After a thrilling comeback win against the Detroit Lions, let’s look at a couple of takeaways from the week two win.
Marcus Mariota is a baller
How fun was that? Crazy things can happen when you have a stud as your franchise quarterback. He doesn’t seem to get fazed or rattled, and has shown that he can deliver in the most pressure-filled situations. We saw it last year in New Orleans and he did it again this Sunday. The balls of steel needed to throw into and over triple coverage is the kind of confidence you need in the guy running your offense.
His 30 yard touchdown throw to Delanie Walker was a dime of a throw. He located the throw perfectly and put more than enough power to fit it into a closing window before the safety could close in on Delanie. It’s games like this that should make fans appreciate the fact that we have this guy on our team. We could be stuck in purgatory with someone like Kirk Cousins or Case Keenum. We are blessed, my friends.
The offensive line rebounded mid-game
If you’re like me, you were having an existential crisis about our offensive line early in the game. Watching the right side of our line get blown back for a safety and Mariota getting hit constantly, things weren’t going well. But as the game wore on, they started to handle their business. Taylor Lewan was his usual stout self, Ben Jones was solid, and Quinton Spain and Jack Conklin actually made PFF’s Team of the Week.
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The main weak link in our line right now is Chance Warmack. Given the fact that he was drafted 10th overall, he’s earned a “bust” label and it doesn’t seem to be getting better. He’s now dealing with a torn tendon in his hand, so we’ll see if it affects him more (in performance or in missed time). That being said, the offensive line was a catalyst in us coming away with this game, especially with their ability to give Mariota clean pockets on the game’s most important drive.
Sometimes, being lucky is better than being good
This game was far from a perfect performance. We probably shouldn’t have even won. The Detroit Lions had THREE touchdowns called back due to penalties. But guess what? It doesn’t matter. This is the NFL. This is the league where teams will lose the games themselves more than the opponent wins them. It’s okay to let other teams beat themselves. And when they do, you have to capitalize and come through in clutch situations; just like the offense and the defense did on the final two drives of this game. We have a point in the win column and now we move on to week three. Let’s take it and run.