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NFL Week 2 Gameday Morning: Hello, Rivalries

[lead align=”default”]The first week featured a few divisional rivalry games, but for NFL Week 2, more old foes meet.[/lead]

How much can we glean from one week of football? Enough to know that some teams are off to a great start, and others could dig an 0-2 hole. Amongst those are Cleveland, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Indianapolis.

A few of those franchises face bitter enemies within their own division. Some would like nothing more than to send their opposition into the basement at 0-2, if they get the chance.

Of the rivalry games today, these are the most notable:

NFL Week 2: Dallas at Washington

At 1:00pm Eastern, the Cowboys look to avoid an 0-2 start against Washington, who wish for the same fate. The loser goes into fourth early in the NFC East race. For Dallas, a loss would mean an 0-2 overall and divisional record. They did not miss by much against the Giants, but a loss is a loss.

Washington did not play well against the Steelers, and a loss here might let negativity fester. Let’s see how Dak Prescott does in his first NFL road game in Landover.

NFL Week 2: Cincinnati at Washington

Both teams won in Week 1 and angle for an edge in the AFC North. Nobody forgets their last meeting, in which Pittsburgh came from behind and the word “chippy” is an understatement. This time, Andy Dalton plays and we see how some of the AFC’s top dogs match up against each other.

NFL Week 2: Seattle at Los Angeles

Following a 22-year absence, the NFL returns to Los Angeles. The locals reunite with the Rams, though not looking so good lately. They come off of a drubbing at the hands of the 49ers, now hosting another NFC West rival.

Seattle pulled out the win last week, though that too was not without its challenges. The Seahawks strongly intend to be a playoff team and Super Bowl contender in 2016. A win keeps them on track with a 2-0 start.

NFL Week 2: Green Bay at Minnesota

The Cheeseheads face the Purple and Gold in the Sunday night game. Both teams have playoff aspirations again, but in Minnesota’s case, it means getting there without last year’s quarterback. Sam Bradford (probably) starts this game, but some guy named Aaron Rodgers starts for the other team.

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