USC NFL Week 2 Roundup: Nickell Robey Scoops Fumble For Six (9/20)

Sep 15, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (21) recovers a fumble and runs for a touchdown during the second half against the New York Jets at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37-31. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 15, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (21) recovers a fumble and runs for a touchdown during the second half against the New York Jets at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37-31. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports /

USC NFL action in Week 2 featured a scoop six by Nickell Robey, a standout Monday for Everson Griffen and more Projan highlights.

The NFL officially returned to Los Angeles this weekend, along with T.J. McDonald of the Rams and Pete Carroll and Mike Morgan of the Seattle Seahawks.

Still the best of the USC NFL action was found elsewhere as Trojans hit the highlight reel.

Here’s how the Projans fared in Week 2 of the NFL season.

Three Stars of the Week

  1. Nickell Robey: The Bills cornerback had five tackles in the Bills loss to the Jets and supplied the Projan play of the weekend by scooping up a fumble for a 36-yard touchdown.
  2. Everson Griffen: Griffen earned high praise for his performance in the Vikings win over the Packers on Monday night. He had two tackles, a big sack and a forced fumble on the night.
  3. Carson Palmer: The Cardinals enjoyed a blowout victory over the Buccaneers as Palmer torched the Tampa Bay defense for 308 yards and three touchdowns.

What Other Projans Did

  • Nelson Agholor: For the second straight game, Agholor logged four receptions for the Eagles as they bested the Bears on Monday Night Football.
  • Buck Allen: The second year pro did not play for the Ravens for the second straight week.
  • Reggie Bush: After logging negative yards in his Bills debut, Bush did not have any stats in the loss to the Jets.
  • Jordan Cameron: Despite being listed as questionable going into the Dolphins game with the Patriots, Cameron had five receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter to help spark a failed comeback attempt.
  • Jurrell Casey: Tennessee beat Detroit by one point as Casey contributed one tackle on the day.
  • Matt Cassel: Cassel did not play for the Titans.
  • Su’a Cravens: Coming into the game with a hip injury, Cravens had four tackles as Washington lost to Dallas and earned rave reviews for his performance.
  • Brian Cushing: The Texans linebacker remains out with an MCL tear.
  • Rhett Ellison: Ellison did not log any stats as the Vikings beat the Packers.
  • Xavier Grimble: In his second game with the Steelers, Grimble caught his first career touchdown and added another catch to total 26 yards as Pittsburgh bested Cincinnati.
  • Matt Kalil: Kalil was questionable to start the week but started for the Vikings.
  • Ryan Kalil: The other Kalil brother started on the offensive line for the Panthers as they beat the 49ers.
  • Devon Kennard: The Giants got the victory over the Saints as Kennard had two tackles.

  • Cody Kessler: Kessler didn’t get into the game against the Ravens despite an injury to Josh McCown, but he looks set to start for the Browns next week.
  • Marqise Lee: Jacksonville couldn’t generate a comeback against the Chargers, but Lee still contributed with five catches for 75 yards.
  • Marcus Martin: Martin was a back up on the offensive line in San Francisco’s loss to Carolina.
  • Clay Matthews: The Packers linebacker had three tackles and a sack, but rolled his ankle during the loss to Minnesota.
  • Rey Maualuga: Maualuga made up for a blank stat sheet last week by logging seven tackles against the Steelers.
  • T.J. McDonald: The defensive stalemate between the Rams and Seahawks saw just one tackle by the Trojan safety in his return to the Coliseum.
  • Mike Morgan: On the other side of things, Morgan also had one tackle for Seattle back in Los Angeles.
  • Nick Perry: Perry’s three tackles weren’t enough to help Green Bay to victory over Minnesota.
  • Hayes Pullard: Pullard didn’t have any stats for Jacksonville in Week 1, but added to his tally with two tackles against the Chargers.
  • Silas Redd: Redd remains indefinitely banned for a violation of the league’s substance policy.
  • Frostee Rucker: After a strong opener, Rucker tore his MCL and is expected to miss three weeks.
  • Mark Sanchez: Sanchez did not play for the Cowboys, who beat the Redskins.
  • Kevon Seymour:

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  • Josh Shaw: The bright start to his second season in the NFL continued for Shaw as he had three tackles in the Bengals loss to Pittsburgh.
  • Tyron Smith: Smith started for the Cowboys on the offensive line in the victory over Washington.
  • Malcolm Smith: Though the Raiders couldn’t pull off the win over Atlanta, Smith had six tackles.
  • Randall Telfer: Telfer didn’t log any stats for the Browns in the loss to Baltimore.
  • Max Tuerk: Tuerk remains a back up at center for the Chargers.
  • Leonard Williams: It was another active game for the Jets lineman, forcing a fumble and adding four tackles as the Jets beat the Bills.
  • Robert Woods: Woods had just one reception for ten yards in the Buffalo loss.
  • Shareece Wright: As expected, Wright’s production saw a steep decline after his other-worldly 12 tackles in week one. He had a single tackle in the Ravens win over Cleveland.