EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Mason Foster #59 and Mark Barron #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take down Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Two weeks of the NFL season are under wraps. As predicted Jake Locker wasn't near as good in week 2 as he was in week 1. This is not all his fault as I will explain below. A trio of former Huskies have been staking their claim as top young defensive players. Early on Sunday I felt that Mason Foster would be our Dawg MVP. But with the Bucs blowing the lead I will go with Dashon Goldson. Still no sighting of the War Daddy. Here are your Sunday Bests:
Jake Locker QB Tennessee Titans
After a pretty good start to the season Jake struggled a little against the Chargers. He was 15-30 for a 174 yards with a TD and an INT. He threw his first TD to someone other than Nate Washington. Kendall Wright caught most likely his first of many career TD's from Jake. The Titans run game has not helped Jake at all and for the second week in a row he was the leading rusher. Chris Johnson called out his teammates this week but not himself. He really needs to step up to help Jake be successful and quit worrying about someone else.
Donald Butler LB San Diego Chargers
As stated the Chargers kept the Titans and Jake Locker in check. They rolled to a 38-10 victory. Donald only had 5 tackles but many Chargers contributed for tackles in week 2. Next up for Donald is the Atlanta Falcons
Mason Foster LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mason picked off Eli Manning early in their week 2 clash. He had 13 tackles including 2 for loss. However, the Buccaneers blew a big lead late to the Giants.
Dashon Goldson S San Francisco 49ers
Dashon also had an interception in week 2 to go along with 6 tackles. The Niner defense continues to impress. So far they have to be the NFC favorite.
Chris Polk RB Philadelphia Eagles
Chris was active again this week. However, he did not make the stat sheet again. The Eagles won a tight fought victory over the Ravens.
Khalif Barnes OT Oakland Raiders
The Raiders got hammered on the road by the Dolphins. For the second straight week the Raiders got behind and had to throw the ball way too much. They only had 23 rushing yards on 14 attempts. For the Raiders to be successful they need to establish a running game early on (sound familiar?)
Marcel Reece FB Oakland Raiders
Marcel had 2 catches for 17 yards in the Raiders loss. Next up: Pittsburgh at home
Senio Kelemete G Arizona Cardinals
Senio was inactive for the second straight week. The Cardinals are the biggest surprise so far after a nice win on the road in New England
Alameda Ta'amu DT Pittsburgh Steelers
Alameda was once again inactive.
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim DE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Daniel was again active but didn't record at tackle for the second straight week.