Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season was wonderfully chaotic, with late-game comebacks and rivalry vibes already hitting mid-season form. There were quite a few touchdowns and interceptions by former Eagles around the league, and there was also a Carson Wentz safety. Three former Eagles also returned to Philly for the Monday Night Football matchup that has the whole city buzzing.
Here are some highlights from former Eagles in Week 2:
Commanders lose to the Lions
Quarterback Carson Wentz has a bit of a reputation of falling apart at the end of games, but he wasted no time in Washington’s Week 2 matchup with Detroit. With over three minutes left in the first quarter, Wentz got swallowed up in the endzone for a safety.
Things didn’t get remarkably better for Wentz as the game went on. He finished the day 30-of-46 (65 percent) for 337 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception and one fumble. He took a beating too; the quarterback was sacked five times.
The Commanders lost to the Lions, 36-27, and probably could have used DE Casey Toohill who was sidelined with a concussion in the first quarter.
Former Eagles DE Casey Toohill suffered a concussion in the first quarter, and SAF Jeremy Reaves made three special teams tackles.
Agholor and Mills pop off for the Patriots
What a difference a week makes. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor didn’t have a very notable Week 1 performance for New England, but finished that up with a big Week 2. He caught all six passes thrown his way for 110 yards and a touchdown. And the touchdown was nice.
On defense, safety Jalen Mills had himself a day with six total tackles, one pass breakup, and an interception.
Vikings vs. Eagles
You already know this, but the Eagles absolutely dominated the Vikings on Monday Night Football, including several Philadelphia alumni who made their return to the East Coast. Linebacker Jordan Hicks had just three tackles, but broke up a pass and nabbed an interception.
Jordan Hicks gets a gift-wrapped INT pic.twitter.com/PUsvFhljek— Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) September 20, 2022
Cornerback Chandon Sullivan got his first start of the season against his former team, and stayed on the field for 93 percent of their defensive snaps, recording three total tackles.
And then there was Jalen Reagor who knew what was coming the second he saw the Vikings schedule. The wide receiver asked for more as he took the field on special teams to a chorus of boos — to be surprised would be naïve, and so would not understanding why. Reagor did get his first offensive snaps (10) for the Vikings this week, resulting in one 7-yard catch and one 17-yard carry, plus two punt returns for five total yards.
Jordan Poyer gets 2nd INT
After Week 1, the Bills restructured Jordan Poyer’s contract so that he had more incentives on the line. He wasted no time trying to collect, adding his second interception in as many games on Monday night against the Titans.
Flacco finally wins for the Jets
As Zach Wilson still gets back from a knee injury, the Jets have relied on Joe Flacco — which is always a bit risky. They didn’t win in Week 1, but managed a huge late-game comeback on Sunday against the Browns, to win by one point, 31-30. Flacco finished the day 26-of-44 (59 percent) for 307 yards and four touchdowns, with one fumble.
- Safety Will Parks was signed to the Jets’ active roster last week, and DE Steven Means (Ravens), CB Daryl Worley (Ravens), and WR River Cracraft (Dolphins) were all elevated for game day.
The first touchdown to River Cracraft - simple cover one hole - looks like they may have been playing a bit of a spy as well. Good initial coverage, Tua rolls out away from pressure, finds Cracraft working back to him.pic.twitter.com/xFdY8v3W50— John “Winter Soldier” Vogel (@DraftVogel) September 19, 2022
- Raheem Mostert is definitely back for the Dolphins, with the running back having 11 carries for 51 yards, in addition to three catches for 28 additional yards against the Ravens. For Miami’s defense, linebacker Duke Riley had four total tackles, and safety Eric Rowe had six, all solo, tackles.
- Head coach Doug Pederson led the Jaguars to their first shut-out win since 2018 over Frank Reich and the Colts, 24-0.
- After getting just two defensive snaps in Week 1, safety Rodney McLeod saw 49 percent of the defensive snaps on Sunday for the Colts, and made 6 total tackles.
- Tight end Zach Ertz led the Cardinals offense with 8 catches on 11 targets for 75 yards.
- The Denver Broncos beat the Houston Texans, 16-9, and there were former Eagles on both sidelines. For the Broncos, LB Alex Singleton had 5 tackles and 2 pass breakups, and CB Ronald Darby had 1 tackle and 1 defended pass. For the Texans, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill finished the day with 5 total tackles, CB Tremon Smith had one kick return for 22 yards, and punter Cameron Johnston had five punts for 268 yards and a 64-yard long.
- Wide receiver Mack Hollins got considerably more action in Week 2 for the Raiders, making 5 catches on 8 targets for 66 yards. It was similar for wide receiver DeAndre Carter with the Chargers, who finished the day with 3 catches for 55 yards, plus two kick returns for 43 yards, and two punt returns for 17 yards.