Sep 16, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) celebrates the win over the Oakland Raiders at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The second Sunday of the 2018 NFL regular season is in the books and with it came some memorable performances on both sides of the ball. Following every Sunday this season, we at Pro Football Focus will scour our data from our team of over 500 analysts who grade every player on every play of every game and point out the most notable statistics from our wealth of data.
During our grading of every player on every play, PFF’s grading generates a bevy of advanced statistics found within our Premium Stats 2.0 platform, available with a PFF Elite subscription. Below are 20 signature stats to know from Week 2 of the 2018 NFL season. Each of these stats comes to you after our grading and subsequent All-22 review processes are in the books.
Carr put up historic standard completion percentage numbers in his Week 2 matchup against Denver as he also led the league with a 93.8 percent adjusted completion percentage. He completed 29-of-32 passes with one dropped pass giving him his league-high mark.
Rivers was pressured on 40 percent of his dropbacks (12-of-30), the fourth-highest rate in the league for Week 2, yet he finished the game against Buffalo with the league’s highest passer rating under pressure at 153.7. He completed 8-of-9 passes for 108 yards and one touchdown under duress.
To no one’s surprise, Mahomes led the league in not only deep passing yards but also deep passing touchdowns in Week 2. On passes targeted at least 20 yards downfield, Mahomes threw for 140 yards and three touchdowns.
On his 14 carries, the rookie from Colorado averaged a league-high 6.36 yards after contact per carry. He racked up 89 of his 107 rushing yards after first contact en route to a 759 overall grade which was good enough for second on the week.
The second-year running back broke out to a league-leading 190.8 elusive rating against Green Bay, the PFF metric that isolates a running back independently of the blocking in front of him. He forced eight total missed tackles on runs and receptions while he averaged 3.10…