NFL Stock Watch: Cowboys, NFC East shine, while Chargers falter again

Geoff Schwartz

FOX Sports Betting Analyst

The NFL season barreled ahead on Sunday, with dominant performances, wild finishes, playoff-hopeful teams still struggling to get things going and coaches on the hot seat. Let’s check out my Week 2 stock up and down report. 


Kansas City Chiefs defense

The Chiefs defense is playing some great football, and if they can play even close to this level in the playoffs they will roll into the Super Bowl. It’s clear this young core has improved with more reps, and playing at least five rookies last season has paid off early this year. The Chiefs defense allowed just 14 points to the Lions in Week 1 and against the Jaguars on Sunday it was only nine points. The Jaguars had 12 offensive drives and only two of them ended in points, including one drive that started on a short field after a Chiefs’ turnover. The Chiefs run defense only allowed 3.3 yards to Travis Etienne and sacked quarterback Trevor Lawrence four times. Chris Jones was fantastic rushing the passer after rejoining the squad this week following his contract holdout. The Chiefs have needed this defensive effort to offset the offensive issues they’ve experienced over the first two games. The offense will eventually figure it out, and if the defense can continue to play this well they are set.

NFC Beast

The NFC East is 7-1 after two weekends, proving once against they might be the best division in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles won on Thursday night to start the season 2-0. The bar for Eagles’ success on offense is high, and even though they’ve won both their games, the offense — especially when passing — doesn’t feel quite right yet. The Eagles are adjusting to a new offensive coordinator and it could take some time to get comfortable. Also, Jalen Hurts got hit way too much on Thursday night and that has to change. A quarterback does not survive the season getting hit that often. Once again the Eagles’ pass rush looks disruptive and will give every…

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