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Week 2 News and Notes for Bears at the Next Level

It was a relatively unremarkable week for our Bears at the Next Level. But it’ll all come out. And when it does it won’t be even close to what happened north of here.

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Welcome back to That’s Some Next Level; your weekly update on Bears in the NFL. It was a relatively unremarkable week for our Bears at the Next Level.  But it’ll all come out.  And when it does it won’t be even close to what happened north of here.

Terrance Williams (DAL) – Williams led the Cowboys with 4 catches for 84 yds and a TD.  He was targeted 7 times, second most on the team behinds Witten’s 8. Mounting injuries could really change the dynamic for Williams.  Weeden only targeted Williams once in relief of Romo (though it was for a TD).  Hopefully with a week of practice, Weeden will get more comfortable with intermediate and long throws.  With Dez’s foot injury requiring a bone graft and now being pegged at 10-12 wks., Williams could really see a ton of attention.

Nice interview with T-Will in the Dallas Morning News this week.  Worth a click
Next Game: v. ATL, Sun 12:00CT

Kendall Wright (TEN) – Wright left with a leg injury in the first quarter but returned a few plays later.  That, along with a fierce Browns defense, appeared to hamper his production. He had only 2 catches for 17 yds.  No update on the injury, but official injury reports don’t come out until Thursday. 
Next Game: v IND, Sun 12:00CT

Bryce Hager (STL) – Hager continuesto get lots of playing time on special teams.  According to the Rams SB nation blog, he played on 23 (77%) of special teams plays in their loss to WAS.  He recorded one tackle.

Let me remind you, I am simple-minded, ignorant and borderline retarded.  Last week, I suggested that the Rams would destroy the Redskins.  In week one, St Louis’ defense had 6 sacks vs. the Seahawks and Redskins offense looked as it had all preseason, which is to say awful.  But Cousins went 23-27 for 203 and was sacked only twice.  Final score, Reskins 24 – Rams 10. 
Next Game: v. PIT, Sun 12:00CT

Matt Bryant (ATL) – Still perfect on the season.  1/1 on XP and 3/3 on FG, including a 46 yarder.   Nice comeback win for the Falcons, who were down by 10 at that start of the 4th Qtr.
Next Game: @DAL. Sun 12:00CT

Jon Weeks (HOU)Texans remain perfect on FGs and XPs.  And no punts fumbled/blocked, which is not trivial when you’re leading the league in the number of punt attempts – 15 through 2 games.  That’s some exciting football right there.
Next Game: @ CAR, Sun 12:00CT

Robert Griffin III (WAS) – And I’m Jay Gruden’s RG3 and I have cable.  Don’t be like this RG3.

Demetri Goodson – Still a Packer!  Last week, there was some concern the Packer’s would waive Goodson to make room for Datone Jones, who was returning from a one-week suspension.  Goodson was active for the Sunday’s game vs. the Seahawks, but didn’t show up in the box score.

Bryce Petty (NYJ) – No news on Petty this week.  Dressed but DNP.  The only Petty-related news is that the Jets, coming off a 2-0 start, have declared Fitzmagic™ as their starter for the foreseeable future.  That means when Geno Smith returns from his broken jaw, Petty will drop to 3rd string.

BTW Item of the Week: I like a sports wager as much as the next guy (unless the next guy is Tim Donaghy), and fantasy sports are fun too.  But I’m already so sick of Draft Kings and Fan Duel commercials. I’m not sure I can take 15 more weeks bros in replica jerseys holding oversized novelty checks.

That’s it for this week.  Until next week, good luck to Baylor Bears at Next Levels everywhere.  And that includes you!