Former University of Georgia kicker Blair Walsh, now with the Vikings, has made all six of his field goal attempts in his first two NFL games, including a 51-yarder to open the scoring Sunday against the Colts.
Walsh struggled as a senior at UGA, missing 14 of his 35 field goal attempts.
But last week Walsh became the only player in NFL history to win his debut by sending the game into overtime at the end of regulation and kicking a field goal in overtime.
Other highlights from Sunday’s NFL games:
– Danny Amendola of the Rams caught 16 passes for 160 yards. The receiver tied an NFL record with 12 first-half receptions.
– The Cardinals (2-0), coached by former Georgia Tech and Falcons player Ken Whisenhunt, have won nine of their last 11 games.
– Former Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill, who had five catches in his NFL debut last week, had no catches Sunday against the Steelers.
– Cam Newton of the Panthers threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards.
– Carolina tied a club-record low last week with 10 yards rushing in a loss to Tampa Bay. But the Panthers rolled up 219 yards on the ground against New Orleans Sunday.
– The NFC South champion Saints are 0-2 for the first time since 2007. New Orleans has allowed 922 yards and 75 points in two games.
– Tim Tebow appeared on just one drive early in the second half for the Jets, running for 22 yards on his first carry. Mark Sanchez completed just 10 of 27 passes and was 6 of 17 in the second half.
– The Eagles are 2-0 for the first time since Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens led them to the Super Bowl in 2004.
– A.J. Green of the Bengals, the former UGA standout, had seven catches for 58 yards, a TD catch, and recovered an on-side kick.
– Eli Manning of the Giants completed 31 of 51 passes for 510 yards. He had 295 yards passing in the second half, tying for the eighth most in NFL history.
– The Giants-Bucs game ended with some squabbling between New York coach Tom Coughlin and Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano. Coughlin screamed at the former Rutgers coach after Manning was knocked down on the final play, a kneel-down. “It was a little bit of a cheap shot,” Manning said. “We’re taking a knee in a friendly way and they’re firing off. It’s a good way to get someone hurt.”
– Reggie Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns for the Dolphins.
– The Jags’ Blaine Gabbert finished 7 of 19 for 53 yards -and ended the day standing on the sideline with a hamstring injury that may prevent him from playing next week at Indianapolis.
– Heisman winner Robert Griffin III of the Redskins was 20 for 29 for 206 yards with a TD and an interception. He ran 11 times for 82 yards.
– Tennessee’s Chris Johnson had only 17 yards on eight carries Sunday. He was coming off a career-low 4 yards on 11 carries a week earlier.