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Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday’s action in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season. Catch up on each game’s biggest takeaways using the links below:
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Grant Gordon’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Preston Smith had five QB pressures and two sacks on 12 pass rushes (41.7 pressure percentage).
NFL Research: Aaron Rodgers (24-5 vs. the Bears, including playoffs) won his seventh in a row against Chicago and passed Hall of Famer Brett Favre for the most wins by any quarterback versus the Bears.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Deebo Samuel earned +45 rushing yards over expected on a 51-yard run in the first quarter (his most on a rush in his career).
NFL Research: Nick Bosa, who had two sacks, five QB hits and two tackles for loss, has had at least one sack in each of his last three games versus Seattle.
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Coral Smith’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Matthew Stafford was blitzed on 18.9% of his dropbacks after not being blitzed once in Week 1 versus Buffalo.
NFL Research: Cooper Kupp now has at least five catches in 23 consecutive games, tying DeAndre Hopkins for the second-longest such streak in NFL history. Antonio Brown is the only player with a longer run, making five-plus catches in 36 games from 2013-2015.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Cooper Rush was 16-of-24 passing for 209 yards and a TD when he was not under pressure and 6-of-8 passing for 76 yards and a TD when he was blitzed against the Bengals.
NFL Research: Joe Burrow has taken 13 sacks in the first two games of the season. The last QB to take 13 or more sacks through Week 2 and go on to start more than 10 games was David Carr, who did so twice (2002 and 2005, leading the NFL in sacks taken each of those years).
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Nick Shook takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Russell Wilson completed just 6-of-16 passes for 98 yards with a time to throw of 2.5 or more seconds.
NFL Research: Wilson had a 45.2 completion percentage and a 66.5 passer rating Sunday, the lowest completion percentage in a win with 30-plus passes in his career.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Kyler Murray traveled 84.85 yards on his first successful two-point conversion attempt Sunday, the longest distance traveled by a ball-carrier on a two-point attempt in the Next Gen era (dating back to 2016).
NFL Research: The Raiders were 39-0 all time when leading by 20-plus points at halftime prior to Sunday’s finish. The 20-0 lead was also the largest blown lead in franchise history.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: When Marshon Lattimore was lined up against Mike Evans on Sunday, Evans was held to one reception for 7 yards on 14 routes run.
NFL Research: Since 2019, the Buccaneers are 9-0 when they have three-plus takeaways in a game.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Nelson Agholor had 0.6 yards of target separation on his 44-yard TD, the second fewest for a Mac Jones TD in his career.
NFL Research: The Steelers had zero sacks in a game — after seven in Week 1 — for just the third time since 2017. T.J. Watt did not play in two of those games.
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Michael Baca’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Matt Ryan was 5 of 13 for 101 yards and three interceptions on passes of 10-plus air yards.
NFL Research: The Jaguars held a league-worst 33-81 record since 2015 heading into Week 2, but have won their eighth straight game versus the Colts in Jacksonville. The Colts are 10-4 against other AFC South opponents on the road over that span, and the last time Indianapolis sustained a road shutout was in Jacksonville in 2018.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Lamar Jackson generated his first career game with 150-plus pass yards and three TDs vs. blitz in a full game (did so in first half alone).
NFL Research: The Dolphins became the first team in NFL history with a player recording 400-plus pass yards and five-plus pass TDs (Tua Tagovailoa) and two others recording 170-plus receiving yards and two-plus receiving TDs (Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle) in the same game.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Lions rookie Aidan Hutchinson had four QB pressures and three sacks on 42 pass rushes (9.5 pressure percentage).
NFL Research: Amon-Ra St. Brown now has 50-plus receiving yards and one or more touchdowns in six straight games, dating back to last season. It’s the longest such streak by a Lions player in the Super Bowl era. He also tied the all-time mark with eight straight games with eight or more catches.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: The Jets had a 0.3% win probability following Nick Chubb‘s 12-yard touchdown run with 1:55 remaining in regulation.
NFL Research: Sunday was Joe Flacco’s first win as a starter in his last nine outings, snapping a streak that dated back to Week 6 of the 2019 season. The victory over Cleveland improved his all-time record to 18-3 versus the Browns.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: New York’s defense improved dramatically in the second half Sunday, going from an 18.5 pressure percentage in the first two quarters to 49.2% in the final two periods.
NFL Research: The Giants have started 2-0 for the first time since 2016. In that season, New York finished with an 11-5 record. It was also the last time the Giants reached the playoffs.
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Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs hooked up for three touchdowns as the Bills dominated the Tennessee Titans in the first of two games, while Jalen Hurts put on a show in leading the Philadelphia Eagles past the Minnesota Vikings.
It was a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown by Chiefs seventh-round rookie Jaylen Watson that stood as the game-winner for Kansas City over the Chargers on Thursday night.
Russell Wilson’s Broncos debut on his old homefield was spoiled by Geno Smith and the Seahawks, who prevailed on Monday night, 17-16.
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