Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches...
Key game-time decisions
All players questionable unless noted
Harrison: Week 2 predictions
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Marshall didn't practice all week but has stated he plans to give it a go. Jeffery went through a walkthrough Friday and the team will be cautious with the young player's hamstring. The Bears promoted two receivers from the practice squad Saturday.
Cameron and Mingo didn't practice all week and were both deactivated Sunday. The team will be especially cautious with the tight end. Bryant was limited in practice all week but avioided the inactives list.
Shorts was declared inactive after reportedly making the trip to Washington to test out his hamstring.
The wideout practiced fully Friday after missing last week's game and will play Sunday.
Brooks: Week 2 matchups
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Rapoport reported Friday that Bowers and Gholston are expected to play. Mankins returned fully Friday.
The punter is listed as questionable but avoided the inactives list. Weatherford tore four ligaments in his ankle Monday night.
Three matchups of 1-0 teams to watch
Watch Cameron Wake very, very closely. He was severely disruptive to Tom Bradylast week and could wreck EJ Manuel's day. The Dolphins' defensive line will have to make up for injuries at the second level against the Bills' potent rushing attack. Manuel managed the game well in Week 1, but if his offensive line can't hold up against the Dolphins' fierce D-line, the quarterback is in for a world of hurt.
Benjamin got off to a fantastic start in his rookie campaign. He'll have a big advantage against a banged-up Lions secondary that is susceptible to being picked apart. Benjamin has shown his ability to make catches in traffic, and his rapport with Cam Newton should offer him opportunities for a big day.
This isn't Green vs. Jones because, obviously, they aren't on the field against one another. The secondary that does the better job slowing the opposing big-play wideout will give its team a huge leg up. The Bengals' secondary has the edge in this one, but the unit also must be wary of Roddy White. Green doesn't have the same luxury of a big-time sidekick. This game should be a shootout and could come down to whichever dominant receiver makes the most big plays.
Did You Know?
In 2013, one of the 12 teams that reached the playoffs started the season 0-2: the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers' defense allowed 20 points or fewer in 14 of last 17 games -- and its record is 13-1 when allowing 20 or fewer points, 0-3 when allowing 21-plus points. Carolina had the NFL's best scoring defense at home in 2013 (12.0 PPG) and did not allow more than 20 points in any home contest.
Some interesting similarities:
Matt Ryan: Seven seasons, 61-34 record (64.2 percent), four playoff games, 1-4 playoff record
Andy Dalton: Three seasons, 31-18 record (63.2 percent), three playoff games, 0-3 playoff record
Julio Jones: Three seasons, 35 games, 5.2 receptions per game, 81.5 yards per game, 20 touchdowns
A.J Green: Three seasons, 48 games, 5.5 receptions per game, 82.6 yards per game, 30 touchdowns
Cordarrelle Patterson became the first wide receiver to score rushing touchdowns of 50-plus yards in two consecutive games since Buffalo's Elbert (Golden Wheels) Dubenion did it in the first two games of the 1961 season.
Manning and Palmer met head-to-head one time: Week 3 in 2008. Neither quarterback threw an interception.
The Rams' offense scored 10 or fewer points in back-to-back games dating back to last season. St. Louis had five such games over last two seasons (T-2nd most in NFL).
Despite a poor performance in Week 1, Josh McCown has two-plus passing touchdowns in four straight starts. The quarterback has thrown at least one touchdown in eight straight games.
Last week Ryan Fitzpatrick earned a 109.3 passer rating. The quarterback had just two games with 100-plus passer rating last season. Fitzpatrick has lost 16 of his last 20 road starts.
In Week 1, Colin Kaepernick excelled in throwing to the middle and right sides of the field. However, there was a major drop-off when throwing to the left -- the same area he struggled with in 2013. Week 1: Right: 85.7 percent; Middle: 85.7 percent; Left: 50 percent.
Andrew Luck (Stanford) faced Chip Kelly (Oregon) three times at the college level from 2009-2011. Kelly's Oregon teams won two of the three games, while Stanford and Luck won in 2009. Luck's numbers were solid, with a completion percentage of 63.6, 282.7 passing yards per game, seven touchdowns and four interceptions.