WHAT TO LOOK FOR - WEEK 2

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR - WEEK 2

What To Look For 2017 Regular Week 02 English

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 2

NO NEED TO PANIC: Since realignment in 2002, 108 of the 180 playoff teams (60 percent) began the year at either 1-1 or 0-2, including eight teams last season and five division champions – Atlanta (NFC South), Dallas (NFC East), Green Bay (NFC North), Kansas City (AFC West) and Seattle (NFC West).

A look at how playoff clubs in 2015 and 2016 began their seasons:

 2015                                                                 2016

Team

After 2 games

Playoff Result

Team

After 2 games

Playoff Result

Arizona

2-0

Advanced to Conf. Champ

Atlanta

1-1

Advanced to Super Bowl LI

Carolina

2-0

Advanced to Super Bowl 50

Dallas

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Cincinnati

2-0

Advanced to Wild Card

Detroit

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

Denver

2-0

Won Super Bowl 50

Green Bay

1-1

Advanced to Conf. Champ

Green Bay

2-0

Advanced to Divisional

Houston

2-0

Advanced to Divisional

Houston

0-2

Advanced to Wild Card

Kansas City

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Kansas City

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Miami

0-2

Advanced to Wild Card

Minnesota

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

New England

2-0

Won Super Bowl LI

New England

2-0

Advanced to Conf. Champ

New York Giants

2-0

Advanced to Wild Card

Pittsburgh

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Pittsburgh

2-0

Advanced to Conf. Champ

Seattle

0-2

Advanced to Divisional

Oakland

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

Washington

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

Seattle

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

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SACK MASTERS: The JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS, led by defensive end CALAIS CAMPBELL’s four sacks, recorded a league-high 10 sacks in their Week 1 victory at Houston.

With seven sacks on Sunday against Tennessee, the Jaguars will surpass the 1998 Seattle Seahawks (16) for the most team sacks through the first two weeks of a season since the sack became an official statistic in 1982.   

The teams with the most sacks through the first two weeks of a season since 1982:

TEAM

SEASON

MOST TEAM SACKS THROUGH WEEK 2

 

Seattle Seahawks

1998

16

 

Dallas Cowboys

1994

14

 

Houston Oilers

1982

14

 

Many tied

    

13

 

 

 

 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

2017

10*

 

*Entering Week 2

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BURSTING ONTO THE SCENE: Three rookies – Kansas City’s KAREEM HUNT (148), Minnesota’s DALVIN COOK (127) and Jacksonville’s LEONARD FOURNETTE (100) – rushed for at least 100 yards in their NFL debuts last week.

With another 100-yard performance in Week 2, Cook, Fournette and Hunt can each become the first rookie since 2005 (CADILLAC WILLIAMS) with at least 100 rushing yards in each of his team’s first two games of the season.

The last time multiple rookies rushed for 100 yards in each of their team’s first two games of the season was 1979 when OTTIS ANDERSON of the St. Louis Cardinals and WILLIAM ANDREWS of the Atlanta Falcons both accomplished the feat.

The rookies with at least 100 rushing yards in each of his team’s first two games of the season since 1970:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

Cadillac Williams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2005

Edgerrin James

Indianapolis Colts

1999

Marshall Faulk

Indianapolis Colts

1994

Billy Sims

Detroit Lions

1980

Ottis Anderson

St. Louis Cardinals

1979

William Andrews

Atlanta Falcons

1979

Earl Campbell

Houston Oilers

1978

 

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KC COOKING: Kansas City rookie running back KAREEM HUNT amassed 246 scrimmage yards (148 rushing, 98 receiving) and three total touchdowns in the Chiefs’ 42-27 Week 1 win at New England.

With 200 scrimmage yards in Week 2 against Philadelphia, Hunt would surpass BILLY SIMS (445 yards in 1980) for the most scrimmage yards by a rookie in his team’s first two games of the season.

The rookies with the most scrimmage yards in his team’s first two games of the season:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

SCRIMMAGE YARDS IN 1ST 2 GAMES OF SEASON

Billy Sims

Detroit Lions

1980

445

Marshall Faulk

Indianapolis Colts

1994

360

Ottis Anderson

St. Louis Cardinals

1979

359

Alan Ameche

Baltimore Colts

1955

347

Sid Blanks

Houston Oilers

1964

320

 

 

 

 

Kareem Hunt

Kansas City Chiefs

2017

246*

*Entering Week 2

Chiefs wide receiver TYREEK HILL, who had a 75-yard touchdown catch in Kansas City’s Kickoff Weekend victory, can extend his NFL-record streak of five consecutive regular-season games with a touchdown of at least 65 yards.

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PROLIFIC PASSERS: Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT has 3,935 passing yards, 24 touchdown passes and four interceptions through 17 career games. If Prescott throws a touchdown pass before an interception on Sunday at Denver, he would reach 25 career touchdown passes with the fewest career interceptions in NFL history.

The players with the fewest career interceptions at the time of their 25th touchdown pass:

PLAYER

TEAM

INTs AT TIME OF 25TH TD PASS

Nick Foles

Philadelphia

5

Kurt Warner^

St. Louis Rams

5

Dan Marino^

Miami

6

Chad Pennington

New York Jets

7

Robert Griffin III

Washington

8

 

 

 

Dak Prescott

Dallas

4*

*24 career touchdown passes

^Pro Football Hall of Famer


Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS has 298 career touchdown passes and can become the 11th player in NFL history with 300 touchdown passes. In 12 NFL seasons, Rodgers, who plays Atlanta on Sunday Night Football in Week 2, has 4,699 pass attempts and can surpass PEYTON MANNING (5,306) for the fewest pass attempts at the time of their 300th career touchdown pass

The quarterbacks with the fewest career pass attempts at the time of their 300th touchdown pass:

​PLAYER

TEAM

PASS ATTEMPTS AT TIME OF 300TH TD PASS

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

5,306

Tom Brady

New England

5,321

Dan Marino^

Miami

5,460

 

 

 

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

4,699*

*298 career touchdown passes

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

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TERRIFIC TIGHT ENDS: Dallas tight end JASON WITTEN had seven receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys’ 19-3 victory against the New York Giants in Week 1. Witten, who has spent his entire 15-year career with the Cowboys and has 11,947 career receiving yards, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer MICHAEL IRVIN (11,904) for the most receiving yards in franchise history.

With 53 receiving yards on Sunday at Denver, Witten will join TONY GONZALEZ (15,127) as the only tight ends in NFL history with at least 12,000 career receiving yards.

The tight ends with the most receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS

CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

Tony Gonzalez

Kansas City, Atlanta

1997-2013

15,127

Jason Witten

Dallas

2003-present

11,947*

Antonio Gates

Los Angeles Chargers

2003-present

11,209*

Shannon Sharpe^

Denver, Baltimore

1990-2003

10,060

Ozzie Newsome^

Cleveland

1978-90

7,980

*Active

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

 Los Angeles Chargers tight end ANTONIO GATES has 111 career touchdown receptions, tied with Gonzalez for the most all-time by a tight end. With one touchdown catch on Sunday against Miami, Gates will become the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions among tight ends.

The tight ends with the most touchdown receptions in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS

CAREER TOUCHDOWNS

Tony Gonzalez

Kansas City, Atlanta

1997-2013

111

Antonio Gates

Los Angeles Chargers

2003-present

111*

Rob Gronkowski

New England

2010-present

68*

Jason Witten

Dallas

2003-present

64*

Shannon Sharpe^

Denver, Baltimore

1990-2003

62

*Active

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

-- NFL --​

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: New England quarterback TOM BRADY and New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES will meet for the third time in their careers when the Saints host the Patriots on Sunday. The game marks the first time in NFL history in which two quarterbacks with at least 10 Pro Bowl selections (Brady, 12; Brees, 10) will face off against each other in the regular season.

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