The 2023 NFL The season continues with an action-packed Week 2 Sunday.
Fans, players and analysts weigh in, reacting to all the big plays and off-field detours throughout the afternoon.
Here’s what the internet was buzzing about on the second NFL Sunday of the 2023 season!
(Best NFL Games, Week 2 Highlights)
New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals
What’s wrong with the giants?
New York was down 17-0 in the second quarter, leading many to wonder why the Giants were down such a significant amount in their first two games of the season compared to last year.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
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New York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys
We must not fuck ourselves!
The Cowboys defense had perhaps the best overall performance of any unit in Week 1, and safety Jayron Kearse was adamant that the dominant trend should continue.
Cowboys fans sprinted for standing room when the doors opened before their home opener against the Jets on Sunday.
Don’t like the Cowboys’ departure
FOX Sports’ Skip Bayless loved what he saw from Dallas in the first quarter after driving down the field to take a 7-0 lead on the first possession of the game before following up with a defensive stop.
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Washington Commanders vs. Denver Broncos
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Seattle Seahawks 37, Detroit Lions 31
Honoring a legend
A day after the Lions unveiled their statue of Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, Amon-Ra St. Brown wore a special jersey commemorating the Lions legend as he arrived for Sunday’s game.
55 ski masks, 55 burgers, 55 points?
“I Think You Should Leave” star Tim Robinson was on hand to cheer on his Lions on Sunday, alongside fellow actor Sam Richardson, who brought a ski mask, per CJ Gardner-Johnson’s orders.
“I’m speaking to America here, excuse me.”
Geno Smith thought he avoided an intentional grounding on a play early in the fourth quarter, but the Seahawks QB couldn’t avoid the penalty.
So, Smith approached the referee to express his displeasure with the call while the referee was on the microphone, sending a message to Smith that everyone could hear.
Jared Goff’s pick six in the fourth ended his streak of 383 consecutive passes without throwing an interception, falling just 20 short of the NFL record.
Atlanta Falcons 25, Green Bay Packers 24
In a halftime battle between the kids and the mascots, the SpongeBob mascot set the tone, strong-arming one of the kids into the end zone.
Bijan seduces fans
The Falcons rookie running back impressed many on social media with his performance on Sunday, totaling 124 rushing yards and adding 48 receiving yards.
On a first-half play, Robinson took Packers defenders out to pick up a first down, drawing an “oooh” from the NFL from FOX commentator Jonathan Vilma.
Later, Robinson picked up a key first down on fourth-and-1 that helped the Falcons come away with the victory.
Indianapolis Colts 31, Houston Texans 20
A special start
John Metchie made his NFL debut Sunday after missing his entire rookie season due to his battle with leukemia.
Metchie has his moment
In a relatively lackluster game for the Texans, Houston managed to pull off a highlight at the end. Metchie made a grab over the middle for a 16-yard pickup, resulting in his first NFL reception.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Chicago Bears 17
Boulanger shows off
Baker Mayfield somehow threw a completion as he fell to the ground, throwing the ball just before he was sacked with a sidearm angle reminiscent of Patrick Mahomes.
Even the NFL’s X account contained mockery.
Bears’ offensive shortcomings come under fire again
Chicago failed to generate much offense in its loss to Tampa Bay, scoring just 10 points in the first three quarters.
The Bears were able to claw back a touchdown, making it a three-point game. But as they looked to take the lead late, Justin Fields threw a pass directly to a Buccaneers defender that resulted in a pick six, giving Tampa Bay a 27-17 lead before winning by that score.
Buffalo Bills 38, Las Vegas Raiders 10
Man jump attempt fails
Josh Allen attempted to get past a Raiders defender to get into the end zone. This did not end well for him, being knocked down as he failed to clear the jump.
Baltimore Ravens 27, Cincinnati Bengals 24
A star is at home
AJ Green returned to where his career began, as the “ruler of the jungle” for Sunday’s Bengals game. He signed a one-day contract Saturday to officially retire as a member of the Bengals.
Rocking equipment of two large
Odell Beckham Jr. wore a shirt of Colorado two-way star Travis Hunter and a pair of cleats with Randy Moss’ name on them before Sunday’s game.
Bengals face booing birds
While Cincinnati struggled for much of the first three quarters, Bengals fans expressed disappointment, booing the offense as the unit did not score a touchdown until late in the third quarter. Joe Burrow had only 84 passing yards before the team’s first touchdown.
Former Bengals star Chad Johnson, however, warned fans to relax.
Lamar Jackson some wonder if he’s an early MVP candidate
The Ravens QB may not have had the most stunning statistical performance in Sunday’s win (237 passing yards, 54 rushing yards, two touchdowns), but he stepped up and made plays to help sealing the victory in the fourth quarter, leading some to say he is an early MVP favorite.
Kansas City Chiefs 17, Jacksonville Jaguars 9
Donovan Smith is open!
After the Chiefs’ receivers struggled in their season-opening loss last week, Patrick Mahomes decided to throw the ball to a new receiver in Week 2, hitting left tackle Donovan Smith for to end. Of course, the play didn’t count because you can’t throw the ball to an offensive lineman.
Travis KelceNFL fans’ touchdown excites
The star tight end made his return Sunday, leading some to say Kansas City’s high-powered offense was looking like his usual self again while others joked about his rumored relationship with Taylor Swift.
Some were conflicted about the Chiefs after the win
Kansas City managed to escape Sunday by winning its first game of the season, but only scored 17 points. There was some praise for their defense, while opinions were mixed on their offense following Sunday’s win.
Tennessee Titans 27, Los Angeles Chargers 24
Ready to the nines for National Hispanic Heritage Month
Titans star Derrick Henry arrived at the stadium for Sunday’s game wearing a special suit and sombrero to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Offensive lineman’s 2-point conversion
The Chargers chose to score two instead of settling for an extra point after scoring a touchdown that put them up 9-0 in the first quarter. But they pulled off a nifty play, with Justin Herbert throwing a pass to a wide-open Trey Pipkins, who plays on the Titans’ offensive line.
The play sparked excitement from many on social media, including FOX Sports’ Geoff Schwartz, a former NFL offensive lineman, who dubbed the play “ThiccTwo.”
Chargers defense fails to get through, resulting in overtime loss
The Chargers allowed the Titans to drive down the field in overtime after scoring a three-pointer, allowing Tennessee to score the field goal for the victory.
FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd was among those who roasted Chargers coach Brandon Staley and his defense for failing in the clutch again.
Others wondered where the Chargers stood as contenders after falling to 0-2.
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