Top 4 Quick Notes from Week 2

Brief notes from week two of the NFL season focusing on Jamal Lewis, Patrick Ramsey, the improved Kansas City Chiefs, and more.

The Top 4 Notes from Week 2


Jamal Lewis rushing for 295 yards easily heads our list of Top 5 Notes for the week. While everything that could have possibly said has, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention one last time what an accomplishment the record setting performance was. Are Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens offensive line that good, or is the defense of the Cleveland Browns that porous. What makes Lewis' day all more impressive was that the Ravens start rookie Kyle Boller at quarterback and he was ineffective against the Browns. Did we mention that Lewis now is claiming that he will at some point break his own single game rushing record?


The season may be only two-weeks old, but the Kansas City Chiefs appear to be real. Head coach Dick Vermeil promised in the off-season and heading into training camp that his defense would be much improved. With a front-seven that has been very solid, the defensive backfield was expected to be the weak-link in Kansas City. After man-handling the San Diego Chargers in week-one, the Chiefs came from behind and easily defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in week-two 41-20. Much like his team while Vermeil was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams, his Chiefs bring a solid and explosive offense to the table and an opportunistic defense. These Chiefs are for real and are serious contenders in the AFC.


Speaking of the St. Louis Rams, talk this past week centered on the health of quarterback Kurt Warner. Being relegated to backing up Marc Bulger against the San Francisco 49ers, Warner has lost his starting job after Bulger led the Rams to another victory. Bulger got off to a slow start against the 49ers, but came on strong in the second-half completing 15-of-17 pass attempts. Simply, Bulger has the pulse of this Rams offense and the team respects and responds to the quarterback that head coach Mike Martz calls, "A big league quarterback." Barring injury or a complete Bulger meltdown, he will be the starting quarterback in St. Louis.


Did you really believe that Washington Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier would not be successful in the NFL? Getting his feet wet last season, Spurrier's Redskins are atop the NFC East division with a 2-0 record following an impressive come from behind 33-31 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Many people questioned whether the ‘old ball coach' could translate his productive college offense to the pro-game, well with the right players, he has done just that. Second-year quarterback Patrick Ramsey is learning the ropes and has been highly productive for the upstart Redskins. Wide receiver Laveranues Coles continues to look every bit worth the huge contract he signed with Washington. Surprisingly, the Redskins have rushed for well over 100 yards in both games this season, with St. Louis cast-off Trung Canidate maintaining his grasp on the starting job.

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