With the second Sunday of the NFL season over, these three teams put on the most impressive performances of week two yesterday. The New England Patriots routed the New Orleans Saints, the Denver Broncos embarrassed the Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons got a big win in their new stadium.

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots bounced back in a big way from their embarrassing opening season loss by dominating the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. By the end of the first quarter, Tom Brady already had 177 passing yards and three passing touchdowns, both career highs, as New England raced out to a 20-3 lead.

The Patriots would end up winning 36-20, with Brady going 30-39 for 447 yards and three touchdowns. Tight end Rob Gronkowski also looked like his old self, as he hauled in 6 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.

Denver Broncos

Following last week's near collapse to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night, the Denver Broncos did not fool around this week as they crushed the Dallas Cowboys 42-17.

Denver's defense shut down Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 8 yards on 9 carries, well below his worst game of 51 yards, which was in his first NFL game against the Giants.

This forced Dak Prescott to have to throw it 50 times, which did not end well against the Broncos defense, as he threw two interceptions. Aqib Talib got a 103-yard pick six to cap the game, giving him the fourth most interception returns for touchdowns in NFL history.

Von Miller also recorded two sacks to end his career-long five-game streak without one.

On the offensive side, Trevor Siemian matched a career high with 4 touchdown passes, which he also did in week three last year. Running back CJ Anderson also looked like his old self, with 25 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown. He also added 3 catches for 36 yards and a receiving touchdown.

Atlanta Falcons

Last night the Atlanta Falcons once again dominated the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game. After barely defeating the Chicago Bears in week one, the Falcons looked like last year's team that got to the Super Bowl playing in their brand new stadium.

Atlanta raced out to a 24-3 halftime lead and then held on to win 34-23. Their defense looked impressive, recording three sacks, an interception, and one fumble return for a touchdown as they took advantage of a banged-up Packers offensive line.

Devonta Freeman recorded 100 total yards on 21 touches with two touchdowns, while Julio Jones was his usual self, recording 5 catches for 108 yards. With the win, the Falcons are only the fourth Super Bowl loser since 2000 to start 2-0, joining the Seahawks (2006), Patriots (2008) and Broncos (2014).