NFL Week 2 preview
EAGLES (1-0) AT KANSAS CITY (1-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox
OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 4½
SERIES: Eagles, 4-3
LAST MEETING: Chiefs, 26-16, 2013
EAGLES OFFENSE: OVERALL (11), RUSH (24), PASS (5)
EAGLES DEFENSE: OVERALL (10), RUSH (10T), PASS (15) CHIEFS OFFENSE: OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (1)
CHIEFS DEFENSE: OVERALL (24), RUSH (22), PASS (17) FANTASY TIP: Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has shown explosiveness whether on runs or receptions and must be in anyone’s lineup.
ETC:. Eagles have won three of past four meetings, including last two at Arrowhead Stadium . ... Eagles coach Doug Pederson was Chiefs offensive coordinator under Andy Reid from 2013-15. Pederson was Reid’s first Eagles QB in 1999 . ... QB Carson Wentz is 4-0 in September . ... Nelson Agholor had career-high six receptions for 86 yards in Week 1 . ... WR Alshon Jeffery has 26 receptions for 426 yards vs. AFC teams . ... DT Fletcher Cox has five sacks and forced fumble in past five games vs. AFC . ... LB Jordan Hicks has 12 takeaways (seven interceptions, five fumble recoveries) in his first 25 games . ... S Rodney McLeod is one of five defensive backs to start every regular-season game (65) since 2013 . ... S Corey Graham has played in 158 consecutive regular-season games, second-longest
CLEVELAND (0-1) AT BALTIMORE (1-0) Sunday, 1 p.m.
OPENING LINE: Ravens by 8 SERIES: Ravens, 27-9
LAST MEETING: Ravens, 287, 2016
FANTASY TIP: Start Ravens’ defense if your league has that option; if not, WR Jeremy Maclin has scored TDs in last two games against Browns.
ETC.: Ravens have won three straight in series between franchise that moved from Cleveland and one currently residing there. ... Baltimore QB Joe Flacco is 15-2 lifetime against Browns, with 24 TDs and 11 INTs . ... Browns LT Joe Thomas has been in all 9,996 offensive snaps since joining Browns as firstround pick in 2007.
AT L.A. CHARGERS (0-1) Sunday, 4:05 p.m.
OPENING LINE: Chargers by 4 SERIES: Dolphins, 17-15
LAST MEETING: Dolphins, 31-24, 2016
FANTASY TIP: Chargers’ defense might be solid play given strong pass rush and Miami’s suspect O-line.
ETC.: Chargers make official L.A. debut in return to market after 56 seasons in San Diego. ... First regular-season game at 30,000-seat StubHub Center, smallest NFL stadium .. ... Dolphins begin season after oneweek delay due to Hurricane Irma’s devastation of South Florida . ... . QB Jay Cutler makes Dolphins debut.
NEW ENGLAND (0-1) AT NEW ORLEANS (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m.
OPENING LINE: Pats by 4 SERIES: Pats, 9-4
LAST MEETING: Pats, 30-27, 2013
FANTASY TIP: Saints’ secondary struggled to cover good receiving tight ends last season. Rob Gronkowski looks like good bet for big game.
ETC.: Game features two of NFL’s most accomplished QBs: Pats Tom Brady, 40, and Saints’ Drew Brees, 38. Both played in Big Ten, including vs. each other when Brees’ Purdue team met Brady’s Michigan in 1999. Michigan won 38-12 . ... In NFL they’ve combined to pass for 128,251 yards and 922 TDs.
SAN FRANCISCO (0-1)
AT SEATTLE (0-1) Sunday 4:25 p.m.
OPENING LINE: Seahawks by 12½
SERIES: Seahawks, 22-15 LAST MEETING: Seahawks, 25-23, Jan. 1
FANTASY TIP: WR Doug Baldwin would be good play; he had eight receptions for 164 yards and TD in 2016 meeting in Seattle.
ETC.: Seahawks have won six straight overall against 49ers and last six in Seattle, including playoffs . .... Carlos Hyde had 103 yards rushing, two TDs in last game vs. Seattle . ... S Eric Reid is only player to have multiple interceptions of Russell Wilson in Seattle since 2013. active streak among DBs, trailing only William Gay (161) . ... Chiefs are 23-9 at home under Reid . ... RB Kareem Hunt set rookie debut record with 246 yards from scrimmage . ... Hill has 60-plus yard TD in five consecutive games . ... LB Justin Houston had career-high 4½ sacks in last meeting . ... DT Bennie Logan spent first four seasons with Eagles . ... CB Marcus Peters leads NFL with 14 interceptions since 2015.
CHICAGO (0-1) AT TAMPA BAY (0-0) Sunday, 1 p.m.
OPENING LINE: Bucs by 6½ SERIES: Bears, 38-19
LAST MEETING: Bucs, 36-10, 2016
FANTASY TIP: Bears RB Jordan Howard had 100 yards rushing in last meeting,
ETC.: Bucs making season debut after last week’s scheduled opener at Miami was postponed because of Hurricane Irma . ... Bears won three of past four meetings . ... Bears start QB Mike Glennon, signed in free agency after spending four seasons in Tampa Bay, past two as Jameis Winston’s backup . ... ... Bucs RBs Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims and Peyton Barber will share workload.
WASHINGTON (0-1) AT L.A. RAMS (1-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m.
OPENING LINE: Pick-em SERIES: Redskins, 25-13-1 LAST MEETING: Redskins, 2410, 2015
FANTASY TIP: Rams’ defense scored 16 points vs. Colts, including two pick-6s and safety. ETC.: Redskins’ third-down defense, worst in NFL last season, off to bad start by allowing Eagles to convert eight of 14 . ... Rams snapped six-game skid at Coliseum with most impressive performance since returning from St. Louis last year . ... Sean McVay spent previous seven seasons on Redskins’ staff, including last three as offensive coordinator.
BUFFALO (1-0) AT CAROLINA (1-0) Sunday, 1 p.m.
OPENING LINE: Panthers by 7½ SERIES: Bills, 5-1
LAST MEETING: Bills, 24-23, 2013
FANTASY TIP: RBs Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey might be gambles in run game against stingy Buffalo D. ETC.: Bills coach Sean McDermott was Panthers defensive coordinator from 2011-16 . ... Bills had 190 yards rushing vs. Jets in Week 1. They ran for 190 or more six times last year . ... QB Tyrod Taylor is 1-10 when attempting 30 or more passes; 15-4 when attempting fewer than 30 passes . ... McCaffrey played 47 of 67 snaps last week with 85 total yards from scrimmage.
DALLAS (1-0) AT DENVER (1-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., Fox OPENING LINE: Pick-em SERIES: Broncos, 7-5
LAST MEETING: Broncos, 5148, 2013
FANTASY TIP: Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 104 yards on 24 carries vs. Giants, but Broncos held Chargers’ Melvin Gordon to 33 yards on 17 carries after his 21-yard scamper on first rush. ETC.: Since ‘07, Broncos (.714) rank second and Cowboys (.686) third in September winning percentage behind New England’s .735 . ... Dallas hasn’t beaten Denver since 1995 . ... Cowboys one win shy of becoming first NFC team with 100 victories vs. AFC.
Chiefs rookie Kareem Hunt (27) debuted with 246 yards from scrimmage last week against the Patriots.