Week two is in the books and a the 2018 nWo recorded its’ first NFL touchdown. As a whole, this may have been the best week for #NFLRebels in recent memory. There are 28 former players in the NFL. Let’s see check in on them.
Notable week two performances
- D.K. Metcalf scored the first ever NFL points from an Oxford Charger, and the Seahawks would need ever bit as they wont 28-26 over the Steelers.
- Speaking of the Steelers, Mike Hilton had four tackles including one tackle for loss, but it was his forced fumble midway through the fourth quarter that gave the Steelers the ball back inside the Seahawks five-yard line. Had Hilton jumped the snap any quicker, he might have taken the hand off himself.
- A.J. Brown had three catches for just 25 yards, but couldn’t hold on to a pass on 4th-and-2 to end the game as the Titans lost 19-17. The throw was high, but A.J. will tell you he should’ve caught it. Either way, the fact that the Titans went to Brown on the biggest play of the game tells you where he stacks up through just two games as a rookie.
- Cody Core finally got involved for the Giants, catching three passes for 28 total yards in a 28-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
- And speaking of Bills Mafia, Dawson Knox had just one reception for 18 yards against the Giants, but he blocked a Giants defender into the front row on a Bills touchdown.
Bills version of the finesse play. Rookie Dawson Knox moving DB 10-12 yards and Gisnts buying what Bills OL was selling. pic.twitter.com/rG6wgQmSyI— Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) September 16, 2019
- Eli Manning had 250 yards passing, but it took him 45 passes to get there. A touchdown to T.J. Jones was overshadowed by two interceptions. As the losses build up for the Giants, it appears the G-Men are turning to Daniel Jones to take over for Eli and they will begin looking for trade partners. Eli can’t lead a team anymore like Drew Brees, but the Saints could use him to bridge the gap until Brees returns from injury. A Manning in New Orleans? Something tells me that jersey might sell.
- Evan Engram had the best day for any former Rebel in the Meadowlands, hauling in six catches for 48 yards, and one nice picture.
- Brandon Bolden was sidelined with a hamstring issue, but it didn’t matter who was on the field, the Dolphins have already gone full tank as the Patriots whipped them 43-0.
- Jordan Wilkins didn’t quite reach the end zone for the Colts on Sunday, but his 55-yard run broke open the Titans defense late in the 4th quarter and propelled the Colts to a 19-17 win. He finished with five carries for 82 yards so expect Wilkins to tote the rock more as the season goes on.
- Presumptive starter Greg Little missed another week for the Panthers. He was cleared from concussion protocol on Thursday, but the Panthers are playing this one safe with their rookie lineman.
- Laremy Tunsil left the Texans game with an ankle injury but both Tunsil and Texans head coach Bill O’Brien later said the injury wasn’t serious. The following is a clip from the Texans week one game against the Saints, but the world needs to see exactly who Laremy Tunsil is.
- Breeland Speaks had surgery last month to repair an MCL sprain and meniscus injury. The Chiefs expect him to at least miss the first 10 weeks of the season which gives him plenty of time to return for the playoffs.
- Remember how A.J. Moore made the Texans roster because he made plays on special teams? Here is A.J. Moore making plays on special teams.