NFL Week 2 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Eagles’ Nick Sirianni tries Philly Special, but it flops


It’s the second Sunday of the 2021 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, and we’re here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.

Schedule

Thursday

Washington 30, Giants 29 (Recap)

Sunday 

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

Monday

Lions at Packers, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)

Failed Philly special

Nick Sirianni tried to earn some brownie points with the fans in his first home game as head coach by running a Philly Special on fourth-and-goal. Unfortunately, it did not work. 

Jalen Hurts said Watkins wasn’t a secret anymore after an impressive preseason. The big-play weapon had his first regular-season highlight in Week 2, as Hurts hit him for a gain of 91 yards. 

Zach Wilson throws 3 INTs in first half

The No. 2 overall pick is struggling in Week 2. Wilson threw three interceptions in the first half against the Patriots, and the third was arguably the worst.

Colts goal-line woes

The Colts have turned the ball over in the red zone twice in just the first half. They were stuffed on 4th-and-goal on their first drive of the game, and then Carson Wentz threw a shovel-pass pick. 

Definitely a bit unlucky, but this Rams defense is one of the best in the league for a reason. 

Did Derrick Henry get traded to the Steelers, or is this really a rookie? Harris unleashed a vicious stiff arm against the Raiders. Johnathan Abram was the victim, which is wild because he’s known for his physical playing style as well.  

Lawrence had an up-and-down Week 1 showing against the Texans, but he came out slinging this Sunday. Check out this touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, who cooked the DB down the right sideline. The Broncos have a great secondary, but it’s the Jaguars who struck first. Keep an eye on this one. 

This Bills offense could reach another level if they had a consistent presence on the ground, and that’s what Devin Singletary is trying to establish. He ran right up the gut against Miami’s defense for the first score of the game. It was his first carry of the game, and it went for 46 yards.

It’s great to have Christian McCaffrey back this year after he missed 13 games in 2020 due to injury. He’s a dual-threat star who is a cheat code in the open field. The Panthers had no trouble slicing up the Saints defense on the first drive of the game. Check out this catch and run from CMC: 

Young QB matchups in spotlight: More reps expected for Fields

In what’s shaping up to be a big year for young quarterbacks, Week 2 features several matchups between recently drafted signal-callers for both teams. Up in Chicago, perhaps the most interesting quarterback decision of all is brewing. Andy Dalton is slated to start for the Bears against his former Bengals team … all while Bears fans clamor for exciting rookie Justin Fields to take over. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Fields is expected to see more reps against the Bengals than he did in Week 1, and adds that Fields has been making “wow” throws every day in practice. 

Meanwhile, Bill Belichick is depending on Mac Jones to help the Patriots avoid an 0-2 start, while the Jets have similar hopes for Zach Wilson when the two 2021 first-round picks face off in New Jersey. 

And just down the road in Philly, Justin Hurts will try to stay hot for the Eagles after an impressive Week 1, but Hurts almost certainly won’t be the only QB drafted in the last two years to see action in that game. Trey Lance had a touchdown toss in his 49ers debut, and is expected to see the field again Sunday as well.

So what will happen in those games? And what about the others? We’ll bring you all the latest updates right here throughout Week 2 Sunday, so stay tuned.





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