Five things we learned from NFL Week 2

Jay Asser 21:21 20/09/2016

From Stefon Diggs’ stunning start to the season to Jacksonville Jaguars’ poor form, there was no shortage of talking points as the new season completed its second week.

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DIGGS IS AN EMERGING STAR

The NFL’s leader in receiving yards through two weeks isn’t a big name, but rather Minnesota’s Stefon Diggs.

The second-year wideout has 16 receptions for 285 yards and a touchdown, while averaging a league-leading 4.25 yards per route run. He’s breaking out as an elite receiver in front of our eyes.

PACKERS ATTACK ISN’T BACK YET

Most assumed that with the return of a healthy Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s offence would return to their elite 2014 levels.

That’s been far from the case however, as the Packers are averaging just 278.5 yards per game (29th in the NFL), while Rodgers has the 22nd-best passer rating with 82.6. R-E-L-A-X?

GIANTS’ OFF-SEASON ADDITIONS PAYING OFF 

Yes, New Orleans were on the road, but the Giants defence was impressive nonetheless. New York managed to win without even scoring a touchdown as their defence did the heavy lifting.

The retooled unit has had good early returns, ranking top 10 in the league in yards allowed, rush yards allowed and points allowed

JAGUARS ARE STILL BAD

With the money they spent this summer and the assumed progression of their young core players, Jacksonville seemed like a bit of a dark horse. Yet so far, they’ve looked as bad, if not worse, than last year.

The air attack, which was supposed to be a strength, has yet to click despite Blake Bortles tied for NFL lead in pass attempts.

RYAN HAS BEEN STELLAR

Matt Ryan has consistently been a good, but not great quarterback, yet so far this season he’s been fantastic.

He leads the league with 10.0 yards per attempt and a 121.4 passer rating, while ranking second with a 72.6 completion percentage, 730 yards and five touchdowns. It could be a career year.

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