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Badgers in the NFL: Week 2

Russell Wilson throws for over 300 yards, Quintez Cephus catches another touchdown and Jonathan Taylor has a quiet game.

  • Russell Wilson, QB (Seahawks): It was just another day at the office for Wilson, who finished with 343 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in an overtime loss to the Titans on Sunday.
  • Jonathan Taylor, RB (Colts): Taylor rushed for 51 yards on 15 carries in the Colts’ Week 2 loss to the Rams. Through two games, Taylor is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry and has yet to find the end zone.
  • James White, RB (Patriots): White hauled in all six of his targets for 45 receiving yards, while adding 20 yards and a touchdown on the ground in Week 2.
  • Melvin Gordon, RB (Broncos): Gordon had 31 rushing yards on 13 carries and two catches for 38 receiving yards in Denver’s win over the Jaguars. Backfield mate Javonte Williams outperformed Gordon in Week 2, turning his 13 carries into 64 rushing yards. It looks like the Broncos will continue to utilize a near-even split of the carries going forward.
  • Corey Clement, RB (Cowboys): The five-year veteran logged 11 total snaps (1 offensive, 10 special teams) for the Cowboys in Week 2.
  • Dare Ogunbowale, RB (Jaguars): Ogunbowale was on the field for 64% of special teams snaps in the Jaguars’ loss to the Broncos. He did not see any playing time at running back on Sunday.
  • Derek Watt, FB (Steelers): Watt saw action on 64% of special teams snaps but failed to register a tackle in Week 2.
  • Alec Ingold, FB (Raiders): Ingold played 26% of offensive snaps and was targeted once in the Raiders’ win over the Steelers. He also logged 15 special teams snaps in the game.
  • Ryan Ramczyk, OT (Saints): The three-time All-Pro started at right tackle and played every offensive snap for the Saints on Sunday.
  • Rob Havenstein, OT (Rams): Havenstein started at right tackle and played all 59 offensive snaps in the Rams’ win over the Colts.
  • Kevin Zeitler, OG (Ravens): The ten-year veteran started at right guard and played 100% of offensive snaps in the Ravens’ upset win over the Chiefs on Sunday night.
  • David Edwards, OG (Rams): The former fifth-round pick started at left guard and played every offensive snap for the Rams in Week 2.
  • Michael Deiter, C (Dolphins): Deiter started his second straight game at center and played all 74 offensive snaps in the Dolphins’ loss to the Bills.
  • Tyler Biadasz, C (Cowboys): Biadasz played every offensive snap at center and allowed two pressures in the Cowboys’ win over the Chargers.
  • Quintez Cephus, WR (Lions): With starting wide receiver Tyrell Williams out with a concussion for the Lions, Cephus took advantage of the increased opportunity. The second-year pro finished with four catches for 63 yards on seven targets in the Lions’ Monday night loss to the Packers. Cephus also hauled in a receiving touchdown for the second straight week.
  • Alex Erickson, WR (Panthers): Erickson served as the Panthers’ primary punt returner for the second straight week and finished with 24 return yards on four punts returned. The former walk-on also logged eight offensive snaps but was not targeted in the game.
  • J.J. Watt, DE (Cardinals): Watt played 90% of defensive snaps and notched two solo tackles in Arizona’s win over the Vikings.
  • T.J. Watt, LB (Steelers): The three-time Pro Bowler had four total tackles, one sack and a forced fumble before leaving Sunday’s game in the second quarter with a groin injury. The injury doesn’t seem to be too serious, as Watt may return to action as soon as this upcoming weekend.
  • Joe Schobert, LB (Steelers): Schobert started at inside linebacker and played every defensive snap for the Steelers on Sunday. He finished with ten total tackles and two pass breakups in Pittsburgh’s Week 2 loss.
  • Andrew Van Ginkel, LB (Dolphins): Van Ginkel was one of only a few bright spots for the Dolphins in their 35-0 loss to the Bills. The third-year pro notched four total tackles, half a sack, two quarterback hits and a forced fumble in Sunday’s defeat.
  • T.J. Edwards, LB (Eagles): Edwards started at inside linebacker but played just 30% of defensive snaps in the Eagles’ loss to the 49ers. He also saw action on 71% of special teams snaps and finished with six total tackles in the game.
  • Ryan Connelly, LB (Vikings): The former walk-on played 61% of special teams snaps and had one solo tackle for the Vikings in Week 2.
  • Zack Baun, LB (Saints): Baun was on the field for 84% of defensive snaps at outside linebacker and tallied seven total tackles in the Saints’ Week 2 loss.

Rookies

  • Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT (Steelers): After being inactive in Week 1, Loudermilk made his NFL debut on Sunday. He played 22 total snaps (18 defensive, 4 special teams) and finished with one tackle in the Steelers’ loss to the Raiders.