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NFL Week 2 grades: Cowboys earn ‘A’ for destroying Jets, Raiders get ‘F’ for blowout loss to Bills


Welcome to the Week 2 grades!

The second week of the season is always a big one in the NFL, especially for 0-1 teams. If there’s one thing you don’t want to do, it’s start the season with an 0-2 record. Since the playoffs expanded to 14 teams in 2020, only 4.3% of teams (1 of 23) have bounced back from an 0-2 start to make the postseason. 

That’s not great news for the Bengals, Patriots and Chargers, three teams that are now 0-2 after losing on Sunday. Of course, the Bengals just happened to be the one team that recovered from an 0-2 start to make the playoffs, so they’re going to have to work that magic once again. 

Speaking of magic, the Giants and Commanders both seemed to have some in Week 2. The Giants tied the largest comeback in franchise history when they overcame a 28-7 deficit to beat the Cardinals 31-28. As for the Commanders, they beat the Broncos 35-33 after trailing 21-3. 

The Giants win kept them out of the 0-2 club. However, several other teams weren’t so lucky. Along with the Patriots, Chargers and Bengals, the Texans, Cardinals, Broncos and Bears are also off to an 0-2 start after losing on Sunday and the Vikings are now 0-2 after losing on Thursday. It might sound like it’s too early to write off the 0-2 teams, but history says it’s not. 

Alright, that’s enough 0-2 talk, we have grades to hand out, so let’s get to them.

Buffalo 38-10 over Las Vegas

Raiders-Bills grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Seattle 37-31 over Detroit in OT

Seahawks-Lions grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Tennessee 27-24 over L.A. Chargers in OT

Chargers-Titans grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Tampa Bay 27-17 over Chicago

Bears-Buccaneers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Indianapolis 31-20 over Houston

Colts-Texans grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Baltimore 27-24 over Cincinnati

Ravens-Bengals grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Kansas City 17-9 over Jacksonville

Chiefs-Jaguars grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Atlanta 25-24 over Green Bay

Packers-Falcons grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

N.Y. Giants 31-28 over Arizona

Giants-Cardinals grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Washington 35-33 over Denver

Commanders-Broncos grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

San Francisco 30-23 over L.A. Rams

49ers-Rams grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Dallas 30-10 over N.Y. Jets

Jets-Cowboys grades by Garrett Podell (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Miami 24-17 over New England

Dolphins-Patriots grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Philadelphia 34-28 over Minnesota (Thursday)

Vikings-Eagles grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)





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