NFL Week 2

Two of the top three teams from the AFC last season will meet on Monday night in one of the key NFL Week 2 matchups. 

The Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans each responded to losing heartbreakers in the Divisional Round in a different way. The Titans hung on to veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill despite his turnover issues.

Tennessee, however, also took one of the draft’s top quarterback’s in Liberty’s Malik Willis. Buffalo reloaded its defense in the draft and will again be able to utilize the talents of quarterback Josh Allen. 

The Bills and Titans also played on Monday night in 2021, with Tennessee scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 34-31 win.

NFL Games of the Week

Thursday, Sept. 15

Los Angeles Chargers Logo

Los Angeles Chargers

vs

Kansas City Chiefs

Game Information

Time: 8:15 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, Sept. 18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

vs

New Orleans Saints

Game Information

Time: 2:20 p.m. (ET)

New York Jets

vs

Cleveland Browns

Game Information

Time: 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Carolina Panthers

vs

New York Giants

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

New England Patriots

vs

Pittsburgh Steelers

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Indianapolis Colts

vs

Jacksonville Jaguars

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Miami Dolphins

vs

Baltimore Ravens

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Atlanta Falcons

vs

Los Angeles Rams

Game Information

Time: 4:05 p.m. (ET)

Seattle Seahawks

vs

San Francisco 49ers

Game Information

Time: 2:20 p.m. (ET)

Cincinnati Bengals

vs

Dallas Cowboys

Game Information

Time: 4:25 p.m. (ET)

Houston Texans

vs

Denver Broncos

Game Information

Time: 4:25 p.m. (ET)

Arizona Cardinals

vs

Las Vegas Raiders

Game Information

Time: 4:25 p.m. (ET)

Chicago Bears

vs

Green Bay Packers

Game Information

Time: 2:20 p.m. (ET)

Monday, Sept. 19

Tennessee Titans

vs

Buffalo Bills

Game Information

Time: 7:15 p.m. (ET)

Minnesota Vikings

vs

Philadelphia Eagles

Game Information

Time: 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Here’s a look at some other interesting notes for week 2.

Let’s play two

The NFL week 2 matchup slate will feature two Monday night games. Monday Night Football used to be the NFL’s flagship timeslot for football games. 

However, MNF has lost luster over the years and now lags behind Sunday Night Football in importance. The NFL started playing two MNF games during the opening week in 2006 to capitalize on the league’s popularity. 

This year, it will be Week 2 which sees two games on Monday nights. In addition to Buffalo and Tennessee, Minnesota and Philadelphia will play.

Other important matchups

  • The AFC West will see one team get a leg up on the other early in the season. The Los Angeles Chargers, who missed out on the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, will challenge the defending division champ Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. The Chargers’ young quarterback Justin Herbert will be looking to establish the Chargers as legitimate contenders.
  • The Indianapolis Colts brought in quarterback Matt Ryan to help get their talented offense back in the playoffs.  Beating the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 may be a good way to exorcise some demons. The Jaguars, who finished 3-14 in a tumultuous season, beat Indianapolis 26-11 to eliminate them from the playoffs.
  •  Dallas will welcome the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals. The Cowboys will want to establish the tone early in the season that they are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Beating the Bengals will help establish the tone.

The San Francisco 49ers were one step away from the Super Bowl last season, but have lost its last four meetings to the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks, who travel to Santa Clara for Week 2, will be adjusting to life without Russell Wilson.


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