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Arizona Cardinals: With fellow speedster John Brown sidelined by a quadriceps injury, [J.J.] Nelson finished with five catches for 120 yards, accounting for nearly a third of the team’s total offense. Source

Atlanta Falcons: After sputtering in the season-opening win at Chicago (just 23 points and 372 yards of offense), the Falcons (2-0) came home to squash some anxiety with a statement of an effort. Source

Baltimore Ravens: Buck Allen has gone from a spectator to the Baltimore Ravens’ busiest running back. Allen’s 101 total yards were the ninth-most of any running back in Week 2. Source

Buffalo Bills: Sunday’s defeat in Carolina might prove to be among the worst moments of Zay Jones’ and Jordan Matthews’ careers in Buffalo. Jones … was noticeably shaken in the locker room after his final target of the afternoon ended in crushing disappointment for the Bills. Source

Carolina Panthers: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier that an injured reserve designation was possible but that [TE Greg] Olsen will return at some point during the 2017 season. Adam Schefter of ESPN passed along a report from his colleague Chris Mortensen, noting Olsen will miss six to eight weeks. Source

Chicago Bears: "No," [Bears head coach John] Fox told reporters after the game about whether [rookie QB Mitch] Trubisky would start against the Steelers in Week 3. Source

Cincinnati Bengals: There’s a feeling among some of the players that the Bengals should go off the board and consider bringing in Colin Kaepernick. Source

Cleveland Browns: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman has a broken hand, a source tells ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Source

Dallas Cowboys: Following the Cowboys’ 42-17 loss in Denver Sunday afternoon, Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson strongly criticized Ezekiel Elliott. … "He absolutely quit on his team today." Source

Denver Broncos: Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said, "[Quarterback Trevor Siemian] could be a star in this league. If we do what we need to do on defense, Trev is going to be a star this year." Source

Detroit Lions: The Lions sit right in the middle of the league’s rushing standings (16th) after racking up 82 yards last week vs. Arizona. Abdullah rushed 15 times for just 30 yards, however. The Lions started running the ball better later in that game, but overall, it was tough sledding. Source

Green Bay Packers: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson suffered a quad injury on the team’s opening scoring drive against Atlanta and did not return as the Falcons rolled to a 34-23 win. Source

Houston Texans: [Rookie quarterback Deshaun] Watson was 15 of 24 for 125 yards passing and added 67 yards rushing, highlighted by a 49-yard touchdown run in Houston’s 13-9 victory over the Bengals. Source

Indianapolis Colts: [Jacoby] Brissett’s interception in overtime cost the Colts the game, but his performance prior to that was more than good enough to prove that coach Chuck Pagano made the right decision in making the switch at the position. Source

Jacksonville Jaguars: [Allen] Hurns produced 36 yards and a touchdown on his team’s final drive, meaning he was quiet when the game was actually competitive. Source

Kansas City Chiefs: Quarterback Alex Smith and the offense got all they could handle from a talented front seven of the Eagles, but at the end of the day their 27 points, 344 total yards, and 6.7 yards per play were enough to get the job done. Source

Los Angeles Chargers: In the second game of his 15th season, in the Chargers’ first home game at StubHub Center, Antonio Gates caught his 112th career touchdown, setting a new mark for NFL tight ends. Source

Los Angeles Rams: Gurley hurdled over multiple defenders and ran through and around the Washington defense to the tune of 88 yards and a touchdown on the ground, with another 48 yards and a score through the air. Source

Miami Dolphins: [Jay] Cutler went 24-of-33 passing for 230 yards and a touchdown to [Kenny] Stills, rating a fine 101.8. He didn’t have a turnover, took only two sacks against a good Chargers pass rush and played within the offense with a 72.7 completion percentage. Source

Minnesota Vikings: "[Quarterback] Case [Keenum] is a guy that carries a lot of confidence for us," running back Dalvin Cook said. "When Case is out there, it’s just like Sam is out there. All those guys breathe positive energy, and that’s what you want from a quarterback. We love it in the huddle." Source

New England Patriots: In second game with Patriots, Phillip Dorsett posts second-most receiving yards of NFL career. Source

New Orleans Saints: Despite an already shaky beginning to their relationship, the New Orleans Saints are not interested in trading running back Adrian Peterson at this time, according to league sources. Source

New York Giants: Is Giants QB Eli Manning running on fumes? Source

New York Jets: Led by veteran running back Matt Forté, the Jets found success on the ground through a committee approach despite falling to the Raiders. Source

Oakland Raiders: Three days after he turned 30, an age at which wide receivers often start to show their age, [Michael] Crabtree showed he still can find his way to the end zone. He and Carr connected on three touchdown passes as the Raiders cruised to a mostly stress-free 45-20 victory over the New York Jets at the Coliseum. Source

Philadelphia Eagles: For the majority of Sunday’s contest, [Alshon] Jeffery was covered by one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks in Marcus Peters. Still, he hauled in 92 yards, pulled in a team-high seven receptions and secured his first touchdown as an Eagle. Source

Pittsburgh Steelers: Right now, the Steelers are relying on their defense. 40-combined points on offense heading into Week 3 is not what Pittsburgh was expecting this early. Source

San Francisco 49ers: The San Francisco 49ers can’t find the end zone and because of it, they’re 0-2 to open the 2017 season. For the first time in franchise history, the 49ers failed to score a touchdown in either of their first two games, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Source

Seattle Seahawks: Seattle has now scored 12 points or fewer in seven of its past 18 regular-season games — including the past two. ... Twelve points against the Niners? Fifty rushing yards through the first three quarters? They may have bettered their opponent Sunday — but their offense isn’t getting better. Source

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: [Jameis] Winston completed 18 of 30 passes without an interception. He threw a 13-yard TD pass to Mike Evans, who had seven catches for 93 yards. Source

Tennessee Titans: Derrick Henry ran for a career-best 92 yards after DeMarco Murray left with a tight hamstring Sunday. But Murray will retain his starting job, coach Mike Mularkey said Monday. Source

Washington Redskins: Jay Gruden offered good news on the Washington injury front Monday: Running back Rob Kelley and tight end Jordan Reed are day to day. Washington feared a fractured rib for Kelley, who left Sunday’s game in the second quarter and didn’t return. Source