Bud Dupree had another sack this week (that’s an average of one sack per game), but it probably wasn’t his biggest play. On the 49er’s final possession, Bud kept San Francisco out of the end zone with a HUGE stuff on 4th and goal from the one. I think he’s starting to figure this football thing out.
Stevie Johnson is back to his old self, catching his second touchdown in two weeks. This 10-yard score was even mores special because it was record-breaking; Phillip Rivers’ 255th TD pass moved him ahead of Dan Fouts for the most in Chargers history. The Chargers lost, but Stevie still managed to finish with five catches for 45 yards.
Jacob Tamme- You might think the veteran’s best days are behind him, but he’s still proving to be proficient, even without future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. His 41-yard catch was a career long, helping propel the Falcons past the Giants, 24-20. He finished the game with four receptions for 77 yards.
Randall Cobb had more passes thrown his way than any other Green Bay Packer receiver. He hung on to 8 of his 11 targets, finishing with 116 yards receiving. He was casually good, kind of like his buddy, Anthony Davis.
Larry Warford almost got taken out by a parachutist before yesterday’s game began. A military jumper lost control of his chute before the national anthem in Minnesota. Coming in hot, Warford got out of the way just in time. If the two did collide at such a high speed, Warford could have been seriously injured.
Za’Darius Smith made his first career tackle after sitting out in Week One.
After only playing two snaps in Week One, Chris Matthews received some significant praise on Sunday Night Football after an exceptional 13-yard snag from Russell Wilson. He still has a long way to go to live up to his unbelievable Super Bowl performance, but I’m confident Matthews will improve as the Seattle offense improves.
A Tale of Two Titans
Avery Williamson was much improved this week, getting six tackles against the Browns (three solo). Wesley Woodyard had two tackles once again, but most importantly, he put Johnny Football into the dirt with a sack.