NFL Watch: Hard Hitting Football In Week 2

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Week 2 of the NFL season is perhaps the most important of the year. Teams who got off to great starts look to continue their momentum, while others who stumbled out of the block look to avoid a 0-2 hole. What does avoiding that 0-2 start mean for teams? Statistically speaking, teams that start 2-0 make the playoffs 64 percent of the time; 1-1 starts have resulted in playoff appearances 40 percent of the time; and teams that go winless through the first two games only make the playoffs 13 percent of the time. The importance of a strong start can’t be taken lightly.

The woes of Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings continued as they fell to the Miami Dolphins 14-0. Another preseason Super Bowl favorite, the Dallas Cowboys, also fell to 0-2 after losing to the undefeated Chicago Bears. The New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers all picked up big week 2 wins after disappointing starts to the season.

Also remaining undefeated after two weeks of play are the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose defense terrorized the Tennessee offense en route to a 19-11 win. Joining the Steelers are the surprising Kansas City Chiefs, who maintained a perfect record with a comeback win against the Cleveland Browns. The records of the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers also stayed without blemish.

Check out some of the footwear seen across the league in a hard-hitting week 2.

Ahmard Hall of the Tennessee Titans wearing the Nike Air LT 2.1Titans running back Ahmard Hall hurdles Pittsburgh defenders in the Nike Air LT 2.1.

Lions Rookie Jahvid Best Running Hard In The Nike Super Speed DDetroit Lions rookie Jahvid Best is off to the races in the Nike Super Speed.

Marion Barber Nike Air Zoom Super Bad IIMarion Barber of the Dallas Cowboys runs hard in the Nike Air Zoom Super Bad II.

Joe Flacco Looks To Pass In The Reebok NFL U-Form 4SpeedRavens quarterback Joe Flacco looks to pass in the Reebok NFL U-Form 4Speed.

Chansi Stuckey Makes A Catch In The Under Armour Nitro IIBrowns receiver Chansi Stuckey makes a catch in the Under Armour Nitro II.

Carolina Panethers Quarterback Jimmy Clausen Wearing The Nike Zoom Hyperfly DCarolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen calls out a play in the Nike Zoom Hyperfly D.

Darren McFadden Runs For Tough Yards In The Nike Air LT SuperbadOakland’s Darren McFadden picks up tough yards in the Nike Air LT Superbad.

New Miami Dolphin Karlos Dansby Celebrates Fumble Recovery In The Nike Air Zoom Merciless TDKarlos Dansby of the Miami Dolphins celebrates the team’s fumble recovery in the Nike Air Zoom Merciless TD.

Trent Edwards Roughed Up In The Nike LT Superbad SharkBills quarterback Trent Edwards had a rough day in the Nike LT Superbad Shark.

Antonio Gates Leaps For a Touchdown In The Reebok NFL Full BlitzChargers tight end Antonio Gates leaps for a touchdown in the Reebok NFL Full Blitz.

Kevin Faulk Celebrates A Randy Moss TouchdownKevin Faulk, wearing the Nike Air Huarache, celebrates a one-handed touchdown grab by Randy Moss, who is wearing the Nike Air Zoom Super Bad II.

Peyton Manning Airs It Out In The Reebok Thorpe IV D4Peyton Manning airs it out in the Reebok Thorpe IV D4.

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