Week 2 of the NFL season saw Rashod Bateman continue his breakout season and the NFL debut of his college and pro team mate Daniel Faalele. Boye Mafe continues to impress in Seattle and Antoine Winfield and De’Vondre Campbell are as steady as ever. Here is a full review of how the Gophers did in Week 2 of the NFL season and a look ahead to Week 3.
Week 2 @ New Orleans Saints
Week 3 vs Green Bay Packers
Antoine Winfield Jr—CB
Winfield was once again all over the field playing all 68 defensive snaps in a tight win over the New Orleans Saints. Winfield recorded seven tackles, six of them solo, and one of them a sack on Saints QB Jameis Winston.
Ko Kieft continues to get decent run as a blocking tight end/ fullback with the Buccaneers through two weeks. He upped his snaps played to 24 this week up from 16 the week before. He also played 18 special teams snaps as well. He made at least one key block yet again.
Week 2 @ Denver Broncos
Week 3 @ Chicago Bears
A week after Murray dressed but didn’t see a defensive snap this week was much of the same as Murray only played one defensive snap in the Texans loss to Denver. He did make the most of it recording one tackle on his lone defensive play of the game.
Johnson was inactive for the second week in a row as he continues to learn the Houston playbook after joining the Texans on waivers during final cuts.
Blake Cashman- LB
Cashman played 17 defensive snaps in Week 2 for the Texans and recorded one tackle which was for loss, and a QB hit on Russell Wilson.
Week 2 vs Miami Dolphins
Week 3 @ New England Patriots
Two weeks and two TDs for Rashod Bateman. This one on a gorgeous 75 yard catch and run from Lamar Jackson.
When Marquise Brown left Baltimore, some said the Ravens had lost the ability to extend the field with speed.— Nic Mason (@British_Raven19) September 20, 2022
They clearly didn’t do their research on Rashod Bateman, who has done that in both games so far.
WR1, respectfully. #RavensFlock pic.twitter.com/uKdOjA48mb
Bateman played 36 offensive snaps for the Ravens and ended up with four catches for 108 yards on seven targets.
Faalele made his NFL debut and saw five offensive snaps as the swing tackle for the Ravens including being in on the goal line on a TD pass from Jackson to Mark Andrews.
Week 2 @ New York Giants
Week 3 vs New Orleans Saints
Wilson saw his action cut from week 1 as he played just nine defensive snaps for the Panthers in their loss to the Giants. He recorded two tackles, one of them solo.
Week 2 @ Philadelphia Eagles (MNF)
Week 3 vs Detroit Lions
Ezezi was inactive once again for the Vikings game and did not dress.
Week 2 vs Chicago Bears (SNF)
Week 3 @ Tampa Bay Bucaneers
Campbell played all 41 defensive snaps for Green Bay in their easy win over the Bears on Sunday night. He recorded four tackles, two of them solo.
Week 2 @ Detroit Lions
Week 3 vs Philadelphia Eagles
Benjamin St. Juste—CB
St. Juste played 42 defensive snaps for the Commanders in their loss to Detroit. He recorded four tackles, three of them solo and a QB hit on Jared Goff. He allowed just one catch on four targets and dropped an interception.
Week 2 @ San Francisco 49ers
Week 3 vs Atlanta Falcons
Boye saw a bit more action in Week 2 playing 23 defensive snaps for the Seahawks. He recorded four tackles, all solo and earned his first NFL QB sack on Jimmy Garoppolo.
Boye Mafe's first sack and a few other action plays against the Niners. He would be my vote so far for Seahawks rookie of the year, so hopefully this is just the beginning. pic.twitter.com/opFAaMWauc— Stan "the Soy Boy" Taylor (@GoodGuyAtSports) September 20, 2022
Week 2 vs Carolina Panthers
Week 3 vs Dallas Cowboys (MNF)
Coughlin did not play any defensive snaps for the Giants but started the game off on the right note when he forced a fumble on the opening kickoff that led to a Giants touchdown. He also made one solo tackle on special teams as well.
Week 2 @ Las Vegas Raiders
Week 3 vs Los Angeles Rams
Williams played 12 snaps in the Cardinals come from behind win over the Raiders in OT. He was used primarily in blocking formations and did not record a stat.