Sky Sports’ Neil Reynolds calls the shots in the second week of the NFL, picking five top picks, player of the week and more; Join Neil and his guests for a look at the best of the weekend on the two-hour NFL Review, every Tuesday from 9:00 pm, Sky Sports NFL.
Week two was once again one of the most incredible NFL weekends we have ever seen. I know this might sound like a broken record, but he really had it all, including a host of comebacks…
I still don’t think he’ll ever throw like Patrick Mahomes or Justin Herbert, but he showed what he can do Sunday, passing for 469 yards and six touchdowns. Incredible!
It’s clear how the Dolphins are going to attack teams. Tyreke Hill and Jaylen Waddle connected 32 times and finished with 22 receptions and four touchdowns in between.
It was Miami’s incredible comeback, trailing the Baltimore Ravens by 21 points at one stage in the fourth quarter of their 42-38 victory. And the nature of the win was important to Tua: If he had those numbers in a 45-0 break, I’m not sure we’d be that excited.
There was no room for error, especially with his game-defining shots late in the game. The touchdown pass from him to Waddle to win was really hard, through a narrow window.
I think this is a turning point for Tua, but now I want to see how he gets through it…with a big game against the Buffalo Bills this week.
The Arizona Cardinals are a prime example that no advantage in the NFL is certain. Midway through the third quarter of their game in Las Vegas, I thought they were headed for another loss and a very disappointing start to the season.
But Kyler Murray got the best of the game. At times it was almost like a video game: He had a two-point conversion game in which he ended up rushing 84 yards, taking 21 seconds, before finding the end zone. It’s something we’ve never seen in the NFL.
There was so much drama in this game. Even at the end, when Byron Murphy Jr. gave up 59 yards to beat Arizona, he threw the ball to celebrate and there were replays of checks to see if he crossed the goal line before throwing it. That sums up the madness in the NFL right now.