DC - NY entrambe vincenti alla prima, 1-0 e SEATTLE - TB entrambe ancora a zero win.
Key matchups:Defenders pass offense vs. Guardians Pass Defense
In this matchup, we see two units that performed well in Week 1. The Defenders have arguably the league’s most talented passing offense with Cardale Jones at quarterback and Rashad Ross and Eli Rogers at wide receiver. All three are capable of making big plays. While Jones isn’t always efficient, in Week 1 he led all quarterbacks with 9.0 yards per attempt.
The Guardians defense was strong in Week 1, forcing three fumbles and logging two interceptions thanks in large part to the secondary, but the Vipers still had 268 passing yards against the Guardians, even though starting quarterback Aaron Murray (foot) was dealing with an injury. This week, they have a much sterner test against the Defenders. Whoever wins this matchup will likely win the game.Vipers pass offense vs. Dragons pass defense
The Vipers gained a league-high 418 yards from scrimmage last week but struggled in the red zone and so scored only three points, but this week they face the Seattle Dragons, who last week had a league-worst 49.0 PFF coverage grade.
With quarterback Aaron Murray (foot) out, it’s hard to know what to make of the Vipers. Flowers was a dynamic dual-threat quarterback in college, but how many passing attempts will he get in Week 2? Last week, he had just two attempts despite playing 23 snaps at quarterback.
Might the Quinton Flowers-Taylor Cornelius duo actually be an upgrade on Murray? He struggled last week with a 47.1% completion rate and two interceptions.
And what about the receivers? In Week 1, Dan Williams, Jalen Tolliver and Nick Truesdell looked like perhaps the league’s best WR-WR-TE trio. Will Flowers and Cornelius play well enough at quarterback to allow their pass catchers to produce?
As poorly as the Dragons secondary played last week, it might catch a serious break this week with Murray on the sideline.