Week 2 of the 2023 NFL season is underway with the Philadelphia Eagles’ 34-28 win over the Minnesota Vikings on “Thursday Night Football.” The star of the show for the Eagles in their second win of the year was new running back D’Andre Swift, who totaled a career-high 175 rushing yards and a touchdown on a career-high 28 carries. Not a ton of people saw that coming given he totaled one carry for three yards in Philly’s 25-20 road win at the New England Patriots in Week 1.
Since anything can happen when it comes to the NFL, what’s next, you ask? Well, here are five bold predictions for this weekend’s Week 2 slate.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have NEVER been able to conquer Patrick Mahomes Mountain, as the reigning NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP is a perfect 4-0 in his career against the Jaguars. That’s Mahomes’ second-best record against any NFL team in his career, only possessing a better record against the Denver Broncos (11-0). He rode the struggle bus last week against the Detroit Lions in a 21-20 home defeat without future Hall of Fame tight end Travis Kelce, who was nursing his hyperextended knee and didn’t play.
That led to disastrous results for the Chiefs, especially in the second half, when targeting wide receivers. His lack of chemistry with Kardarius Toney, who had two drops — one that directly led to a 50-yard pick-six — and one catch in Week 1 and the rest of his receivers destroyed any Kansas City effort of having consistent, offensive flow.
Travis Kelce effect: Patrick Mahomes targeting WRs in Week 1
* Fewest yds/att (1.0) by any QB targeting WR in 2nd half since 2000 (min. 12 att)
Offense may even harder to come by for the Chiefs in Week 2 with the spotlight shining brightly on right tackle Jawaan Taylor’s habit of getting an extra head start before the snap. One would think referees will look to make an…
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Author : Garrett Podell
Publish date : 2023-09-17 11:40:58
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