NFL Recap: Redskins and Ravens Win Big

Jason Darling, Sports Editor

Week two of National Football League action was an exciting one. As usual, there were many great catches, close games, and nail biting finishes.

To start things off, the Thursday night match up was between the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals, both teams searching for their first win. The Bengals put up a good fight, but they couldn’t stop rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Texans, Watson had a 49 yard touchdown run late in the second quarter that amazed spectators.

The 8 one o’clock games on Sunday also provided much excitement. The Arizona Cardinals took home an overtime win against the Indianapolis Colts, with Arizona wide receiver J.J. Nelson bringing in five catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. In another close game, the Philadelphia Eagles fell to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chiefs now have two wins, and are looking like an early favorite. The New England Patriots got a win over the New Orleans Saints, with New England’s Tom Brady throwing for almost 450 yards. The Minnesota Vikings, led by backup quarterback Case Keenum, couldn’t stop the Pittsburgh Steelers explosive offense, losing 26 to 9. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked good in their season opener, as they beat the Chicago Bears, with sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston leading the charge. The Buffalo Bills lost a nail biter to the Carolina Panthers, and with no touchdowns scored, it looks like neither team could generate very much offense. The Tennessee Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, with Tennessee running back Derrick Henry rushing for almost 100 yards and a touchdown. The Baltimore Ravens intercepted Cleveland Browns’ quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan four times to coast to an easy win.

The 4 four o’clock games didn’t disappoint either, with the Oakland Raiders took on a New York Jets team that has been struggling as of late, and got a definitive win, while the Miami Dolphins closed out the Los Angeles Chargers in a close game. The Denver Broncos, in what was a big win, beat the Dallas Cowboys by 25 points, an outcome not many people saw coming. The hometown Washington Redskins beat the Los Angeles Rams to pick up their first win, While the Seattle Seahawks did the same in a win over the San Francisco 49ers.

In the Sunday night game, the Atlanta Falcons closed out a talented Green Bay Packers squad, with Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman scoring two touchdowns.