Games against the lowly Dolphins and Jets may not have counted for much, but with his Week 3 performance against a team like the Los Angeles Rams, we can say with solid footing that Josh Allen might have turned the corner.
The 14 NFL games in Week 3 provided plenty to break down. From Alvin Kamara's unsustainable workload in New Orleans to the struggles under center in New York and Washington, here are Ben Linsey's takeaways following the Sunday Slate of Week 3 action.
Player props are one of the easiest transitions for fantasy enthusiasts to get involved in sports betting, and Week 3 Monday Night Football between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs offers some enticing options.
Patrick Mahomes‘ four touchdown passes on Monday night came in very different ways. A strike to a well-covered Tyreek Hill and a perfectly thrown ball to Mecole Hardman for a 49-yard score are the kind of thing we’re accustomed to seeing from Mahomes. An underhand flip to fullback Anthony Sherman after drawing defenders to Mahomes […]
After the Giants picked tackle Andrew Thomas in the first round of this year’s draft, General Manager Dave Gettleman said that his goal was to fix a struggling offensive line “once and for all.” The first three games of the regular season have done little to suggest that the team has accomplished that task. Saquon […]
The 49ers have been losing players left and right, but they’re getting closer to getting a key one back. Via Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com, the 49ers expect wide receiver Deebo Samuel to resume practicing Wednesday as he tries to come back from this summer’s broken foot. “He’s been champing at the bit to get back,” 49ers […]
The Raiders headed into their Week Three game against the Patriots with one injured rookie wide receiver and they returned to Las Vegas with two of them. Bryan Edwards hurt his ankle after making a catch in the 36-20 loss to New England that Henry Ruggs missed with a hamstring injury. Head coach Jon Gruden’s […]
If there’s a hallmark of the last 20 years for the Patriots, it’s their adaptability. So when their franchise-tagged left guard Joe Thuney needed to slide inside to play center last week, of course there was no problem. With starting center David Andrews out after hand surgery last week, Thuney took over in the middle […]
It took three weeks for the Jets to field questions about whether their head coach should be fired or if they should bench quarterback Sam Darnold. Darnold was 17-of-29 for 168 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday’s 36-7 loss to the Colts and the team has looked increasingly lost offensively over the first […]
You don’t mess with mom. As her son Patrick Mahomes was methodically taking apart the Ravens last night, Randi Mahomes found one thing quibble with. One of the ESPN announcers kept referring to the Chiefs quarterback by the shorthand “Pat,” and she got tired of hearing it. “If this announcer doesn’t stop calling my son […]
Ravens coach John Harbaugh says there was no doubt who the better team on the field was Monday night. In what was billed as a battle of the two best teams in the NFL, the Chiefs lived up to the hype but the Ravens did not. Harbaugh acknowledged that after the game. “They beat us. […]
In three straight seasons Lamar Jackson has started a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. After Monday night’s 34-20 loss to the Chiefs, Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens remain winless in those three attempts. “Our Kryptonite,” Jackson said of the Chiefs, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. This was the most decisive victory of the bunch […]
The list of 49ers on injured reserve may keep growing. Defensive end Dee Ford, who has missed Week Two with what was labeled as a neck injury and Week Three with what was called a back injury, could land on IR this week. “He’s not going to play this week and we should decide in […]
While Russell Wilson is setting records for the Seahawks Offense, their pass defense is setting records of their own and not the good kind. In the first three games of the season against the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys, the Seahawks have allowed an average of 430.7 yards per game passing. They […]
Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. will miss 4-6 weeks with a foot injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Harris likely goes on injured reserve since he would become eligible to return before his rehab would get him back on the field. The Chargers already have five starters on injured reserve, including All-Pro safety Derwin […]
In a battle of top AFC contenders, the Kansas City Chiefs proved they are still at the top of the heap. Patrick Mahomes tossed four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Chiefs gained 517 yards and improved to 3-0 with a 34-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. It’s the 12th […]
Anthony Lynn wasn’t as adamant Monday as he was last week that Tyrod Taylor would get his starting job back when the quarterback returns. “My primary concern right now is getting that young man healthy, getting him healthy and then we’ll go from there,” the Chargers coach said of Taylor. Lynn also isn’t ready to […]
We have a ball game. It took the Ravens a while to show up, but they are here now. Baltimore has a 42-yard Justin Tucker field goal and a Nick Boyle 5-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson on its two second-half drives. The Ravens have shut out the Chiefs in the second half, with Kansas […]
The Chiefs have ruled out cornerback L’Jarius Sneed with a collarbone injury. Charvarius Ward, who was questionable with a hand injury, has replaced Sneed opposite Rashad Fenton at corner. Sneed is tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with two. He was injured diving for another in the second quarter Monday night against the Ravens […]
Well, the first half didn’t live up to the promise of the game of the year. The Chiefs showed up. The Ravens didn’t. The Chiefs, who led the Ravens 23-6 at halftime in a 33-28 victory in 2019, lead the Ravens 27-10 at halftime Monday night. The Chiefs ran 40 plays, gained 333 yards, had […]
The Ravens did not want to fall too far behind the Chiefs. That’s what happened almost exactly a year ago, with Kansas City leading 23-6 at halftime and 30-13 into the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won 33-28 after a Baltimore rally. The Ravens did what they didn’t want to do, giving up touchdowns on the […]
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has begun his inevitable climb up the ladder of all-time passing records. Against the Ravens on Monday night, Mahomes crossed the 10,000-yard career passing plateau. He reached the milestone in 34 games, faster than any player in league history. Kurt Warner held the record, doing it in 36 games. Mahomes already […]
It appears Earl Thomas is returning home. The Pro Bowl safety, who told then-Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to “come get me,” is closing in on signing with the Texans after working out for them, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Thomas grew up in Orange, Texas, which is 118 miles from NRG Stadium. The Ravens released […]