Carlos Dunlap has already become one of the league’s most proficient pass rushers, and he‘s looking to expand his reach off the field as well. He is launching his anti-bullying literacy campaign.
Dunlap plans to tackle bullying one AFC City at a time. He plans to visit with kids before away games in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Jacksonville on top of visiting with kids in Cincinnati as well.
Dunlap is having kids read “Malik, The Difference Maker,” which is a children’s book written by a by a local Cincinnati author. He is then having the kids fill out a questionnaire about the book and meet with him to discuss what they have learned about bullying over pizza.
Dunlap already kicked off the campaign on Monday when he visited with kids in Cincinnati at the Boys and Girls club.
An ugly game for the Cowboys. On the road against the Broncos, the Cowboys lost 42-17, and were never in the game.
What a difference a week makes! Against the Giants, Dallas had 47 offensive plays by halftime, and rolled to a 16-0 lead.
Against Denver, at the end of the first half, with the score 21-10 Denver, Dallas only:
Had run 25 plays
Had five first downs
Was one for six on third down, for 17%
Had gained 97 total yards on 25 offensive plays, and
Had a net 12 yards rushing, seven from Dak Prescott, and five from Ezekiel Elliott.
Dak was actually 14 of 20 for 85 yards, one TD, and a 94.8 passer rating. The lone touchdown was off a DeMarcus Lawrence strip sack that gave Dallas first-and-goal from the Denver three.
It looks like Detroit will be the underdog for the third straight week. For the third straight week, the Detroit Lions will be underdogs entering the game. According to OddSharks, the Lions are a three-point underdog against the Atlanta Falcons, despite a home game and a 2-0 record.
There was a pretty neat moment after the game, when the Lions sang “Happy Birthday” to team owner Martha Ford, who turned 92 on Saturday:
Come for the victory speech, stay for the birthday serenade. Happy birthday Mrs. Ford pic.twitter.com/URhQTOHeXk— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 19, 2017
Chris Burke, the new Lions beat writer for The Athletic, has an in-depth breakdown of the Lions’ win over the Giants, including who had the key block on Jamal Agnew’s 88-yard punt return touchdown.
Week two has come and gone. In week one, all four division teams played an in-division game: the Dallas Cowboys versus the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins hosted the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys and the Eagles both came out on top in week one, but met stiffer challenges in week two as the ‘Boys struggled against the Broncos and the Eagles fell to the Chiefs. The Redskins and Giants, meanwhile, looked to bounce back after season opening losses. The ‘Skins traveled out to L.A. for a battle against the Los Angeles Rams, and the New York Giants hosted Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions in East Rutherford.
New York Giants
Last Game: L 10-24 vs Detroit LionsNext Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
The Giants opened the 2017 season on the road without their best player available. Odell Beckham Jr.