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NFL – Week 2 Evaluation

NFL – Week 2 Evaluation



With two video games left to play in Week 2, 9 video games have been determined by one rating or much less (eight factors) and 10 video games have been inside one rating (eight factors) within the fourth quarter.

Overcame Deficits

4 groups, specifically ATLANTA (12 factors), the NEW YORK GIANTS (21), TENNESSEE (11) and WASHINGTON (18) all overcame deficits of at the very least 10 factors to win this week.

The NEW YORK GIANTS overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to defeat Arizona, 31-28, as GRAHAM GANO kicked a game-winning 34-yard discipline purpose with 19 seconds remaining within the fourth quarter.

The WASHINGTON COMMANDERS overcame an 18-point second-quarter deficit and got here again to defeat Denver, 35-33, after trailing within the last quarter.

The ATLANTA FALCONS overcame a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Inexperienced Bay, 25-24, as YOUNGHOE KOO kicked the game-winning 25-yard discipline purpose with 57 seconds remaining in regulation.

The TENNESSEE TITANS overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers, 27-24, in extra time whereas the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS defeated Detroit, 37-31, in extra time in Week 2. This season marks the fourth time prior to now six seasons at the very least one recreation has gone to extra time in every of the primary two weeks of the season.

Unbeaten after Week 2

Eight groups – ATLANTABALTIMOREDALLASPHILADELPHIASAN FRANCISCOTAMPA BAY,  WASHINGTON and MIAMI are 2-0 to begin the season, whereas CLEVELAND and NEW ORLEANS can start 2-0 with wins on Monday. Final season, every of the six groups to start the season 2-0 superior to the postseason.

Mahomes breaks Marino and Ryan’s File

Kansas Metropolis quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES handed for 305 yards with two touchdowns whereas tight finish TRAVIS KELCE had 4 receptions and his first landing catch of the season within the Chiefs’ 17-9 win at Jacksonville.

Mahomes, in his seventh season, recorded his Forty second-career recreation with at the very least 300 passing yards and surpassed Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer DAN MARINO (41 video games) and MATT RYAN (41) for probably the most such video games by a participant in his first 9 seasons in NFL historical past.

Many information set throughout Week 2 motion

Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN accomplished 31 of 37 makes an attempt (83.8 %) for 274 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a 124.5 score within the Payments’ 38-10 win over Las Vegas.

Allen has 180 mixed passing and dashing touchdowns and surpassed RUSSELL WILSON (177 touchdowns) for the fourth-most mixed passing and dashing touchdowns by a participant in his first six seasons in NFL historical past. Solely PATRICK MAHOMES (204), Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer DAN MARINO (199) and CAM NEWTON (184) have extra.

First Landing of season for Davante Adams

Las Vegas large receiver DAVANTE ADAMS had six receptions for 84 yards and his first landing reception of the season on Sunday in opposition to Buffalo.

Adams has 88 profession landing receptions and surpassed LARRY FITZGERALD (87 landing receptions) for the fifth-most landing receptions by a participant in his first 10 seasons in NFL historical past. Solely Professional Soccer Corridor of Famers JERRY RICE (131), RANDY MOSS (124), MARVIN HARRISON (110) and TERRELL OWENS (101) have extra.

Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON totalled 291 yards (237 passing, 54 dashing) with two landing passes and no interceptions for a 112.8 score within the Ravens’ 27-24 win at Cincinnati.

Jackson has 48 profession video games with at the very least 50 dashing yards and surpassed CAM NEWTON (47) for the second-most such video games by a quarterback in NFL historical past. Solely MICHAEL VICK (54 video games) has extra.

Cincinnati rookie large receiver CHARLIE JONES returned a punt 81 yards for a landing on Sunday. With Jones’ 81-yard punt return for a landing this week and Jets rookie Xavier Gipson’s game-winning 65-yard punt return for a landing in Week 1, 2023 marks the first season since 2015 with a punt-return landing in every of the primary two weeks. It additionally marks the first season with a punt-return landing by a rookie in every of the primary two weeks since 2010, when DEXTER MCCLUSTER (Week 1) and DEZ BRYANT (Week 2) achieved the feat.

Two TDs for Rookie Quarterback

Indianapolis rookie quarterback ANTHONY RICHARDSON rushed for 2 touchdowns within the Colts’ 31-20 win at Houston. Richardson, who had a dashing landing in his first profession recreation final week, is the third quarterback ever with three dashing touchdowns in his first two profession video games, becoming a member of DAUNTE CULPEPPER and JACK THOMPSON

Houston rookie quarterback C.J. STROUD accomplished 30 of 47 cross makes an attempt (63.8 %) for 384 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions on Sunday.

Stroud, who had 28 completions in his NFL debut final week, has 58 completions in his first two begins. Stroud has 626 passing yards in his first two video games, the fifth-most ever by a participant in his first two profession video games.

Cowboys full NY double

The DALLAS COWBOYS defeated the New York Jets, 30-10, in Week 2 after defeating the New York Giants, 40-0, on kick-off Weekend.

The Cowboys are the fifth crew within the Tremendous Bowl period to attain at the very least 70 factors and permit 10-or-fewer factors by means of their first two video games of a season, becoming a member of the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS in 2019, DETROIT LIONS in 1970, OAKLAND RAIDERS in 1967 and HOUSTON OILERS in 1966.

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