NFL Week 2 Recap

Week 2 is in the books and already we’re starting to see some interesting results, potential Super Bowl contenders are struggling to find rhythm and the majority of the games racked up close to 30+ points!

Without further delay, let’s get into the games from Week 2!

Thursday Night Football

Philadelphia Eagles 34 – Minnesota Vikings 28

The Vikings could not stop the rushing of D’Andre Swift who gashed the Vikings defence for 175 yards and a TD. On their first TD drive the Eagles ran the ball 13 out of 16 plays, the Vikings had no answer for the Eagles ground game. 

Jefferson’s fumble which went through the endzone, resulting in a touchback ensured the Vikings would not be able to keep pace with the Eagles. The Eagles secondary did give up 159 yards to Jefferson on the night which they will need to ensure is not a developing trend going forward if they want to return to the Super Bowl!

Sunday Early Window

Atlanta Falcons 25 – Green Bay Packers 24

Even throwing three TDs and no INTs, Jordan Love could not topple the Falcons who came back late in the fourth quarter to secure a one point victory. Bijan Robinson is making a case already for Offensive Rookie of the Year with his 172 scrimmage yards (124 rushing, 48 receiving) while he had no TD’s he put the team on his back and iced the game for the now 2-0 Falcons!

Buffalo Bills 38 – Las Vegas Raiders 10

After losing in OT last week the Bills came out and ran the ball down the throat of the Raiders defence, with James Cook racking up 123 yards on the ground. The Bills put the game into Jimmy G’s hands by shutting down the Raiders run game and it proved too much for Garoppolo to handle, this could be something to watch going forward if other teams can replicate.

Baltimore Ravens 27 – Cincinnati Bengals 24

Who dey? Well they are definitely not the Bengals of last season. Lamar Jackson is heating up and made sure that the Bengals will start out 0-2 on the season. Burrow is clearly struggling and while it did take until the second half before he came to life and brought the Bengals close to victory, you have to wonder if the calf injury is still an issue? If so, can you risk letting him play or do you place him on IR for four games to see if that helps?

Seattle Seahawks 37 – Detroit Lions 31

A shocking result, the Lions were pegged to win this match up but Geno Smith lead the Seahawks on an overtime drive to seal the win. The Seahawks defence also forced Jared Goff to throw his first INT in 383 attempts, when you can force Goff to make mistakes like that, you can beat this Lions team. With the loss of David Montgomery the Lions run game became non-existent which helped the Seahawks grind out this win!

Indianapolis Colts 31 – Houston Texans 20

The explosive Anthony Robinson left the game early with a concussion but this didn’t slow down the Colts as Gardner Minshew unleashed Minshew mania and orchestrated consecutive 75+ yard TD drives in the first half, practically sealing the win then and there.CJ Stroud is suffering behind an O-Line that is made of swiss cheese, he has hit 9 times and sacked 6 times keeping him on his toes and unable to answer the call of Minshew Mania!

Kansas City Chiefs 17 – Jacksonville Jaguars 9

The Chiefs struggled against the Jaguars, a lot of experts bet against the Chiefs heading into this game and they were almost right! The Jaguars muffed a punt, resulting in the Chiefs getting a field goal. Then they reached the red zone twice and settled for a field goal and then turned the ball over on the second trip. They gifted points and left points on the field, not something you can do against the defending champions.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 – Chicago Bears 17

Baker Mayfield and the 2-0 Buccs ladies and gentlemen! Mike Evans forced the Bears defence for a 70 yard catch and run and a 32 yard TD as well. Mayfield went for 317 yards 1 TD 0 INT and no sacks! Justin Fields struggled all day, the Buccs defence sacked him 6 times in the game and pressured him non-stop. Fields has come out already and blamed his play on “coaching”. Chase Claypool finally make an impact on the game, giving Bears fans some hope that the trade with the Steelers wasn’t a total loss.

Tennessee Titans 27 – Los Angeles Chargers 24

Who had the Chargers starting 0-2? You’d be hard pressed to find someone who would have made that bet! Without Austin Ekeler the Chargers are struggling and Joshua Kelley cannot replace him. While on paper Tannehill looked good (246 yards and a TD) the passing attack struggled all game, you have to wonder is Tannehill looking in the rearview mirror at Willis and Levis, feeling the pressure of two dynamic backups waiting to take his spot?

Sunday Late Window

New York Giants 31 – Arizona Cardinals 28

The Giants squeaked out a win against the Joshua Dobbs lead Cardinals. While losing Barkely late in the game was a big factor, he delivered TDs on two drives in the game, Daniel Jones ensured that the Giants could close out the game. James Conner carried the Cardinals with 106 yards and a TD but the Giants defence did not let the Cardinals move the ball at all in the fourth quarter, ensuring Jones could close out the game.

San Francisco 49ers 30 – Los Angeles Rams 23

Even with Puka Nacua breaking the record for the most catches in a players first two games with 25 and even racking up 147 yards against this impressive 49ers defence, the Rams still fell short of the win.Purdy struggled with downfield throws all game which kept this match up close, off target throws and over throws plagued Purdy in this game and gave fans cause for concern. However, his sneak for a TD ensured the 49ers would remain undefeated.

Dallas Cowboys 30 – New York Jets 10

The Cowboys rolled the Jets defence, they made the look below average racking up 134 rushing and 255 passing yards on the evening. CeeDee Lamb accounted for 143 passing yards alone! Then Micah Parsons entered the conversation, 2 sacks, 9 pressures and a strip all adding to his DPOY Campaign. Zach Wilson couldn’t handle the pressure, when the Cowboys pulled away, Wilson struggled to answer back and threw 3 INTs in the fourth quarter, ensuring the Jets would fall to the Cowboys.

Washington Commanders 35 – Denver Broncos 33

Sam “Second Half” Howell, led his team on 3 TD drives in the second half after only leading his team down field for 3 points in the first half. He kept plays alive by scrambling and threw for 2 TD’s and 299 yards. Russell Wilson started strong with a 60 yard score and perfect timing routes for a score but his deep pass perfection finally came to an end in the second half. It took until a final hail mary connection in the final seconds before Wilson found his deep ball accuracy again but this was too little too late as the Commanders defence made sure the Broncos would not come back to win.

Sunday Night Football

Miami Dolphins 24 – New England Patriots 17

The Patriots held Tyreek Hill to 40 yards and the Dolphins responded with Raheem Mostert who carried the weight of the team for 121 rushing yards, including a 43 yard TD in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins proved they can score in the air and on the ground. The Patriots and Mac Jones struggled to find an answer for the Dolphins defence who caused multiple turnovers, picking up 4 sacks and shutting down the Patriots run game. Mac Jones had no answer as the Patriots fell to the Dolphins.

Monday Night Football

New Orleans Saints 20 – Carolina Panthers 17

This game was a slow burn for the most part with both sides struggling to find rhythm and the endzone until almost the fourth quarter. Chris Olave’s 42 yard reception finally kick started the Saints who finally found the endzone late in the game. Bryce Young is struggling and defensive coordinators are bringing the pressure as the Panthers offensive line struggles to keep Young protected all while overthrowing receivers and failing to convert on third down multiple times, it’s clear that Young is a rookie in the NFL and is going to need a lot more time before he lives up to his potential.

Pittsburgh Steelers 26 – Cleveland Browns 22 

“Fire Canada” chants rang out in Acrisure Stadium in the second quarter, loud enough they were picked up on TV broadcasts. While the Steelers offence is still struggling to find any kind of rhythm, the defence showed up angry and looking for revenge. With both Highsmith and Watt scoring for the defence the Steelers defence outscored their offence on the night. Nick Chubb suffered a season, (hopefully not a career) ending knee injury during the game however Jerome Ford stepped in and gashed the Steelers for 106 yards on the ground. Watson was pressured all game and sacked 6 times and TJ Watt managed to become the Steelers franchise sack leader during this game. While the Steelers won, having only 9 first downs in the entire game is not going to get you the division or into the playoffs!


Heading into Week 3 we see an increase in players appearing on the injury report. Here are the latest injury updates for players from across the league;

Arizona Cardinals

Carlos Watkins – Doubtful

Josh Woods – Questionable

Leki Fotu – Questionable

Budda Baker – Out – Injured Reserve

Atlanta Falcons

Troy Anderson – Questionable

Baltimore Ravens

Devin Duvernay – Questionable

Jadeveon Clowney – Questionable

Justice Hill – Questionable

Odell Beckham Jr – Questionable

Marcus Williams – Questionable 

Ronnie Stanley – Questionable

Tyler Linderbaum – Questionable

Marion Humphrey – Questionable

Ar’Darius Washington – Out – Injured Reserve

Buffalo Bills

Leonard Floyd – Questionable

Micah Hyde – Questionable

Dawson Knox – Questionable

Jordan Phillips – Questionable

Terrel Bernard – Questionable

Carolina Panthers

Justin Houston – Questionable

Brian Burns – Questionable

Miles Sanders – Questionable

Bryce Young – Questionable

Chandler Wooten – Questionable

Shaq Thompson – Out – Injured Reserve

Chicago Bears

Eddie Jackson – Questionable

Lucas Patrick – Questionable

Darnell Mooney – Questionable

Braxton Jones – Out – Injured Reserve

Josh Blackwell – Questionable

Cincinnati Bengals

Nick Scott – Questionable

Joseph Ossai – Questionable

Chris Evans – Questionable

Joe Burrow – Questionable

Cleveland Browns

Za’Darius Smith – Questionable

Anthony Walker Jr – Questionable

Jedrick Wills Jr – Questionable

Sione Takitaki – Questionable

Amari Cooper – Questionable

Nick Chubb – Out – Injured Reserve (Season)

Greg Newsome II – Questionable

Dallas Cowboys

Zack Martin – Questionable

Brandin Cooks – Questionable

Jayron Kearse – Questionable

Tyler Smith – Questionable

Denver Broncos

Justin Simmons – Questionable

Frank Clark – Questionable

Garett Bolles – Questionable

Mike Purcell – Questionable

Detroit Lions

C.J. Gardner-Johnson – Out – Injured Reserve

Emmanuel Moseley – Questionable

Josh Reynolds – Questionable

Kerby Joseph – Questionable

David Montgomery – Questionable

Amon-Ra St. Brown – Questionable

James Houston – Out – Injured Reserve

Taylor Decker – Questionable

Green Bay Packers

Lukas Van Ness – Questionable

Rashan Gary – Questionable

Aaron Jones – Questionable

Christian Watson – Questionable

David Bakhtiari – Questionable

Houston Texans

Eric Murray – Questionable

Tavierre Thomas – Doubtful

Laremy Tunsil – Questionable

Denzel Perryman – Questionable

C.J. Stroud – Questionable

Tank Dell – Questionable

Jonathan Greenard – Questionable

George Fant – Questionable

Jimmie Ward – Questionable

Jalen Pitre – Questionable

Indianapolis Colts

Ryan Kelly – Questionable

Grover Stewart – Questionable

Kenny Moore II – Questionable

Quenton Nelson – Questionable

Anthony Richardson – Questionable

Jacksonville Jaguars

Andrew Wingard – Questionable

Folorunso Fatukasi – Questionable

Zay Jones – Questionable

Antonio Johnson – Questionable

Kansas City Chiefs

L’Jarius Sneed – Questionable

Willie Gay – Questionable

Nick Bolton – Questionable

Richie James – Questionable

Isiah Pacheco – Questionable

Kadarius Toney – Questionable

Las Vegas Raiders

Bilal Nichols – Questionable

Jakobi Meyers – Questionable

Divine Deablo – Questionable

Marcus Epps – Questionable

Tyree Wilson – Questionable

Chris Smith II – Questionable

Jakorian Bennett – Questionable

Chandler Jones – Out

Los Angeles Chargers

Chris Rumph II – Questionable

Daiyan Henley – Questionable

Joey Bosa – Questionable

Eric Kendricks – Questionable

Austin Ekeler – Questionable

Los Angeles Rams

Joe Noteboom – Questionable

Miami Dolphins

Terron Armstead – Questionable

Jaelan Phillips – Questionable

Tyreek Hill – Questionable

Andrew Van Ginkel – Questionable

Tyler Kroft – Questionable

Rawkwon Davis – Questionable

Jaylen Waddle – Questionable

Salvon Ahmed – Questionable

Kelvin Joseph – Questionable

Julian Hill – Questionable

Elijah Campbell – Questionable

Minnesota Vikings

Marcus Davenport – Questionable

Jalen Nailor – Questionable

Josh Metellus – Questionable

Jordan Hicks – Questionable

Olisaemeka Udoh – Out – Injured Reserve

Garrett Bradbury – Questionable

New England Patriots

Trent Brown – Questionable

Marcus Jones – Questionable

Jonathan Jones – Questionable

DeVante Parker – Questionable

Cole Strange – Questionable

Mike Onwenu – Questionable

Christian Barmore – Questionable

Sidy Sow – Questionable

New Orleans Saints

Foster Moreau – Questionable

Taysom Hill – Questionable

Jamaal Williams  – Questionable

New York Giants

Andrew Thomas – Out

Ben Bredeson – Out

Micah McFadden – Questionable

Azeez Ojulari – Out

Wan’Dale Robinson – Questionable

Saquon Barkley – Out

New York Jets

Duane Brown – Questionable

Mekhi Becton – Questionable

John Franklin-Myers – Questionable

Greg Zuerlein – Questionable

Breece Hall – Questionable

Philadelphia Eagles

Avonte Maddox – Out – Injured Reserve

Kenneth Gainwell – Questionable

Reed Blankenship – Questionable

James Bradberry – Questionable

Pittsburgh Steelers

Larry Ogunjobi – Questionable

Minkah Fitzpatrick – Questionable

Gunner Olszewski – Questionable

Darnell Washinton – Questionable

Damontae Kazee – Questionable

Markus Golden – Questionable

San Francisco 49ers

Brandon Aiyuk – Questionable

Ambry Thomas – Questionable

Seattle Seahawks

Mike Morris – Out – Injured Reserve

Riq Woolen – Questionable

Coby Bryant – Questionable

Julian Love – Questionable

Will Dissly – Questionable

Jarran Reed – Questionable

Phil Haynes – Questionable

Evan Brown – Questionable

DK Metcalf – Questionable

Boye Mafe – Questionable

Charles Cross – Questionable

Devin Bush – Questionable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chase Edmonds – Out – Injured Reserve

Calijah Kancey – Questionable

Carlton Davis III – Questionable

SirVocea Dennis – Questionable

Tennessee Titans

Peter Skoronski – Questionable

Amani Hooker – Questionable

Derrick Henry – Questionable

Harold Landry III – Questionable

Teair Tart – Questionable

Anthony Kendall – Questionable

Luke Gifford – Questionable

Denico Autry – Questionable

Washington Commanders

Daron Payne – Questionable

Logan Thomas – Questionable

Jartavius Martin – Questionable

And there we have it, our recap and injury update heading into Week 3. How wild will this weeks game go? Or will we see a return to “normal” and playoff teams actually playing like playoff teams!?

See you all next week!

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