Some thoughts and some numbers regarding Week 2 of the 2011 season...It was a day of comebacks in Week 2. Carolina led the defending Super Bowl champion Packers, 13-0, in the second quarter before losing 30-23, the Vikings blew a 17-0 second quarter advantage in a 24-20 loss to the Buccaneers, the 49ers owned leads of 14-0 in the second quarter and 24-14 in the fourth quarter before falling to Dallas in overtime and the Raiders owned a 21-3 edge in the second quarter in a wild 38-35 loss at Buffalo. And both the Falcons and Eagles took turns blowing double-digit leads last night before Atlanta rallied from a 31-21 third-quarter deficit for a 35-31 win. And don’t forget the Cardinals owned a 21-13 lead at Washington with 11 minutes to play before the Redskins rallied for a 22-21 victory…<!--more-->It’s worth noting that you can’t clinch a playoff berth after 2 games, but it’s also interesting to note that the Lions and Bills, both which have not been to the playoffs since 1999 (tied for the longest current playoff drought in the league) are both 2-0, as are the Houston Texans (for the second straight season), who have never reached the postseason in their short history. But back to Buffalo and Detroit, who both hope to put an end to a few other notable streaks next week. The Bills host the Patriots, whom they’ve dropped 15 straight meetings with, while the Lions haven’t won at the Metrodome since 1997, losers of 13 straight at Minnesota…Remember when the Indianapolis Colts were in position to go undefeated in 2009, opening a perfect 14-0 that season and then leading the Jets at halftime in Week 16 when they opted to sit QB Peyton Manning? Jim Caldwell’s team would lose that game and the next week at Buffalo (when Manning and others sat the majority of the game). Playoff wins over the Ravens and Jets would follow before losing Super Bowl XLIV to the Saints. Last season, the Colts finished 10-6 then lost a Wild Card playoff game to the Jets at home. This season, the team is 0-2 minus their star quarterback, the franchise’s worst start since Manning’s rookie season in 1998. Do the math and you find that including playoffs, the Colts are just 12-12 since that 14-0 start in ’09…Consider what Panthers’ rookie QB Cam Newton has done to erase the memories of last season’s miserable performance by the Carolina offense. A year after scoring a NFL-low 16 offensive touchdowns, Newton and company have scored 5 TDs in 2 games via 3 touchdown passes and 2 runs by the young signal-caller. Last season, Panthers’ QB Matt Moore played in 6 games and made 5 starts, throwing for 857 yards. Just 2 games into his NFL career, Newton has thrown for an astounding 854 yards. And 3 Panthers’ quarterbacks (Moore, Jimmy Clausen and Brian St. Pierre) combined for just 9 TD passes last season…Philadelphia’s defense continues to be a work in progress and unfortunately has picked up where it left off last season in terms of stopping the run. Including last year’s playoff loss to the Packers, the Eagles have given up a tidy 750 yards on the ground (150.0 YPG) in their last 5 games and 3 running backs (Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson, Green Bay’s James Starks and Atlanta’s Michael Turner) have gotten at least 100 yards…A great win for the Cowboys on Sunday as QB Tony Romo and company rallied for an overtime win at San Francisco. But there is one aspect of the team's game that bears some concern. After taking over as head coach at midseason, Jason Garrett stressed the running game as the Cowboys finished 5-3 in their final 8 games. After 2 games this year, getting the ground attack untracked has been a major problem. Dallas has totaled 109 yards on 48 carries, but the team’s longest run from scrimmage has been a mere 8 yards via RB Felix Jones on more than one occasion. The Cowboys made significant changes on their offensive line and it may take some time for this group to gel...