Another week of football is officially in the books. The Dolphins outdid the Ravens in a shootout under the sun. The Jets stunned the Browns in a comeback in Cleveland. The 49ers welcomed back Jimmy Garoppolo while rolling over the Seahawks. If Week 1 was an explosive reintroduction to the NFL, then Week 2 was a reintroduction to the league’s absurd parity.
Get yourself fully caught up with the NFL Morning Scramble, our weekly rundown of top takeaways and tidbits from the latest slate of games. Like the best greasy breakfast plates at your local diner, this is meant to be a hodgepodge of the good stuff — from weekly MVPs and true-or-false narratives to a look ahead at next weekend’s best games and hot-seat candidates.
Now dig in, and let’s recap:
Week 2 Awards
AFC MVP: Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill
Tua Tagovailoa deserves plenty of props for throwing six (!) TDs to storm back and beat the Ravens, whose own QB deserves consideration here, but so much of the Dolphins signal-caller’s breakout is due to Hill’s effortlessly freakish speed out wide. Even when the deep balls are underthrown, he’s athletic enough to score anyway. His 190 yards and two scores legitimately made Baltimore’s secondary look like a junior varsity squad.
NFC co-MVPs: Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, Packers RB Aaron Jones
Call them the prime-time darlings, because they lit up Sunday and Monday night. Hurts (390 total yards, 3 TDs) was darn near perfect under the lights, picking apart the Vikings defense with ease, then bulldozing through it with his legs to help guide a 24-7 rout that was even more lopsided than the score suggests. In Green Bay, meanwhile, what do you do when you have zero reliable downfield weapons for Aaron Rodgers? Feed your star running back! That’s what Matt LaFleur did in the Packers’ 27-10 win over the Bears, and it helped give new, steady life to the offense. Active as both a traditional runner and short-area chess…
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Author : Cody Benjamin
Publish date : 2022-09-20 12:29:39
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