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NFL Roundup: Dez Scores in Loss, Chris Carson is Tearing It up and Dan Bailey Ties Career Long



Week 2 of the NFL has come and gone. Several former Pokes were active, and a few made plays. Let’s take a look at what Pokes did at the next level.

Dez Bryant

Dez caught one of two just TDs scored by Dallas in the team’s 42-17 loss in the mile-high city. But he corralled just seven of his team-high 16 targets for 59 yards. He was shadowed by Pro-Bowl corner Aqib Talib for most of the night, who snatched one of Bryant’s intended targets in the end zone and returned it 100-plus yards for a touchdown. The Cowboys couldn’t get much else going on offense against a strong Broncos defense.

Dan Bailey

Bailey tied his career-longest field goal with a 56-yarder to close the second half in the mile-high atmosphere. He was also 2 of 2 on extra points. Through two weeks, Bailey is 5 for 5 on field goals and 3 for 3 on PATs.

Chris Carson

Just one day after his 23rd birthday, the former Cowboy tailback led the Seahawks with 93 rushing yards on 20 carries helping the team earn its first win of the year against its division rival San Francisco 49ers. This follows up a Week 1 start in his NFL debut where he led all Seattle running backs with 39 yards on six carries. Carson has been impressive in two starts to begin his rookie season.

“I thought he did a tremendous job,” said Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson of Carson. “I think he rushed for 90-plus yards, or something like that. He kept battling. He kept running hard downhill. Kept getting north, putting his foot in the ground.”

Lane Taylor

Taylor’s Packers took to the road to christen Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game. Unfortunately, they suffered similar results and lost 34-23 to the Falcons. Taylor’s group struggled for the second-straight week allowing three sacks and a lost fumble by Aaron Rodgers. The Packers only rushed for 59 yards. In Week 1, Rodgers was sacked four times and the team rushed for 84 yards on just 3.0 yards per carry.

Emmanuel Ogbah

The second-year defensive end played but didn’t record any stats in Clevelands 24-10 loss at Baltimore.

Vincent Taylor

Taylor finally made his NFL debut and played just three snaps on defense recording one tackle in Miami’s 19-17 road win against the Chargers. He saw time on special teams, as well.

Russell Okung

Across the trenches, Russell Okung and Co. kept Philip Rivers clean for the most part. He was sacked just once and completed 31 of 39 passes for 331 yards and a score.

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