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Winners and Losers: NFL Week Two Catch-Up

Football fans, we know you can’t watch every game and that sometimes you have to rely on stats and highlights to catch up. We want to make sure you turn to us for all your NFL analysis. Let Sports Obsessive get you completely up to date, starting with a look at the action from the second week of games…

The NFL Continues On…

As of yet, the NFL season hasn’t been stopped because of a Covid-19 breakout. I think everyone thought at least one team would have had some positive tests and maybe one postponement of a game. However, the effects of not having a preseason may be showing. Are you noticing teams looking rusty, sloppy, or just not going as fast as normal? The injuries are killing some teams’ hopes, plus a lot of people’s fantasy football teams.

Week Two Rash of Injuries

Several San Francisco 49ers have gotten hurt, including Nick Bosa (suspected ACL injury). Then defensive lineman Solomon Thomas was also carted off with a knee injury. Jimmy Garoppolo muscled through a right ankle injury to lead three scoring drives, but San Francisco ruled him out at halftime. Running back Raheem Mosterthas has an MCL sprain.

According to The Ringer, the NFL as a whole saw an exasperating amount of injuries to marquee players during Week Two:

  • Giants tailback Saquon Barkley may have torn his ACL.
  • Broncos quarterback Drew Lock didn’t return against the Steelers after suffering a right shoulder injury.
  • Bears running back David Montgomery injured his neck but returned.
  • Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr injured his shoulder and didn’t return.
  • Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones didn’t return after a groin injury.
  • Packers receiver Davante Adams didn’t return after suffering a hamstring injury.
  • Rams running back Cam Akers didn’t return after a rib injury.
  • Colts’ safety Malik Hooker was ruled out with an Achilles injury.
  • Colts receiver Parris Campbell was carted off the field with a knee injury.
  • Falcons right tackle Kaleb McGary didn’t return after suffering a knee injury.
  • Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo didn’t return after injuring his knee.
  • Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey injured his ankle and didn’t return.
  • Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton was ruled out after a leg injury.
  • Jets receiver Breshad Perriman was ruled out with an ankle injury.
  • Chargers starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a pregame chest injury that forced him to sit out Sunday’s game.

Dallas Cowboys Beats Atlanta Falcons (40-39)

I think we HAVE to go into detail with this week two game. The Ringer called this one of the most probable results in NFL history. The game may not have had the same stakes as Atlanta’s infamous Super Bowl debacle, but statistically-speaking, it was an even worse choke job.

Can you guys believe this one? With six minutes left in the third quarter and the Falcons up by 25, ESPN gave Atlanta a 99.7% chance of winning. I think everyone thought that the Cowboys were dead and buried. But then the Dallas Cowboys went on a run and recovered a late onside kick to win on a last-second field goal. Unbelievable.

The Most Mind-Blowing Start of Week Two Maybe Ever

The Atlanta Falcons had 39 points and zero turnovers in the loss. According to Elias Sports Bureau, entering Sunday, teams were 440-0 when scoring 39 points with zero turnovers since 1933.

Week Two Top Performers

QB R. Wilson (Seattle): 21/28, 288 yds, 5 TDs
QB D. Prescott (Dallas): 34/47, 450 yds, 4 TDs
QB J. Allen (Buffalo): 34/45, 417 yds, 4 TDs
RB L. Fournette (Tampa Bay): 103 yds, 2 TDs
RB: A. Jones (Green Bay): 234 total yds, 3 TDs
WR S. Diggs (Buffalo): 8 rec, 153 yds, 1 TD
TE T. Kelce (Kansas City): 9 rec, 90 yds, 1 TD

Undefeated: The 2-0 Club

Rams, Bears, Packers, Titans, Bills, Steelers, Cardinals, Ravens, Chiefs, Seahawks

Splitters: The 1-1 Club

Patriots, Bucs, Chargers, 49ers, Jaguars, Browns, Cowboys, Colts, Washington

Winless: The 0-2 Club

Bengals, Eagles, Giants, Falcons, Lions, Dolphins, Jets, Broncos, Panthers, Texans, Vikings

Monday Night Football Week Two

Saints (1-0) vs. Raiders (1-0) (8:15 pm EST)

What are your thoughts on the latest NFL football games and updates? Who surprised you? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Samantha Sayre

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