[It was a tough week to be a Chiefs fan. Len Dawson, the legendary Chiefs quarterback turned announcer, likes to say that two things kill football teams: turnovers and penalties. The Chiefs had a bunch of both in an ugly loss to the Texans. Ezra Troy gives his quick take on the Top Five games of the week, including the Chiefs making the list at number four.]
Let’s take a look back at the Top Five games of Week Two:
5. Rams 9, Seahawks 3
In the Rams return to Los Angeles, they faced a very tough opponent, one of the premiere NFC teams, the Seattle Seahawks. Improbably, the Rams led the Seahawks 9-3 in the fourth quarter behind Greg Zurelein’s 3 field goals. With the Seahawks driving, it looked like Russel Wilson would complete his second straight game-winning drive. After a five yard catch at the Rams 25 by Seattle running back Christine Michael, Rams safety Mark Barron forced a fumble that Alec Ogletree recovered and the Rams were able to hang on.
4. Texans 19, Chiefs 12
In a rematch of a playoff game last year, two of the top up and coming teams squared off. Led by Deandre Hopkins’ 113 receiving yards and a touchdown, the Texans were able to beat the Chiefs in a rematch of a game they lost in last year’s playoffs 30-0. Though the Chiefs were able to get 3 field goals to pull within seven in the fourth quarter, but the Texans were able to recover the Chiefs onside kick with less than a minute left to secure the win.
3. Steelers 24, Bengals 16
In a rematch of last years most heated playoff game, the Steelers, led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s 259 yards and three touchdowns were able to pull out a victory. Though only down eight in the final minutes, the Bengals committed two turnovers and cost themselves a chance at overtime against their heated rival.
2. Cowboys 27, Redskins 23
Alfred Morris scored the go-ahead touchdown against his former team, giving the Cowboys just their second win without Tony Romo in the past 16 games (both against the Redskins). With the Redskins up 23-20 and at the Cowboys 6, Kirk Cousins threw an interception and it all went downhill from there as the Redskins fell to 0-2 on the season.
1. Vikings 17, Packers 14
In a highly anticipated matchup between two division rivals the Teddy Bridgewater-less Vikings were able to pull out an upset victory thanks to incredible play by Sam Bradford and an interception by Cornerback Trae Waynes with under two minutes remaining. The Vikings defense also led the way, forcing two turnovers in the fourth quarter and sacking Aaron Rodgers five times.