Gibson’s NFL Week Two Takeaways


Louis Gibson

Another week, another full slate of games. All coming together for another exciting week of football.

Another week goes by, so does another slate of NFL games. What a great week two of football. Here is what we learned.

We got reminded that Justin Herbert is a legend. Playing with broken ribs and missing star receiver Keenan Allen, the Los Angeles Chargers quarterback left it all on the field in a heartbreaking loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. 334 yards, three touchdowns and one pick was the statline as the future MVP nearly led his team to victory.

The New York Giants could be a decent team. 2-0 start, not bad. The Giants held off the Carolina Panthers 19-16 without first round draft pick Kayvon Thibodeaux. Saquon Barkley finished with 72 yards as the former second overall draft pick looks to finally have that big breakout season.

The Cleveland Browns are going to be pretty bad without Deshaun Watson. The Browns lost to the Jets and barely beat the Panthers in back to back weeks, it is not looking good in Cleveland. 

The Indianapolis Colts are really bad. Most experts would at least agree that the Colts could get a wildcard spot, but wow. Embarrassing. An offense with Matt Ryan and the arguably best running back in the NFL in Jonathan Taylor gets shut out against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 54 yards for Taylor just doesn’t cut it. Any team that loses to Trevor Lawrence should feel very sorry for itself.

The Tua Tagovailoa hate stopped this sunday. The Miami Dolphins quarterback went off in a crazy comeback win against the Baltimore Ravens. Tua had 469 yards and six touchdowns. You read that right. Six. This Dolphins team is scary.

The Detroit Lions offense is explosive. 35 and 36 points in back to back weeks. Wow. Dan Campbell’s team is ready to play.

Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers will be just fine without Trey Lance. With Lance done for the season the San Francisco 49ers need to go to their backup in ex-starter Garoppolo. Garroppolo threw for 154 yards with a touchdown. It will all be fine.

Russell Wilson is not cooking. At all. Barely able to beat the Houston Texans, Wilson and the Denver Broncos cause a raise for concern. The situation in Denver is an interesting one.

-Trouble in Vegas. Las Vegas Raiders drop to 0-2 after allowing a big come from behind victory courtesy of Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. One of the best games of the week.

Joe Burrow is having a rough start. After a dreadful game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week one Burrow looked to rebound against the Dallas Cowboys. He did not. Only 199 yards and a pick in a 20-17 loss. The Cincinnati Bengals fall to 0-2

The Buffalo Bills are THE Super Bowl favorites. Blowing out the Tennessee Titans 41-7 looked easy.

The Philadelphia Eagles might be the team to beat in the NFC. They looked great in a 24-7 beatdown on the Minnesota Vikings.