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What to watch for: Tips for Week 2 games

One week is in the books. Sixteen glorious regular-season Sundays await. After grinding tape all week, here's one tip from all 15 upcoming games to keep an eye on.

Rams pass rusher Robert Quinn became just the third player in two years to post three sacks and two forced fumbles in a game, which he accomplished in Week 1's dominating show against the Arizona Cardinals. Atlanta's struggling offensive line is on alert.

The right side of Cleveland's O-line was brutalized by the Miami Dolphins. If guard Oniel Cousins and offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz can't shut down Elvis Dumervil and Co., the Browns will start 0-2 for the fifth time in six seasons.

The Bills rolled out a stripped-down game plan for QB EJ Manuel and protected him well against the New England Patriots in Week 1, but Buffalo's interior line had its struggles. Carolina's nasty front seven will give the rookie passer all he can handle.

After his 78-yard touchdown against the Lions, Adrian Peterson ran for just 15 yards on his next 17 carries. Look for Chicago's ball-hawking defense to key the run and force QB Christian Ponder to make plays with his arm.

The Packers spent all offseason unpacking the read option -- for nothing. They saw none of it from the San Francisco 49ers, and they won't see a rusty Robert Griffin III running around Sunday. Why should he? The Packers' defense allowed 404 yards through the air in Week 1.

No starting quarterback attempted fewer passes than the Titans' Jake Locker in Week 1. His 20 attempts have us wondering if the run-heavy offense hopes to mask Locker's faults. Houston's J.J. Watt will get to the bottom of this mystery.

Watching the All-22 of Indy's tight win over the Oakland Raiders, it's easy to see why Colts owner Jim Irsay DEMANDS better protection of Andrew Luck. Left tackle Anthony Castonzo was overpowered by Oakland's pass rush, and Luck paid the price. Cameron Wake and the Dolphins will bring the house.

Don't underestimate the Chiefs' Week 1 performance just because they faced the Jacksonville Jaguars. Defensive tackle Dontari Poe could be the next star on a very talented group. We'll find out if Dallas' offensive line truly has improved this week.

The Chargers, trying to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2008, are 3-5 on the East Coast since the same year. West Coast teams have a .333 winning percentage at 1 p.m. ET start times since 2008.

Carson Palmer quietly played fantastic in the season opener. But his protection broke down in the second half, and now the Cardinals' offensive line has to deal with the best defensive tackle duo in football.

Watch Tampa running back Doug Martin closely in this one. His lackluster performance in the opener got lost in the shuffle amidst an avalanche of penalties and sloppy plays from his teammates. Martin surprisingly struggled to make defenders miss when he had an open field in front of him.

The Broncos have won 12 straight regular-season games by at least seven points each. Their defense looked surprisingly good in Week 1, largely because of free-agent pickup Shaun Phillips and new starting safety Duke Ihenacho.

Terrelle Pryor made more "conventional" completions than we expected in Week 1, and he's excellent at scrambling and improvising. He also completed a number of tight third-down completions on traditional drop-back passes. That bodes well for Oakland.

Cliff Avril could make his Seahawks debut and they need him. Despite a sound defensive performance against the Panthers in Week 1, Pete Carroll's crew didn't have much of a pass rush.

This feels like a very big game for Week 2, with the losers doing some soul searching. The Steelers haven't started a season 0-2 since 2002. Their offensive line got absolutely zero push in the running game in the season opener, and the Bengals are a difficult team to run against.

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