It’s tempting to call Tua Tagovailoa is the most valuable player of Week 2, he got help. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle meow all over the Raiders, but he’s earned so much respect that this is the weekend everyone has learned to spell his last name. He is now Mr. Tagovailoa. In Week 2, Micah Parsons was instrumental in helping the Bengal team keep 17 points. Parsons alone with Joe Burrow claim risk pay about his rookie deal. He is currently the league leader in shots, hits and pressure after Week 2.
However, Kyler Murray played like a stickman against his PS5 to claim our Week 2 MVP title.
You couldn’t be more valuable to a team than Murray on Sunday against the Raiders. His His 1:1 touchdown to intercept, 277-yard pass and 28-yard dash may seem modest, but he’s the hardest-working man in the NFL. The Raiders had others stopping them. So Murray put on a one-man performance, sweeping around the Raiders’ mature defense like Kevin McCallister.
Three quarters, Murray’s play proves the theory that there is a direct correlation between time Call of Duty events, his lackluster preparations, and his most brutal performances. While active gamers are letting their puzzle pieces turn red while testing the ‘COD: Modern Warfare 2’ beta all weekend, Murray is off to a terrible start.
By the fourth inning, the only game he was fixed on was the one where he was leading 23-7. On Days 4 and 4 with 8:41 left, he made a 35-yard pass into the pocket between the defenders and the touchline that the 5-foot-9 Marquise Brown caught in the first half. He didn’t catch much. when it fell on his stomach. In Arizona’s 2-point conversion after the score, he ran in 21 seconds, surging more than 80 yards to scramble, tiring the defense and broadcaster Greg Gumbel, who presumably needed a face mask. poison after making that marathon call.
On 4th-and-1 from the 43, Murray eluded Raiders edge rusher Maxx Crosby who had a clean shot on Murray, but couldn’t keep up when Murray quickly darted to his right.
A few plays later, Murray broke out of a clean Crosby sack and scampered around long enough for the officials to catch a Vegas defender committing a penalty that kept the drive alive.
And Murray’s pass to A.J. Green on the 2-point conversion was another tight-window throw to complete one of the most daring comebacks in recent memory. This wasn’t a quick-strike comeback. These were 11 and 18-play drives that featured multiple fourth-down conversions. The defense finished the job in overtime with a scoop and score touchdown, but just getting there was enough for Murray to ask for a day off so he can catch up on his COD campaign in peace.
And now Least Valuable Player
Jameis Winston is a stress-inducing passer. On every dropback, there’s a good chance he’s listening to a devil and an angel dispensing advice. Whom he listens to is a toss-up. This week our Least Valuable Player’s impulses doomed the Saints.
New Orleans has held the psychological advantage over Tampa Bay, having beaten them in each of their last four matchups. It was also personal for Winston, whom the Bucs kicked to the curb for Tom Brady following the 2019 season.
Mark Ingram’s red zone fumble left the Saints dejected at the end of the third. The score remained tied at 3, instead of Nola taking the lead as Winston began pressing. He was intercepted after leaving a jump ball in the air for rookie Chris Olave to nab. Instead, cornerback Jamel Dean reached it first. On the ensuing drive, Winston was picked off again by Dean AGAIN. On the Saints’ next drive, Winston was fooled into a third interception by safety Mike Edwards, who jumped Jarvis Landry’s route and returned it for a touchdown to give the Bucs a 20-3 lead.
Winston saved his worst for last, while Indianapolis Colts old-timer Matt Ryan spread his worst out over three quarters. A completion rate of 53 percent, 195 yards in a losing effort, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions would be an abysmal performance against the Bills, Bucs, or the Rams. But against the Jaguars? It makes you question whether Matt Ryan has entered the glue factory stage.
From the very first drive, he was jonesing to make bad decisions. When Julio Jones isn’t under those lobs, the result is more advantageous for the defense. Nick Foles is ready to resume his role as the Backup Gawd if Ryan keeps slipping up like this. Ryan and the Colts were going to be flayed either way, but the timing of Winston’s implosion couldn’t have been worse.