NFL Week 2 Round-Up

NFL Week 2 Round-Up

Written by: Andrew Felton


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Week 2 is in the books and what a week, dominated by wide receivers catching for 100+ yards, quarterback injuries across the league, and dramatic last-minute endings to several games, let's take a look at all the winners and losers.


 

Thursday Night Football


Washington Football Team (1-1) | 30 - 29 | New York Giants (0-2)


Another defeat for the New York Giants, in what was a very close 1-point game, coming down to a last-minute Dustin Hopkins field goal. With the injury to Ryan Fitzpatrick it meant that Heinicke would start for Washington with many doubts about whether a win could be possible however, he proved he was up to the job, throwing for 336 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, with the ever-impressive Terry McLaurin showing his skills with 107 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. Daniel Jones did have an impressive rushing game with 95 yards and 1 touchdown for the Giants; however, with Saquon Barkley on your side, Jones is not the man you want as your top rushing leader.


 

Sunday Early Window


Carolina Panthers (2-0) | 27-7 | New Orleans Saints (1-1)


A very disappointing performance by the New Orleans Saints after a fantastic win in week one, they were dominated first by McCaffrey who had 72 rushing yards, 1 touchdown, and over 100 total scrimmage yards, and Sam Darnold who also contributed with over 300+ passing yards and 2 touchdown passes, taking the Panthers to a 2-0 start.


 

Chicago Bears (1-1) | 20-17 | Cincinnati Bengals (1-1)


Bears quarterback, Andy Dalton, had to leave the game after suffering a non-contact knee injury and will likely miss the game against the Browns in week 3. This will mean Justin Fields, the rookie quarterback will have a big role to play which fans have been crying out for. With Fields ready to show what he can do, Joe Burrow will be looking to bounce back as the Bengals struggled to get going on offense this week.


 

Cleveland Browns (1-1) | 31-21 | Houston Texans (1-1)


Another quarterback injured in this one, as Tyrod Taylor looks likely to miss week 3 thanks to a hamstring injury, leaving rookie Davis Mills to suit up against a fierce Panthers defense on Thursday night, although the Texans do have Deshaun Watson as an option but highly unlikely. Nick Chubb did most of the work once again for the Browns with 95 rushing yards and 1 touchdown, after a scary moment when Baker Mayfield looked injured, after attempting a tackle when throwing an interception, but did carry on to see out the game.


 

Indianapolis Colts (0-2) | 24 - 27 | Los Angeles Rams (2-0)


An exciting game, ruined by injury in the last few possessions, as the Colts looked for a field goal to tie the game, Carson Wentz sprained both ankles after a tackle by Rams defender Aaron Darnold, which meant backup quarterback Jacob Eason had the job to win it for the

Colts but, fell just short after throwing an interception on his first snap and the Colts not managing a miracle play on their last drive. The Rams however, saw the Stafford and Cooper Kupp connection once again, with Stafford throwing for 278 passing yards and 2 touchdowns and Kupp having 163 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.


 

Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) | 13-23 | Denver Broncos (2-0)


Another win for the Broncos and Teddy Bridgewater, as he passed for 328 yards with 2 touchdowns, backed up with Courtland Sutton receiving for 159 yards (keep an eye out for him in fantasy waivers). With the Broncos facing the Jets in week 3 and a record of 3-0 could well be on the cards. Another loss for Trevor Lawrence and the Jags, not the start to the season they hoped for.

 

Miami Dolphins (1-1) | 0-35 | Buffalo Bills (1-1)


Tough loss for the Bills in week 1 however, bounced back in impressive fashion with a shutout win against the Miami Dolphins. With the defense speaking for itself, Devin Singletary stood out for the Bills with 82 rushing yards and a 46 yard touchdown run. Another injury, this time Tua Tagovailoa, due to bruised ribs, that could be costly to the Dolphins, as his return date will be down to ‘pain tolerance’, leaving Jacoby Brissett to be ready to go from the sideline.


 

New York Jets (0-2) | 6-25 | New England Patriots (1-1)


The Jets continued their poor run of form as Zach Wilson struggled with 4 interceptions and the Patriots quarterback Zac Jones picked up his first NFL win, thanks to four Folks field goals and Damien Harris rushing for 62 yards with 1 touchdown.


 

Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) | 11-17 | San Francisco 49ers (2-0)


The 49ers continued their impressive start to the season as both defenses started strong in this game, with the Eagles fans favorite Jalen Hurts rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown and Quez Watkins had 117 receiving yards, but it was not enough for the Eagles to progress to two wins.


 

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) | 17-26 | Las Vegas raiders (2-0)


Football fans and fantasy players have been put on watch this week, after Raiders quarterback Derrek Carr put on another show, with 382 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, adding to his fantastic first game. Henry Ruggs also showed out with 113 receiving yards, including an impressive 61 yard touchdown. Diontae Johnson ended up being the talk of this game, due to what looked like a bad injury on the last play of the game, injuring his knee, with an unnecessary play, as the game was finished, with Johnson having a 105 yard receiving game.


 

Sunday Late Window


Arizona Cardinals (2-0) | 34-33 | Minnesota Vikings (0-2)


Early candidate for MVP Kyler Murray showed his incredible athleticism again this weekend, throwing for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns. His wide receivers Rondale Moore and Maxx Williams combined for 208 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, including another touchdown by DeAndre Hopkins. The Vikings did have their chance to win this game with a 37-yard field goal however, Greg Joseph’s kick went wide of the upright, leaving the Vikings 0-2.


 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) | 48-25 | Atlanta Falcons (0-2)


Brady, Gronk, TOUCHDOWN. Once again the deadly duo combined early for 2 touchdowns, as Brady threw for 279 passing yards and 5 touchdowns, with the quarterback showing no signs of slowing down.


 

Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) | 17-20 | Dallas Cowboys (1-1)


A field goal at the death won this game for the Dallas Cowboys, as Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard combined for 190 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, which helped give them that chance. The question is are the Cowboys the real deal and can they reach the playoffs this season? Justin Herbert tried his best to get another win throwing for 338 passing yards and 1 passing touchdown, also helping Keenan Allen to another 100+ yards receiving game, however, it was just not enough to go 2-0.


 

Seattle Seahawks (1-1) | 30-33 OT | Tennessee Titans (1-1)


An exciting game between the Seahawks and Titans saw this one decided in overtime, as a field goal gave the Titans their first win. This was also helped by back-to-back rushing champion Derrick Henry who stepped up and rushed for 182 yards, 3 touchdowns, and a 60-yard long touchdown run. With this beast back to his best can we see another rushing title? will the Titans reach a Super Bowl? Adding to this, Julio Jones was back to his best with 128 receiving yards and Ryan Tannehill with 347 passing yards.


 

Sunday Night Football


Baltimore Ravens (1-1) | 36-35 | Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)


Lamar Jackson vs Patrick Mahomes is always a thrilling contest and this one did not disappoint. Patrick Mahomes threw for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns and Travis Kelce showed why he is the number one tight end with 109 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. However, this was not enough to beat the former MVP, Lamar Jackson, as his 107 rushing yard effort from quarterback and 2 touchdowns were enough to secure the Ravens their first win of the season.


 

Monday Night Football


Green Bay Packers (1-1) | 35-17 | Detroit Lions (0-2)


Green Bay managed to quiet the haters with a with against the Lions on Monday night, as Aaron Rodgers threw 4 touchdown passes for 255 yards, with star players Devante Adams having 121 receiving yards and Aaron Jones having one of the performances of the weekends with 4 overall touchdowns and 115 scrimmage yards, making light work of the Detroit Lions who move 0-2.


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