Week 2 of the 2018-19 NFL season is in the books after a crazy game between the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears. Some teams won and stayed undefeated. The rest are either 0-2 or 1-1. But other teams are also searching for their identity as October is near. Here are three takeaways from week 2 that could probably carry on to week 3.
1. Patrick Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick are MVP candidates
No one in the first two weeks would say that Ryan Fitzpatrick and Patrick Mahomes would be frontrunners to win the MVP. Mahomes has 10 touchdowns with a 143.3 quarterback rating. He continues to make plays against good teams and broke records as well. Fitzpatrick, who is a journeyman quarterback, is also on fire through two games. He has nine touchdowns in total with a 151.5 QB rating, which is the highest in his career. How could anyone see this coming from a journeyman and rookie quarterback. Expect them to continue this hot streak.
2. Giants start 0-2 again?
Another season for the New York Giants starting 0-2 after a bad loss against the Dallas Cowboys. Regardless of the moves they made from trying to upgrade the offensive line to drafting Saquon Barkley, the team still has problems on offensive. Eli Manning continues to get sack at a high rate. Odell Beckham Jr. can’t get a touchdown and looks frustrated on the field. How bad can an offensive line be? Well, they can even score in the 20s. The team still has a chance to turn their season around but it’s gonna take time. Getting a win against the Houston Texans would be a good start.
3. Division leaders are led by middle of the pack quarterbacks
If you thought that the division leaders would be led by elite quarterbacks, think again. Most of the divisions are led by quarterbacks that aren’t in the top 5. Quarterbacks such as Andy Dalton, Ryan Tannehill, Jared Goff, Kirk Cousins, Blake Bortles, etc, are all leading their division. These are quarterbacks that need everything going right for them to be successful. This isn’t a one man show, it’s a team effort. Don’t be surprised if neither of them are division leaders when week 3 is over.