Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Game Balls and Penalty Flags- Week 2

Week two is in the books and apparently we need to put an APB out for NFL defenses. Also, how about the Bills, Redskins and Lions each being 2-0. With that, lets hand out some game balls and penalty flags.


Tom Brady, New England: I have a feeling Brady will be a mainstay here this year. Going 31-40 for 423 yards and three touchdowns is just ridiculous. Can you say front runner for another MVP award?

Cam Newton, Carolina: Yes, Newton did toss three picks against the Packers defense, but he also threw for 432 yards against possibly the best defense in the NFL. For those that thought Newton was not ready for the NFL, he has proven us wrong. He and Brady this weekend became the sixth and seventh QBs in NFL history to have back-to-back 400 yard passing games.

Fred Jackson, Buffalo: Jackson ran for 117 yards and two scores leading the Bills to an impressive comeback win over Oakland. He is leading the NFL in rushing after two weeks with 229 yards.

Eric Decker, Denver: Even Decker's family had no idea he would play this well. He caught five passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns become Kyle Orton's favorite target while Denver's receivers struggle with injuries.

Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee: A castaway by Seattle, who could really use him right now, had a great day in the Titans upset of Baltimore passing for 358 yards and a touchdown.


Chris Johnson, Tennessee: The Titans had a surprising win over the Ravens and the self proclaimed best player in the league was a non-factor. Johnson rushed 24 times for a pathetic 53 yards, just a 2.2 yard average. So far, Johnson has only been able to muster 77 yards on 33 carries for a 2.3 yard average, but he has moved up from 48th to 34th place in terms of the league rushing leaders. To add further insult, the Titans plan to workout Clinton Portis on Tuesday.

Dunta Robinson, Atlanta: It is time to suspend Robinson for his lack of understanding of how to properly hit a receiver. Robinson got flagged, again, for an illegal hit on the Eagles Jeremy Maclin for leading with his head. He was fined $40,000 this time.

I could have a few more penalty flags, but I am going to leave them with just Johnson and Robinson. These two deserve the extra distinction this week.

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