NFL Week 2: Top 3 Quarterback Revenge Games

For the 31 teams that don't end the year hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, every NFL season is peppered with turning points, missed opportunities, and regrets. These three quarterbacks all suffered heartbreaking losses in 2021 that sabotaged their Super Bowl hopes, and they all get a chance at revenge against the teams that wronged them in Week 2.

Lamar Jackson vs the Miami Dolphins

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was brutal against the Miami Dolphins in Week 10 of 2021, stumbling to a mere 10 points on Thursday Night Football. Jackson led his team in rushing and passing, but was hammered relentlessly by Miami's blitz-heavy approach, taking four sacks and being kept to 4.47 net yards per pass attempt. The loss sent the Ravens into a tailspin, starting a streak of four straight games of being held under 20 points. After a 6-2 start to the season, the team finished 9-8 and narrowly missed the playoffs. If the Ravens want to stake a claim to being among the AFC's elite, they'll need Jackson to prove the Dolphins don't have his number.
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Jameis Winston vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston has two major slights to set right with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Firstly, the Bucs abandoned their former first-overall pick for Tom Brady in 2020. Secondly, in his first real opportunity at revenge when he faced the Bucs in Week 8 of the 2021 season, Bucs linebacker Devin White tore Winston's ACL on an awkward tackle, costing Winston his season and torpedoing the Saints' status as contenders in the NFC. If Winston can extend the Saints' winning streak to 8-0 over their division rival, he could potentially earn the most satisfying win of his career.
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Josh Allen vs the Tennessee Titans

A quick glance at the stats suggests Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a strong day against the Tennessee Titans when they last played in Week 6 of the 2021 season; Allen thew for over 350 yards with three touchdowns for an offense that scored 31 points. Sometimes, all that matters in the NFL is your last play. Instead of kicking a field goal to tie the game in the final seconds of regulation, the Bills went for it on 4th and 1 inside the Titans' 5 yard line. The 6-5, 237 pound Allen couldn't get the crucial yard on a sneak, and the Titans held on for a shocking win. Had the Bills won, they likely would have taken the first seed in the AFC over the Titans at the end of the year due to tiebreakers, and who knows how the postseason would have gone had that happened. If the Bills want to avoid more agony in the playoffs, they can't afford to let home field advantage slip through their fingers like they did last year. 
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