• TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 12 Grueling Truth’s we learned during week 2 of the 2021 Season

12 Grueling Truth’s we learned during week 2 of the 2021 Season

What did we learn in week 2?
Publish Date: 09/21/2021
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders passes the ball in the first half of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 19, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

1) The Bengals are still in need of front office and coaching

The Bengals play calling was conservative; the clock management was an embarrassment. Unfortunately, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The scouting department is understaffed and constantly missing on. An offensive lineman is killing this organization. The sad truth is they value skill position players more than linemen, and that’s not how you win championships.

2) Lamar Jackson is Superman in the regular season

A depleted Ravens team upset the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night because Jackson is one of the most outstanding athletes to play quarterback in NFL history. He still needs to be more consistent passing the ball, which may be more of an issue with the scheme and not Jackson.

3) The Cowboys are for real

The Cowboys pissed away a chance to beat Tampa in week one; they didn’t let it happen against the Chargers. What makes this even more prominent is that they did it on the road in Los Angeles. If the defense keeps improving, they will win the NFC East easily.

4) The Chiefs have issues

There looks to be no easy fix on defense for the Chiefs, and they are going to have to score 30 points to have a chance to win games. They can do that, but a Super Bowl run is hard to imagine with this defense.

5) Week 1 is really easy to overreact to

A week ago, people were saying that the Titans had been overrated, move forward, and a win on the road has people buzzing about the Titans being a Super Bowl contender. They have Henry, Tannehill, and Julio Jones, to name a few; they were always a Super Bowl contender. A week ago, people raved about the Steelers; they followed up with a home loss to the Raiders. Week 1 is just that it’s one week, and nothing is ever decided in week 1.

6) The Cardinals are for real

Kyler Murray is playing at a Pro Bowl level so far, the defense is a huge concern, and that’s why I would say they are NOT a Super Bowl threat, but they will make the playoffs.

7) Tampa Bay is the favorite to win the Super Bowl

Tom Brady threw 5 TD passes while putting 48 points on the Falcons. A banged-up Bucs secondary missing three integral players intercepted Matt Bryan 3 times on Sunday. The Bucs barring injuries, will only get better.

8) The Jets still need a Quarterback

Now, Sam Darnold will prove that he was the right quarterback over the remainder of his career, but Zach Wilson is not. Wilson somehow threw four interceptions in his first ten pass attempts; the Jets are a poorly run organization, and picking Wilson was stupid as the kid is not an NFL quarterback.

9) Are the Denver Broncos for real

They are when playing against young quarterbacks, and with Zach Wilson and the Jets up next, the Broncos are looking at a 3-0 start. If Bradley Chubb and Von Miller get on the field healthy simultaneously, the Broncos could be a darkhorse Super Bowl contender.

10) The Rams are uneven but dangerous

The Rams struggled in all 3 phases of the game at one time or another during a 27-24 road win over the Indianapolis Colts. If they can become more consistent, the defense will be dominant, and Matthew Stafford, if healthy, can lead this team on a deep playoff run.

11) Derek Carr is severely underrated

Carr played without running back Josh Jacobs behind a banged-up offensive line and was extremely sharp, going 28-of-37 for 382 yards and two TDs. A win over the Ravens last week and a cross country trip win at Pittsburgh on a short week should prove that the Raiders are a possible playoff team.

12) Sam Darnold was the right man in New York

The Jets blew this one as the last two weeks have shown with solid coaching and a dependable line. Darnold is an NFL starting-caliber quarterback. It looks like the issue all along in New York was not Darnold; it was the Jets organization who were inept in inputting the proper pieces around Darnold.

Read Also
The 18 Greatest Coaches in College Football History
Current active coaches are not included in this list. That means don't ...
Come Fly with me: How the 1988-89 Chicago Bulls pushed forward to an NBA dynasty.
Find the best sportsbook to bet on the NBA Playoffs! Prologue: By ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Superman vs. Muhammad Ali: How the Heavyweight Champ and the Man of Steel Saved the World in 1978
Training The Mego toy corporation, arguably best known for its line of ...
Grading every NFL team’s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if you’re going to get upset by reading draft ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL three-round predictive mock draft 6.0
This is a predictive NFL mock draft and my final of the ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL mock draft 4.0- Free agency shakes things up
Despite the salary cap dropping to $182.5 million, the start of NFL ...
Top 100 remaining 2021 NFL free agents after Day 1
This is the most up-to-date list of available NFL free agents following ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL Mock Draft 3.0- Two teams trade up for QBs
The 2021 NFL Draft contains more star quarterbacks and offensive tackles than ...
Bonus of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
Top 10 Things we learned from week 13 of the NFL season
The Eagles dominated a good Tennessee Titans team ...
Bengals vs. Chiefs: Preview
When people discuss if history repeats itself, they ...
NFL Week 13 SNF Colts vs Cowboys: Odds, Tips and Predictions 12/04/22
📅 Date: Sunday, December, 03 🕚 Game Time: ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: The Sports Zone: Top Sports News: Luke Fickell is gone, Bengals/Chiefs Preview and more
The Sports Zone: Top Sports News: Luke Fickell is gone, Bengals/Chiefs Preview and more
Video: The NFL Draft Show
The NFL Draft Show
Video: Froggy Talkin Sports W/Ryan & Joe
Froggy Talkin Sports W/Ryan & Joe
Betting Tips
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100 Review
BetMGM Review
DraftKings Review
FanDuel Review
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
T&Cs apply
First deposit only | 21+ & located in CO, MI, VA | Promo code EXTRA200| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500, CO: CALL 1-800-522-4700, MI: CALL 1-800-270-7117 | Full T&C apply Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
WynnBET Bonus
Bet $100 Get $100
T&Cs apply
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or

Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

Move to Top
Our Sports Pros recommend these awesome Social Casino sites this week:
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site