Looks and Touches: Week 2

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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.

TOUCHES
• Broncos coach Mike Shanahan appears to have found a RB that he likes. Travis Henry led all players with 28 touches (26 carries, two receptions) in Week 2, despite sustaining an ankle injury in the third quarter; his 54 touches (49 carries, five catches) after two weeks is the most in the league, as is his 319 yards of offense (267 rushing, 52 receiving). Cecil Sapp, Selvin Young, and Mike Bell have combined for 18 touches (14 carries, four receptions) through two games.

Rudi Johnson and Jamal Lewis each had 27 touches in the AFC North shootout that gained more notoriety for its combined totals of 11 TD passes and 729 passing yards. Lewis led the league with 216 yards of offense on his 27 carries (no catches), while Johnson finished fourth with 151 yards (118 rushing on 23 carries, 33 receiving on four catches).

Edgerrin James turned in his most productive game as a Cardinal in Week 2, compiling 150 yards of offense (128 rushing, 22 receiving) on his 26 touches (24 carries, two receptions). James' 54 touches after the first two games of the season have him tied with Travis Henry for the league lead.

LaMont Jordan recorded 159 yards of offense for the second consecutive week, albeit with a completely different method – he gained all of his yards on 25 carries in Week 2 while failing to record a catch, something of a strange follow-up to his Week 1 performance which included 70 rushing yards and nine catches for 89 receiving yards. Jordan's 318 yards of offense (229 rushing, 89 receiving) after two weeks is just one less than Travis Henry's league-leading total.

• Can you say "Buy Low?" The "Big 3" all struggled for the second consecutive week – LaDainian Tomlinson totaled just 58 yards (43 rushing, 15 receiving) on his 22 touches (18 carries, four catches); Steven Jackson had 96 yards of offense (60 rushing, 36 receiving) on 24 touches (21 carries, three receptions); and Larry Johnson had 87 yards (55 rushing, 32 receiving) on 19 touches (16 carries, three catches). All three failed to score a TD in Week 2.

• The platoon watch notes when a team's RB2 is given at least half as many touches as the RB1, regardless of the reason. Platoon watch for Week 2 included: Atlanta (Warrick Dunn 14, Jerious Norwood 10), Carolina (DeShaun Foster 13, DeAngelo Williams 13), Dallas (Julius Jones 16, Marion Barber III 16), Detroit (Tatum Bell 13, Brian Calhoun 8), Green Bay (Brandon Jackson 21, DeShawn Wynn 12), Houston (Ron Dayne 19, Ahman Green 15), Jacksonville (Fred Taylor 17, Maurice Jones-Drew 12), Kansas City (Larry Johnson 19, Michael Bennett 10), Miami (Ronnie Brown 13, Jesse Chatman 7), New England (Laurence Maroney 15, Sammy Morris 10), New Orleans (Reggie Bush 16, Deuce McAllister 11), and Tennessee (LenDale White 15, Chris Brown 13).

Mewelde Moore led all players with at least 10 touches in yards-per-touch, as he gained 86 yards of offense (50 rushing, 36 receiving) on 10 touches (six carries, four catches), good for an 8.6-yard average. Jamal Lewis deserves mention here, as his 216 yards on 27 carries (no catches) was good for an 8-yard average. Carnell Williams brought up the rear in Week 2, managing just 61 rushing yards on 24 carries (no receptions), a 2.54-yard average – his two one-yard scoring runs helped make up for an otherwise unproductive day. Amazingly, Williams eked out the distinction just ahead of LaDainian Tomlinson, who averaged just 2.64 yards of offense on his 22 touches in Week 2.

LOOKS
Chris Chambers gained notoriety last season for his 154 looks, the fourth-highest total in the league. Actually, he gained notoriety for converting them into just 59 catches for 677 yards and 4 TD, as he managed more than six catches or 66 receiving yards in a game just once last season. During Week 2 action, Chambers registered a league-high 16 looks, which led to nine catches for 109 yards. After two weeks of play, Chambers is second in the league in looks (27), sixth in receptions (15), and ninth in receiving yards (201).

• More than half (45) of the 83 combined pass attempts in the Cincinnati/Cleveland scoring-fest went to just three players – Chad Johnson (16 looks), T.J. Houshmandzadeh (15), and Braylon Edwards (14). The three players combined for 27 catches, 424 receiving yards, and 6 TD in the game.

Deion Branch rebounded nicely from his Week 1 0-fer in which he had no catches on just three looks. Branch was targeted 13 times in Week 2, catching seven passes for 122 yards.

• It appears that Randy Moss for a fourth-round draft pick may end up being a decent trade for the Patriots, does it not? After two weeks of play, he's tied for the league lead in receptions (17) and is second in receiving yards (288) and TD (3). What makes those numbers that much better is the fact that he's done it on 18 looks, just 18th-most in the league, and his catch rate of 94 percent is best among players with at least seven looks on the season.

Joey Galloway certainly made the most of what passes he saw in Week 2, turning five looks into four catches for 135 yards and two TD.

Donovan McNabb has yet to establish much of anything with his WR1 and WR2. After two weeks, Reggie Brown has just three catches for 41 yards on 14 looks (21 percent catch rate) while Kevin Curtis has six catches for 81 yards on 15 looks (40 percent), and neither has scored a TD. Meanwhile, WR3 Jason Avant has eight catches for 109 and a score on nine looks (89 percent).

Week 2 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 2

YEAR

1

Travis Henry

DEN

28

54

1

Willis McGahee

BAL

28

50

3

Rudi Johnson

CIN

27

48

3

Jamal Lewis

CLE

27

40

5

Edgerrin James

ARI

26

54

5

Thomas Jones

NYJ

26

41

7

Willie Parker

PIT

25

53

7

Brian Westbrook

PHI

25

51

7

LaMont Jordan

OAK

25

49

7

Cedric Benson

CHI

25

45

11

Adrian Peterson

MIN

24

44

11

Steven Jackson

STL

24

43

11

Carnell Williams

TB

24

38

14

Joseph Addai

IND

22

48

14

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

22

46

14

Frank Gore

SF

22

41

17

Brandon Jackson

GB

21

40

18

Shaun Alexander

SEA

20

49

19

Marshawn Lynch

BUF

19

40

19

Larry Johnson

KC

19

36

19

Derrick Ward

NYG

19

36

19

Ron Dayne

HOU

19

32

23

Clinton Portis

WAS

18

35

24

Fred Taylor

JAC

17

23

25

Julius Jones

DAL

16

33

25

Reggie Bush

NO

16

32

25

Marion Barber III

DAL

16

28

28

Ahman Green

HOU

15

35

28

Laurence Maroney

NE

15

35

28

LenDale White

TEN

15

35

31

Warrick Dunn

ATL

14

40

32

Chris Brown

TEN

13

33

32

Tatum Bell

DET

13

32

32

DeShaun Foster

CAR

13

31

32

Ronnie Brown

MIA

13

30

32

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

13

29

37

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

12

22

37

DeShawn Wynn

GB

12

14

39

Deuce McAllister

NO

11

23

40

Sammy Morris

NE

10

23

40

Jerious Norwood

ATL

10

17

40

Michael Bennett

KC

10

17

40

Mewelde Moore

MIN

10

10

44

Ladell Betts

WAS

8

26

44

Najeh Davenport

PIT

8

17

44

Justin Fargas

OAK

8

13

44

Brian Calhoun

DET

8

9

48

Jesse Chatman

MIA

7

20

49

Michael Pittman

TB

6

14

49

Mack Strong

SEA

6

10

49

Vonta Leach

HOU

6

7

52

Adrian Peterson

CHI

5

12

52

J.J. Arrington

ARI

5

9

52

Mike Bell

DEN

5

5

55

Musa Smith

BAL

4

10

55

Mike Sellers

WAS

4

8

55

Cecil Sapp

DEN

4

7

55

Selvin Young

DEN

4

6

55

Maurice Hicks

SF

4

5

55

Mike Karney

NO

4

4

61

Michael Turner

SD

3

13

61

Le'Ron McClain

BAL

3

6

61

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

3

4

61

Greg Jones

JAC

3

3

65

Lawrence Vickers

CLE

2

6

65

Justin Griffith

OAK

2

5

65

Carey Davis

PIT

2

5

65

Brian Leonard

STL

2

5

65

Kevin Faulk

NE

2

4

65

Heath Evans

NE

2

4

65

Moran Norris

SF

2

4

65

Tyson Thompson

DAL

2

2

65

Korey Hall

GB

2

2

65

Leonard Weaver

SEA

2

2

75

Kenton Keith

IND

1

7

75

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

1

6

75

Lorenzo Neal

SD

1

6

75

Earnest Graham

TB

1

6

75

Jason McKie

CHI

1

3

75

Naufahu Tahi

MIN

1

3

75

Reuben Droughns

NYG

1

2

75

Artose Pinner

ATL

1

1

75

Kenny Watson

CIN

1

1

75

Ryan Grant

GB

1

1

75

Ahmad Bradshaw

NYG

1

1

75

Alvin Pearman

SEA

1

1

75

Michael Robinson

SF

1

1

75

Travis Minor

STL

1

1

75

B.J. Askew

TB

1

1

Week 2 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 2

YEAR

1

Chris Chambers

MIA

16

27

1

Chad Johnson

CIN

16

24

3

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

15

27

4

Braylon Edwards

CLE

14

22

5

Javon Walker

DEN

13

28

5

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

13

22

5

Isaac Bruce

STL

13

22

5

Roy Williams

DET

13

19

5

Deion Branch

SEA

13

16

10

Derrick Mason

BAL

12

24

10

Donald Driver

GB

12

24

10

Marvin Harrison

IND

12

18

13

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

11

20

13

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

11

19

13

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

11

18

13

Kevin Curtis

PHI

11

15

17

Andre Johnson

HOU

10

20

17

Marques Colston

NO

10

18

17

Shaun McDonald

DET

10

17

17

Santana Moss

WAS

10

17

17

Calvin Johnson

DET

10

16

22

Steve Smith

CAR

9

22

22

Randy Moss

NE

9

18

22

Wes Welker

NE

9

18

22

Terrell Owens

DAL

9

17

22

Todd Heap

BAL

9

15

22

Hines Ward

PIT

9

15

22

Dallas Clark

IND

9

14

22

Robert Ferguson

MIN

9

9

30

Reggie Wayne

IND

8

20

30

Brian Westbrook

PHI

8

20

30

Antonio Gates

SD

8

20

30

Reggie Bush

NO

8

16

30

Anquan Boldin

ARI

8

15

30

Reggie Brown

PHI

8

14

30

Roscoe Parrish

BUF

8

11

30

Brandon Jones

TEN

8

11

30

Keary Colbert

CAR

8

10

30

Drew Bennett

STL

8

8

40

Bernard Berrian

CHI

7

17

40

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

7

17

40

Kellen Winslow

CLE

7

16

40

Brandon Marshall

DEN

7

15

40

Marty Booker

MIA

7

13

40

Antwaan Randle El

WAS

7

13

40

Lee Evans

BUF

7

12

40

Tatum Bell

DET

7

12

40

Bobby Wade

MIN

7

11

40

David Patten

NO

7

11

40

Jerry Porter

OAK

7

10

40

Bobby Engram

SEA

7

10

40

Owen Daniels

HOU

7

8

53

Amani Toomer

NYG

6

16

53

Torry Holt

STL

6

16

53

Dennis Northcutt

JAC

6

15

53

Jason Witten

DAL

6

12

53

Mike Furrey

DET

6

12

53

Roddy White

ATL

6

11

53

Derrick Ward

NYG

6

11

53

Vincent Jackson

SD

6

11

53

Donald Lee

GB

6

10

53

Drew Carter

CAR

6

9

53

Justin McCareins

NYJ

6

9

53

Santonio Holmes

PIT

6

9

53

Nate Burleson

SEA

6

9

53

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

6

8

53

Ben Watson

NE

6

8

53

Randy McMichael

STL

6

8

53

Rashied Davis

CHI

6

7

53

Roydell Williams

TEN

6

6

71

Demetrius Williams

BAL

5

14

71

Eric Johnson

NO

5

14

71

Larry Johnson

KC

5

13

71

Darrell Jackson

SF

5

13

71

Joey Galloway

TB

5

13

71

Tony Gonzalez

KC

5

12

71

Jeff King

CAR

5

11

71

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

5

11

71

Brandon Jackson

GB

5

11

71

Bubba Franks

GB

5

11

71

Samie Parker

KC

5

11

71

Rudi Johnson

CIN

5

9

71

Jason Avant

PHI

5

9

71

Desmond Clark

CHI

5

8

71

Troy Williamson

MIN

5

8

71

Chris Cooley

WAS

5

8

71

Peerless Price

BUF

5

7

71

Matt Jones

JAC

5

7

71

Kris Wilson

KC

5

7

71

Vonta Leach

HOU

5

6

71

Ben Utecht

IND

5

6

71

Jeff Webb

KC

5

6

71

Adrian Peterson

MIN

5

6

71

Adrian Peterson

CHI

5

5

71

Lance Moore

NO

5

5

71

Anthony Mix

NYG

5

5

97

Ronald Curry

OAK

4

16

97

Arnaz Battle

SF

4

13

97

James Jones

GB

4

12

97

Jesse Chatman

MIA

4

11

97

Muhsin Muhammad

CHI

4

8

97

Joe Horn

ATL

4

7

97

Sean McHugh

DET

4

7

97

L.J. Smith

PHI

4

7

97

Frank Gore

SF

4

7

97

Bo Scaife

TEN

4

7

97

Jerious Norwood

ATL

4

6

97

Michael Bennett

KC

4

6

97

Donte' Stallworth

NE

4

6

97

Chris Davis

TEN

4

6

97

Sean Morey

ARI

4

5

97

DeShaun Foster

CAR

4

5

97

Marion Barber III

DAL

4

5

97

Anthony Gonzalez

IND

4

5

97

Nate Washington

PIT

4

5

97

J.J. Arrington

ARI

4

4

97

Derek Hagan

MIA

4

4

97

Mewelde Moore

MIN

4

4

97

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

4

4

Week 2 Touch Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 2

YEAR

1

Travis Henry

DEN

28

54

1

Willis McGahee

BAL

28

50

3

Rudi Johnson

CIN

27

48

3

Jamal Lewis

CLE

27

40

5

Edgerrin James

ARI

26

54

5

Thomas Jones

NYJ

26

41

7

Willie Parker

PIT

25

53

7

Brian Westbrook

PHI

25

51

7

LaMont Jordan

OAK

25

49

7

Cedric Benson

CHI

25

45

11

Adrian Peterson

MIN

24

44

11

Steven Jackson

STL

24

43

11

Carnell Williams

TB

24

38

14

Joseph Addai

IND

22

48

14

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

22

46

14

Frank Gore

SF

22

41

17

Brandon Jackson

GB

21

40

18

Shaun Alexander

SEA

20

49

19

Marshawn Lynch

BUF

19

40

19

Larry Johnson

KC

19

36

19

Derrick Ward

NYG

19

36

19

Ron Dayne

HOU

19

32

23

Clinton Portis

WAS

18

35

24

Fred Taylor

JAC

17

23

25

Julius Jones

DAL

16

33

25

Reggie Bush

NO

16

32

25

Marion Barber III

DAL

16

28

28

Ahman Green

HOU

15

35

28

Laurence Maroney

NE

15

35

28

LenDale White

TEN

15

35

31

Warrick Dunn

ATL

14

40

32

Chris Brown

TEN

13

33

32

Tatum Bell

DET

13

32

32

DeShaun Foster

CAR

13

31

32

Ronnie Brown

MIA

13

30

32

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

13

29

37

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

12

22

37

DeShawn Wynn

GB

12

14

39

Deuce McAllister

NO

11

23

40

Sammy Morris

NE

10

23

40

Jerious Norwood

ATL

10

17

40

Michael Bennett

KC

10

17

40

Mewelde Moore

MIN

10

10

44

Ladell Betts

WAS

8

26

44

Najeh Davenport

PIT

8

17

44

Justin Fargas

OAK

8

13

44

Brian Calhoun

DET

8

9

48

Jesse Chatman

MIA

7

20

49

Michael Pittman

TB

6

14

49

Mack Strong

SEA

6

10

49

Vonta Leach

HOU

6

7

52

Adrian Peterson

CHI

5

12

52

J.J. Arrington

ARI

5

9

52

Mike Bell

DEN

5

5

55

Musa Smith

BAL

4

10

55

Mike Sellers

WAS

4

8

55

Cecil Sapp

DEN

4

7

55

Selvin Young

DEN

4

6

55

Maurice Hicks

SF

4

5

55

Mike Karney

NO

4

4

61

Michael Turner

SD

3

13

61

Le'Ron McClain

BAL

3

6

61

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

3

4

61

Greg Jones

JAC

3

3

65

Lawrence Vickers

CLE

2

6

65

Justin Griffith

OAK

2

5

65

Carey Davis

PIT

2

5

65

Brian Leonard

STL

2

5

65

Kevin Faulk

NE

2

4

65

Heath Evans

NE

2

4

65

Moran Norris

SF

2

4

65

Tyson Thompson

DAL

2

2

65

Korey Hall

GB

2

2

65

Leonard Weaver

SEA

2

2

75

Kenton Keith

IND

1

7

75

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

1

6

75

Lorenzo Neal

SD

1

6

75

Earnest Graham

TB

1

6

75

Jason McKie

CHI

1

3

75

Naufahu Tahi

MIN

1

3

75

Reuben Droughns

NYG

1

2

75

Artose Pinner

ATL

1

1

75

Kenny Watson

CIN

1

1

75

Ryan Grant

GB

1

1

75

Ahmad Bradshaw

NYG

1

1

75

Alvin Pearman

SEA

1

1

75

Michael Robinson

SF

1

1

75

Travis Minor

STL

1

1

75

B.J. Askew

TB

1

1

Week 2 Look Leaders

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

WEEK 2

YEAR

1

Chris Chambers

MIA

16

27

1

Chad Johnson

CIN

16

24

3

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

CIN

15

27

4

Braylon Edwards

CLE

14

22

5

Javon Walker

DEN

13

28

5

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

13

22

5

Isaac Bruce

STL

13

22

5

Roy Williams

DET

13

19

5

Deion Branch

SEA

13

16

10

Derrick Mason

BAL

12

24

10

Donald Driver

GB

12

24

10

Marvin Harrison

IND

12

18

13

Jerricho Cotchery

NYJ

11

20

13

Laveranues Coles

NYJ

11

19

13

Jeremy Shockey

NYG

11

18

13

Kevin Curtis

PHI

11

15

17

Andre Johnson

HOU

10

20

17

Marques Colston

NO

10

18

17

Shaun McDonald

DET

10

17

17

Santana Moss

WAS

10

17

17

Calvin Johnson

DET

10

16

22

Steve Smith

CAR

9

22

22

Randy Moss

NE

9

18

22

Wes Welker

NE

9

18

22

Terrell Owens

DAL

9

17

22

Todd Heap

BAL

9

15

22

Hines Ward

PIT

9

15

22

Dallas Clark

IND

9

14

22

Robert Ferguson

MIN

9

9

30

Reggie Wayne

IND

8

20

30

Brian Westbrook

PHI

8

20

30

Antonio Gates

SD

8

20

30

Reggie Bush

NO

8

16

30

Anquan Boldin

ARI

8

15

30

Reggie Brown

PHI

8

14

30

Roscoe Parrish

BUF

8

11

30

Brandon Jones

TEN

8

11

30

Keary Colbert

CAR

8

10

30

Drew Bennett

STL

8

8

40

Bernard Berrian

CHI

7

17

40

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

7

17

40

Kellen Winslow

CLE

7

16

40

Brandon Marshall

DEN

7

15

40

Marty Booker

MIA

7

13

40

Antwaan Randle El

WAS

7

13

40

Lee Evans

BUF

7

12

40

Tatum Bell

DET

7

12

40

Bobby Wade

MIN

7

11

40

David Patten

NO

7

11

40

Jerry Porter

OAK

7

10

40

Bobby Engram

SEA

7

10

40

Owen Daniels

HOU

7

8

53

Amani Toomer

NYG

6

16

53

Torry Holt

STL

6

16

53

Dennis Northcutt

JAC

6

15

53

Jason Witten

DAL

6

12

53

Mike Furrey

DET

6

12

53

Roddy White

ATL

6

11

53

Derrick Ward

NYG

6

11

53

Vincent Jackson

SD

6

11

53

Donald Lee

GB

6

10

53

Drew Carter

CAR

6

9

53

Justin McCareins

NYJ

6

9

53

Santonio Holmes

PIT

6

9

53

Nate Burleson

SEA

6

9

53

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

6

8

53

Ben Watson

NE

6

8

53

Randy McMichael

STL

6

8

53

Rashied Davis

CHI

6

7

53

Roydell Williams

TEN

6

6

71

Demetrius Williams

BAL

5

14

71

Eric Johnson

NO

5

14

71

Larry Johnson

KC

5

13

71

Darrell Jackson

SF

5

13

71

Joey Galloway

TB

5

13

71

Tony Gonzalez

KC

5

12

71

Jeff King

CAR

5

11

71

Joe Jurevicius

CLE

5

11

71

Brandon Jackson

GB

5

11

71

Bubba Franks

GB

5

11

71

Samie Parker

KC

5

11

71

Rudi Johnson

CIN

5

9

71

Jason Avant

PHI

5

9

71

Desmond Clark

CHI

5

8

71

Troy Williamson

MIN

5

8

71

Chris Cooley

WAS

5

8

71

Peerless Price

BUF

5

7

71

Matt Jones

JAC

5

7

71

Kris Wilson

KC

5

7

71

Vonta Leach

HOU

5

6

71

Ben Utecht

IND

5

6

71

Jeff Webb

KC

5

6

71

Adrian Peterson

MIN

5

6

71

Adrian Peterson

CHI

5

5

71

Lance Moore

NO

5

5

71

Anthony Mix

NYG

5

5

97

Ronald Curry

OAK

4

16

97

Arnaz Battle

SF

4

13

97

James Jones

GB

4

12

97

Jesse Chatman

MIA

4

11

97

Muhsin Muhammad

CHI

4

8

97

Joe Horn

ATL

4

7

97

Sean McHugh

DET

4

7

97

L.J. Smith

PHI

4

7

97

Frank Gore

SF

4

7

97

Bo Scaife

TEN

4

7

97

Jerious Norwood

ATL

4

6

97

Michael Bennett

KC

4

6

97

Donte' Stallworth

NE

4

6

97

Chris Davis

TEN

4

6

97

Sean Morey

ARI

4

5

97

DeShaun Foster

CAR

4

5

97

Marion Barber III

DAL

4

5

97

Anthony Gonzalez

IND

4

5

97

Nate Washington

PIT

4

5

97

J.J. Arrington

ARI

4

4

97

Derek Hagan

MIA

4

4

97

Mewelde Moore

MIN

4

4

97

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

4

4

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