WATCH NFL Week Two highlights & stats: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes records stellar number, Antonio Brown adds to Patriots armoury

We pick out the best plays and stats from the latest round of NFL action
We pick out the best plays and stats from the latest round of NFL action

Our pick of the week in the NFL sees Patrick Mahomes show his MVP skills and the Patriots cut for Super Bowl glory, watch the best from Week Two.

MVP favourite Mahomes goes off

Patrick Mahomes won the MVP award last season, and he showed in just one 15-minute quarter why as he threw four touchdown passes for the Kansas City Chiefs to stun the Oakland Raiders, who had the audacity to go into a 10-0 lead at home to their AFC West rivals.

It was the first time that Mahomes had failed to score in the first quarter in his short career, at the 23rd time of asking, but he responded in amazing fashion with four scores and 278 passing yards in the second quarter - the second best numbers in the last 40 years.

He's now the 5/2 clear favourite to regain his MVP award this season as a result.


Brown addition makes Patriots favourites

Antonio Brown somehow made his way to New England for next to nothing, and although he's a controversial figure he's one of the best receivers in the game as he showed when scoring his first touchdown for the reigning champions as they shutout the Miami Dolphins 43-0.

Tom Brady's side are now 76-3 on aggregate after two games, while the woeful Dolphins have allowed over 100 points in their first two games, with their -92 points difference only beaten, if that's the word, by the 1961 Raiders and the 1923 Rochester Jeffersons (-116) - and we all remember how bad they were!

The New England Patriots were cut to 3/1 Super Bowl favourites as a result, and all roads seem to point to a rematch with the Chiefs for the AFC title, although there's a long way to go yet.


Bears beat Broncos in wild finish

A crazy ending at Mile High saw the Denver Broncos miss what would've been a game-tying field goal in the final minute, only to see an offside penalty give them another chance - and this time they chose to go for a two-point conversion that put them ahead.

Down a point and with just 30 seconds left, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, not known for his play-making ability, somehow got his team into field goal position and called a timeout with just one second on the clock. Eddy Pineiro then did the rest, converting a 53-yard kick to end a crazy one up in Denver.


Kupp misses out on memorable touchdown

It was one of the runs of the night from LA Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who looked to have converted a magnificent touchdown after out-muscling a handful of would-be tacklers to score from 67 yards out. However, the referees ruled him down just inches short of the line, and as quarterbacks tend to do Jared Goff took all the glory by going over from a yard out.

The Rams beat their fierce rivals the New Orleans Saints in a rematch of their controversial NFC Championship game last season, and although it's early on in the season that victory could have some say on the play-off picture later on in the campaign.


History maker Lamar is a star

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was billed as just a running back under centre, who couldn't really pass accurately enough to cause problems - but he's blown that theory out of the water with two amazing performances so far this season.

He's certainly one to watch for this season if he can keep this up as he showcased his full array of talents against the Arizona Cardinals with over 250 yards passing and 120 yards rushing - and he's the first player in NFL history to ever achieve that in a regular season game. To add insult to injury for Arizona, Jackson ran for 100 yards more than their entire team.

The Ravens are now 18/1 dark horses to win the Super Bowl but will be a lot shorter if their run continues, while Jackson's MVP odds have already been cut to 12/1 fourth favourite but will get even shorter if he keeps this pace up.

Oh, and next week Jackson goes head-to-head with Patrick Mahomes.

NFL Week 2 Results

  • Atlanta Falcons 24-20 Philadelphia Eagles
  • Baltimore Ravens 23-17 Arizona Cardinals
  • Cincinnati Bengals 17-41 San Francisco 49ers
  • Detroit Lions 13-10 Los Angeles Chargers
  • Green Bay Packers 21-16 Minnesota Vikings
  • Houston Texans 13-12 Jacksonsville Jaguars
  • Miami Dolphins 0-43 New England Patriots
  • New York Giants 14-28 Buffalo Bills
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 26-28 Seattle Seahawks
  • Tennessee Titans 17-19 Indianapolis Colts
  • Washington Redskins 21-31 Dallas Cowboys
  • Oakland Raiders 10-28 Kansas City Chiefs
  • Denver Broncos 14-16 Chicago Bears
  • Los Angeles Rams 27-9 New Orleans Saints

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