Week two in the NFL was wild to say the least. Who would’ve expected Tua Tagovailoa to throw for six touchdowns? Certainly not me. After bizarre performances from some top teams, namely Cincinnati and Las Vegas, and comebacks from unlikely places (Joe Flacco I’m looking at you), week three has some big shoes to fill. Here are the players I think will dominate come Sunday.
Passing Leader: Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams, Quarterback
Stafford will face the Arizona Cardinals who have allowed the second most passing yards through two weeks. We know how electric the Rams can be with their passing game. Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson are up there for the best one-two punch at receiver. With those guys catching the rock against a porous 2022 Cardinals defense, Stafford should surpass 320 yards and pick up three or four touchdowns through the air. He might even get a rare rushing touchdown (it’s just a feeling, I can’t explain it).
Rushing Leader: Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings, Running Back
After a poor performance from the Vikings passing game in week two, I expect them to focus more on the run this week. The Lions are one of the league’s worst defenses against the run and Cook is an elite talent. I think he’s set to blow out that defense this week on his way to a 130 yard, two touchdown game.
Receiving Leader: Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders, Wide Receiver
Adams is lucky enough to play the Tennessee Titans this week. They’re coming off a Monday night game in which they got thoroughly thrashed by Stefon Diggs, the Bills number one guy. The Titans won’t have an answer for Adams, the raiders number one, and his stats will reflect that. I could see a 13 catch, 160 yard game with a pair of scores to go along with it.
Sack Leader: Carl Lawson, New York Jets, Edge Rusher
Lawson is playing his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals, for the first time since leaving. The Bengals have allowed way too many sacks. End of story. It seems like just about anyone could go out there and sack Joe Burrow right now and Lawson has a bone to pick. He’ll be pressuring Burrow all game long and will successfully get to him three times on Sunday. I do hope for Burrow’s sake that this doesn’t happen but how can you not pick someone playing