The second week of the NFL season is set to kick off on Thursday with a marquee divisional matchup between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, both of whom are looking to move to 2-0 on the year.
On Sunday, Rex Ryan’s Bills will try to take down the New England Patriots in Buffalo, while the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys in DeMarco Murray’s first game against his former team. On Sunday night, the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers meet in a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below as Week 2 approaches.
• New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paultweeted that he “can’t think of the last time he made a sack with his index finger.” Pierre-Paul is still recovering from a July 4 fireworks accident.
• Quarterback Brett Favre, wide receiver Terrell Owens, guard Alan Faneca and safety Lawyer Malloy headline first-year Hall of Fame nominees.
• New York Giants defensive lineman Owamagbe Odighizuwa will likely miss Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons with a sore foot, CBS Sports reports. Odighizuwa also missed the Giants’ opener against the Dallas Cowboys and is considered week to week.
• Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly praised Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ahead of their matchup on Sunday, calling Romo elite and saying the quarterback is “as good as anyone playing right now.”