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NFL Week 2 viewer's guide

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How will Week 2 follow up the high-scoring Week 1? How about a rematch of one of last year's best -- and hotly contested -- games, Lions-49ers? Before that Sunday-night showdown, there is plenty of intrigue to whet the appetites of football fans.

    • Kansas City at Buffalo

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Both teams badly need a bounce-back performance after losses in Week 1 to validate the positive changes they made in the offseason. Seasons can turn quickly, especially for 0-2 teams. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Chiefs victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The Chiefs' Jamaal Charles is a must-start for Week 2, but how many more players in this game are fantasy-worthy? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Hali activated by Chiefs after one-game suspension
      » Dareus likely to play for Bills after brother's death
      » Gailey: 'I don't think the sky is falling' on Bills
      » Bills RB Jackson expected to miss 3 to 4 weeks
      » Watch: Bills' Spiller talks about his Week 1 dominance
    • On Twitter:

      #KCvsBUF
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • New Orleans at Carolina

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      This game should be really fun to watch. The Panthers and Saints each boast plenty of offensive talent and quick-strike capability; edge-of-your-seat kind of stuff. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Saints victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham are obvious starts, but the potential shootout in Carolina also makes the Saints' Garrett Hartley a must-start for Week 2. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Ron Rivera: Newton, RG3 similar, yet styles differ
      » Newton frustrated with 'disgusting' interceptions
      » Watch: Can the Saints win without Sean Payton?
      » NFL.com Power Poll: Panthers, Saints each drop
      » Watch: Panthers rookie LB Kuechly maintains focus
    • On Twitter:

      #NOvsCAR
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Cleveland at Cincinnati

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Browns' major issues on offense could make this a cringe-worthy affair, which bodes well for a Bengals team that desperately needs a rebound after being overwhelmed by the Ravens on Monday night. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Bengals victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The Browns' horrific offensive woes could be to the benefit to your fantasy team if you happen to own the Bengals defense, which is a must-start in Week 2. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Richardson takes on Maualuga: You'll see how 'mad I am'
      » Bengals DC Zimmer rips defense's performance vs. Ravens
      » Haden apologizes to Browns teammates for four-game ban
      » Bengals show they haven't closed gap in AFC North
      » Watch: Browns' Richardson focuses on health, nutrition
    • On Twitter:

      #CLEvsCIN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Minnesota at Indianapolis

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Adrian Peterson continues on his remarkable return from last season's knee injury. The progress of Andrew Luck will also be worth keeping a close eye on. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Colts victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Luck attempted 45 passes in Week 1 and Reggie Wayne was his most-targeted receiver. Aside from Wayne, are there any other must-start options for the Vikings-Colts game? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Indy landmark split over hope for future and nostalgia
      » Watch: Luck's intense commitment to preparation
      » Watch: Vikings rookie Kalil goes wakeboarding
      » Collie, Hilton cleared for Colts vs. Vikings
      » Week 1 rookie QB roundup: Luck has shaky debut
    • On Twitter:

      #MINvsIND
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Houston at Jacksonville

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The defending AFC South champion Texans simply bludgeoned the Dolphins in Week 1, so this could be an early gauge of a young Jaguars team still learning how to win. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Texans victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The Texans boast one of the better defenses in fantasy football, and a matchup against the Jaguars makes the unit a must-start for Week 2. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Foster mic'd up for Texans' win over Dolphins
      » Watch: Watt talks about Texans' Super Bowl aspirations
      » Watch: Texans rookie kicker works at staying prepared
      » Watch: Jaguars rookie Blackmon tries to keep cool in Florida
      » MJD: I was ready for 80 carries Week 1
    • On Twitter:

      #HOUvsJAC
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Oakland at Miami

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      With each team coming off ugly Week 1 losses, both the Dolphins and Raiders will look to right the ship in Week 2. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Raiders victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Despite the Week 1 bludgeoning at the hands of the Texans, Reggie Bush -- the lone viable offensive option in the Dolphins offense -- had a respectable stat line. Bush remains a must-start for Week 2. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Are Raiders different under Dennis Allen?
      » Allen: 'Strong possibility' Raiders will place Ford on IR
      » Raiders beef up security to make 'Black Hole' safer
      » See why Texans were angry with Dolphins' Incognito
      » Dolphins' '7-Eleven' closed for business
    • On Twitter:

      #OAKvsMIA
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Arizona at New England

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Suddenly, it appears the Patriots -- who boasted one of the league's worst defenses in 2011 -- possess an active front seven. Can they keep up the intensity against the visiting Cardinals? More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Patriots victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Rob Gronkowski is an obvious fantasy football start, but what about teammate Aaron Hernandez? Does a matchup with the Cardinals mean a big day for both tight ends? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Fitzgerald's Brady admiration resulted in Uggs
      » Brady: Welker a 'huge part' of Patriots' offense
      » Cards' Wilson hopes Kolb was humbled by demotion
      » Belichick: Cards' Fitzgerald might be 'best one ever'
      » Watch: Twin brothers mic'd up in Nashville
    • On Twitter:

      #ARIvsNE
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Tampa Bay at New York

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Buccaneers are coming off a hard-nosed win over the Panthers, but get the Giants at a bad time ... off a loss to the Cowboys and with 11 days to prepare for Week 2. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Giants victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The Giants' defense struggled against the Cowboys' receivers in the opener, so Vincent Jackson is a must-start option. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: 'NFL Films Presents' does Eli's super drive
      » Giants' Cruz loses inspiration behind salsa dance
      » Giants' Wilson: Media won't shut up about benching
      » Watch: How can Giants fix backfield issues?
      » Watch: Was Eli to blame for Week 1 loss?
    • On Twitter:

      #TBvsNYG
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Baltimore at Philadelphia

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Michael Vick nearly coughed up an easy Week 1 win over the Browns; the visiting Ravens should provide an even greater challenge. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Ravens victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Both Joe Flacco and Michael Vick should be treated with caution for this Week 2 tilt. Are there any players from the Eagles or Ravens worth starting? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Vick mic'd up in narrow win over Browns
      » Watch: Trailer for 'A Football Life: Ray Lewis'
      » Ravens' no-huddle offense could help thicken Flacco's wallet
      » Kriegel: Defending Ayanbadejo vs. 'cease and desist'
      » Watch: Which side of ball will determine Ravens' fate?
    • On Twitter:

      #BALvsPHI
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Dallas at Seattle

      Sun 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      With four more days of rest than the Seahawks, the Cowboys -- who looked impressive in Week 1 -- could find their way to 2-0. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Cowboys victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Russell Wilson was a hot name coming out of the preseson, but has the Seahawks' rookie quarterback cooled off in fantasyland? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Romo ready for return to site of playoff gaffe
      » Watch: How much is Romo worth?
      » Could the Seahawks bench Edwards in favor of Tate?
      » Texas Rangers reliever dresses like Romo
      » Jerry Jones, Cowboys introducing 'Jerry Wipes'
    • On Twitter:

      #DALvsSEA
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Washington at St. Louis

      Sun 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Once considered an also-ran in the NFC East, is it possible one draft pick makes the Redskins a contender? Robert Griffin III is involved, so Redskins games are now must-watch affairs. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Rams victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The fantasy man-crush for RG3 continues, as the rookie is a "start of the week" at quarterback. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » #Griffining? Not so fast ...
      » RG3, Redskins running hybrid offense
      » Ron Rivera: Newton, RG3 similar, yet styles differ
      » RG3's locker lends insight into Redskins QB's mind
      » Watch: Mariucci says RG3 is 'superstar in the making'
    • On Twitter:

      #WASvsSTL
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • New York at Pittsburgh

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      This one is about the suddenly viable Jets trying to show that their high-scoring offensive performance and thieving ways on defense against Buffalo weren't just happenstance. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Steelers victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Dustin Keller is dealing with a bum hamstring, so that makes the Jets tight end a fantasy risk. Are there any players in the Jets-Steelers game worth starting? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Who needs Week 2 win more, Jets or Steelers?
      » Watch: Will Sanchez show up big in Week 2, too?
      » Watch: 'A Football Life: Tim Tebow'
      » Rex Ryan, Jets disproving circus perception -- for now
      » Woodley: Steelers 'won't be' 0-2
    • On Twitter:

      #NYJvsPIT
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Tennessee at San Diego

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Talented running backs will be the primary focus in San Diego, where Ryan Mathews looks to shake off rust and Chris Johnson would like to forget about a lackluster Week 1. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Chargers victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Kenny Britt is back for the Titans, but does that mean you should rush the receiver into the starting lineup for your fantasy team? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Chargers rookie Ingram really hates losing
      » Watch: Was Rivers' Week 1 performance encouraging?
      » Watch: Twin brothers mic'd up in Nashville
      » Munchak: Britt to get limited snaps vs. Chargers
      » Chargers' Jammer to play with cast vs. Titans
    • On Twitter:

      #TENvsSD
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Detroit at San Francisco

      Sun 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The drama over the NFL's best (or worst?) handshake of 2011 pulls us in. The postgame greeting between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz could be entertaining. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a 49ers victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Brandon Pettigrew has some drops in Week 1, but the number of times the tight end was targeted makes him a must-start for Week 2. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Lions-49ers movie trailer
      » Megatron on 49ers: 'There are games you circle'
      » NFL.com Power Poll: Week 2 belongs to the 49ers
      » Watch: Bowman talks about his first career interception
      » Watch: Remembering Lions' epic 1957 playoff comeback vs. 49ers
    • On Twitter:

      #DETvsSF
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Denver at Atlanta

      Mon 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      After a year away from the game, Peyton Manning looked like his old self in an unfamiliar uniform. Now, Manning brings his no-huddle to Atlanta, which also features a potent offense. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Albert Breer predicts a Broncos victory. See more expert predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The Broncos and Falcons each feature fabulous offenses, which makes both Manning and Matt Ryan must-start options. But the two passers aren't the only fantasy options in this intriguing matchup. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Related links:


      » Watch: Manning leads 'Drive of the Week'
      » Indy landmark split over hope for future and nostalgia
      » Watch: Georgia Dome poses tough road challenge for Manning
      » Ryan, Falcons embrace quick-strike passing game
      » Manning has Broncos positioned for success
    • On Twitter:

      #DENvsATL
    • Watch: Game Preview

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