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Blowouts, debuts, and throwing down quarterbacks

Here’s week two of Red Raiders in the NFL

Arizona Cardinals v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Week two is when the fun begins. It’s when you start to see the players’ true colors. Week one doesn’t tell you much about the state of your team or your favorite players, but by week two you have a better understanding of what’s coming. It was a fun — if not particularly eventful — Week 2 of the NFL. Here’s how some of our favorite Red Raiders fared this week.

Michael Crabtree, WR, Arizona

Crabtree made his much anticipated debut with the Cardinals. Though he was the starter, he just played 19 of 60 offensive snaps in Sunday’s 23-17 defeat at Baltimore. Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk and Damiere Byrd all saw at least 93 percent of the offensive snaps meaning Crabtree was placed on the backburner.

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City

Mahomes did not have his starting left tackle Eric Fisher or his top receiver Tyreek Hill, but he still managed to complete 30 of 44 passes for 443 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday’s 28-10 win over the Raiders. Though he suffered a sprained ankle in last week’s game, that didn’t seem to bother him on Sunday.

Jakeem Grant, WR/KR, Miami

Grant seemed disappointed after the game. He was targeted seven times throughout the game, but only hauled in three catches for 22 yards. In the fourth quarter, Miami trailed 37-0. QB Josh Rosen trusted Grant with a long pass that should have been a 45-yard touchdown, but Grant dropped the ball. The final score was 43-0 Patriots.

Branden Jackson, DE, Seattle

Jackson has seen a lot more action lately since the Seahawks lost DT Poona Ford and DE Ezekiel Ansah to injuries. In Sunday’s 28-26 win over the Steelers, he made three tackles and marked the team’s only sack of the game. He played 37 of 57 defensive snaps, but unfortunately Ansah is set to return soon. This means he will likely get less play time as soon as that happens.

Danny Amendola, WR, Detroit

Amendola had a breakout performance in his week one debut with the Lions. Unfortunately for ‘Dola, that success did not carry over into week two. In the 2nd quarter, he failed to bring in his lone target in the Lions’ 13-10 win over the Chargers. A few short plays later, head coach Matt Patricia called Amendola to replace Jamal Agnew on punts. We didn’t see much of him after that.