There is a great slate of games in the second week of the NFL season and it’s highlighted by the Manning Bowl. All eyes will be on the Manning brothers as they try to guide their respective teams to victory.
This is not the only interesting game of the week with the San Francisco 49ers travelling to take on the Seattle Seahawks in what will be a great game that showcases two of the best young quarterbacks in all of football. One thing to keep in mind with this game is that the crowd will be play a huge factor in how well the 49ers perform.
Another game that looks great has two teams in the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers that look to avoid starting the season 0-2. For the second straight week, the Packers have to face a dual-threat quarterback and they hope for better results than they had in the first week.
One match up to look forward to is how will the Seahawks defense be able to contain Colin Kaepernick. They did good against Cam Newton by allowing him to just have 125 passing yards and 38 rushing yards. The game this week will definitely be tougher on them with safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor having their hands full.
Another match up is can Peyton Manning repeat his performance from week one where he tied an NFL record for touchdown passes in a game with seven. He joined Minnesota Viking QB Joe Kapp as the last player to accomplish this. The New York Giants secondary will be busy trying to contain the many weapons that Peyton has at his disposal.
The next matchup is how will Falcons’ receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones play after a bad performance against the New Orleans Saints. The duo only combined nine catches and 95 yards. The game against the St.Louis Rams will be chance for them to redeem themselves.
The top performers of the games this week starts with Terrelle Pryor going up against a bad Jacksonville Jaguars defense. It would not surprise me to see Pryor throwing for over 250 yards and running for another 150 with four total TDs.
Another top performer will be Saints QB Drew Brees, as he faces the Buccaneers. Brees excelled last week against Atlanta and should have no issues carving up Tampa Bay for more than 400 passing yards this week.
Another player that will have a great game is Broncos Wes Welker, as the speedy receiver will catch at least 10 passes for over 100 yards and score three touchdowns.