Week 2 Quick Reads - Vincent Verhei
Odds are that this game will look even better later in the year when opponent adjustments kick in. His DYAR is also dinged for a pair of fumbled snaps that don't tell us much about how he performed as a passer. Rivers had the league's best DYAR on short passes, where he went 26-of-31 for 243 yards with two touchdowns and 13 other first downs. Only five of those completions counted as failed plays, and all of those came in the second half.
Philip Rivers Is Not Scared, and Other Lessons From Two Weeks of Football - Andrew Sharp
It can feel like a fluke when this works and a near-sack turns into a 20-yard third-down conversion between two defenders. But then it happens again. And again. And again, and eventually you start to realize none of this is just luck.
Scouting Report: Chargers at Bills - Ricky Henne
EJ Manuel has been effective under center for Buffalo, completing 32 of 48 passes for 375 yards, two touchdowns and only one interception for a 95.4 passer rating. His top target is rookie sensation Sammy Watkins, who through two games has caught 11 passes for 148 yards and one touchdown. The Bills also have a particularly potent rushing attack led by the dynamic duo of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.
Dwight Freeney off to fast start - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"He's not going to get to the quarterback every play. I mean, nobody does," coach Mike McCoy said. "But it's what you do to help your team in other phases, where, OK, Russell (Wilson) can't escape through the backdoor, so he comes up and someone else is there. Or (Freeney) causes pressure on the outside, and (Wilson's) got to step up, and then Corey (Liuget) and Kendall (Reyes) are there, or whoever else is inside. It's a matter of disturbing the quarterback. ... Make him uncomfortable, so it's not 7-on-7."