NFL Week 2: 3 Biggest Letdowns

Sometimes, we all get a little too excited after Week 1. These three players followed impressive season openers with absolute catastrophes in Week 2, sending their fans on roller coaster rides from dizzying highs to depressing lows.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins were flying high following their Week 1 demolition of the Green Bay Packers. Cousins was spectacular against the Vikings' division rival, throwing for 277 yards and two touchdowns, but he crashed down to earth in Week 2. Cousins was disastrous on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles, tossing three interceptions and countless other near-picks in a humiliating 24-7 defeat. After seeming like a potential contender after their season opener, the Vikings are back to the middle of the pack in the NFC.

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Wide Receiver Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders 

Following an offseason trade from the Green Bay Packers, wide receiver Davante Adams debuted with a bang for the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1, tallying 10 receptions for 141  yards and one touchdown in the team's 24-19 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He regressed in a major way in Week 2, hauling in only two of his seven targets for 12 yards and one touchdown in his team's heartbreaking loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Now in an 0-2 hole to start the season, the Raiders appear to be in for a long year under their new head coach Josh McDaniels.

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Quarterback Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints

Jameis Winston had a fourth quarter for the ages in Week 1. After falling behind 26-10 against the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints quarterback exploded for 17 unanswered points to steal the improbable win. Unfortunately, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers proved Winston's slow start was no fluke but the fourth-quarter magic might have been. Winston was a mess in the final period of play for the Saints, tossing interceptions on three consecutive drives. Winston's collapse empowered the Bucs to have their own 17-point fourth-quarter burst to take the 20-10 win. The loss could spell doom for the Saints' long-term hopes of winning the NFC South.

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