Monday, September 17, 2012

NFL Week 2 Recap

Week 2 of the NFL season had a lot of former Tar Heel receivers find the endzone. On Sunday afternoon Houston Texans backup quarterback tweeted, "S/O to Hakeem, Btate and Greg Little. Three of my UNC receivers all catching TDs today!". We also seen linebackers with a lot of tackles, defensive ends putting pressure on the quarterback and a backup running back out performing the starter.

Julius Peppers (DE- Chicago Bears): Peppers had two of Chicago's five sacks. He was able to put pressure on Rodgers and led a defense that kept Green Bay's offense in check. Unfortunately for the Bears their offense was very stagnate and only put up 10 points.
Packers: 23 Bears: 10

Hakeem Nicks (WR- New York Giants):  Nicks had a huge game with 10 receptions for 199 yards and a touchdown. He hauled in a 50 yard pass from Eli Manning, late in the 4th quarter to help set up the Giants game winning touchdown. Nicks, who has only been practicing once a week will have a very short week as Nicks returns home to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers Thursday night.
Giants: 41 Bucs: 34

Greg Little (WR- Cleveland Browns): Little, like the rest of the Cleveland offense, struggled last week as he did not have a catch. This week he was targeted a team high seven times and had five receptions for 57 yards and a 24 yard touchdown catch from rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden.

Brandon Tate (WR- Cincinnati Bengals): Tate was targeted three times by Andy Dalton and made the most of them by catching all three for 71 yards and a touchdown. Tate was regulated to just kickoff returns this week since Adam "Pacman" Jones is healthy. Tate had three returns for 72 yards. Tate was not able to seperate himself as the clear number two receiver as Armon Binns and Andrew Hawkins both had decent games.
Bengals: 34 Browns: 27

Zach Brown (OLB- Tennessee Titans): Brown made his first NFL start for the Titans this week due to Colin McCarthy being out due to an injury. Brown was able to record 10 tackles and a sack for a Titans' defense that spent a lot of time on the field because of another lackluster performance by the Titans' offense.
Chargers: 38 Titans: 10

Robert Quinn (DE- St. Louis Rams): Quinn had three tackles and one sack Sunday against the Redskins. He now has a sack in each of the Rams first two games.
Rams: 31 Redskins: 28

Bruce Carter (OLB- Dallas Cowboys): Carter and the Cowboys defense struggled getting off the field Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Carter was able to rack up ten tackles, which was tied for second most on the team Sunday. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 122 yards to help Seattle control the time of possession.
Seahawks: 27 Cowboys: 7

Shaun Draughn (RB- Kansas City Chiefs): For the second straight week Draughn appears to be a part of the Kansas City running game. He had five carries for 56 yards and one catch for 23 yards. He out performed Jamaal Charles who struggled Sunday against Buffalo and only had 10 less yards than Peyton Hillis on six less carries. For now it looks like the backfield in Kansas City is very crowded, but Draughn has performed when given the opportunity.
Bills: 35 Chiefs: 17

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