Marquee match ups in second week of season
Sean MacCourtney | Sports writer | @seanmaccourtney
With week one of the NFL season in the books, it is time to move on. The Broncos and Chiefs have a quick turnaround as they meet in Arrowhead Stadium for an early matchup of division rivals. Denver is coming off a hard fought win over Baltimore, where the defense shined. The offense will be looking to rebound against a stingy Kansas City defense led by linebackers Derrick Johnson and Justin Houston. The Chiefs are coming off a win over the Texans. Expect this to be tough battle for both teams. The Broncos have never lost to the Chiefs with Peyton Manning under center. Bronco fans do not expect this to change.
Another game to watch for this week will be New England at Buffalo. The Bills pulled off a week one upset over the Colts and they have lots of confidence heading into this division matchup. The Patriots have heard the hype about this rejuvenated Bills team and they will not take it lightly. For New England fans, they expect Tom Brady and the Patriots to come out on top.
The Chargers and Bengals will be a game to watch. Both teams are coming off of week one wins and will be looking to prove that they are for real. Both teams could make the playoffs this season. With the game being played in Cincinnati, the Bengals are the favorite to win this one.
Dallas pulled off the last second win against the Giants on Sunday night while the Eagles failed to take advantage off opportunities against the Falcons. This is a game that will match Eagles star running back Demarco Murray against his former team. This is a divisional game for both teams and one that could go a long way in regards to how the season plays out for both teams. Although wide receiver Dez Bryant won’t be on the field, the Cowboys should be able to control this game and come away with the victory.
The Sunday night game features two of the leagues best teams, as the Seattle Seahawks make a visit to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks have won the last three matchups between these two teams. It is expected to be a close game throughout. Aaron Rogers and Russell Wilson will be a great matchup to watch at the quarterback position. Having the home field advantage will be big for Green Bay and that is why they are the slim favorite to win this one.
Sean is a Sophomore at UVU, studying communications. He is originally from Cherokee, N.C. Follow him on twitter @seanmaccourtney