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Archive: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Warning signs were there for Vikes, 'Boys

With Brett Favre missing training camp and Tony Romo continuing to struggle in crunch time, it's no surprise the Vikings and Cowboys are staring at 0-2 records.

By Leonard Shapiro | September 21, 2010; 5:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unpredicted and undefeated

Three undefeated teams - the Bears, Bucs and Chiefs - are the biggest surprises after Week 2.

By Anthony Stalter | September 21, 2010; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who's the biggest surprise in the NFL?

Which team's 2-0 start is the biggest surprise? Which team's 0-2 start is the bigger shock?

By Reader Poll | September 21, 2010; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Minnesota hostage crisis

Brett Favre's diminishing skills are hardly a surprise but the sudden descent of the Minnesota Vikings is a shocker for fans and the media alike.

By Brian Tarcy | September 21, 2010; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs take the cake

With an untested quarterback and an ageless wonder in the backfield, the Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest 2-0 surprise this season.

By Nick Houllis | September 21, 2010; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs, Cowboys lead early surprises

Of all the hot and cold starts to the season, the Kansas City Chiefs' 2-0 mark and the Dallas Cowboys' stumble to 0-2 are the biggest stunners.

By H. Gore | September 21, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Texas two-step

The Dallas Cowboys' slow start isn't a total shock and they should still contend for the NFC East, but the Houston Texans appear poised for a postseason run following two impressive victories to start the season.

By Michael Bean | September 21, 2010; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too early to tell

Two games into the season is too early to write off the Cowboys and Vikings or anoint the Chiefs, Bears, Bucs or Dolphins legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

By Michael Kun | September 21, 2010; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Five early surprises

The Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans have all surprised early on for very different reasons.

By Dave Goldberg | September 21, 2010; 9:48 AM ET | Comments (1)

Parity is plentiful

Few expected the Kansas City Chiefs to win the AFC West or the Chicago Bears to take the NFC North, but that both are off to 2-0 starts speaks to the parity of the NFL.

By Joel Thorman | September 21, 2010; 9:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFC North gets interesting

The Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest surprise so far this season, using young talent to compensate for a struggling quarterback. Meanwhile 0-2 stats for the Cowboys and Vikings shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

By Doug Farrar | September 21, 2010; 9:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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