Week 1 of the NFL is in the books, but what did we learn? We learned the Colts are doomed without Peyton Manning. We learned that the new kickoff rule apparently didn't cripple the most exciting play in the game. And we learned that Tom Brady is still really, really good. Here's our Top 10 for Week 2.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Lions held on to beat a solid Bucs team in their season opener. They made plenty of mistakes, but if Stafford stays healthy, this team is dangerous.
The Bears put a 30-12 beatdown on the heavily favored Falcons, and quarterback Jay Cutler looked like he put some doubts to rest about his readiness this season. A season-long war with the Packers and Lions looms in the NFC North.
They beat a team they were supposed to (the Vikings), but we'll get a much better read on the Chargers this week when they play the Patriots. Still, this team is loaded with offensive firepower.
Yes, they got blasted by division foe Baltimore, but the Steelers have too much talent to stay down for long. A home game against the Seahawks is just the thing to get Pittsburgh back on track.
Like the Steelers, they lost their opener to a very tough opponent, but the Saints at least made a very close game of it. Darren Sproles is a valuable new weapon, but the ground game may still be iffy.
The Jets engineered a late-game comeback on Sunday night -- mostly because the Cowboys made too many mistakes. LaDainian Tomlinson was a monster catching passes out of the backfield, but Shonn Greene needs to step up.
Michael Vick did his thing: nearly 100 yards rushing, a low completion rate on his passes, and a win for his team. Expect to read that storyline a lot this year.
Wow. Who could have foreseen a 28-point win over Pittsburgh and a +7 turnover margin for Baltimore? It's easy to assume they'll come back down to earth, but for now, Ray Rice and the Ravens are flying high.
Quarterback Tom Brady turned in a performance for the ages on Monday night, helped by a huge catch-and-run from receiver Wes Welker. Concerns in the secondary remain with this week's matchup against the Chargers.
The champs are still on top after holding off the Saints in the season opener. And the way Aaron Rodgers is firing touchdown passes, the Packers won't be going anywhere.