Best of NFL: Week 2

Number 1 right now are the Seattle Seahawks (1-0). Crushing the Broncos in the Super Bowl was a tough act to follow, but they did it. In the first week they played the Packers, thriving on both sides of the ball essentially saying to the rest of the league that they are still the team to beat. Not only did the Seahawks’ defense shut down the Packers offense but quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Marshawn Lynch, and wide receiver Percy Harvin gave Green Bay’s defense fits as well. The Seahawks have the potential to go undefeated in 2014.

Number 2 Denver Broncos (1-0). Things started a little sketchy for Denver in the second half but they pulled through and won 31-24, redeeming themselves after losing to the colts last season. Denver’s main focus now is to get back to the Super Bowl.

Number 3 San Francisco 49ers (1-0). Due to a multitude of injuries and suspensions on defense, there were definitely some concerns entering week one. With that they picked off Romo of the Cowboys on three occasions and came away with a 28-17 win on the road. The defense was great but the offense was even better. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was decisive while the running back duo of Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde provided an excellent dynamic. If the 49ers continue to play like this offensively then they will be even more dangerous when they start to get their guys back on defense.

Number 4 Detroit Lions (1-0). The Lions may be one of the most talented teams in the NFL. They defeated the New York Giants 35-14 as quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson hooked up for a pair of touchdowns. As long as Detroit’s defense is at least average in 2014, they could do some damage.

Number 5 the Cincinnati Bengals (1-0). It took a 77-yard bomb from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green in order to get the job done. With that the Bengals once again established themselves as the AFC North favorites by defeating the Ravens on the road. Defense was solid and offence was timely. The Bengals won’t be able to take that next step until they start winning playoff games, but they clearly have a team capable of getting there.