NFL Week 2 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Amari Cooper makes the best catch of 2020


It’s the second NFL Sunday of the 2020 season and we’re keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 2 slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines that we can’t wait to watch unfold. Check back often to find everything you need to know about Week 2.

SCHEDULE

Thursday

Browns 35, Bengals 30 (Recap)

Sunday 

Jaguars at Titans (GameTracker)
Panthers at Buccaneers (GameTracker)
Bills at Dolphins (GameTracker)
Falcons at Cowboys (GameTracker)
Broncos at Steelers (GameTracker)
Vikings at Colts (GameTracker)
49ers at Jets (GameTracker)
Rams at Eagles (GameTracker)
Lions at Packers (GameTracker)
Giants at Bears (GameTracker)
Washington at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. ET (Preview)
Chiefs at Chargers, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Ravens at Texans, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Patriots at Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)

Monday

Saints at Raiders, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)

Cooper makes the catch of the year

Trailing by multiple scores, the Cowboys needed a spark to help turn things around in the second half. Amari Cooper did just that in the third quarter when he made arguably the best catch of the 2020 season so far. I take that back — there’s no argument. This one-handed snag was as pretty as it gets.

James Robinson continues hot start

The most surprising Week 1 breakout was from Jaguars rookie running back James Robinson. Entering August, Robinson was an afterthought for Jacksonville. At the time, it looked like Robinson would a be a long shot just to make the final 53-man roster. That’s all an afterthought now as the power back continues to roll through defenses. Robinson broke off another TD run this week against the Titans.

Jones gets loose at the second level

Aaron Jones enjoyed a true breakout season in 2019 led by a heavy touchdown total, but he broke onto the scene as a rookie by making explosive plays. That’s exactly what he did in Week 2 when he broke off a 75-yard touchdown. Jones showed off his breakaway speed once he got through to the second level.

Claypool takes one to the house

In Week 1, rookie WR Chase Claypool may have made the single best catch of the week — and he did it in primetime. In Week 2, the talented size/speed freak showed off his 4.42 speed with an 84-yard touchdown catch from Ben Roethlisberger. At the combine, Claypool ran the 4.42 at 6-foot-4 and 238 pounds. Claypool already looks like a rich man’s Martavis Bryant with Roethlisberger in that offense. Big things are ahead for the rookie.

Brady and Evans hook up for first TD

There was some surprising chatter about Mike Evans not being a good fit for Tom Brady at this stage of his career. That chatter was quiet in Week 2 when Brady got rolling with Evans early. After racking up a 50-yard connection, Brady and Evans capped off the drive with a beautiful back-shoulder fade for a 23-yard touchdown. As we near the end of the second quarter, Brady and Evans are nearing the 100-yard mark.

Welcome back Jordan Reed!

At one point, it felt like Jordan Reed might never suit up again in the NFL until the San Francisco 49ers signed him. Coach Shanahan saw the upside of a tight end like Reed in his offense and in Week 2 it came to fruition. Reed caught a flat pass and turned up field showing his vintage post-catch ability in the open field. The result? Another touchdown for the 49ers. Welcome back, Jordan!

Mostert shows off elite speed

Raheem Mostert has been one of the NFL’s fastest timed players (at top speed) on multiple occasions since taking over as the 49ers lead RB and he just showed up that elite speed again. On the first offensive play of the game, Mostert housed a pitch for 80 yards and a touchdown against the hapless Jets. Look at the top speed he reaches to gain the edge and then take it all the way to the house. According to NFL Next Gen stats, Mostert reached 23.09 MPH — the fastest speed reached by any player since 2018.

Jones has a full array of weapons

For the first time since taking over as the starting quarterback of the New York Giants in Week 3 of the 2019 season, Daniel Jones will be throwing the ball to the exact combination of skill players the Giants designed to build around him. With Golden Tate (hamstring) active after missing Week 1, this is the first game in Jones’ career that he will have Tate, Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton all on the field together at the same time. Of course, on the flip side, the Bears will be returning pass rusher Robert Quinn, who missed Week 1. 





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