The NFL has become the ultimate reality television show, highlighted by improbable comebacks in Week 2. NFL teams had lost 2,331 straight games when trailing by 13-plus points in the final two minutes (including playoffs), before the New York Jets managed to pull off their wild comeback against the Cleveland Browns.
The Arizona Cardinals had their biggest comeback win in 23 years, while the Miami Dolphins rallied from 21-point second half deficit to stun the Baltimore Ravens — part of a wild Week 2 in a league that seems to get more unpredictable each game.
Each team is starting to paint a clearer picture of how they stack up after two games. Below we’ll unravel our takeaways from each team after the Week 2 slate of games.
Kyler Murray deserved his contract: What Murray was able to do in Sunday’s comeback win over the Raiders showcased why the Cardinals gave him $189.5 million guaranteed. Murray had 252 yards in the second half and overtime to bring the Cardinals back from a 20-0 deficit, totaling two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) and running and throwing for a two-point conversion, both of which came in the fourth quarter.
The Cardinals would be 0-2 if it wasn’t for Murray’s heroics. Arizona has flaws, but Murray can mask them while wearing down a defense late in games. It’s better to have Kyler Murray on your team than not.
Does Kyle Pitts exist?: Pitts has been nearly invisible through the first two games, which is the main topic of conversation for a Falcons team that has played hard. Marshon Lattimore was covering Pitts in Week 1, so it made sense Pitts didn’t light up the stat sheet.
What about Week 2? Pitts had just two catches for 19 yards and was only targeted three times. That’s unacceptable for one of the best pass catching tight ends in the league. Pitts has to be a bigger part of the offense if the Falcons want to win games. Four catches for 38 yards on just…
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Author : Jeff Kerr
Publish date : 2022-09-20 17:47:54
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