Unlike Week 1, there are more than two games scheduled during the second timeslot this week. Unfortunately, one of them is Texans-Raiders and another is Rams-Buccaneers, which might feature third-string quarterback Austin Davis making a start.
Davis has spent two full seasons on the Rams roster but had yet to attempt a pass in a regular season game before last week, when he came in in relief of Shaun Hill. Davis’ numbers weren’t terrible in the loss to the Vikings (16-23 for 192 yards and an interception) but nothing that would instill confidence that he would play well against a defense that prepared to face him. Hill didn’t practice all week and the Rams will reportedly test him during pre-game warmups, but it doesn’t sound promising. Just to balance things out, the Bucs will spot the Rams the absence of Doug Martin.
The top games of the slate are Seahawks/Chargers and Jets/Packers. After the way the Chargers melted down late against Arizona, I don’t have a ton of faith that they can hang with the Seahawks even at home. As for the Jets, their inexperienced secondary might have fared decently against the Raiders in Week 1, but facing Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay is a shitstorm of a different color.
Your late game slate, as rated by KSK’s not-at-all subjective, rigorously scientificated five-star system:
Seattle at San Diego ***
St. Louis at Tampa Bay *
Kansas City at Denver **
New York Jets at Green Bay ***
Houston at Oakland *