Here's everything that happened in the NFC yesterday, Week 2. For the AFC Roundup click here.
Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears -1.5
We had the battle of the NFL's best and possible Super Bowl matchup in Chicago yesterday.
The refs were fucking atrocious in this one. Even worse than the two undisciplined teams they were officiating.
It was a major bounce back game for the Bears D. They had 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, 1 forced fumble, 4 sacks, 6 tackles for loss, 9 quarterback hits, and 8 passes defended
Roquan took a Joe Burrow pick to the house (full beer for those scoring at home)
An Andy Dalton injury meant we saw real Justin Fields action. And aside from this perfectly thrown ball, he looked pretty bad.
Which means Matt Nagy has him progressing exactly as planned.
San Fransisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles +2.5
Niners fans clearly didn't get the memo before this one.
The Linc has the best tailgate setup in pro sports in my opinion. Philly has all their sports stadiums next to each other, with giant parking lots connecting them. And then in the middle you have Xfinity Live which is basically 100 bars of all kinds, live music, a zillion TVs, and a giant food court. It's genius. Eagles fans tailgate with the best of them and take their tailgate cooking seriously which I respect the fuck out of.
This guy is a gem.
Jalen Hurts continues to show out. What a fuckin dime.
But Bosa and the pass rush were all over him all day
Don't look now but Deebo Samuel is for real
They also blocked a field goal.
This game was ugly but the 9ers squeaked it out and head back home 2-0.
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks -6.5
Rough pregame injury for Taylor Lewan who was ruled out
We had a Julio Jones sighting in the first half
As well as Derrick Henry, who went OFF for three second half touchdowns.
The refs did their best to keep Tennessee out of this one
but the15 point deficit, second-half comeback pushed the game into OT, where the Titans prevailed.
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay - 13.5
To the surprise of no one, Tom Brady is on a warpath.
No joke. 9 TD's for Tom so far. Looks like this will be the best season of his career at 44 years young. Nothing but weapons all around him, a coach that lets him open the playbook, and a defense that fucks. This team is scary. Must be nice.
He finished the day -
(FUN FACT - Brady is now 499 yards away from breaking the NFL all-time passing yards record (Drew Brees, 80,358 yards). Brady is on pace to break the record in two weeks -- when he returns to New England to face the Patriots.)
Remember when people said Gronk was washed? Lol
He's got 4 TDs and looks healthier than he's ever been.
The Falcons somehow hung around in this one
Until Matt Ryan went off for his second Tampa Bay TD of the day. (Pick 6 = full beer for those at home don't forget)
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers +3
I tried to tell everybody before this one that the Panthers D is the real deal.
And Jameis quickly found out.
Panthers Defense over the 1st 2 Weeks
- 190 Yards APG (1st)
- 143.5 Passing Yards APG (1st)
- 46.5 Rushing Yards APG (1st)
- 10.5 Allowed PPG (1st)
Speaking of Jameis, he returned to form
Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals -3.5
Poor Minnesota fans (Not just Vikings fans, all Minnesota sports fans. You don't deserve this.)
Kyler Murray continues to be a video game cheat code
He also whipped out an A+ touchdown celly
Again, the Minnesota fans don't deserve this
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers -3
(I fucked up and forgot to put this one in the AFC roundup)
The stars were out for this one
Thanks to the refs once again this game was excruciating to watch.
Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard combined for 180 rushing yards on 29 carries for two touchdowns. They also finished with 57 receiving yards on five receptions. 237 yards from scrimmage.
Dak had a few blemishes
But he finished the game with 237 yards passing on 23-of-27 attempts. And he drove the Cowboys 49 yards in 11 plays to set up a game-winning 56-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein as time expired.
Tonight we've got a head-scratcher of a choice for Monday Night Football as the Lions visit Green Bay for what is more than likely to be a thrashing. But after Aaron Rodgers' success undermining Green Bay last week, and Detroit nearly pulling off a giant comeback against San Fran, anything is possible. That's why they play the games.