Im not suprised that the Texans are 2-0 because I picked them to make the playoffs this year.
It was only a matter of time before this talented team took down the Colts and they proved that they are good. They not only have a great passing game with Schaub and Johnson now, but they also have Arian Foster who had that impressive week 1 game. I don't expect them to lose their 1st game until they play against Indianapolis in week 8. This is a dark horse team that looks like they can go deep into the playoffs with a 12-4
The Cowboys never capitalize on any opportunity they get. The pressure of hosting the Super Bowl is getting to them and they are going to panic soon. They don't have any players to look forward to returning from injury that could help them. So they're gonna have to help themselves. I dont think they're gonna win a game until week 6 against the NYG. They're gonna miss the playoffs with a terrible 6-10 record.
The Buccaneers, as you mentioned, played 2 sub-par teams to get to their impressive 2-0 record. Of their remaining schedule, the only teams they have a shot at beating are (which may not even happen): Lions, Seahawks, Rams, and maybe the Cardinals. Other than that, they are playing: 49rs, Saints, Steelers, Ravens, and Redskins. I don't give them a remote chance at beating any of those other teams. So a 5-11 record is the best I can see them having
Chiefs are my most surprising team. We're not looking for most impressive so it doesn't matter how they won. Probably 5% of people who know football on an unbiased decision would have chosen San Diego over KC. It looks like they're gonna lose 3 straight before they get another win. It actually looks like they can go on a little win streak, playing against the Jags, Bills, and Raiders. They actually have a relatively weak schedule, so a 7-9 or 9-7 record could happen. They just gotta prove that their win against San Diego wasnt a fluke.
Vikings are surpsing because I didnt predict them to lose to Miami. But Miami is a talented team so it shouldn't be too surprising. Playing the Lions next week should give the Vikings some confidence heading into some tougher opponents such as the Jets, Packers, and possibly Cowboys. To actually prove to themselves that they are a threat they must beat the Jets. If the Vikings don't be the Jets in 2 weeks then they could go 8-8; getting 4 of those wins from Detroit and Chicago.
Steelers have suprised me alot because of the absence of Roethesberger (I never knew how to spell his name). They got a very impressive win over Tennesse in week 2. They are probably going to snap the Bucs' perfect 2-0 record next week before facing the Ravens. I dont know if Roethesberger's going to start once he returns so Im assuming he will. They play against 5 weak teams and should get wins from each of those teams. There are 4 tougher teams remaing with a few intermediate teams. Starting off with a 2-0 record I give them a chance to finish the season 10-6 and sneak into the playoffs
**Miami Dolphins (humouring you). Nobody figured the Dolphins would beat the NFC Central 2009 champions this past week. It also marks the 1st time since 2002 that the Dolphins started off 2-0. Unfortunately for them, the Dolphins have 7 tough teams in a row and I expect them to have a large losing streak lasting the entire 7 games. Then they have 3 winnable opponents before facing the Jets again (1st game against Jets is week 3). I expect the Jets to win. Then I think they're gonna win their final 3 games by finishing their .500 record with an upset win over New England.