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NFL Week 2: Updates and Scores

The Cincinnati Bengals have the day off, so we'll be keeping our eye around the league for stories surfacing that impact the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Texans Pull Off Win In Overtime Against Titans

The dramatics from Week Two around the NFL continued in Houston on Sunday. As we updated earlier, the Titans took an eight-point lead with around two minutes to play, but gave it up when Houston drove late and tied it up with a touchdown and two point conversion. After another missed field goal by Houston which would have won it, the game went to overtime.

The Texans drove down the field on a couple of great plays by rookie receiver DeAndre Hopkins and scored a touchdown to seal the game. Had they only scored a field goal, the Titans would have had an opportunity with the ball, but Hopkins and the Texans quelled any hopes of that on a short jump-ball catch to end it. It was one of a handful of great finishes in the early games and the second in a row by the Texans in 2013 to bring them to 2-0.


Aaron Rodgers with absurd passing performance

The Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati's next opponent, hopefully got all of the absurd passing yards out of their system.


Chargers hold onto 4th quarter lead... this time

The San Diego Chargers secured a 28-7 lead last week against the Texans only to watch Houston respond with 24 unanswered points during kickoff weekend, losing by three points on a last-second field goal.

They weren't going to lose it this time.

After securing a ten-point lead with over ten minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Eagles and Chargers game turned into an action-packed turn-based video game, with 40 points scored in the second half -- including the 23 in the fourth quarter. San Diego wiped out the fourth quarter clock, but much of that has to do with Chip Kelly's up-pace tempo.

The story is the passing game between the two teams. Philip Rivers and Michael Vick combined for 847 yards passing, five touchdowns on 60 completions. Both teams had two 100-yard receivers (Eagles: DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy... Chargers: Antonio Gates, Malcolm Floyd) while Eddie Royal caught all three of Rivers' touchdown throws.

Floyd was taken off on a stretcher after being sandwiched on a hit by Nate Allen and DeMeco Ryans. According to reports, he was moving his legs and fingers while being removed from the game.


Bills Beat Panthers With Late TD Pass From Manuel

The insane games of Week Two continued in upstate New York. The Buffalo Bills hosted the Carolina Panthers and were losing most of the game on Sunday afternoon. After an up-and-down day on offense, the sleeping giant awoke late in the fourth quarter.

Bills rookie quarterback, E.J. Manuel looked cool under pressure late in the game and almost ran in for a score with six seconds remaining in the game, but decided to spread the wealth on the next play. Manuel found an inexplicably wide-open Stevie Johnson and hit him for the game-winning score with two seconds remaining. It was a great moment for the first round pick and he showed his emotion after the play by taking a knee and holding his head in his hands.

The Bills get to 1-1 after losing a heartbreaker last week against the Patriots.


Ravens secure first win of the 2013 season

The Baltimore Ravens secured their first win of the 2013 regular season, and it was ugly.


Bears Hold Off Vikings On Late Touchdown Pass

The Bears hosted their division foe Vikings and won the game with a touchdown drive engineered by quarterback Jay Cutler.


Titans Take Eight-Point Lead Over Texans

It's been an ugly one in Houston between a couple of AFC South foes. Jake Locker, quarterback of the Titans, and Matt Schaub of the Texans have both had a rough go of it in a smash mouth type of game. A fourth quarter touchdown reception by Titans tight end, Delanie Walker brought them the lead at 17-16.

On the ensuing possession, Schaub was picked off by Tennessee cornerback Alterraun Verner and he returned it to the house to extend to an eight-point lead on the road. The play appeared to have some major miscommunication by the Houston offense, as Schaub threw the ball towards the sideline while the receiver kept going upfield.

The Texans have the ball once again late in the fourth.


Packers jump out to a 24-0 lead over Washington

Next week the Cincinnati Bengals will play host to the Green Bay Packers, who are currently handling the Washington Redskins with relative ease.

The Packers have scored on four of their opening five possessions for the game, including three touchdowns to jump out to 24-0 second quarter lead with just over seven minutes remaining in the first half.

Aaron Rodgers has completed 19 of 23 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns already with James Jones accounting for 118 yards and six receptions.

Green Bay's defense has held Washington to four straight punts with the Redskins longest possession going 20, three, 47, and 22 yards.


Browns/Ravens have punted six consecutive times

Maybe we had greater expectations for the AFC North, but the week two meeting between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns has the early nomination for snooze-fest game of the week. After both teams drove during their opening possessions for field goal attempts (Ravens missed, Browns converted), both teams have combined for six consecutive punts.

Baltimore actually gained six first downs in the first quarter, but their offense feels out of sync and their rushing offense is nonexistent -- seven runs, 19 yards rushing. Cleveland, on the other hand, has played extremely conservative, snooze-worthy football, though they've gained at least one first down during the opening four possessions.

Cleveland moved the football during their four possession that began with over 11 minutes in the second quarter, using a balance of runs and passes (a mixture of short comebacks and short crossing patterns). Yet, after generating three first downs, Brandon Weeden was sacked twice and the Browns were forced to punt.


Bryant with 100 yards receiving in the 1st quarter

The Dallas Cowboys have opened a 10-7 lead with over 36 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Tony Romo has completed all five passes that he's attempted for 100 yards passing and a touchdown, giving him a perfect 158.3 passer rating.

All five passes have gone to Dez Bryant, who has every bit of those 100 yards receiving in the first half alone.

In other wide receiver killing it Sunday afternoon news, Julio Jones gave the Falcons a 14-0 lead on an 81-yard touchdown reception, giving him three receptions and 85 yards receiving on the afternoon. Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb has generated 77 yards receiving on four receptions, while Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and Dolphins fullback Charles Clay have 70 and 67 yards receiving respectively on one reception each.

Five quarterbacks have 100 yards passing or more in the first quarter.


Browns take a 3-0 lead over the Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens strung together a 12-play drive for nearly 50 years and four minutes worth of clock and came away with nothing. Cleveland's defense finally firmed up after being pressed downfield when Barkevious Mingo dropped quarterback Joe Flacco for a nine-yard loss. After a 12-yard reception to Marlon Brown and an incomplete pass through the back of the endzone, placed kicker Justin Tucker pushed a 50-yard field goal attempt wide right.

The Browns answered with a 53-yard reception to tight end Jordan Cameron from their 40-yard line on the first play from scrimmage, pushing Cleveland inside the Ravens ten-yard line. They were unable to tie the game, after a pair of minimal Trent Richardson gains led to an incomplete Brandon Weeden pass, well out of bounds. Billy Cundiff converted the 21-yard field goal to give the Browns a 3-0 lead.


Bears and Vikings exchange touchdowns

Randy Moss may feel disrespected for a rookie wearing his No. 84, Cordarrelle Patterson made an immediate impact during Minnesota's game against the Chicago Bears, who defeated the Bengals 24-21 last week.

Patterson returned Robbie Gould's opening kickoff 105 yards to the endzone to give the Minnesota Vikings a 7-0 lead on the very first play of the game. Chicago nearly responded with their own kickoff return, but Devin Hester was pushed out of bounds at the Vikings 32-yard line following a 76-yard return. After four consecutive Matt Forte touches (three runs, one reception), the Bears tie the game with a Martellus Bennett one-yard touchdown reception.

It isn't much of a big deal for the Vikings to beat the Bears, or vice versa, in regards to Cincinnati's postseason chances this year, save for the record against common opponents (if there's a tie with another AFC North team).


Flacco has second child during pregame warmups

When Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco arrived at work this morning, he said that his wife might have their second child today. Roughly an hour before game-time, Flacco became the father of a baby boy.

I'm not sure how "impressed" people should be that he's playing Sunday, but he's still scheduled to make his start against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.


NFL Week 2: TV broadcast and coverage

The Cincinnati Bengals have the day off so what are your options to watch the NFL this weekend?

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