Among Kurt Blakeway's favorite two-team, six-point teasers in Week 5 is the San Francisco 49ers and their dominant defense led by Nick Bosa (from -6.5 to -.5) visiting Carolina, plus Minnesota (from -7 to -1) returning home after a narrow win in London to host the Chicago Bears.
In his first weekly column highlighting 5 live underdogs, Timo Riske writes that it makes sense to ride with the Bengals +3 at Baltimore in a high-variance spot between two inconsistent offenses in Week 5.
Breaking down the latest news and rumors after Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season, including Cooper Rush's future as an NFL quarterback, Jonathan Taylor's leg injury and 2023 NFL Draft quarterback prospects.
In Haley English's Week 4 Coverage Update, the Cardinals lead the league in Week 4 in Perfectly Covered Plays, Fewest Coverage Mistakes against the struggling Panthers; plus, evolving man/zone rates, Rookies of the Week and more.
Former Bears General Manager Jerry Vainisi died in Oak Park, Illinois, on Tuesday, the team announced. Vainisi was 80. He spent 15 years with the Bears and was General Manager during the team’s 1985 Super Bowl championship team. His first job with the organization was as the controller in 1972. Vainisi then spent time as […]
Trevor Lawrence committed five turnovers Sunday, and the Jaguars lost an early 14-point lead in a 29-21 loss to the Eagles. Lawrence and the Jaguars, though, haven’t lost faith. “We really believe in who we are,” Lawrence said, via John Oehser of the team website. The Jaguars are tied with the Titans atop the AFC […]
Rookie receiver Treylon Burks missed practice Wednesday with a toe injury, so maybe that means a bigger role for Josh Gordon. Maybe. The receiver is on the team’s practice squad. The Titans have activated him twice this season, but he has played only 24 offensive snaps with one target and no catches. “It’s coming along. […]
When it comes to legal issues, Commanders owner Daniel Snyder likes to be aggressive. When it comes to the ongoing Congressional investigation of Snyder and the Commanders, Snyder has made his most aggressive move yet. Via Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, lawyers representing the Commanders sent a nine-page letter to the House Oversight Committee […]
Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny missed practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury. Penny played 48 snaps in the win over the Lions, rushing for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Center Austin Blythe was absent after his wife gave birth to the couple’s baby. Offensive guard Gabe Jackson (knee/rest), linebacker Darryl Johnson (ankle) […]
Receiver Andy Isabella cleared waivers Wednesday, making him a free agent. It didn’t take him long to find a new job. A day after the Cardinals cut him, Isabella reached agreement with the Ravens to join their practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The Cardinals made Isabella a second-round selection in 2019, and […]
On Monday night, a fan invaded the playing field at Levi’s Stadium. Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner took matters into his own hands, by knocking the man on his ass. The man, seeking even more publicity for his publicity stunt, has filed a police report. “I did hear that,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on Wednesday. […]
The NFL and NFL Players Association have been working together to investigate the events culminating in the decision to allow Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to return to play after suffering a potential concussion. That work may be finished by tomorrow night. As reported earlier today by Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com, the investigation could be completed […]
The 49ers have plenty of great players. One of them hasn’t been playing as great as he has in the past. But coach Kyle Shanahan isn’t concerned about it. During Shanahan’s midweek press conference a question was posed regarding Kittle’s dramatic dip in production in his last eight games. Making the slide more confounding is […]
Justin Herbert returned to a full practice last Thursday. The Chargers quarterback did not have a designation for Sunday and played all 70 snaps against the Texans. Allen remained on the practice report Wednesday, but he was a full participant as he continues to heal his rib cartilage fracture. Receiver Keenan Allen, though, remains out […]
On Tuesday, Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles blamed the disruption arising from last week’s hurricane on the overall preparation for Sunday night’s game, a loss to the Chiefs. On Wednesday, the man replacing Bowles during a one-day absence for personal reasons walked back those remarks, a bit. “It was just tough all around,” assistant head coach/run […]
Baker Mayfield had his worst game in four games with the Panthers, going 22-of-36 for 197 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. Matt Rhule met with Mayfield on Tuesday and expressed confidence his starting quarterback can get things turned in the right direction. “I think he’s […]
On Monday night, Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner took a page from the Mike Curtis playbook and leveled a fan who ran onto the field. The fan was seeking attention and publicity. He got it. He’s now seeking more. And getting it. Via TMZ.com, the fan filed a police report over the incident, which happened after […]
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that Mac Jones has “definitely made progress” in his rehab from a high-ankle sprain. The team’s practice report later in the day confirmed Jones took a step in his recovery. The Patriots list the quarterback as a limited participant. It marks his first practice since his injury on the […]
The Saints still don’t have quarterback Jameis Winston or receiver Michael Thomas back to practice, but running back Alvin Kamara got in limited work Wednesday. Kamara said he is feeling good and plans to play Sunday against the Seahawks. “The main thing for me is just being able to help the team any way I […]
The Patriots made a few moves on Wednesday, including signing offensive lineman Marcus Cannon off their practice squad to the 53-man roster. Cannon, who previously spent nearly a decade with the Patriots after they drafted him in 2011, rejoined the team on Sept. 13. He was active for the Week Four loss to Green Bay, […]
The 49ers are officially getting closer to having a pair of their defensive players back on the field. San Francisco opened the 21-day practice windows for cornerback Jason Verrett and defensive back Jimmie Ward. Verrett is coming back from an ACL tear, which he suffered during the first game of the 2021 season. He was […]
Bucs quarterback Tom Brady missed practice Wednesday with right finger and right shoulder injuries, the team announced. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported earlier this week that Brady is dealing with a minor rotator cuff injury. Brady injured his shoulder on a strip-sack by Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed in the first half Sunday night but […]
The Dolphins have already announced that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. But Miami also has a lengthy injury report to start the week, with a few other key players who weren’t on the field for Wednesday’s practice. Receiver Jaylen Waddle (groin), offensive tackle Terron Armstead (toe), and cornerback […]
The Cowboys haven’t ruled out Dak Prescott for Sunday officially, but every sign points to a fourth consecutive missed start for the quarterback. He missed practice Wednesday, and coach Mike McCarthy said this week that Prescott needs a full week of practice prep before returning. Prescott got an update on his recovery in a visit […]