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New York Times’ Fifth Down Blog, post week-2

Posted by Chase Stuart on September 21, 2011

This week's post reads like a quick hits column. A few notes:

  • Cam Newton and Tom Brady put up ridiculous numbers in week one and then did it again in week two.
  • The Lions had the biggest win in franchise history since.... well, the last big win in franchise history.
  • Teams are adding insult to injury when facing the Chiefs
  • Profiles in futility: the Andrew Luck sweepstakes began in earnest in week two. One team has been outscored by 79 points; another has lost double-digit halftime leads twice this season; a third has lost 16 of its last 19 road games, with every single loss coming by double digits. A fourth team has now lost 11 of 12 home games, while a fifth team gave the Cleveland Browns their second double-digit victory in their last 62 road games.