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NFL's Top Plays Of Week 2

September 20

We saw some jaw-dropping plays in Week 1 of the NFL, but what did Week 2 have in store?

Here are the top moments from across the league from a busy slate of Sunday action.

Onside kick!

Kickers rarely get love on highlight packages, but this spin-tastic onside kick from Greg Zuerlein that the Dallas Cowboys recovered is something special.

That onside kick and the subsequent drive to set up a game-winning field goal helped the Cowboys overturn a 20-point deficit they faced earlier vs. the Falcons to win, 40-39.

The game certainly wasn't shy of highlights, either ...

Amari Cooper reaches out

Big-time players come up with big-time plays, and Amari Cooper is no exception with this juggling act.

On the Marcus

Lamar Jackson claims a lot of the spotlight in Baltimore, and rightfully so, but that doesn't mean the defense doesn't deserve some shine.

Check out this diving pick from Marcus Peters against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson:

Chargers glimpse the future

With starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor out after a chest injury during warmups against the Chiefs, rookie signal-caller Justin Herbert had to step in.

On his first drive of the game, Herbert collected his first NFL touchdown on this rushing effort:

Herbert followed up that score with a passing touchdown later in the first half.

The Jets go full Jets – and that's not a good thing

The rout is on in East Rutherford, where the 49ers are stomping all over the Jets, including a 55-yard run on 3rd and 31 backed up against their own end zone.

Not great, New York. Not great. And unfortunately for the 49ers, they've experienced a number of key injuries in Week 2, including to running back Raheem Mostert.

On the plus side for the Niners, they made light work of the Jets to the tune of 31-13.

Aaron Jones leaves them in the dust

Sunday of Week 2 was a big day for big running plays, as the Packers' Jones broke a tackle then dusted the Lions defense for a 75-yard TD run in a 42-21 shellacking. 

Zeke brings the boom

Down 20-0 to the Falcons in the first half, the Dallas Cowboys had every reason to feel frustrated.

Ezekiel Elliott let out a bit of that pent-up energy to get Dallas back into the game on this 1-yard run:

Murray, the magical

Last Week, Cardinals fans witnessed the beginning of the DeAndre Hopkins-Kyler Murray connection.

But this week reminded us that Mr. Murray still has Christian Kirk, and Kyler's 49-completion to Kirk was an absolute bomb.

Retweet: Murray, the magical

If you thought his arm was the only problem for defenses, think again.

This dual-threat QB can do it all.

Kyler cruised in for the TD and put the Cardinals up, 27-9.

Wentz with the wince

Down 21-16 in the 3rd quarter, the Eagles had a chance to seize the lead – until Carson Wentz threw an ill-advised interception in the end zone. Whoops!

Meanwhile, for the Los Angeles Rams ...

Higbee cannot be stopped

Rams tight end Tyler Higbee enjoyed a field day against the Eagles, repeatedly torching the Birds on Sunday.

His third touchdown for the day, via a dime from Jared Goff, matched his career high for a season, set in 2019. The Rams eventually rode out of Philly as 37-19 victors.

Mo' from Mostert

Before he went out with an injury, San Franciso 49ers RB Raheem Mostert found the endzone with this 80-yard run for some early fireworks against the Jets:

After a first-quarter 76-yard touchdown reception in Week 1, Raheem Mostert is the second player ever to have a touchdown of at least 75 yards receiving and rushing in his team's first two weeks of the season.

The other? Hall of Famer Jim Brown.

Brady's bomb

Tom Brady is building rapport with his new weapons in Tampa Bay, finding Mike Evans with this dart across this middle vs. the Carolina Panthers:

Brady and Evans reconnected later in the first quarter for a touchdown, too, as the Bucs smoked Carolina 31-17.

Big Ben ties Favre

With this 84-yard house call to rookie Chase Claypool, Ben Roethlisberger tied gunslinger Brett Favre for the most 80-plus yard touchdown passes in NFL history with 9 in his career.

The Steelers held on to keep the Denver Broncos at bay, 26-21.

Hop to it

The first Lambeau Leap for the Green Bay Packers this season had a distinctly different feel – but tradition is tradition.

Hurst's first

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst probably won't find himself more wide open than this:

That easy stroll into the endzone marked Hurst's first touchdown as a member of the Falcons.


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