The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 to start the NFL season
The GIST: While some of the brightest stars in the NFL found their footing in Week 2, others stand on shockingly shaky ground, proving this will be a season full of surprises. Let’s dive in to yesterday’s standout moments.
The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2: After making a Super Bowl appearance two seasons ago, the Cats are starting the season in a two-game hole for the second consecutive year, with another just okay performance from
TikTok heartthrob quarterback (QB) Joe Burrow, who re-aggravated a calf injury in yesterday’s 27–24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
- QB Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos are also in the red, down 0-2 in 2023 and having lost 13 of their last 16 games. The head coach Sean Payton era isn’t off to a great start.
Good news, inbound: Houston Texans wide receiver (WR) Canadian John Metchie III made his NFL debut (and first career catch) after missing his 2022 rookie season battling leukemia.
Ain’t over ’til it’s over: The NY Giants overcame a 20-point halftime deficit to defeat the Arizona Cardinals 31–28 yesterday, tying a franchise record for largest-ever comeback.
Beginners luck: LA Rams’ WR Puka Nacua is the first rookie in NFL history to record 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in each of his first two games. Remember the name.
Recovery update: Injured NY Jets QB Aaron Rodgers believes he could return by the playoffs this season thanks to an innovative Achilles tendon surgery.
- Of course, that would also require the Jets — who were trounced 30–10 by the Dallas Cowboys yesterday — to make it to the postseason…without him. A dash of perspective is important.