Week 1 of the NFL season reminded fans just how much they missed the game over the last few months.
There were several thrilling finishes, a few surprising results, and amazing individual performances by some of the best athletes in the world.
As we head into Week 2, the excitement level will continue to rise as first-week winners look to prove their success was not a fluke, and losing teams try to avoid crawling into an 0-2 hole.
Let’s take a closer look at the three most exciting games on the Week 2 slate.
3. Buffalo Bills At Miami Dolphins
It might seem like a stretch to say that a Week 2 divisional game could go a long way in determining who will win the AFC East, but the Buffalo Bills-Miami Dolphins matchup this Sunday could have those stakes.
Buffalo has been one of the trendy picks not named the Kansas City Chiefs to come out of the AFC, but they fell at home in a somewhat surprising loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins gutted out a win on the road against the New England Patriots in their first game, which could have gone either way.
Miami has legitimate hopes of making the postseason in 2021, and a 2-0 start would go a long way in giving a young team confidence to establish their goal.
Meanwhile, it seems like a given that Buffalo will come out firing on Sunday, as they try to make amends for their wake up call defeat last week.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) September 15, 2021
2. Tennessee Titans At Seattle Seahawks
Speaking of alarming losses, the Tennessee Titans suffered one at home at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.
The game was out of reach very early on, and Tennessee struggled to ever make a game out of it.
Results like that were not part of the plan as they pushed their chips into the middle of the table before the NFL season began.
However, they don’t have an easy matchup in Week 2, as they head to the Pacific Northwest to face the Seattle Seahawks and the infamous 12th man fan base.
It will be very interesting to see whether the Titans try to get back to their tried and tested formula of the past couple years, and ride Derrick Henry in a ball control type of game.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks didn’t face much of a challenge in their Week 1 game, easily dispatching of the Indianapolis Colts.
1. Kansas City Chiefs At Baltimore Ravens
The marquee game of the weekend will be played on Sunday Night Football, as the Kansas City Chiefs play their second straight AFC North opponent in the Baltimore Ravens.
The excitement level of this matchup speaks for itself, as the Chiefs offense can put a ton of points on the board without much of a warning, as they did against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
The Ravens have the premier dual-threat quarterback in the game in Lamar Jackson, who will be looking to protect the football after two costly lost fumbles against the Las Vegas Raiders.
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— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 14, 2021
Both teams have significant NFL playoff dreams, and the firepower on the field in this one will be extremely potent.