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Pre-season week two has shown something about the NFL teams

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The NFL pre-season is well under way and with the Cleveland Browns currently taking on the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football, week two is coming to a close.

We have seen two very contrasting weeks thus far, some teams have been unfortunately consistent, some very consistent and some scarily consistent.

While teams are now either 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2, week two of this year's pre-season has shown us one clear thing.

That thing is that the teams have all (not all but most) found their offensive groove so far this year.

In fact in week two there were 713 points scored across the league - and that was before kick off in the Cleveland-Washington game.

That is 137 points more than what was scored in the entirety of week one and even more remarkably is the scores themselves.

In week one there were four blow out matches where one team utterly dominated another while week two had five blow outs.

In terms of one score games, week one had seven while week two had five and both weeks had one games finish with three points the difference while there were three two-point games in week one compared to one in week two.

When you get to the really close games though, only the Cleveland-Detroit Lions games was settled by a point in week one while the following week would see three games finish with just a single point separating the teams.

Week one's one point clash was the lowest scoring of the four with the Browns and Lions mustering just 25 points between them.

Clearly week two was far more superior for offence than week one was and the NFL teams have all in one week or the other got their offence moving.

That is of course, with the exception of the San Francisco 49ers who with an 0-2 record and just three points scored are by far the worst team in the NFL right now.

Even their coach Jim Harbaugh has been quoted as saying that the team is 'off' and despite their new stadium, they have a lot to be worried about.

Meanwhile their opponents in week two may be the best looking team so far as the Denver Broncos are 2-0 having scored 55 points.

Many fancy the Broncos to win it all in Arizona in February, and off their current performances in pre-season, who's to argue?

The current Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have also had a scoring frenzy so far in pre-season racking up an impressive 57 points despite losing in week one.

Who knows how pre-season will be reflected once the regular season kicks off, if it is directly then now is a good time to be a Chicago Bears fan and as always, its still a horrendous time to be a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Either way the teams are mostly looking like they've shaped up now and who knows what week three will bring us?

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