2018 NFL Week 2 Player Performance Statistics Tracker – Cleveland being Cleveland, another tie and Brady lashes out at O-line. These were just some of the happenings from this weekend’s NFL games. A couple of new rookies put up solid numbers but once again it was really second year players that seemed poised for breakout seasons. Here is a look at some hot rookies and sophomore sensations who made an impact for their teams in Week 2.
2018 NFL Week 2 Player Performance Statistics Tracker – AFC Standouts
Patrick Mahomes, Quarterback – Kansas City Chiefs: No other quarterback, in NFL history, has thrown more touchdown passes in the first two games of a season than Mahomes. The 10th Overall Pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Texas Tech, has put on a clinic. He led the Chiefs to a 42-37 road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished with a solid stat line; 15-of-27 for 326 yards with 6 touchdowns and a QB Rating of 154.8.
As a top draft pick, at a skill position, collectors will find plenty of Patrick Mahomes‘s autographed rookie cards in every 2017 Panini football card release.
Joe Mixon, Running Back – Cincinnati Bengals: Mixon once again finished in the Top 10 rushers. He rushed for 84 yards on 21 carries (4.0YA) but was kept off the score sheet. The Bengals beat the Baltimore Raven 34-23 at home.
Collectors will find plenty of Joe Mixon’s autographed rookie cards in every 2017 Panini football card release.
Phillip Lindsay, Running Back – Denver Broncos: The 5’8″, 190lb., rookie out of Colorado was undrafted in 2018. However, it appears the team made a good choice in signing him. Lindsay busted out a 53 yard run and finished in the Top 5 rushers with 107 yards on 14 carries. The ground game was crucial in the Broncos narrow 20-19 home win over the Oakland Raiders.
Currently, Phillip Lindsay’s only licensed autographed rookie cards feature the running back in his University of Colorado uniform. He has cards in both 2018 Panini Contenders Collegiate Draft Picks and 2018 Elite Collegiate Draft Picks. However, if he keeps up this pace collectors can be assure to find his cards in future 2018 Panini football card releases.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers: Smith-Schuster had another solid performance this week. He racked-up 121 yards on thirteen receptions with one touchdown in the Steelers 37-42 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Collectors will find plenty of JuJu Smith-Schuster’s autographed rookie cards in every 2017 Panini football card release.
Keelan Cole, Wide Receiver – Jacksonville Jaguars: The second year wideout from Kentucky Wesleyan signed with Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He is just another weapon in the team’s potent offensive arsenal. He finished this week’s game with 116 yards on 7 receptions with one touchdown. The Jaguars beat the New England Patriots 31-20.
Keelan Cole only has two autographed cards from his rookie year. Panini, thankfully, included him in 2017 Panini Contenders with a Rookie Ticket Autograph. His other first year autograph is in the Boss Hoggs insert set found in 2017 Panini Absolute.
2018 NFL Week 2 Player Performance Statistics Tracker – NFC Standouts
Matt Breida, Running Back – San Francisco 49ers: The second year wideout from Georgia Southern signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He led all NFL rushers for Week 2 with with 138 yards on just 11 carries. One of which was a 66-yard touchdown. The 49ers beat the Detorit Lions 30-27.
Collectors will find plenty of Matt Breida’s autographed rookie cards in several 2017 Panini football card releases.
2018 NFL Week 2 Player Performance Statistics Tracker
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