Week 2 Sunday Storylines: Packers, Bills & Cowboys

Week 1 in the NFL was full of great games and tons of drama. There were so many things to keep an eye on like Dak Prescott's return, Trevor Lawerence's first game, and Matt Stafford's debut in Los Angeles to name a few. Now that Week 2 is upon us, there's even more for us to feast on. Here are some of the biggest storylines heading into Sunday's games.

The Green Bay Packers were absolutely dummied by Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints last week. The Packers suffered a 38-3 loss that saw quarterback Aaron Rodgers have one of the worst games of his career. He went 15-for-28 on 133 yards passing and threw no touchdowns. All of the talk surrounding the Packers this offseason was about Rodgers and his various comments about the team and his future. Could the distraction of all that noise be a factor in the loss? Maybe. But if the Packers don't hand it to the Detroit Lions on Monday night, you can bet things in Green Bay will turn sour real fast. 

The Buffalo Bills were another team with high expectations this season. QB Josh Allen was an MVP candidate last season and that carried over into 2021. His team, are also heavy Super Bowl favourites but if they can't get their act together against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday, the question marks will follow.

Allen might not panic but the rest of western New York will. Historically, teams that have gone 0-2 to start the season very rarely make the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers are an underrated team but that's no excuse for how bad the Bills looked. The same goes for the Dolphins. They've made some big strides over the last 18 months but this should be a lock for the Bills.

The Dallas Cowboys were pumped to get their franchise QB, Dak Prescott, back last Thursday but once again, the Cowboys fell short. Defending SB Champs, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked solid and so did the Cowboys. However, two missed field goals cost them the game and they find themselves in a hole.

The Cowboys have a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers but they should be able to come out on top. In any case, these three teams have a lot to prove just two weeks into the season, so buckle up for another great weekend of football. 

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