The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 to start the NFL season

September 18, 2023
While some of the brightest stars in the NFL found their footing in Week 2, others stand on shockingly shaky ground, proving this will be a season full of surprises.
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The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 to start the NFL season
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The GIST: While some of the brightest stars in the NFL found their footing in Week 2, others stand on shockingly shaky ground, proving this will be a season full of surprises. Let’s dive in to yesterday’s standout moments.

The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2: After making a Super Bowl appearance two seasons ago, the Cats are starting the season in a two-game hole for the second consecutive year, with another just okay performance from TikTok heartthrob quarterback (QB) Joe Burrow, who re-aggravated a calf injury in yesterday’s 27–24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Good news, inbound: Houston Texans wide receiver (WR) Canadian John Metchie III made his NFL debut (and first career catch) after missing his 2022 rookie season battling leukemia.

Ain’t over ’til it’s over: The NY Giants overcame a 20-point halftime deficit to defeat the Arizona Cardinals 31–28 yesterday, tying a franchise record for largest-ever comeback.

Beginners luck: LA Rams’ WR Puka Nacua is the first rookie in NFL history to record 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in each of his first two games. Remember the name.

Recovery update: Injured NY Jets QB Aaron Rodgers believes he could return by the playoffs this season thanks to an innovative Achilles tendon surgery.

  • Of course, that would also require the Jets — who were trounced 30–10 by the Dallas Cowboys yesterday — to make it to the postseason…without him. A dash of perspective is important.

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