Every single NFL season is filled with surprises from start to finish.
Week 1 results don’t determine the outcome of an entire season, but they still provide plenty of drama.
The same was true again last week when fans saw some shocking results.
A few NFL teams got off to surprising 1-0 starts and we will identify three in particular who could keep the surprises coming with a 2-0 start in 2021.
3. Houston Texans
It sure would be something for the Houston Texans to march into Cleveland and take down the Browns.
Not only would the Texans improve to 2-0 after a Week 1 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the Browns would fall to 0-2 and fans may freak out en masse.
THE FIRST PLACE HOUSTON TEXANS pic.twitter.com/XAa6ZOytGx
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 12, 2021
The Texans are nearly two-touchdown underdogs this week so a win would be the shock of the season so far.
But perhaps the major underdog status is wrong.
Maybe the Texans are rallying around the fact they don’t have Deshaun Watson helping them on the field.
The Browns should easily win this game, however, they are still an NFL franchise known for failing to reach expectations.
The Texans, meanwhile, have nothing to lose.
2. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals won in overtime last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings as Joe Burrow looked great in his return to action.
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) September 16, 2021
Next up is a showdown with a Chicago Bears team in total disarray.
That creates a giant distraction for the entire organization.
The Bengals have no such problems as they have found their quarterback of the future.
Yet they were still expected to sit comfortably in the basement of the AFC North.
That could be another false projection if Burrow has something to say about it.
1. Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders had the win of the week in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens.
It was a wild primetime ride that ended with a victory in front of the home fans.
Now the Raiders are set to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
While Vegas has talent, a 2-0 start against those two AFC North foes would be a surprise and also prove this may finally be the year for Jon Gruden and his team.
They are a huge wild card year in and year out because no one knows what a Gruden-led team will do.
Is he actually a great coach?
It is tough to tell and a win over Pittsburgh would have the Raiders thinking about the postseason early in 2021.