We are two weekends into the NFL season and the surprises haven’t stopped coming. A plethora of refreshing results have us all wondering which team’s great play will continue for the coming weeks.
A few teams look poised to buck the trend of previous years. This might not reflect in the win column necessarily but the change is showing nonetheless.
Kings of New York: Can the Buffalo Bills really make a playoff push?
When the first version of The 3 Point Conversion’s Power Rankings came out, I told you Buffalo could end up with nine wins at seasons end. They knocked off the New York Giants 28-14 in Sunday’s match up to stay undefeated at 2-0.
Buffalo becomes the first team to go on the road and beat the New York Jets and Giants in consecutive games since 2006. Josh Allen finished with 253 passing yards, one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. The Bills rushed for 151 yards as a team and forced two turnovers on defense.
Cold Blooded: Can the Green Bay Packers sustain this kind of defense?
The Packers are 2-0 and it’s not necessarily for the reasons you might think. The Packers got past the Minnesota Vikings 21-16 in a very close game.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, while Aaron Jones added 116 rushing yards and another score. It was the defense once again coming through and forcing a late interception on the goal-line. The Packers forced four turnovers overall and have given up a total of 19 points in two games.
Gold Rush: Have the San Francisco 49ers finally gotten all the right pieces for success?
The 49ers spanked the Cincinnati Bengals 41-17. After a sloppy week one performance, San Francisco’s offense left no doubt in the minds of anybody watching.
The team rushed for an astounding 259 yards and two touchdowns. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns. The 49ers’ defense racked up four sacks and held the Bengals to 25 yards rushing.
Aftermath Ascension: Will the Los Angeles Rams make it back to the Superbowl?
The team that loses the Superbowl usually has a tough time the next season. The Rams did not receive that memo. They made quick work of the New Orleans Saints in a rematch of the 2019 NFC title game, 27-9.
Jared Goff threw for 283 passing yards and a touchdown. Cooper Kupp finished with five catches for 120 yards and one touchdown. The Rams’ defense held the Saints to 244 total yards and no touchdowns.