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NFL season starts to heat up with great head-to-heads

September 16, 2008|By Ryan Barry/Pulse Correspondent

As week two of the football season comes to a close, let's examine what happened.

There were quite a few upsets just as in week one, such as the Buffalo Bills beating the Jackville Jaguars 20-16 at Jacksonville, Fla. David Garrard, the Jags' quarterback, let his team down with an interception and no touchdowns.

The Oakland Raiders surprisingly crushed the Chiefs in Kansas City 23-8, with two interceptions and other great defensive plays.

Meanwhile, the other two AFC West teams were battling it out in mile-high Denver. The Broncos upset the San Diego Chargers in that game, 39-38. It was very close through most of the game, but in the end the Broncos went for the two-point conversion instead of letting it go into overtime with a tie. This was probably the most exciting game of the week.

The other major upset was the San Francisco 49ers beating the Seattle Seahawks in overtime in Seattle, 33-30. The St. Louis Rams got pummeled by the New York Giants 41-13.

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This means the Arizona Cardinals are leading its division over the Rams, Seahawks and 49ers thanks to its win against the Miami Dolphins, who are starting to look as bad as they did last year.

In the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints lost to the Washington Redskins 29-24, putting them in a three-way tie for second place with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons.

The Carolina Panthers are leading the division with a win over the Chicago Bears 20-17. The Bears, who surprisingly beat the Indianapolis Colts last week, are now trailing the Green Bay Packers in their division, who are looking very good even with their new quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings are at the bottom of the division. The New England Patriots are managing to look good even without Tom Brady who is out for the season with an injury, by beating the New York Jets 19-10 in the AFC East.

The Baltimore Ravens would've battled the Texans in Houston, but hurricane Ike has delayed that game.

The Tennessee Titans are shockingly leading the AFC South over the Colts, Texans and Jags with a win against the battered Cincinnati Bengals.

In the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 10-6, with the Browns quarterback throwing two interceptions. This puts the Steelers on top of the Bengals, Ravens and Browns in their division.

Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys were to battle on Monday Night Football. As of presstime, the winner was unknown. Whichever team ends the night victorious will tie the Giants for first in the NFC East.

This means the Arizona Cardinals are leading its division over the Rams, Seahawks and 49ers thanks to its win against the Miami Dolphins, who are starting to look as bad as they did last year.

In the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints lost to the Washington Redskins 29-24, putting them in a three-way tie for second place with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons.

The Carolina Panthers are leading the division with a win over the Chicago Bears 20-17. The Bears, who surprisingly beat the Indianapolis Colts last week, are now trailing the Green Bay Packers in their division, who are looking very good even with their new quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings are at the bottom of the division. The New England Patriots are managing to look good even without Tom Brady who is out for the season with an injury, by beating the New York Jets 19-10 in the AFC East.

The Baltimore Ravens would've battled the Texans in Houston, but hurricane Ike has delayed that game.

The Tennessee Titans are shockingly leading the AFC South over the Colts, Texans and Jags with a win against the battered Cincinnati Bengals.

In the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 10-6, with the Browns quarterback throwing two interceptions. This puts the Steelers on top of the Bengals, Ravens and Browns in their division.

Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys were to battle on Monday Night Football. As of presstime, the winner was unknown. Whichever team ends the night victorious will tie the Giants for first in the NFC East.




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Read more of Ryan Barry's football predictions online at www.hmpulse.com/blogs.php

Read Robert Keller's take on the NFL's season as well at www.hmpulse.com/blogs.php

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