If you like rivalries, this is a particularly good week to be watching the NFL.

Cowboys-Redskins. Ravens-Browns. Packers-Vikings — at Minnesota’s brand new stadium.

Division foes Miami and New England. The formerly Peyton Manning-spiced Colts vs. Broncos.

Maybe best of all, Bengals-Steelers, with both teams coming off wins and looking to establish their credentials as not only an AFC North power, but a Super Bowl contender.

"Physical. Heated. It’s going to be a good game. It’s going to be a slugfest," says Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, who won’t be involved because of an ankle injury.

"We play them every year, twice a year, sometimes three," Cincinnati cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick adds. "They know us personally, and we know those guys personally. So it’s a little different."

Rivalries tend to be that way, whether in Week 2, Week 17 or in the postseason. Remember, this was the matchup in an AFC wild-card game the Bengals blew when Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones flew off the handle in January.

"We’re a pretty cool team," defensive end Cam Heyward says. "We don’t get too high or too low. We try to stay pretty focused on the goal, that’s to win the game. All that ulterior stuff is hoopla. We don’t pay attention to it."

The action began with some hoopla in Western New York with the New York Jets’ 37-31 victory over former coach Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills.

Matt Forte had three touchdown runs and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick finally solved Ryan’s defense, helping the Jets (1-1) snap a five-game skid against the AFC East-rival Bills (0-2).

Dallas (0-1)

at Washington (0-1)

There’s no more bitter rivalry, but more than that is the desperation the loser could feel. The NFC East looks mediocre, but an 0-2 start doesn’t bode well.

Dallas must upgrade its run defense, and could do so against a Washington team that ran for 55 yards, although that was against Pittsburgh and on only 12 attempts.

Baltimore (1-0)

at Cleveland (0-1)

Josh McCown steps in for Robert Griffin III after Cleveland’s new quarterback damaged his shoulder. That’s only the beginning of the Browns’ problems, and here come the seemingly revived Ravens, who shut down Buffalo in their opener. That the Ravens came to life when the original Browns moved to Baltimore 20 years ago still hurts in Cleveland, but maybe not as much as watching these current Browns.

Green Bay (1-0)

at Minnesota (1-0)

The Vikings unseated the Packers in the NFC North a year ago. Now, coming off a staunch defensive performance at Tennessee, they play the first regular-season match in their new home.

Who else should be on hand but their archrivals, who were inconsistent in their win at Jacksonville?

"I guess the Viking on the motorcycle is not going to be there, so it will be a little quieter in pregame," said Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, referring to the former Minnesota mascot. "But we expect it to get rocking when we get out there on offense."

Miami (0-1)

at New England (1-0)

Bill Belichick sounds like he’s ready to barf when he recalls the 2015 regular-season finale at Miami, a 20-10 loss that really hurt when his Patriots had to play the AFC title game in Denver, which they lost.

"It’s sickening. It wasn’t very good: bad coaching, bad playing, just bad period," he said.

Tom Brady had one of his worst games that Sunday, but he’ll be elsewhere this time while suspended. Jimmy Garoppolo, though, is 1-0.

Indianapolis (0-1)

at Denver (1-0)

It’s a weird stat, but this is the first game between the Colts and Broncos not involving Manning since 1993. Of course, the teams didn’t meet from ‘93 until 2001.

Denver is well rested after edging Carolina in the kickoff game, as physical — some would say dirty — a contest as you’ll see this season. Young QB Trevor Simian acquitted himself well.

Not much went well for the Colts against Detroit, and they still led in the final minute. Their pass defense let them down, getting torched by Matthew Stafford.

Seattle (1-0)

at Los Angeles (0-1)

They’re back. And, hopefully, more primed to play than the Rams were in their 28-0 humiliation last Monday night at San Francisco.

The first real NFL game at the Los Angeles Coliseum since Christmas Eve 1994 brings a Seahawks squad not particularly happy with its showing in beating Miami. Seattle coach Pete Carroll knows a thing or two about winning in the Coliseum, having turned Southern Cal into a powerhouse before moving north.

But Jeff Fisher’s clubs tend to prosper against Seattle, including a sweep in 2015. Fisher has Carroll’s old Coliseum office, too.

"Yeah as far as I know I think that’s where Pete used to reside," he says. "It’s as a cool place as people tell you, it’s a really cool place. I’m sure he’s excited to come back and see it again."

Kansas City (1-0)

at Houston (1-0)

After that sensational, team-record comeback in a win over San Diego, the Chiefs face a team they routed in the wild-card round in January. KC has won 11 consecutive regular-season games, and Alex Smith set career highs with 34 completions on 48 attempts and threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers.

Houston’s defense will miss LB Brian Cushing (knee) and star J.J. Watt remains limited. That means Jadeveon Clowney needs to step up.

Tampa Bay (1-0)

at Arizona (0-1)

The Bucs made a nice statement with their win at Atlanta, with Jameis Winston looking like an All-Pro. Beating the highly regarded Cardinals on the road would be an even stronger warning to the rest of the NFC.

Arizona was a botched field goal snap from knocking off New England, but has issues at cornerback opposite All-Pro Patrick Peterson. Rookie Brandon Williams struggled last week, and now could face Mike Evans, who had 99 yards and a TD against the Falcons.

San Francisco (1-0)

at Carolina (0-1)

Chip Kelly’s SF debut was a fine one, getting solid running from Carlos Hyde, passing by Blaine Gabbert, and shutdown defense: the Rams had 185 yards and 10 first downs, with LB NaVorro Bowman leading 49ers with nine tackles and an interception.

The Panthers had 158 yards rushing vs. Denver, the 28th consecutive regular-season game with at least 100 yards rushing. Naturally, though, slowing 2015 MVP Cam Newton is the key, and he has favorite wideout Kelvin Benjamin back. Benjamin had six catches for 91 yards and a TD in his first game back from a torn ACL.

New Orleans (0-1)

at New York Giants (1-0)

This has the makings of a shootout, although matching the 52-49 barnburner won by the Saints in 2015 is unlikely. New York’s defense is improved with a bunch of free agency additions. Can’t say the same so far for New Orleans.

Drew Brees and Eli Manning combined for 101 points, 840 yards passing and an NFL-record 13 touchdown passes in last year’s game.

Atlanta (0-1)

at Oakland (1-0)

A lopsided series recently, with Atlanta winning the past three meetings, outscoring the Raiders 82-30. But Oakland has all kinds of weapons on offense, and the Falcons remain vulnerable on D.

Oakland got rushing TDs from three players (Jalen Richard, Latavius Murray, Jamize Olawale) for the first time since 2011, but also committed 14 penalties for 141 yards at New Orleans.

Jacksonville (0-1) at San Diego (0-1)

San Diego has won five in a row against Jacksonville. It also comes off a distressing loss in which it blew a three-touchdown lead at Kansas City and lost top receiver Keenan Allen (knee) for the season.

Losing to the Jaguars would be a huge step backward because Jacksonville is 2-10 on the West Coast, with no wins since 2004, and winless in three games in San Diego.

Tennessee (0-1) at Detroit (1-0)

Detroit’s offense was dynamic at Indianapolis, so the Titans could use a decent running game to keep Matthew Stafford and Co. off the field. But Tennessee hasn’t had a running back gain 100 yards rushing for 33 straight games.

Stafford has thrown 22 TDs and just two picks in the past nine games.

Philadelphia (1-0) at Chicago (0-1), Monday

Folks in Philly are excited about Carson Wentz. Maybe they should temper the enthusiasm until the Eagles play someone better than Cleveland.

The Bears allowed five sacks at Houston, and the Eagles can get after quarterbacks.