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5 NFL Players Who Have Something To Prove In Week 2 Of The 2014-15 NFL Season

Submitted by on September 14, 2014 – 9:41 amNo Comment

It’s only Week 2 of the 2014-15 NFL season. So there aren’t any NFL teams that really need to start panicking if things don’t go well today. But there are quite a few players—mostly players who are on 0-1 teams at the moment—who do need to have a big day today in order to get back on the right track and ensure that their 2014-15 NFL season isn’t a total bust. Who are they? Well, we’ve made a list of them here. From a quarterback who needs to beat one of the worst teams in the NFL today in the worst way to a running back who needs to start acting like one of the best fantasy players in the league, these are the 5 NFL Players Who Have Something To Prove In Week 2 Of The 2014-15 NFL Season.

#1. Robert Griffin III

The Washington Redskins‘ offense looked awful in Week 1 of the NFL season against the Houston Texans. Granted, the Texans have a pretty formidable defense. But there’s absolutely no way that an offense that features Alfred Morris, DeSean Jackson, and RGIII should only score in the single digits against a team that went 2-14 last season. Washington plays the Jacksonville Jaguars this week—and RGIII needs to get this team headed in the right direction.

 #2. Jay Cutler

The Chicago Bears quarterback has one of the strongest arms in the league and two of the best wide receivers—Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery—that a QB could ask for. But as he proved once again last week, Cutler has a knack for throwing costly interceptions late in games. There was no way Chicago should have lost to the Buffalo Bills at home last week. And while the Bears will have their hands full against the San Francisco 49ers tonight, they need a much better performance from Cutler.

3. Eli Manning

Against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, the New York Giants offense looked stagnant and Manning threw two interceptions that helped turn the game into a blowout. It’s going to take some time for the Giants to get their new offense where they want it to be. But at the very least, Manning has to stop turning the ball over multiple times per game. Otherwise, this season is going to start to look a lot like last season, which isn’t going to be good for Giants fans.

4. Tony Romo

Could Week 1 have gone any worse for the Dallas Cowboys quarterback? He threw three interceptions and the San Francisco 49ers defense had Romo looking flustered for the entire game. It was understandable for Romo to be a bit rusty, seeing as how he didn’t get much playing time in the preseason. But against the Tennessee Titans this week, limiting turnovers will be key.

5. Jamaal Charles

For whatever reason, the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t incorporate their Pro Bowl running back into their offense much last week. He didn’t rush the ball much, he didn’t catch many passes, and the Chiefs seemed to be looking elsewhere for offense. The result: They got destroyed by the Titans. That needs to change in Week 2 when Kansas City takes on the Denver Broncos. If KC has any chance of winning, they’re going to need a big day from Charles.

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