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Week 2: Looks and Touches

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The following is a list of the Week 2 leaders in looks and touches. It defines those running backs and receivers who received the most attention this past weekend.

Touches is defined as the number of times a running back carried or caught the football.
Looks is defined as the number of times a player was the intended target of a pass.

Today, we mark the return of a feature that goes inside the box scores to detail how often or how rarely running backs and receivers are the focus of the offensive gameplan.

The top four players in the Touches column come as no surprise, but there's sure to be a shakeup in Week 3 with Curtis Martin expected to have his role significantly reduced in light of his injury. An interesting quartet of backs appears in the fifth through eighth spots, with the resurgent Stephen Davis and breakout star Willie Parker leading the charge.

Rookie Carnell Williams silenced the skeptics and put up big numbers against the Bills. He's got an air cast on his foot, but expects to handle the ball plenty against Green Bay. Finally, with Lee Suggs sidelined again, Reuben Droughns shoulders the load for the Browns. Unfortunately for him, Trent Dilfer has clicked in the passing game and kept him out of the end zone.

Through Week 2 of the 2005 season, it's clear that Tom Brady has made finding Deion Branch a top priority. He was targeted 14 times in Sunday's losing effort against Carolina. Norv Turner seeks to get the ball in LaMont Jordan's hands with the wheels already in motion. He led all running backs with 10 looks this week.

Week 2 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER WEEK 2 SEASON
1 Curtis Martin, NYJ 33 56
2 Edgerrin James, IND 31 57
3 Shaun Alexander, SEA 30 44
4 Julius Jones, DAL 26 55
5 Stephen Davis, CAR 25 38
5 Willie Parker, PIT 25 48
7 Carnell Williams, TAM 24 51
7 Reuben Droughns, CLE 24 39
9 Rudi Johnson, CIN 23 51
9 Tiki Barber, NYG 23 38
11 Priest Holmes, KAN 22 45
11 Thomas Jones, CHI 22 39
13 Ahman Green, GB 21 38
13 Clinton Portis, WAS 21 42
13 Deuce McAllister, NO 21 49
13 LaMont Jordan, OAK 21 44
17 Travis Henry, TEN 20 30
18 Domanick Davis, HOU 19 35
18 LaDainian Tomlinson, SD 19 38
20 Brian Westbrook, PHI 18 37
20 Fred Taylor, JAC 18 40
20 Mike Anderson, DEN 18 22
23 Marcel Shipp, ARI 17 26
23 Steven Jackson, STL 17 39
25 Cedric Benson, CHI 16 19
25 Warrick Dunn, ATL 16 38
27 Corey Dillon, NE 14 39
27 Jamal Lewis, BAL 14 31
27 Willis McGahee, BUF 14 39
30 Chris Perry, CIN 13 23
30 Lamar Gordon, PHI 13 14
30 Ronnie Brown, MIA 13 36
33 Chester Taylor, BAL 12 18
34 Chris Brown, TEN 11 22
35 Kevan Barlow, SF 10 26
35 Mewelde Moore, MIN 10 10
35 Michael Pittman, TAM 10 10
38 Kevin Jones, DET 9 36
38 Larry Johnson, KAN 9 19
40 DeShaun Foster, CAR 8 20
40 Mike Alstott, TAM 8 10
40 Najeh Davenport, GB 8 11
40 Ron Dayne, DEN 8 8
40 Verron Haynes, PIT 8 19
45 Ran Carthon, IND 6 6
46 Kevin Faulk, NE 5 13
46 Ladell Betts, WAS 5 17
46 Marshall Faulk, STL 5 9
46 Shawn Bryson, DET 5 9
46 William Henderson, GB 5 8
51 Anthony Thomas, DAL 4 7
51 Dominic Rhodes, IND 4 4
51 Frank Gore, SF 4 10
51 Jonathan Wells, Hou 4 6
51 Lorenzo Neal, SD 4 8
51 Michael Bennett, MIN 4 13
51 Sammy Morris, MIA 4 6
51 T.J. Duckett, ATL 4 12
51 Zack Crockett, OAK 4 7
51 Antowain Smith, NO 4 7
61 Brandon Jacobs, NYG 3 9
61 Greg Jones, JAC 3 4
61 Jerald Sowell, NYJ 3 6
61 Josh Parry, PHI 3 4
61 Obafemi Ayanbadejo, ARI 3 10
61 Paul Smith, DET 3 4
61 Reno Mahe, PHI 3 3
61 Shaud Williams, BUF 3 12
61 Tony Fisher, GB 3 7
61 Troy Fleming, TEN 3 3
61 Tyson Thompson, DAL 3 3
72 Chris Cooley, WAS 2 5
72 Darren Sproles, SD 2 2
72 Derrick Blaylock, NYJ 2 2
72 Jeremi Johnson, CIN 2 3
72 LaBrandon Toefield, JAC 2 6
72 Marc Edwards, CHI 2 3
72 Maurice Morris, SEA 2 4
79 Dan Kreider, PIT 1 1
79 Heath Evans, MIA 1 2
79 James Jackson, ARI 1 2
79 James Mungro, IND 1 1
79 Justin Griffith, ATL 1 2
79 Kyle Johnson, DEN 1 3
79 Mack Strong, SEA 1 3
79 Michael Turner, SD 1 3
79 Mike Karney, NO 1 1
79 Moe Williams, MIN 1 9
79 Nick Goings, CAR 1 4
79 Steve Bush, SF 1 1
79 Terry Jackson, SF 1 1
79 Vonta Leach, GB 1 1
79 William Green, CLE 1 5
Week 2 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER WEEK 2 SEASON
1 Deion Branch, NE 14 26
2 Travis Taylor, MIN 13 17
2 Roy Williams, DET 13 23
2 Joe Horn, NO 13 21
2 Chad Johnson, CIN 13 25
6 Plaxico Burress, NYG 12 23
6 Donte Stallworth, NO 12 18
6 Darrell Jackson, SEA 12 22
9 Rod Smith, DEN 11 22
9 Randy McMichael, MIA 11 18
9 Jerry Porter, OAK 11 16
9 Derrick Mason, BAL 11 22
13 Terry Glenn, DAL 10 17
13 Laveranues Coles, NYJ 10 20
13 LaMont Jordan, OAK 10 17
13 Eddie Kennison, KAN 10 16
13 David Givens, NE 10 15
13 Ashley Lelie, DEN 10 24
19 Troy Brown, NE 9 17
19 Steve Heiden, CLE 9 14
19 Santana Moss, WAS 9 19
19 Muhsin Muhammad, CHI 9 21
19 L.J. Smith, PHI 9 14
19 Kevin Johnson, DET 9 12
19 Keenan McCardell, SD 9 23
19 Hines Ward, PIT 9 11
19 Drew Bennett, TEN 9 16
19 Charles Rogers, DET 9 12
19 Bobby Engram, SEA 9 18
19 Anquan Boldin, ARI 9 20
31 Keary Colbert, CAR 8 12
31 T.J. Houshmandzadeh, CIN 8 17
31 Robert Ferguson, GB 8 13
31 Randy Moss, OAK 8 24
31 Michael Clayton, TAM 8 17
31 Marvin Harrison, IND 8 18
31 Justin McCareins, NYJ 8 17
31 Isaac Bruce, STL 8 14
31 Donald Driver, GB 8 15
31 Chris Chambers, MIA 8 24
31 Antonio Gates, SD 8 8
42 Torry Holt, STL 7 24
42 Terrell Owens, PHI 7 25
42 Reggie Wayne, IND 7 16
42 Nate Burleson, MIN 7 15
42 Marcus Robinson, MIN 7 11
42 Keyshawn Johnson, DAL 7 13
42 Josh Reed, BUF 7 11
42 Jimmy Smith, JAC 7 20
42 Greg Lewis, PHI 7 17
42 Eric Moulds, BUF 7 14
42 Bryant Johnson, ARI 7 19
42 Brandon Lloyd, SF 7 13
42 Arnaz Battle, SF 7 14
42 Andre Johnson, HOU 7 15
56 Troy Fleming, TEN 6 7
56 Todd Heap, BAL 6 12
56 Terrence Murphy, GB 6 6
56 Steve Smith, CAR 6 22
56 Samie Parker, KAN 6 9
56 Reggie Williams, JAC 6 11
56 Michael Jenkins, ATL 6 10
56 Marcel Shipp, ARI 6 8
56 Lee Evans, BUF 6 11
56 Larry Fitzgerald, ARI 6 21
56 Jeremy Shockey, NYG 6 9
56 Jamal Lewis, BAL 6 7
56 Domanick Davis, HOU 6 10
56 Deuce McAllister, NO 6 8
56 Dennis Northcutt, CLE 6 15
56 David Patten, WAS 6 11
56 Charles Lee, TAM 6 9
56 Brian Finneran, ATL 6 8
56 Brandon Jones, TEN 6 9
56 Amani Toomer, NYG 6 10
76 Clarence Moore, BAL 5 12
76 William Henderson, GB 5 8
76 Wayne Chrebet, NYJ 5 12
76 Travis Henry, TEN 5 5
76 Tony Gonzalez, KAN 5 12
76 Obafemi Ayanbadejo, ARI 5 11
76 Marty Booker, MIA 5 13
76 Mark Clayton, BAL 5 13
76 Kevin Faulk, NE 5 9
76 Kevin Curtis, STL 5 19
76 Kevan Barlow, SF 5 7
76 Julius Jones, DAL 5 11
76 Jerramy Stevens, SEA 5 12
76 James Thrash, WAS 5 8
76 Jabar Gaffney, HOU 5 6
76 Edgerrin James, IND 5 9
76 Clinton Portis, WAS 5 6
76 Chris Perry, CIN 5 11
76 Chester Taylor, BAL 5 8
76 Charlie Adams, DEN 5 8
76 Brandon Stokley, IND 5 15
76 Ben Watson, NE 5 10
76 Antonio Chatman, GB 5 9
76 Antonio Bryant, CLE 5 15
76 Alge Crumpler, ATL 5 17
76 Ahman Green, GB 5 12