Week 2 of the NFL season is almost wrapped up and 10 teams have departed from Sunday with a full record of 2-0.
Meanwhile, 11 teams face off against him and will enter Week 3 in search of their first victory. Although it was still the beginning of the season, some trends continued to become clear. Ruling Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs can still score largely on any given drive and no lead is safe, the Atlanta Falcons still need to work on the final games and Killer Murray and the Arizona Cardinals could be the league’s biggest surprises.
Here are the winners and losers of Week 2.
For the third time in many games, this matchup went as expected. And both teams, really, should feel good about where they are. Seahawks won 35-30 Russell Wilson’s remarkable efficiency at quarterback – he threw 288 yards and five touchdowns, all for different targets – and a goal-line stand of defense.
The Patriots have a receiver on their roster, tight ends and some clear holes in the secondary, but quarterback Cam Newton (30-of-44 passing, 397 yards, one touchdown, one interception and 47 rushing yards and two more scores on the ground)) That he is able to lead this team even in the most difficult environments. But football fans can be the biggest winners here, yet another and exciting chapter of the series.
Los Angeles Chargers
Yes, they lost their game in 23-30 overtime against the defending champion chiefs, but even in the defeat the Chargers have a lot of money. As such, the emergence of rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, whom the team took with an overall pick of No. 6 in the draft, should give fans plenty of optimism for the future. Herbert was only playing due to a chest injury to Tyrode Taylor, but he did his best and should handle the position on a permanent basis, although coach Anthony Lee said after the game that P would be a starter if he was healthy. He completed 22 of inter 33 passes for touch11 yards, adding a run with one touchdown and one inception.
Also, defensively, the Chargers showed they had a relentless pass rush that slapped Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahoms for most of the game. The rush of LA emptied out of the gas. Although the Chargers still have some issues to clear – at the end of the game they had a slight breakdown in coverage and Herbert had a few rookie errors, including a disruption to his body – LA showed he is a young team that can compete if he If living continuously. .
The crows are running
This has been Baltimore’s strength since Lamar Jackson took over at the quarterbacks, and the 33-31 victory over the Houston Texans showed that he will be the focal point in 2020. Three different ball carriers in Ravens had to get at least nine carry. Baltimore, 23 of 230 yards tall carries 6.2 yards per rush.
The Ravens led the league in a rush last season and now have four players who can slip past defenders: Jackson and run back Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Rookie JK. Dobbins. It allows Baltimore to control the game clock. Perhaps more frustrating to oppose the defense, however, is that if teams try to load the loads, Jackson can also burn them with his hands.
Green Bay Packers
Too much to underestimate the pack. In the second season under coach Matt LaFleur, quarterback Aaron Rogers is super-efficient and has taken off with running game Aaron Jones. Green Bay has doubled the Lions 42-21, and Rogers has now completed his 67.6% pass for 604 yards and six touchdowns in two games this year. And even then the Packers have not invested infamously in the receiver corps that lacks depth.
Jones averaged 9.9 yards per carry. And the Packers have not only won their games with high production offense, but they have won two quick divisional wins rather than trying to take the NFC North for the second consecutive season.
Move up, 28-3. The Falcons had a 20-point lead in the first quarter, a 19-point lead at halftime and boasted a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter. They are 40-39 from the Dallas Cowboys, In a completely dematerializing fashion. That the Falcons had largely forgotten the rules of on-side kick fielding and were standing around. While Dallas was waiting for the ball to cross 10 yards, he was scratching his head even more.
The Falcons went down to 0-2 and their defense, the supposed strength of coach Dan Quinn, is becoming an issue. Atlanta scores 32 points in a game. The point: It allows for 39th place in the league.
It will be time to worry about how the Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will look this season after last year’s offensive coordinator, Capin Stefansky, took over as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The Minnesota offense lost 28-11 against the Colts, and the Vikings went down 0-2. The Cousins completed just 11 of his 26 attempts without touchdowns and three interruptions for 113 yards, leading to a QB rating of 15.9.
Under new coordinator Gary Kubiak, the running game flops. Last season, the Vikings finished sixth in the league with 133.3 yards per game. This season, Minnesota averages 107 yards per game, ranking 18th. The offensive line is struggling, as the cousins were under constant pressure. And after the trade of receiver Stephen Diggs – who shines in Buffalo – the cousins just don’t have weapons that are often open enough. In fact, Diggs’ 153 receiving yards on Sunday is 58 more than Minnesota’s 95 net passing yards recorded against the Colts.
This is approaching an area where Gates, the Jets’ second-year head coach, should be backed up by shortening his time in New York, when backup plans should be considered very strongly. The Jets suffered a humiliating 31-13 defeat against the San Francisco 49ers, including a team that lost several starters in injury, including Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Running behind Rahim Mostert, Defensive end Nick Bosa And defensive face Solomon Thomas. Gas’s offense stopped and his play-calling gender was both incredible and obscure. For example, after the Jets got the best field position after the interception of Nick Mullens, New York faced a fourth-goal from a 7-yard line, while down 21 points. Gas chose to kick the field target.
Defensive coordinator Greg Williams should also be concerned. On the first play of the game from scrimmage, Mostart scattered an 80-yard touchdown without touching the jets’ defender. Later in the game, running back Jericho McKinnon had a 55-yard rush. It wouldn’t have been so bad if he hadn’t come on the throwway game when the Niners faced third and 31.
Athletes with lower body injuries
The game’s opening slate was just ruthless, with some big-time contributors going down in the 49ers-Jets game, especially with potential knee injuries late in the season. Niners Bosa (knee), Thomas (knee), Garoppolo (high ankle), Mostert (knee) and Tavin Coleman (knee) ran behind. Coach Kyle Shanah said both Bosa and Thomas suffered a broken ACL.
The Panthers chased after Christian McFarry (ankle) and left his game against the Bookiners. The Giants are also in danger of losing the star running behind Swankan Barclays Torn ACL The Chicago Bears left the game during the loss of New York, and receiver Sterling Shepard left the game with a foot injury. The Colts lost Paris Campbell’s safety to Achilles’ injury and Masir Hooker’s knee injury. Although he did not have a lower body injury, he fell vaguely on the turf after the Denver Broncos, who started quarterback, faced the Pittsburgh Steelers. And it all started just before the 4pm ET Games.
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