Like Michael Vick before him, RG III has become must watch television on Sunday’s – and we’re just one game in. How about these numbers through two quarters of play: 11/13, 181 yards, 2 TD’s and a 153.8 QB rating. Not too bad at all.
The ability to extend plays with Olympic sprinter speed was something we were told to expect – so far so good – but it’s been Griffin’s poise in the pocket that’s been most impressive thus far. The release is quick, the reads are fast and Griffin has found immediate chemistry with number one wide out Pierre Garcon, though the former Colt left the game with a foot injury in the second quarter.
2. Matt Ryan
The absence of Brandon Flowers has been glaring in a wide open game at Arrowhead. Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Tony Gonzalez are having a field day in the Chiefs secondary with Matt Ryan providing the service. 17/21, 203 yards and a 138.7 QB rating.
3. Patriots Offense
Tom Brady’s motley crew of hulking tight end’s have started where they left off last season. Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski had touchdown receptions along with a Dont’a Hightower fumble return for a touchdown has given the Patriots a 21-3 lead at halftime. Brandon Lloyd has fit right in, displaying his set of amazing mitts early. It also looks New England has a keeper in Steven Ridley. The rich get richer.
- Ryan Tannehill and Matt Stafford have thrown three interceptions each.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to lock on to targets and deliver weak balls. He’s thrown two picks in the first half as the Bills are getting pumped by the Jets in New York.
- 36.1. Andrew Luck’s QB rating through one half in the NFL. Is Jim Irsay regretting his decision to take Luck over Griffin? Of course not. It’s one game, but you know the two will be compared for the rest of their careers. So far, Griffin is in the lead – obligatory small sample size.