Who is itching for NFL Week 2 football already? Whether you like high-scoring or defensive minding games, there’s action for you. Keep reading for NFL Week 2’s high and low scoring games.
NFL Week 2 High/Low Scoring Games
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Neither of these teams will score a ton of points. First, Baker Mayfield still is not in control of the offense. Even though he is on his FOURTH head-coach in two seasons, you can’t throw an interception on your team’s first possession of the season. Joe Burrow is a rookie and the Browns have a good defense. This should be a low-scoring contest.
New York Giants at Chicago Bears
The Giants and Bears could score some points on Sep. 20. Both teams have decent skill players. Bears’ running back David Montgomery is a workhorse while Giants’ RB Saquon Barkley is one of the best ball-carriers in the NFL. Although Chicago’s defense allowed just 18.6 points per last season, it’s hard to see the Bears defenders stopping Barkley.
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Both teams have solid enough defenses for this to be a low-scoring game. The Packers beat Detroit 23-22 and 23-20 in the two games last season. We could expect a similar sort of score in the first head-to-head in 2020, but, Detroit’s defense is much better. So, the winner may not break 20.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
Jacksonville won’t stop Derrick Henry. If the Jaguars can score 10 to 17 points in Week 2, we should stare at a high-scoring game because Titans figure to score 35 to 42, which means the total could creep into the high 40s or even low 50s.
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
The Bills opened the offense in Week 1. They allowed Allen to throw the football. He’s also a great running quarterback. Miami has no choice but to allow starter Ryan Fitzpatrick to sling it all over the field. Both teams will score enough for this to constitute a high scoring game.
San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets
San Francisco should rout the Jets. Does that mean this is a high-scoring battle? It depends on what Sam Darnold and the Jets do on offense. NYJ will score some points. J-E-T-S won’t score enough for anyone to call this a high-scoring battle, though.
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers are solid against the rush. They’re not so great against the pass. But Carolina’s entire offense rests on how well Christian McCaffrey does carrying the football. Panthers’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater won’t take charge and throw for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns unless the Buccaneers stop McCaffrey. Tom Brady may not get enough possessions for the total to break 50. This feels like a 24-21 game at best.
Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals
Washington’s offense remains a work in progress. The defense isn’t great. The Cardinals will score a lot of points. But the game should end up Arizona 28 Washington 10, or something similar. That makes Washington versus the Desert Birds in Week 2 a low-scoring game.