 yards through the air. This week, they’ll face an even tougher test in the Denver Broncos. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders could wreak havoc in the passing game.
Fun fact: For the first time in 23 years, the Colts and Broncos will meet without Peyton Manning involved. The last time that happened was in 1993, when John Elway started for the Broncos.
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Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. CBS (716)
Key matchup: Amari Cooper vs. Desmond Trufant
Trufant doesn’t get nearly the credit he deserves, and he’s blossomed into one of the NFL's top cornerbacks. He’ll have his hands full with Cooper this week as he’ll likely follow him all around the field. This matchup could determine the game.
Fun fact: The last time they met, the Falcons were outgained 474-286 and threw three interceptions, yet they still pulled out a win thanks to Matt Bryant’s last-second 55-yard field goal.
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Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers, 4:25 p.m. CBS (717)
Key matchup: San Diego’s wide receivers vs. Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville secondary
The Chargers will be without Keenan Allen, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1. Seeing how the wide receivers respond and pick up the slack will be something to watch against the rookie Ramsey and the Jags’ secondary, which looked solid against the Packers.
Fun fact: San Diego has scored at least 31 points in each of its last five meetings with the Jaguars, winning all five games by a combined score of 164-72 – or an average of 33-14.
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Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, 8:30 p.m. NBC
Key matchup: Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay’s defense
The Vikings are going to need to run the ball if they hope to win this one, and they know it. Peterson struggled mightily in Week 1, and it doesn’t get any easier against the Packers, who allowed just 48 yards against the Jaguars.
Fun fact: The Packers were the NFL's top-rated run defense in Week 1, while Adrian Peterson averaged just 1.6 yards per carry. He has averaged 5.3 yards per carry in his career against the Packers.
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m. Monday ESPN
Key matchup: Carson Wentz vs. Chicago’s pass rush
Wentz looked very comfortable against the Browns, but that’s expected to change against the Bears. Leonard Floyd and Lamarr Houston are going to put pressure on the rookie and force him into some bad decisions, but Wentz will need to respond and show poise in the pocket.
Fun fact: On Dec. 22, 2013, the last time they met, Nick Foles nearly posted a perfect passer rating by going 21-for-25 with two touchdowns and 230 passing yards. The Eagles won 54-11 and had two 100-yard rushers.