Get ready for another exhilarating week of NFL action as Week 2 promises to deliver excitement, drama, and thrilling matchups! With six divisional battles, two 2022 playoff rematches, and a Monday night double-header on the horizon, football fans are in for a treat.
Week 1 set the stage with 11 games that were decided by just one score in the fourth quarter, demonstrating the parity and competitiveness of the NFL. It's worth noting that there were a staggering 203 such games throughout the 2022 season, a record-breaking number that showcases the league's unpredictability.
Seven teams lit up the scoreboard, scoring at least 30 points in Week 1, including the Rams and 49ers, who are set to collide in a high-stakes showdown at SoFi Stadium (4:05 PM ET, FOX) in Week 2. Both teams also displayed their defensive prowess by allowing 14 points or fewer in Week 1, putting them among the league's elite.
Week 2 is about to get even more exciting with the presence of top talents from the 2023 NFL Draft. Quarterback C.J. Stroud, defensive end Will Anderson, and quarterback Anthony Richardson, all selected within the top four picks, will be showcasing their skills when Indianapolis visits Houston on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX).
Week 1 was a showcase of road warriors, with an impressive 10 road teams emerging victorious. It's a trend that hasn't been seen since 1983 when 12 teams won on the road, and in 2006 when 11 road teams secured wins in Week 1. This year, 12 teams will be playing their first road games of the season in Week 2, starting with the Vikings meeting the Eagles on Thursday Night Football.
But the excitement doesn't end there. Week 2 will feature two thrilling rematches of one-score 2022 playoff meetings. The Ravens will face off against the Bengals (1:00 PM ET, CBS), while the Chiefs will clash with the Jaguars (1:00 PM ET, CBS). These matchups are just a taste of what's to come, as 14 games on the 2023 schedule are rematches from last year's postseason.
And if you're a fan of high-scoring affairs, the game between the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions is one you won't want to miss. In their past two meetings, these teams have combined for a jaw-dropping total of at least 80 points, including an astounding 93 points last season – the highest in any NFL game in 2022. With history in the making, they'll meet once again in Detroit on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), aiming to shatter records and deliver another unforgettable contest.
Week 2 of the NFL season promises to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions, with marquee matchups, intense rivalries, and a quest for supremacy. Football fans, buckle up because it's going to be an epic weekend!