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NFL Week 2: What To Look For – A Look Back

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On September 16, 2013 @ 3:30 PM In main feature,NFL | No Comments

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – A LOOK BACK

MANNING BOWL: Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING passed for 307 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos’ 41-23 win over the New York Giants. Manning (60,256) became the third quarterback in NFL history to reach 60,000 career passing yards, joining BRETT FAVRE (71,838) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (61,361). Manning, who accomplished the feat in his 226th game, is the fastest to reach the milestone.

Manning has nine touchdown passes this season, tied with CHARLEY JOHNSON (1965) and DREW BREES (2009) for the most through the first two weeks of the season. Manning is the only player in NFL history to have nine passing touchdowns and no interceptions through the first two weeks of a season.

The players with the most touchdown passes through Week 2 of an NFL season:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON TD PASSES
Peyton Manning Denver Broncos

2013

9

Drew Brees New Orleans Saints

2009

9

Charley Johnson St. Louis Cardinals

1965

9

Many tied

8

The game also marked the first time in NFL history that the starting quarterbacks each passed for at least 400 yards in the previous week. In Week 1, Peyton Manning passed for 462 yards and the Giants’ ELI MANNING had 450 passing yards.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON MNF: Two more notes to keep in mind for tonight’s Monday Night Football game between the Steelers and Bengals…

COMEBACKS GALORE: With tonight’s Monday Night Football game between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati still to be played, six teams have come back from fourth-quarter deficits to win in Week 2.

There have been 14 fourth-quarter comebacks so far, already tied for the most through Week 2 of any season in NFL history (1997).

The six teams that trailed during the fourth quarter in Week 2 that came back to win:

WINNING TEAM OPPONENT 4TH-QTR DEFICIT GAME RESULT
Buffalo Carolina

23-17

W 24-23
Chicago Minnesota

30-24

W 31-30
Houston Tennessee

24-16

W 30-24 (OT)
San Diego Philadelphia

27-23

W 33-30
Arizona Detroit

21-19

W 25-21
New Orleans Tampa Bay

14-13

W 16-14

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NO NEED TO PANIC: Following tonight’s game between the Steelers (0-1) and Bengals (0-1), eight teams will have a perfect 2-0 record at the end of Week 2. That will leave 24 clubs with 1-1 or 0-2 records.

Since realignment in 2002, 79 of the 132 playoff teams (58.8 percent) began the year at either 1-1 or 0-2, including the Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens in 2012.

A look at how playoff clubs in 2011 and 2012 began their seasons:

                                       2011                                                                                      2012

Team

After 2 games

Playoff Result   Team

After 2 games

Playoff Result
Atlanta

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card   Atlanta

2-0

Advanced to Conf. Champ.
Baltimore

1-1

Advanced to Conf. Champ.   Baltimore

1-1

Won Super Bowl XLVII
Cincinnati

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card   Cincinnati

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card
Denver

1-1

Advanced to Divisional   Denver

1-1

Advanced to Divisional
Detroit

2-0

Advanced to Wild Card   Green Bay

1-1

Advanced to Divisional
Green Bay

2-0

Advanced to Divisional   Houston

2-0

Advanced to Divisional
Houston

2-0

Advanced to Divisional   Indianapolis

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card
New England

2-0

Advanced to Super Bowl XLVI   Minnesota

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card
New Orleans

1-1

Advanced to Divisional   New England

1-1

Advanced to Conf. Champ.
N.Y. Giants

1-1

Won Super Bowl XLVI   San Francisco

2-0

Advanced to Super Bowl XLVII
Pittsburgh

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card   Seattle

1-1

Advanced to Divisional
San Francisco

1-1

Advanced to Conf. Champ.   Washington

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

Source: NFL Media


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