Week 2 of the NFL season is behind us as teams around the country are already deep into their Week 3 game prep. None of the USF alums in the NFL did anything spectacular like they did in week one, but all did enough to contribute to a win for their teams.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling - WR Green Bay Packers
Valdes-Scantling finished fourth on the Packers in receiving, with only 19 yards on three catches. He had another long gain in his hands, but the Vikings’ DB made a nice play on the ball as he was falling to the ground. Even with the modest week on the stat sheet, the Packers still came out with a W and are sitting at 2-0. MVS hits the field again this weekend against the Denver Broncos at 1:00 p.m. ET.
D’Ernest Johnson - RB Cleveland Browns
Johnson set the tone early for the Browns on Monday Night Football. On the first drive of the game, he hauled in a 27 yard pass from Baker Mayfield to set up a field goal. The Junkyard Dog was put in the game pretty consistently on third down and did a great job picking up incoming blitzes, helping contribute to a dominating 23-3 win over the Jets.
Johnson had three catches for 42 yards and eight yards rushing on three carries. He’ll be back on the field Sunday night when the Browns take on the Rams at 8:20 p.m. ET.
Austin Reiter C - Kansas City Chiefs
Reiter played every snap of the Chiefs game again in a 28-10 win over the Raiders. He protected Patrick Mahomes as he threw for 443 yards and four touchdowns. The run game was a little less impressive, only totaling 31 total yards all game, but Mahomes can sling it, so it’s fine.
Reiter will be blocking for Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.
Marlon Mack RB- Indianapolis Colts
Sadly, Mack couldn’t duplicate his league-leading performance from week one. Instead, he helped lead the Colts to a 19-17 victory over the Titans. Mack got a ton of work on the ground, getting 20 carries for 82 yards. He also added two catches for 12 yards in the passing game too.
Mack will be back in action Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET against the Atlanta Falcons.