NFL1000: Ranking the Top 1,000 Players from Week 2

September 22, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s said in various iterations that once is a fluke, twice is a pattern and three times is a trend.
What that means for NFL teams is that after Week 2, patterns become obvious and can turn into trends quickly. That’s good news for the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, who have enjoyed strong performances two weeks in a row from their rookie quarterbacks.
It’s not so good news for the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings, who have seen their offensive lines fall apart when tested in the first two games of the season. It’s good news for the New York Giants, who spent a ton of money on their defensive front in the offseason to be rewarded by strong performances from Damon Harrison and Olivier Vernon.
For every outlier, a player or team plays to its hype. Josh Norman was brutalized for his Week 1 performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers but recovered nicely against the Cowboys. Darrelle Revis is a different story—it’s officiall...

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