The inactives list announced prior to the Green Bay Packers’ Sunday contest with the Atlanta Falcons contained both starting tackles, Brian Bulaga and David Bakhtiari, as well as backup Jason Spriggs. So…uh…who’s in at tackle?
The game starts and Atlanta easily drives down the field including two passes to Julio Jones for 19 and 34 yards. Deja vu.
The Packers answer back with a drive of their own capped by a Ty Montgomery touchdown! Followed by a…no. It couldn’t be. A 3-and-out by the Falcons?
The Packers answer with a 3-and-out of their own. The Falcons march down the field again. It’s 14-7.
Another short drive forces Justin Vogel to boot it 47 yards. Falcons get another field goal. 3:27 remains in the half.
With 1:09 remaining the half, the Packers get the ball back on their own 5 yard line.
No quarterback is airing it out as much as the Cleveland Browns’ DeShone Kizer. No, really.
Despite his rookie status, Browns head coach Hue Jackson has not hesitated from allowing his young charge to throw the deep ball. The numbers, in this case, do not lie. JJ Zachariason, the editor-in-chief at numberFire has charted Kizer with throwing 19 deep passes—in this case, those that traveled 15 or more yards in the air—on his 61 attempts, giving him a league-leading deep ball percentage of 31.15. (Zachariason provided the chart below; you can also view it on Twitter, here).
Might this be asking too much of Kizer? In two games Kizer has been sacked nine times despite having one of the league’s better offensive lines standing between him and the pass rush.
The Dallas Cowboys were taken to the woodshed by the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The home team completely dominated all three phases of the game in every way. Trevor Siemian had his way with the Cowboys’ defense, C.J. Anderson ran wild, and the Broncos’ dominant defense held an otherwise explosive Cowboys offense in check.
How did the rookies perform in the hostile environment? Cooper Rush was again inactive, as Dallas continues to prefer Kellen Moore as QB2 over the undrafted rookie. Noah Brown made the active squad for insurance behind Terrance Williams and Brice Butler. Jourdan Lewis also made his debut for the Dallas Cowboys. How did the rooks perform in week two?
Taco Charlton was the Cowboys’ first choice of the 2017 NFL Draft.