NFL Games of the Week: division rivals featured Sunday night

Nick Hodge

Sports Blogger


It’s Week 2 of the NFL season and there are multiple games to get you excited for a day of Sunday football. At this point, teams are ready to regroup and come back better, or continue the success of the first week. Here’s a look at a few of the games you should be sure to check out.

Cowboys vs. Redskins, 12:00 P.M. Sunday, FOX

In this matchup, the Dallas Cowboys go up against the Washington Redskins. Both of these teams will be hungry for a win after losing their Week 1 games. Obviously, no one wants to start the season 0-2. With the absence of quarterbackTony Romo, Dak Prescott took his place last week and threw for 227 yards. He’ll look to have a better game against the Redskins on Sunday. The Redskins will need to improve their defense this week after getting overshadowed by Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown’s 126 receiving yards, as well as his touchdown celebrations, last week.

Bengals vs. Steelers, 12:00 P.M. Sunday, CBS

The last time these teams met was in last year’s AFC Wild Card game, where two players from the Bengals got into a fight with a Steelers coach. Yes, that happened. The Steelers went on to win the game so the Bengals will be out for revenge in this division rivalry. In Week 1, Ben Roethlisberger had a good outing, throwing 27-for-37 for 300 yards. Antonio Brown helped him out as he continued to be, well,Antonio Brown, and scored two touchdowns. The Steelers will look to continue their offensive flare against the Bengals. Cincinnati won a close game last week against the Jets but its offense wasn’t lacking. Quarterback Andy Dalton was 23-for-30 for 366 yards and scored a rushing touchdown. The Steelers will have to keep an eye on receiver A.J. Green, who scored a touchdown in Cincinnati’s first game and tallied 180 yards.

Packers vs. Vikings, 7:30 P.M. Sunday, NBC

Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson and the Packers take on division rival Minnesota on Sunday. (carmine19jock, Flickr)
Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson and the Packers take on division rival Minnesota on Sunday.
(carmine19jock, Flickr)

This will be a game you won’t want to miss. It’s an NFC North rivalry between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers. This matchup will be played in the Vikings’ new U.S. Bank Stadium. Running back Adrian Peterson will need to have a good game this week after having an underwhelming performance in Week 1, rushing for only 31 yards. Quarterback Shaun Hill took injured Teddy Bridgewater’s place in the season opener and had a decent game, going 18-for-33 for 236 yards. Sam Bradford will be under center for the Vikings on Sunday. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a solid season debut, passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Green Bay will look to do more on the offensive end though, beating a so-so Jacksonville team by only four points in its first game.


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