NFL Week Two in Review
09/22/2009 § Leave a comment
It was another thrilling week in the NFL, with 10 of the weekend’s 16 games won by a single-possession margin. Washington won while scoring fewer points than 13 losing teams, the Colts won despite having the ball for under 15 minutes, and the Chargers outgained the Ravens by 163 yards–and lost.
Drew Brees continues his assault on the league, having completed 75% (9.8 yards per attempt) of his passes with 9 TDs and 2 INTs through two games. Brees, Joe Flacco, and Matt Ryan have now combined for 19 touchdowns and 1,615 yards.
If Adrian Peterson keeps up his current pace of 136 yards a game, he’ll top 2000 before the final regular season game. If the Vikings make it to the Super Bowl, 2500+ would not be out of the question.
JaMarcus Russell, Jake Delhomme, and Matthew Stafford are still languishing; all three QBs have sub-50 passer ratings and have combined for just 3 TDs and 12 INTs. Russell has completed a disturbing 35.2% of his passes so far.
The St. Louis Rams are averaging 246 yards per game (#31) and giving up 404 (#29). Their 7 total points are the fewest in the league (next lowest: 26). Meanwhile, the Lions have given up 72 points in two games, while the Saints have scored 93 (next highest: 69).