Week 2 NFL Hot Takes

Julio Jones explodes on 4th down to score the game-winning touchdown for the Falcons versus Philadelphia. (Photo: AP)

Action Jackson, again – Last season, such was Patrick Mahomes’ explosion onto the NFL landscape it felt like writers were continually having to come up with superlatives to describe his play. Lamar Jackson – albeit two weeks in – is in the same boat after he followed up his week one display with an NFL record-breaking haul of 250+ passing yards AND 120+ rushing yards in a single game. Jackson is white-hot and replicating the play that saw him a runaway Heisman Trophy winner at Louisville.

Cranky Cats – Jacksonville has a roster stacked with individual talent, as we saw when they made an AFC Championship game a couple season back, but lots of that talent is volatile, inconsistent and occasionally selfish.
Today, outspoken superstar corner Jalen Ramsey clashed with head coach Doug Marrone after the CB tried unsuccessfully to convince his coach to throw the challenge rag.
Myles Jack was sensationally ejected last week for a punch and had to be restrained as he left the field and the Jaguars had numerous off-field concerns last season.
The talent remains but the Jags are 0-2, their star QB is injured and more losing will only lead to more issues.

Big Ben & Eli – Super Bowl rings, Pro Bowls, clutch performances, consistent excellence for more than a decade… Roethlisberger and Manning have been magnificent quarterbacks for a long, long time but their time is coming – fast!
Deion Sanders strongly believes Big Ben will not see out this season as the Steelers dropped to 0-2 and are struggling in life without Lev Bell or Antonio Brown.
Reserve Mason Rudolph looked solid as replacement whilst Eli plain struggled as the Giants were handled at home by Buffalo.
Manning went 26-45, threw two picks and had a QBR of 37.8.
IF they are not already, Big Blue will be screaming for Daniel Jones real soon.

Julio, Touchdown Machine – Not so long ago, jokes were made regularly about Julio’s inability to get in the end zone. His skills as a receiver have never been in question but it seemed like everyone on the Falcons except Jones was scoring TD’s.
Currently, Jones holds the league record for consecutive games with a TD at six and today he dropped in another two – including the game-winner on 4th down.
In a scratchy SNF contest, Jones was the difference with 5 catches, 106 yards and the pair of touchdowns. His 54-yard game-clincher was typical Julio speed and power!





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