Breaking Down The 5 Surprising Performances From Week 2 Of The 2017 NFL Season

  • September 20, 2017
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Here are five performances that has everybody shaking their heads after Week 2


1). LeGarette Blount has one touch for zero yards

It looks like the 2017 NFL season will have a new rushing touchdown champion.

After scoring 18 touchdowns in 2016, Blount had a rare receiving touchdown in Week 1. Blount had no carries and only one catch for zero yards on Sunday while Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood had the bulk of the carries.


2.)  Chris Jones manhandles Eagles offense

In the second game of his second season, the Kansas City Chiefs defensive end had three sacks, one interception, one pass defended and two forced fumbles against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in a 27-20 victory.


3.) Marshawn Lynch finishes as the Raiders 3rd leading rusher.

The Raiders beat up on the Jets on Sunday, but Marshawn Lynch wasn’t a big factor in the 45-20 drubbing.”Beastmode” had 12 carries for 45 yards and one catch with a touchdown, though his teammates had better numbers coming out of the backfield.

Backup running back Jalen Richard has  big day with 58 yards on six carries along with 51 receiving yards, while wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson had 57 yards on three carries. Both Richard and Patterson also scored rushing touchdowns as the Raiders were creative with their run game.


4.) Trevor Siemian lights up Cowboys for four TDs

For a team led by their defense, the Denver Broncos offense looked very impressive against the Dallas Cowboys as Trevor Siemian threw four touchdown passes.

The Cowboys defense looked like a great unit in Week 1 holding the New York Giants to three points but Siemian has little trouble carving up a secondary that was depleted by injuries. Eight different players caught at least one pass as Siemian and the Broncos became the first team to score 40 points on the Cowboys since 2013.


5.) 49ers average 8.4 yards per rush vs. Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks offensive line maybe weak but at the very least they should be able to play defense after adding Sheldon Richardson to their already-dominant front seven. However the 49ers who had 51 yards in Week 1 dominated them.

Carlos Hyde ran for 124 yards on 15 carries and Matt Brieda had four carries for 35 yards, as the 49ers averaged 8.4 yards per rush against the Seahawks. While it’s still early in the season, this is somewhat of a concern for Seattle considering they had the fifth-best defense and were seven-best against the rush in 2016.





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