Arizona Cardinals: Rating Week Two NFL Matchups
Sep 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center David Molk (63) protects quarterback Nick Foles (9) during fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jaguars, 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Cardinals game against the New York Giants in New York isn’t the must-see game of the week but it is still going to be fun to watch. There are a lot of middle-of-the-road games that you take ’em or leave ’em. Here is what is on tap this week in the NFL:
5-star games (Can’t miss):
Philadelphia Eagles @ Indianapolis Colts: Both of these teams can put up points. Both had to make furious comebacks last week. One was successful and the other failed. Watching Nick Foles and Andrew Luck should be a lot of fun on Monday night.
4-star game (Worth tuning in):
Seattle Seahawks @ San Diego Chargers: We saw how dominant the Hawks were at home last week. Now they have a big early season test in San Diego, against a team that gave up an 11-point fourth quarter lead on Monday night.
Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers: This could have been a five-star game but the Bears just didn’t look that great in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills last week. They could also be without both receivers Alshon Jeffrey and Brandon Marshall, although it does sound like they will both try to give it a go. It’s the first regular-season game ever in the Niners new stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos: The Chiefs looked awful at home in their opener last week, a 26-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. That being said, it is still fun to watch the Chiefs go into Denver. It is always an entertaining game. They need to give the ball to running back Jamaal Charles more than 11 times.
Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati Bengals: This could be another one of those high-scoring affairs but the Bengals defense is much better than the Falcons. The Falcons put up 37 last week on the New Orleans Saints at home. This should be a different result.
Detroit Lions@ Carolina Panthers: Detroit will be fun to watch for the first six or seven weeks then they’ll start letting us down again. They put up 35 last week but Carolina at home won’t allow that no matter who the team is. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton should make his regular-season debut.