Arizona Cardinals: Rating Week Two NFL Matchups

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Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Stepfan Taylor (30) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

3-star games (You won’t miss much by taking a bathroom break):

Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants:  Not many are expecting a very high-scoring game here, mostly because of last week and the perceived notion neither team has anyone on offense who can score.  Fans of both teams know differently but the Giants have implemented a new offense and it will take a while for that to gel.

Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills: Most expected these teams to be 0-1 instead of 1-0 going into this contest.  The Dolphins have running back Knowshon Moreno and the Bills saw a great game from the aging running back Fred Jackson last week.

New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings: Smart money would be on the Patriots.  It’s been awhile since they’ve gone 0-2.  They lost their season opener last week for the first time since 2003.  But the Vikings demolished the St. Louis Rams last week on the road.  Does Matt Cassel have it in him to beat his former team?

New York Jets @ Green Bay: Not sure what to make of this one.  The Jets are coming off a win but it was against the Oakland Raiders.  The Packers are coming off a loss but it was against the Seahawks.  I really can’t see any reason why Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers can’t the ship righted against the Jets.

Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans: Let’s be clear, this is a three-star game for the Titans and not the Cowboys.  Dallas quarterback Tony Romo looked awful last week and the Titans were impressive on the road winning at Arrowhead Stadium last week against the Chiefs.

2-star games (For die-hards):

New Orleans Saints @ Cleveland Browns: Who Dat Nation should see plenty of scoring.  Browns defense is overrated in my estimation.  Also the Browns are without running back Ben Tate.

St. Louis Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will the Rams replace quarterback Shaun Hill at halftime again?  I know officially it was for injury but he was also ineffective against the Vikings last week.  The Bucs almost pulled off the upset over the Panthers last week in the opener.

1-star games (You’re better served watching your grass grow):

Houston Texans @ Oakland Raiders: I expect to see maybe two highlights all afternoon from this game on NFL RedZone.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Washington Redskins: The Jags will put points up but giving up 34 unanswered last week after taking a 17-0 lead just reminded all of us, these are the same old Jags. Does RG III still quarterback the Skins?