The second Sunday of the NFL regular season is in the books. Here’s a look at how all the former Arizona Wildcats around the league fared in Week 2.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
For the second week in a row, Gronk recorded a pair of touchdown receptions from Tom Brady as Tampa Bay steamrolled Atlanta 48-25. He finished the day with four catches for 39 yards.
Brady connected with his favorite tight end for a 20-yard TD on the Buccaneers’ first drive of the game, then found him again on a 1-yard TD in the second quarter.
Going back to Super Bowl LV, Gronk has multiple TD receptions in three straight games for the first time in his career.
GRONK. #GoBucs— NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2021
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Is @RobGronkowski still in his prime?! #GoBucs— NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2021
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Nick Folk, K, New England Patriots
Folk connected on all four of his field goal attempts in New England’s 25-6 win over the New York Jets. His longest kick was 49 yards.
Folk wasn’t perfect, however, as he missed on one of two extra point attempts.
Even with the miscue, Folk’s status as New England’s starting kicker seems pretty safe through two weeks.
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, DB, San Francisco 49ers
Flannigan-Fowles recorded one tackle in San Francisco’s 17-11 win over Philadelphia.
Roy Lopez, DT, Houston Texans
Lopez got the start at defensive tackle for Houston but went down with an injury in the second half of the Texans’ 31-21 loss to Cleveland.
Roy Lopez is down.— EverythingTexans (@EvTexans) September 19, 2021
Nothing going right for the #Texans after an incredible first half.
There’s no update yet on his condition.
J.J. Taylor, RB, New England Patriots
Taylor made his season debut with the Patriots, rushing for three yards on two carries. Taylor was inactive last week so even seeing the field is an improvement. However, his position on the running back depth chart – third string at best – suggests he won’t be getting many carries anytime soon.
J.J. Taylor is out for an early look at the field. The second-year RB was inactive last week, but after fumbles by Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson, this could be an indication he will be on the game-day roster against the Jets. pic.twitter.com/bwpLPxTqO3— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 19, 2021
Dane Cruikshank, S, Tennessee Titans
Cruikshank recorded three tackles in Tennessee’s 33-30 overtime victory over Seattle. Cruikshank didn’t receive many snaps to start the game but saw his role elevated in the second half and OT.
Nick Foles, QB, Chicago Bears
Foles did not play in Chicago’s 20-17 victory over Cincinnati.
Gary Brightwell, RB, New York Giants
Brightwell did not have any catches or carries, but made a tackle on special teams.