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ND in the NFL: Week 2

Wide receiver Will Fuller became the first rookie since 2008 with consecutive 100-yard games to open his career with another standout performance. Irish Illustrated takes a look around the NFL from a Notre Dame perspective.

Arizona: WR Michael Floyd, TE Troy Niklas

Floyd had just two receptions for eight yards on six targets for Arizona (1-1) in a 40-7 rout of Tampa Bay. But one of those catches was a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter to put Arizona up 17-0.

Baltimore: OT Ronnie Stanley, DE Kapron Lewis-Moore

Stanley started at left tackle for the second straight week as Baltimore improved to 2-0 with a 25-20 win over the Cleveland. Lewis-Moore is on the Baltimore practice squad.

Buffalo: S Robert Blanton

Blanton made one tackle for Buffalo (0-2) in its 37-31 loss to the New York Jets.

Carolina: LS J.J. Jansen

Jansen got into the win column this season as Carolina (1-1) rolled to a 46-27 victory over the 49ers.

Cincinnati: TE Tyler Eifert, CB KeiVarae Russell

Eifert and Russell were inactive for Cincinnati’s 24-16 loss to Pittsburgh. The Bengals are 1-1 this season. Eifert is continuing to recover from offseason ankle surgery with Week 4 as a preliminary return date. Russell landed with the Bengals during the week after being waived by Kansas City.

Cleveland (1): George Atkinson III

Atkinson had one kick return for 13 yards and a fumble (not lost) for Cleveland (0-2) in a 25-20 loss to the Ravens.

Dallas (3): WR Chris Brown, OL Zack Martin, LB Jaylon Smith

Martin started at right guard for Dallas (1-1) in its 27-23 win over Washington. Smith is on the reserve/non-football injury list, meaning he’ll miss at least the first six weeks for sure. Brown, an undrafted free agent signing, is on injured reserve for the season after breaking his foot in preseason practice.

Detroit: RB Theo Riddick, WR Golden Tate, WR TJ Jones

Riddick had 11 carries for 37 yards and four receptions for another 28 yards in Detroit's 16-15 loss to Tennessee. Tate managed just two receptions for 13 yards on nine targets in the loss, which dropped the Lions to 1-1 this season. Jones is on the Lions practice squad.

Houston: WR Will Fuller, OL Nick Martin

Another week, another 100-yard performance by Fuller. He made four catches for 104 yards as Houston moved to 2-0 with a 19-12 win over Kansas City. Fuller is the first rookie to open his career with consecutive 100-yard games since DeSean Jackson in 2008. Martin is on injured reserve and will miss the season after requiring ankle surgery in preseason.

Indianapolis: DB Matthias Farley

Farley made two tackles for Indianapolis (0-2) in a 34-20 loss to Denver.

Jacksonville: DL Sheldon Day, TE Ben Koyack

Koyack had one tackle for Jacksonville (0-2) in a 38-14 loss to the Chargers. Day made the active roster but didn’t register any tackles.

Minnesota: TE Kyle Rudolph, S Harrison Smith

Rudolph made three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown on nine targets as Minnesota moved to 2-0 with a 17-14 win over Green Bay. Rudolph’s touchdown came from eight yards out in the second quarter. Smith had seven tackles (five solo) in the win.

New York Giants:  DE Romeo Okwara, LB Ishaq Williams

Okwara made one tackle for the Giants (2-0) in their 16-13 win over the Saints. Williams is on the Giants practice squad.

Pittsburgh: OT Ryan Harris, DE Stephon Tuitt

Tuitt had four tackles (three solo) and a quarterback hit for the Steelers (2-0) in their 24-16 win over the Bengals.

San Diego: LB Manti Te’o, OL Chris Watt

Te’o made four tackles (one solo) for San Diego (1-1) in a 38-14 win over the Jaguars. Watt (knee) is on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which means he’ll miss the first six weeks of the season at a minimum.

San Francisco: DL Ian Williams

Williams will miss the entire season after an offseason ankle injury. San Francisco (1-1) took a 46-27 loss to Carolina.

Seattle: RB C.J. Prosise

Prosise didn't make the active roster Sunday for Seattle in its 9-3 loss to the Rams.

Tennessee: TE Anthony Fasano, CB Cody Riggs

Fasano had one catch for one yard on three targets while Tennessee (1-1) rallied for a 16-15 win over the Lions. Tennessee briefly cut Riggs a couple weeks ago before signing him back to their 53-man roster last week. Riggs suited up in the Detroit game, making appearances on special teams.

Washington: S David Bruton

Bruton had six tackles (five solo), one sack, a tackle-for-loss and quarterback hit for Washington (0-2) in its 27-23 loss to Dallas.


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