A brilliant season ended in disastrous fashion for the Broncos last year when they were hammered unmercifully by the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
The 49ers let a 17-0 lead against the Chicago Bears slip away, and while it was not all Colin Kaepernick’s fault, it was clear that he bore quite a bit of responsibility from the look on his face while standing on the sidelines and from a statistical point of view.
The Vikings made the decision to let veteran Matt Cassel handle their quarterback duties, and he led them to a surprisingly easy win in Week One against the Rams.
The Raiders face a huge disadvantage at the quarterback spot, where rookie Derek Carr is getting the start and must face a New England defense that stepped up in its second game of the season.
The Colts opened the season with losses against the Broncos and Eagles, and this game against the Jaguars certainly represents the easiest assignment.
The Packers were teetering on the edge of a disastrous loss in their home opener to the New York Jets when they righted the ship and rallied for an important win that kept them from falling into an 0-2 hole.
The Ravens welcomed their opportunity to play last Thursday night to get away from the Ray Rice controversy, and they played a superb game in their one-sided victory over the Steelers.
The Texans are on a roll after winning their first two games of the season, but one note of caution. They also won their first two games last year before finishing the season with a 2-14 record.
The Cowboys righted the ship in Week Two, and suddenly the Cowboys have the hope that this season may not be the disaster that many observers anticipated.
The Titans looked strong in the Week One win at St. Louis, but they couldn’t sustain that success in Week Two against a vulnerable Dallas Cowboys team.