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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Russell Wilson, rookie QBs bounce back

By Mike Sando

Seattle's Russell Wilson wasn't the only rookie quarterback faring much better in Week 2.

Indianapolis' Andrew Luck and Miami's Ryan Tannehill also bounced back from difficult opening-week performances.

Luck and Tannehill joined Wilson in collecting their first regular-season victories. All three had lost in their openers.

Washington's Robert Griffin III played well for a second consecutive week even though his team lost to St. Louis, 31-28.

Cleveland's Brandon Weeden was markedly better, passing for 322 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions during a 34-27 defeat at Cincinnati.

The chart, from ESPN Stats & Information, compares these five rookies' stats for the first two weeks of the regular season. One potential difference: Opponents pressured with five or more pass-rushers on 26 percent of their dropbacks in Week 2, down from 39 percent in the openers.