*Week 1 was 'Knock the Rust Off' week for many NFL players. In Week 2, we should get a better idea whether the storylines coming out of opening weekend were aberrations or plots to keep an eye on as the season progresses. These are the things you need to know for all of Sunday's games as kickoff approaches. *
Key game-time decisions
Fairley's ability to take advantage of single-blocks is key to the stout Lions front four. If he can't go against the Cards it is a huge blow to a Detroit defense that relies on its line to cover for a shaky secondary.
Key players to watch
Anyone with a brother (either older or younger) is interested in how these two play Sunday. Both face banged-up defenses that struggled to sustain a pass rush in Week 1. We could see some fireworks in Manning Bowl III. Can Eli and the New York Giants finally beat his big brother now that Peyton's a Denver Bronco?
We could see several games affected by rain. Mother Nature particularly doesn't like NFC teams this week.
Did you know?
>Some freaky brother stats from the Mannings in Week 1: Both completed 27 of 42 pass attempts. Peyton barely edged out Eli in yards, 462-450. Then there was the lucky number seven: Each Manning totaled seven combined TDs and INTs. Peyton, of course, had a record-tying 7 TDs and 0 INTs. Meanwhile, Eli had 4 TDs plus 3 INTs to get his total to seven.
St. Louis Rams at Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts
Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs
San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos at New York Giants
The Manning brothers don't go head-to-head, so let's focus on the defenses.
Keep an eye on both pass rushes; the team that can put the most pressure on the quarterback should win the game.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
"What shouldn't I watch for in this matchup?" is the question you should be asking yourself.
The eyebrow bet and Guinness world record aside, the division rivals are even in almost every aspect.