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NFL Week 2 Storylines

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Get the exclusive Week 2 Recap from The HCC Times’ Jonathan Chekol. (Depositphotos)


Another NFL season has fully kicked off, and there have been some interesting storylines in Week 2. Here are some of the most interesting storylines:


Chiefs Bounce Back in Jacksonville

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The defending champions didn’t get off to a good start last Thursday night, as they lost at home to the Lions. The Chiefs got back to their winning formula this past Sunday, beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 17-9 in Jacksonville. While it wasn’t the most convincing win for the Chiefs, star quarterback Patrick Mahomes had two touchdown passes, which was more than enough for the win and a nice birthday gift as it was Mahomes 28th birthday.


Ravens tame Bengals in Cincinnati


The Cincinnati Bengals went into the 2023 season as a contender to get to the Super Bowl, but after a 27-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Bengals dropped to 0-2 this season. The Bengals also have another concern for the status of their quarterback, Joe Burrow, who re- aggravated his calf injury. It hasn’t been the best start to the season for the former Louisiana State University (LSU) national champion, as he only completed 66 percent of his passes for 222 yards, and had two touchdown passes, as well as one interception. Despite having their own concerns, running back J.K Dobbins injuries left him out for the rest of the season. 

The Ravens’ wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury, yet they still managed to win the game.

The Ravens set the tone early on with their offense during the game’s opening drive that took eight minutes off the clock, leading to the opening touchdown. They kept that momentum going for the rest of the game, dominating the time of possession of offense for the entire game. Quarterback Lamar Jackson had 24 of 33 passing for 333 yards, and had two touchdowns and ran for 54 yards. On defense, the Ravens didn’t allow the Bengals offense to get into their rhythm, as they kept Burrow and company out of their comfort zone. 


Commanders survive in Mile High City


With their new owners Josh Harris and Magic Johnson, the Washington Commanders “new owner bounce” continues as they beat the Denver Broncos 35-33. However, it wasn’t the best start to the game, as the Broncos were up 21-3 in the first half. In the second half, however, the Commanders took control of the game outscoring the Broncos 32-6 lead. Their running back, Brain Robinson Jr, had 18 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns. The Broncos cut the lead to 35-27 and did something in the end that made it interesting: Quarterback Russell Wilson threw up a Hail Mary to Wide Receiver Brandon Johnson to cut the lead to 35-33, and they had a chance to take it to overtime with a two-point conversion, but failed to do so. The Commanders are 2-0 for the first time in 12 years and they look to continue that momentum. 


Jets grounded in Big D

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All the hype in the Big Apple in the offseason for Aaron Rodgers with the Jets came to a sudden halt last week, as the Jets quarterback suffered a torn Achilles injury and is out for the rest of the year. However, the Jets went on to win the game last week against the Buffalo Bills, 22-16 in overtime. 


This week though, things were a lot different (for the worse.) The Jets lost to the Cowboys 30-10. In his first start since Rodgers was out, Jets Quarterback Zach Wilson threw one touchdown and had three interceptions. The Cowboys defense led by Linebacker Micah Parsons won them the game. Parsons had more than 10 sacks in this game and became the sixth player in NFL history to reach 10+ sacks. 


Enjoy the football everybody!


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Jonathan Chekol
Jonathan Chekol, Staff Writer
Jonathan Chekol grew up in Clarksville, MD, and he is currently a sophomore at HCC, majoring in Audio Video Media Production. Jonathan is a sportswriter here at The HCC Times and has an internship within the Athletics Department in multimedia sports communications. He is a huge sports fan and has been following sports, particularly football, basketball and soccer since childhood. He has a very good understanding of these sports and can explain details such as tournament formats, regulations, the history behind them, people in the boardroom, etc. to anyone around him. Jonathan also likes to exercise and spend time with family and friends.  

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