Week 2 NFL questions, stats and predictions – ESPN (blog)

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Taking a spin around the NFL to get you ready for Week 2:

The big questions

How bad are the Colts?

Putting aside the fact that quarterback Andrew Luck is still out indefinitely, the Colts appear inept in every area after losing 46-9 to the Rams. That was the most points allowed in a season opener by the Colts since the 1954 Baltimore Colts allowed 49 points to the Los Angeles Rams.

The Colts gained only 225 total yards and turned the ball over three times. Even the reliable Adam Vinatieri missed a field goal and a PAT. With the return of Luck apparently nowhere in sight, just how bad can things get for Indianapolis?

Who replaces David Johnson in Arizona?

The Cardinals suffered a huge blow when running back David Johnson was placed on injured reserve this week with a dislocated wrist. Johnson was the heart of their offense after running for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns last year. He also figured heavily into their passing game, catching 80 passes for 879 yards and four touchdowns.

The Cardinals’ offense averages only 3.3 yards per rush and 4.4 yards per play without Johnson, compared with 4.5 yards per rush and 5.6 yards per play with him. They convert only 34 percent of their third downs without him, and 42 percent with him.

Kerwynn Williams has been named the starting running back in place of Johnson, but it’s possible the work could be done by a committee of Williams, Andre Ellington and the recently re-signed Chris Johnson. It might take more than one player to replace David Johnson.

Will the Bengals’ offense improve after Cincy fired the OC?

The Bengals fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese on Friday, marking the first time the organization has fired a coordinator

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