Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season is one for the young quarterbacks, but it wasn’t good news for all of them with Trey Lance ruled out for the year.
Tua & The Dolphins Comeback
One of the big stories coming out of Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season is the Miami Dolphins’ massive comeback to beat the Baltimore Ravens.
Entering the fourth quarter down big, history was against the Dolphins.
How wild was Miami’s comeback? It’s the first time in 12 years a team has come back from a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
From 2011 to 2022, teams trailing by 21+ in the fourth quarter have a record of 0-711.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 18, 2022
However, Tua Tagovailoa put the league on notice to lead his team to a history-making 42-38 win.
He threw for a career-high 469 yards and six touchdowns. In the process, he became only the second quarterback in franchise history to throw for at least 400 yards and five touchdowns. With 319 yards and five touchdowns in the second half, Tagovailoa caught fire. His combination with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle is proving to be particularly effective. Both finished this one with over 150 yards and two touchdowns – the first time two receivers have cleared the mark in the same game since 1991.
So, how serious do we need to take the now 2-0 Dolphins? They’re at $23 in the Super Bowl LVII winner market.
Kyle Murray provided a masterclass in scrambling when he used 20 seconds to complete a two-point conversion in the Arizona Cardinals’ 29-23 overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Behind heading into the 4th, Murray orchestrated two touchdown drives, ending both with two-point conversions to force the game into overtime.
This is why you pay Kyler Murray franchise money.
Because he is the franchise.
— Johnny Venerable (@JohnnyVenerable) September 19, 2022
It wasn’t quite so pretty for the Cards in overtime but when Hunter Renfrow fumbled the ball in search of field goal range, Byron Murphy scooped the ball up and returned it to the house for the win.
Murray finished up with 277 yards in the air and added another 28 on the ground along with a touchdown and interception. Zach Ertz led all receivers with 75 yards on eight catches.
49ers win, lose, and possibly improve
The San Franciso 49ers picked up an important 27-7 win over the Seattle Seattle in Week 2. It’s the sort of win they needed after falling to the Chicago Bears last week.
However, despite winning the game, Kyle Shanahan is dealing with the loss of his starting quarterback, Trey Lance. The 49ers put everything into Lance being the long-term option with his development a key factor in measuring the success of this season. That development has stalled again…
#49ers QB Trey Lance is undergoing surgery this morning for his fractured and dislocated ankle, per source.
One small bit of good news: My understanding is not a compound fracture like Dak Prescott’s. But still a season-ending injury.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 19, 2022
Holding onto Jimmy Garoppolo now looks like a masterstroke. Garoppolo completed 13 of his 21 attempts for 154 yards and a touchdown after Lance left the field. He’s the more complete passing option and with a running back roster made up of bashers and bruisers, the veteran puts the 49ers into a better position to win right now.
Leaving Lawrence Alone
Sure, Trevor Lawrence may have fallen short of expectations throughout his NFL career so far, but if you leave him alone, he’s going to burn you.
The Indianapolis Colts pressured Lawrence on only three of his 30 total dropbacks in Week 2 – the lowest mark of Lawrence’s career to date. With all the time in the world to make a play, Lawrence connected on 25 of his 30 throws for 235 yards and two touchdowns as the Jacksonville Jaguars shut out the Colts 24-0. The second-year quarterback hit seven different receivers, five of which he found at least three times while putting up a 121.5 passer rating.
Following a messy season with Urban Meyer, the No.1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft is thriving under his new coach, Doug Pederson.
“I just think he’s a great coach that handles himself in a respectable way, in the way that he addresses the team and how he leads. I think it’s all that.”
This looks like the season he will start to live up to the lofty expectations laid on him when coming out of college.
NFL Super Bowl LVII Odds
We’re checking in on the changes in the Super Bowl LVII Odds from Week 1 to 2.
Josh Allen is stupid good and is enough on his own for the Buffalo Bills to shorten further into $5.50. He was superb again to throw four touchdowns in their 41-7 thrashing of the Tennessee Titans.
Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the 4th quarter against the New Orleans Saints tied at 3-3 before pulling away to win 20-10. Not entirely convincing, their $8 from Week 1 of the NFL season is unchanged. Similarly, the Los Angeles Rams picked up a 37-27 win over the Atlanta Falcons but it was hardly one to write home about. They remain at $15 to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
The San Francisco 49ers are a team to monitor in this spot. Most consider them to be a better team today with Garoppolo now confirmed as the starter. He’s taken them to a Super Bowl before and is at $19 to get there again and win it following an encouraging Week 2 display.
Top 10 Odds
|TEAM||WEEK 1 PRICE||WEEK 2 PRICE|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||$8||$8|
|Kansas City Chiefs||$8.50||$8|
|Green Bay Packers||$14||$13|
|Los Angeles Rams||$15||$15|
|Los Angeles Chargers||$14||$15|
|San Francisco 49ers||$21||$19|
Jaylen Hurts Appreciation
Jalen Hurts tonight:
390 TOT YDS
3 TOT TD
— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 20, 2022