NFL Week 2 Storylines: Mahomes, the Jags and those Ties

Sports can often be like TV/Movies in that there’s always a story-line. It’s not just about what happens during the game, it’s about the narrative, it’s about how things come together, how they progress. If the NFL, for example, were just about men trying to tackle each other, we wouldn’t really care, would we?

But, of course, it’s about much more than that, so before week 3 gets officially under way, let’s talk about the week 2 story-lines you should paying attention to going into week 3.

Is Patrick Mahomes the real deal?

So far, it sure seems like it, and that makes the Chiefs a division contender when most of us (me included) had written them off, and makes the AFC West suddenly look like one of the toughest divisions in football. Of course, it is still week 2, so we still have to see what Mahomes does when he faces a defense like Denver’s, which he has to face twice this year, but for now, this is the QB we should all be keeping an eye on.

Being a Bill Sucks

So much that Vontae Davis just decided to walk away from the game and retire at halftime. I’m not even going to go into how totally disrespectful this is, and how much of a bummer not just for your teammates, but the coaching staff and the fans. But yeah, he just …rather quit than play for the Bills. This only helps the joke, but the truth of the matter is, the Bills are bad, bad, bad and this doesn’t look like it’s going to be a fun year for their players, OR their fans.

What’s up with the ties?

Laugh it up if you want, but the game is designed to minimize ties in almost all scenarios, and yet, teams have managed to find a way to tie the game twice in two weeks. That feels like an ominous way to start the season, doesn’t it? If this is possible, what else is?

The Jags are the class of the NFL

It might be too soon to celebrate the demise of the Patriots, but absolutely everyone outside of New England is probably rooting for this to be the case. The Jaguars outplayed the Patriots, plain and simple, and that includes often-maligned Blake Bortles out-playing Tom Brady, which is not something I could have predicted, but something that makes me really, really happy. Maybe all this good karma is thanks to The Good Place?

Agree? Disagree? Share with us in the comments below!

NFL Week 3 gets underway tonight, when the New York Jets play at the home of the Cleveland Browns.

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