NFL regular season
Ryan Fitzpatrick during his press conference after the Buccaneers win in week two of the NFL regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo via Buccaneers.com)

From 2016-2017, only one NFC team went to the playoffs back to back seasons (Atlanta Falcons). This NFL regulars season is starting out very similarly. The NFL is absolutely wild – it truly is a week-to-week league.

The difference between good teams and bad teams is their game plan. The difference between good teams and great teams is their execution on Sunday’s. If you missed my recap of week one, look no further.

Here is everything you missed from week two’s NFL action.

Week Two Awards

Offensive Player of the Week: Patrick Mahomes – QB – Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes is lighting the NFL on fire. Here are all six of his touchdown passes.

Defensive Player of the Week: Darius Leonard – LB – Indianapolis Colts

Offensive Honorable Mentions:
Kirk Cousins – QB – Minnesota Vikings (35/48 passing, 425 yards, and 4 touchdowns)
Ben Roethlisberger – QB- Pittsburgh Steelers (39/60 passing, 452 yards, and 3 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown)
Defensive Honorable Mentions:
Shawn Williams – S – Cincinnati Bengals (6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception)
Ronald Darby – CB – Philadelphia Eagles (8 tackles and 1 interception)

Best Plays from the Weekend

Let’s take a look at some of the top plays from week two.

This game-tying throw by Kirk Cousins shows his pin-point accuracy.

Can I get another one, Kirk?

Vrabel showing his creativity in the Titans win over the Texans.

More Titans trickery!

Drop it right in the bucket, Tyrod. Beautiful deep ball.

Fitzpatrick is one FIRE through two games.

First play from scrimmage – BOMB.

Calvin Ridley shows why he went in the first round with this beautiful route for his first career touchdown.

You don’t see this every day!

Easily one of the coolest catches I’ve ever seen. Check it out from multiple angles.

Good grief, he turned on the jets.

Of course, I included Monday night’s drop kick! Shout out to all the kickers that still have a job this weekend!

2019 NFL Draft Stock Report: Week 3

Updated Divisional Standings

Here are the current NFL divisional standings.

AFC East

  1. Miami Dolphins (2-0)
  2. New England Patriots (1-1)
  3. New York Jets (1-1)
  4. Buffalo Bills (0-2)

AFC North

  1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-0)
  2. Baltimore Ravens (1-1)
  3. Cleveland Browns (0-1-1)
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1-1)

AFC South

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-0)
  2. Tennessee Titans (1-1)
  3. Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
  4. Houston Texans (0-2)

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)
  2. Denver Broncos (2-0)
  3. Los Angeles Chargers (1-1)
  4. Oakland Raiders (0-2)

NFC East

  1. Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
  2. Washington Redskins (1-1)
  3. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
  4. New York Giants (0-2)

NFC North

  1. Green Bay Packers (1-0-1)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (1-0-1)
  3. Chicago Bears (1-1)
  4. Detroit Lions (0-2)

NFC South

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)
  2. Atlanta Falcons (1-1)
  3. Carolina Panthers (1-1)
  4. New Orleans Saints (1-1)

NFC West

  1. Los Angeles Rams (2-0)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (1-1)
  3. Seattle Seahawks (0-2)
  4. Arizona Cardinals (0-2)

Stats From Week Two

For all of you number crunchers out there, here are some of the best statistics from week two.

Le’Veon Bell Still Wary About Potential Workload Upon Return

News Around the NFL

Vontae Davis Retires During Halftime

This has to be one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen in sports. Vontae Davis, cornerback for the Buffalo Bills, apparently retired and left the stadium during halftime of the game he was supposed to be playing in. Following the game, he released a statement.

I actually think it’s very well written and that he truly means what he says. But come on dude, you can’t wait until after the game or even the next day to announce this?

Here is what current Bills linebacker, Lorenzo Alexander had to say about the matter.

You can’t make this stuff up. The NFL is far more dramatic than anything the Kardashian’s ever created.

Frank Gore Passes Curtis Martin

They don’t make running backs like they used to – and coaches certainly don’t use them the same way. Frank Gore is now the fourth leading rusher in NFL history.

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Post-Game Conference Swag

After beating the reigning Super Bowl champions, Fitzpatrick has upped his wardrobe game.

The outfit was apparently DeSean Jacksons’ and Fitzpatrick stole it from his locker for his press conference.

It’s always more fun when you win.

Josh Gordon Traded to Patriots

This headline dominated sports news yesterday, as it should have. The details of the trade are the Patriots receive Josh Gordon and send a 5th round pick to the Browns. However, there is language in the trade that if Gordon doesn’t play within the first 10 games, the Browns send back a conditional draft pick.

I’d say this is a huge win for the Patriots. Belichick hasn’t drafted in the 5th round since 2011 so it makes sense as to why he’s willing to part with the pick on a risky player. The upside of this trade for the Patriots is remarkable. If he remotely returns to his 2013 self, Brady may have found his Moss 2.0 – oh and Gordon just turned 27. Happy hunting!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for week three’s recap!