The Patriots, Jets and Packers are 2-0, a development that hasn't caught too many folks off guard. There is a quartet of teams, however, that fans and experts alike might be surprised to see undefeated through two weeks of action.
The Lions didn't surprise too many, though, as the Detroit bandwagon was pretty full heading into the year. Still, they've played better than expected, as illustrated by their outscoring of opponents 75-23 and a point differential of plus-52, which is best in the league.
The second-place team in that category is Houston, which has outscored opponents 57-20 en route to starting the year 2-0. With matchups against the Dolphins and the Peyton Manning-less Colts, maybe the Texans haven't been properly tested yet. Still, this could be the year they finally win the AFC South. Maybe.
In the AFC East, it was thought to be a two-team race between the Jets and Patriots. Not so fast, says Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led the Bills to a gutsy someback at home against the Raiders. The Bills have scored more points than Tom Brady's Patriots and don't look to be a pushover this season.
Lastly, there are the Redskins. With Rex Grossman entering the season as the primary signal-caller, nobody gave them a chance. That is the same Rex Grossman who's now completed 59.7 percent of his passes, thrown for 597 yards and has a 2-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. That may not be remarkable, but for Grossman, it's good. The Skins are now in first place in the NFC East, ahead of the highly touted Eagles, Cowboys and Giants.