There are currently nine teams that are 2-0 this season in the NFL: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, and Baltimore Ravens. Keeping with the theme of “three”, here are three teams that I believe will NOT be undefeated after week three. Those teams are the Commanders, who are playing the Buffalo Bills, the Falcons, who are at the Detroit Lions, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are playing against the Eagles. But let’s focus on who WILL remain undefeated, and why.
(As I mentioned above) The Eagles (2-0) at Tampa Bay (2-0).
Both teams have beaten the Minnesota Vikings on their way to 2-0. The Bucs have also beaten arguably the worst team in the league, the Chicago Bears. Neither of these were very convincing wins either. Tampa needed a 57-yard field goal with five minutes left in the game (and a colossal flop by the Vikings) to beat Minnesota. Last week against the Bears, the Bucs were only winning by three points until two minutes left in the game. So, the 27-17 score might seem a bit disingenuous.
Philadelphia may have barely gotten by the New England Patriots in Week 1 with a five-point win, but they came back looking better in Week 2 against the Vikings and literally ran all over them. When you look at a comparison of the “skill positions”, it’s an easy Philly win. Jalen Hurts is better than Baker Mayfield. D’Andre Swift is better than Rachaad White. AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Quez Watkins vs. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Trey Palmer…is a tie. Dallas Goedert is better than Cade Otton. I’ll take the Eagles over the Bucs by a score of 30-24.
Cowboys (2-0) at Arizona (0-2)
This is an easy pick to be honest. Dallas is undefeated and they have looked very good in their first two wins at the New York Giants and hosting the New York Jets. The Cowboys won these two games by a combined score of 70-10. If you told me that they were going to beat the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 70-10, I would probably thing, “yeah…that’s possible”. Arizona, on the other hand lost to the (VERY overrated) Washington Commanders, and then they gave up a 21-point lead in the third quarter to lose to the team that the Cowboys didn’t give up a single point to (Giants). You can’t even compare “skill players” here because the Cardinals don’t have any. Cowboys over the Cards by a score of 30-13.
Broncos (0-2) at Miami (2-0)
The Dolphins are definitely a Top 5 team so far this season, and they are getting to play a struggling Denver team at home this week. Miami beat the Chargers on the road in Week One, 36-34, and they beat the Patriots in Week Two, again on the road, 24-17. The ‘Fins finally get to play a home game now, and if you think their fans aren’t flipping out, you’re fooling yourself. The Broncos on the other hand couldn’t be more on the other side of the coin. Denver lost in Week One to the mediocre Las Vegas Raiders (1-1) at home, and then lost to the (once again, overrated) Washington Commanders at home. Now they have to go on the road, and this scenario could not be more stacked against them. I’m taking the Dolphins over the Broncos by a score of 31-14. Thanks for the “read”!