NFL: What We Learned From Week 1 and What to Look for in Week 2

The feeling sports fans felt over the first weekend of football was a feeling of normalcy. Pure happiness because we got to watch football. Sunday chaos ensued during the morning games, afternoon games, and the night game. However, our biggest cardiac moment came in the second game of Monday Night Football. In our Week 1 finale Stephen Gostkowski had his worst nightmare turn upside with one kick. The Titans kicker, former Super Bowl champion, 4 time pro-bowler, and 2 time All-Pro with the Patriots, missed one extra point and 3 Field Goals until he put it all to bed with the Game-Winning 25 yd. Field Goal. That capped off a very awful day for Kickers in the NFL. What did kickers do during Quarantine?

What Will the Encore be for the Washington Football Team’s Defense?

It is only fitting for Ron Rivera and the new-look Washington Football Team to draft the best defensive player in the draft with the Number 2 overall pick. Chase Young is a monster and has already energized that defensive front. Young is just the latest Edge rusher to make an immediate impact in the NFL from Ohio State. Larry Johnson deserves some kind of award for putting Monsters into the NFL that are ready when they get there. The Redskins got after Wentz all day long, taking him down 8 times in a come from behind win.

LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 13: (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Will Kicker’s Remember How to Kick a Field Goal in Week 2?

It appeared in Week 1 that during Quarantine kickers decided not to work on their craft in case the season resume. In total, there were 7 missed extra points and 17 missed Field Goals in Week 1. Including, 3 missed FG’s and a missed extra point by one of the games greatest, Stephen Gostkowski. The Bengals Randy Bulluck ruined Burrow’s first NFL start with a classic “Shank” job in the final seconds. Again, what did they do while in Quarantine?

CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 13: (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

The Chiefs High-Powered Super Bowl Winning Offense Might Be Better

“With the 32nd pick, in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Super Bowl Kansas City Chiefs select RB from LSU, Clyde Edwards-Helaire.” The rookie RB torched the Texans D for 138 yards and a TD last Thursday Night. This was an element the Chiefs didn’t have last year. Yes, Damien Williams can run the rock but he chose not to play this year due to Covid-19. However, Williams can’t run it like C.E.H can.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 10: (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Week 2 Bold Predictions

Emmanuel Sanders will go for 150 and 1 TD with Michael Thomas ruled out. This offseason pickup is far more important now than it was 2 weeks ago with star wide receiver Michael Thomas nursing an injury. Sanders will bring valuable leadership and experience to a team with postseason aspirations. Look for Brees to get Sanders involved early.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 29: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Saquon Barkley gets back on track vs. the Bears D. When you think of the Chicago Bears over time the thing that stands out is the Bears Defense. They like to pride themselves on Defense which is why they went out and traded for Khalil Mack last season. Barkley will get back on track this weekend with a 100 yard performance.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 02: (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Chargers Defense shuts down Mahomes. Chargers CB Casey Hayward was the week 1 AFC Defensive Player of the Week and he will look to rebound off of that performance against the Patty Mahomes. Well, good luck with that Casey because nobody has done it yet. The additions of former All-Pro CB Chris Harris Jr. and DT Linval Joseph will help slow down Mahomes and the new look Chiefs running game with Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 13: (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tom Brady Connects With Gronk for 2 TDs. Tom Brady would never start the season 0-2 right? One of the game’s greatest TE/QB duo are going to connect this Sunday for a couple red zone TDs. Bruce Arians is known to be an offensive mastermind so he will figure out a way to get Brady on the same page with Gronk and Mike Evans. Especially with Chris Goodwin being ruled out this weekend.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 20:(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Phillip Rivers joins Tom Brady in picking up his first win in a new uniform. Rivers week 1 loss came in total ‘Rivers’ fashion on a last minute drive that ended on a 4th down drop by TY Hilton. Week 2 will be a different outcome for Rivers against the Vikings secondary that just got torched by Aaron Rodgers.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 13: (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Going to leave you with this clip of Remember the Titans when the Defensive coordinator lost his patience with the racist refs and tells them he’s out for blood. Just another clip to get you pumped up about football being back.

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