Week 2: Looks and Touches

Mike Harmon
Yahoo! Sports

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

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

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