The 2023 NFL season churns on with an action-packed Week 2 Sunday slate.
Followers, gamers and analysts are chiming in, reacting to all the massive performs and off-field hijinks from all through the afternoon.
Here’s what the web was buzzing about throughout the second NFL Sunday of the 2023 season!
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Not having it
Invoice Belichick was not a fan of the ball placement his squad acquired on a vital third down play, and he was not shy about throwing the problem flag to contend the referees’ name.
Race ya there!
The Dolphins loved a profitable first half in Foxborough, and Mike McDaniel was enthusiastic as ever as he headed again into the locker room, racing one in all his employees members off the sphere.
Saquon Barkley needed to be helped off the sphere after sustaining an harm late within the fourth quarter. Barkley’s standing is at the moment undisclosed.
New York, New York!
Viva, New York! Make that 24 unanswered, as Graham Gano pocketed a chip shot subject aim to return again and cease the Cardinals.
Get up, get up
We do not know what occurred to the Giants within the second half, however Daniel Jones & Co. had been shot out of cannon within the second, utilizing a powerful offensive show to get again into competition.
What’s mistaken with the Giants?
New York went down 17-0 within the second quarter, main many to surprise why the Giants have had such a significant drop-off of their first two video games of the season from final 12 months.
Break it up!
A short scuffle broke out close to the tip zone within the fourth quarter, and a Niners fan performed good Samaritan hero to interrupt it up.
Sauce wasn’t the one Jets participant who took his frustrations out on-line. Operating again Breece Hall tweeted 4 footballs in succession, presumably alluding to the 4 carries he acquired throughout the sport.
Operating out of Sauce
Sauce Gardner’s Particular person day wasn’t horrible in protection, however his protection wasn’t capable of muster a lot from a rallying standpoint. Gardner wasn’t having the criticism that got here with New York’s loss, and shortly after the sport, he deactivated his Twitter account.
We’re not to be f***** with!
The Cowboys protection could have had the perfect total efficiency of any unit in Week 1, and security Jayron Kearse was adamant that the dominant development wanted to proceed.
Skip loving the Cowboys’ begin
FOX Sports activities’ Skip Bayless was loving what he noticed from Dallas within the first quarter after it drove down the sphere to take a 7-0 lead on the sport’s first possession earlier than following it up with a defensive cease.
Hail Mary, anybody? Denver’s final ditch effort to forestall Washington’s comeback was practically profitable if not for a failed two-point conversion, but it surely’s nonetheless price your time to observe this epic pass-and-catch.
First of his profession
A part of Washington’s comeback: Rookie Emmanuel Forbes, who made off with the primary interception of his profession to protect his staff’s momentum.
Over two defenders!
Terry’s down there someplace. We’re guessing that is simply what Sam Howell had in thoughts when he lobbed this TD move to McLaurin, who made two defenders pay for sniffing in his course. Washington executed a big-time comeback to climb again within the sport after trailing 21-3.
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Honoring a legend
A day after the Lions unveiled their statue of Corridor of Famer Barry Sanders, Amon-Ra St. Brown wore a particular jersey commemorating the Lions legend when he arrived for Sunday’s sport.
55 ski masks, 55 burgers, 55 factors?
“I Assume You Ought to Depart” star Tim Robinson was available to root on his Lions on Sunday, becoming a member of alongside fellow actor Sam Richardson, who introduced a ski masks, per C.J. Gardner-Johnson‘s orders.
“I am speaking to America right here, excuse me.”
So, Smith approached the ref to voice his displeasure over the decision because the ref was on the mic, dropping a message to Smith that everybody may hear.
Jared Goff‘s pick-six within the fourth ended his streak of 383 straight passes with out throwing an interception, falling simply 20 in need of the NFL report.
In a halftime battle between youngsters and mascots, the Spongebob mascot set the tone, stiff-arming one of many youngsters to get into the tip zone.
Bijan wins over followers
The Falcons rookie operating again impressed many on social media together with his efficiency on Sunday, dashing for 124 yards and including 48 receiving yards.
In a single play within the first half, Robinson juked out Packers defenders to choose up a primary down, drawing an “oooh” from NFL on FOX commentator Jonathan Vilma.
Later, Robinson picked up a key first down on fourth-and-1 that helped the Falcons stroll away with the win.
A particular debut
John Metchie made his NFL debut on Sunday after lacking everything of his rookie season on account of his battle with Leukemia.
Metchie makes his second
In a comparatively lackluster sport for the Texans, Houston was capable of choose up a spotlight on the finish. Metchie made a seize over the center for a 16-yard pickup, leading to his first NFL reception.
Baker displaying off
Baker Mayfield one way or the other threw a completion as he was falling to the bottom, tossing the ball proper earlier than he would’ve been sacked with a sidearm angle paying homage to Patrick Mahomes.
Even the NFL’s X account had some snark on the play.
Bears offensive shortcomings criticized once more
Chicago did not generate a lot offense in its loss to Tampa Bay, scoring simply 10 factors by way of the primary three quarters.
The Bears had been capable of get a landing again, making it a three-point sport. However after they had been seeking to take the lead late, Justin Fields threw a move straight to a Buccaneers defender that resulted in a pick-six, giving Tampa Bay a 27-17 lead earlier than successful by that rating.
Leap man try fails
Josh Allen tried to hurdle over a Raiders defender to get into the tip zone. It did not finish effectively for him, getting knocked down as he wasn’t capable of clear the bounce.
A star is residence
AJ Inexperienced made his manner again to the place the place his profession began, serving because the “Ruler of the Jungle” for Sunday’s Bengals sport. He signed a one-day contract to formally retire as a member of the Bengals on Saturday.
Rocking gear of two greats
Bengals going through boo birds
As Cincinnati struggled for a lot of the primary three quarters, Bengals followers expressed their disappointment, booing the offense because the unit did not rating a landing till late within the third quarter. Joe Burrow solely had 84 passing yards previous to the staff’s first landing drive.
Former Bengals star Chad Johnson cautioned followers to calm down, although.
Lamar Jackson has some questioning if he is an early MVP candidate
The Ravens QB may not have essentially the most superb statistical efficiency in Sunday’s win (237 passing yards, 54 dashing yards, two touchdowns), however he stepped up and made performs to assist seal the win within the fourth quarter, main some to say he is an early MVP front-runner.
Donovan Smith is open!
After Chiefs receivers struggled of their season-opening loss final week, Patrick Mahomes determined to toss the ball to a brand new receiver in Week 2, hitting left sort out Donovan Smith for a completion. In fact, the play did not depend as a result of you’ll be able to’t throw the ball to an offensive lineman.
Travis Kelce‘s landing will get NFL followers excited
The star tight finish made his return on Sunday, main some to say that Kansas Metropolis’s high-powered offense type of appeared like its traditional self once more whereas others joked about his rumored relationship with Taylor Swift.
Some conflicted about Chiefs following win
Kansas Metropolis was capable of pull by way of on Sunday, successful its first sport of the season, however solely put up 17 factors. There was some reward for his or her protection, whereas there have been blended ideas about their offense following Sunday’s win.
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Offensive lineman 2-point conversion
The Chargers opted to go for 2 as a substitute of settling for simply an additional level after scoring a landing that put them up 9-0 within the first quarter. However that they had a trick play dialed up, with Justin Herbert tossing a move to a wide-open Trey Pipkins, who performs on the Titans’ offensive line.
The play received many excited on social media, together with FOX Sports activities’ and former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, who dubbed the play “ThiccTwo.”
Chargers protection cannot pull by way of, resulting in extra time loss
The Chargers allowed the Titans to march proper down the sphere in extra time after they went three-and-out, permitting Tennessee to kick the sphere aim for the win.
FOX Sports activities’ Colin Cowherd was amongst those who roasted Chargers coach Brandon Staley and his protection for failing to return by way of within the clutch, once more.
Others questioned the place the Chargers sit as contenders after they fell to 0-2.
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