In a game where neither quarterback could establish any sort of rhythm, the New England Patriots' offense retooled its approach and mashed the Las Vegas Raiders' defense on the ground en route to a 36-20 win.
Any AFC team with Super Bowl aspirations will likely meet the Chiefs, Ravens and Steelers in the playoffs, but the Houston Texans were awarded those three teams to start their 2020 season. The results have been expected yet infuriating.
A whole lot of questions circled around Sunday's slate — are the Raiders, Rams and Bills for real? Can the Eagles keep hope alive? How good are the Steelers and Texans, really? Here is how things went down at PFF HQ on the third Sunday of NFL action.
The Rams were one play away from completing a historic comeback against the Bills on Sunday when a fourth-down pass interference penalty resulted in a go-ahead touchdown for Buffalo. Said Rams safety John Johnson III: 'It was the wrong call.'
Joe Montana told deputies that his grandchild was sleeping in a playpen on Saturday when an unknown woman entered their home in Malibu and grabbed the child. Montana's wife pried the child out of the woman's arms.
Russell Wilson has already turned in a historic season for the Seahawks after a record-setting day Sunday. The most impressive mark came with his 14th TD of the season, which broke Patrick Mahomes' 2018 mark for the most through three games.
For the first time since 2017, the Saints have dropped two games in a row as they continue to make too many mistakes. "We need to take a hard look here," Drew Brees said. "What we're doing, how we're doing it, we need to be doing it better, bottom line."
The Patriots put up more than 400 yards of offense for the second straight week in Sunday’s win over the Raiders, but they did it in a very different way. New England ran for 250 yards after throwing for 397 yards in a Week Two loss to the Seahawks. They also put up 217 rushing […]
Upon further review, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson thinks he screwed up. Pederson faced a fourth-and-12 with less than a minute to play in overtime of Sunday’s game against the Bengals and had a choice of kicking a 64-yard field goal, going for it or punting. Pederson chose to punt and said after the game […]
The Bengals were able to avoid a loss to the Eagles on Sunday, but they weren’t able to win for the first time this season. The two teams played the first tie of the 2020 season after the Eagles passed on a chance to try a 64-yard field goal in the final minute of overtime. […]
The Packers improved to 3-0 with a 37-30 win over the Saints on Sunday night and the work of their offense is a big reason why they’re off to such a fast start. Green Bay has scored more points than anyone else in the league to this point in the schedule, which may come as […]
Seahawks running back Chris Carson appears to have been fortunate, after he left yesterday’s game with an ankle injury on a suspect tackle. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Carson suffered some degree of knee sprain, but he could return to the field “shortly.” Carson’s having an MRI today to determine the extent of […]
The Packers are rolling on offense, but perhaps the most encouraging sign is that they’re finding new ways to do it each week. Sunday night, it was Allen Lazard‘s turn. With wide receiver Davante Adams out with a hamstring injury, and the Saints keying on running back Aaron Jones, the lesser-known wideout from Iowa State […]
The Bills have started the season 3-0, fueled by the performance of quarterback Josh Allen. Allen’s performance has been fueled by the arrival of receiver Stefon Diggs. Diggs has given Allen a legitimate, high-end receiving threat. But Diggs, unlike other legitimate, high-end receiving threats traded in recent years to a Rust Belt team, isn’t the […]
For 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, the gnawing feeling started last Sunday, when he realized he’d be without a significant part of his depth chart the following week. But on Monday, he was back to work with his team at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, and when Wednesday’s practice rolled around, he could tell a […]
The conventional wisdom entering a truncated offseason was that teams with continuity would benefit most, since they already knew what to expect from coaches and players. But the 1-2 Saints aren’t making the most of any such perceived advantage, having lost back-to-back games for the first time since their 0-2 start in 2017. “It’s been […]
Aldon Smith is making a remarkable comeback. Smith, the pass rusher who hadn’t played an NFL game since 2015 because of substance-abuse issues, has returned with a vengeance, playing outstanding football for the Cowboys. He’s currently leading the NFL with four sacks. “I feel like I try to bring my A game every time I […]
The Saints gave the Packers too many chances in the fourth quarter, and the Packers made them pay. The Packers left New Orleans with a 37-30 win over the Saints Sunday night, continuing a run of impressive offensive performances. The fact that 37 was their lowest point total of the year (they scored 85 in […]
Last year, Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray set the rookie record for completions through three games with 84. This year, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has seen Murray’s 84, and raised it. Burrow’s 91 completions through three games sets an all-time rookie record through three games. It’s no surprise, since his 37 completions in Week Two set […]
They’re letting Russ cook, and he’s already rewriting the record books. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, with 14 touchdown passes this season, has the most touchdown passes through three games of any player in NFL history. He’s also the first player in league history to throw four or more touchdown passes in the first three games […]
Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are trading shots, and Rodgers may have just caught a break. The Packers went up 27-20, after Rodgers hit tight end Marcedes Lewis for an 18-yard touchdown. The Saints clearly felt Lewis pushed off on the play, with safety Malcolm Jenkins protesting immediately. But there was no call on the […]
The Saints took the lead, but may have taken another significant blow on offense, just before halftime. Left guard Andrus Peat was carted off the field, after teammate Alvin Kamara fell across the back of his left leg. Peat stood with team doctors, but wasn’t able to walk off the field, necessitating a ride into […]
The Titans signed Stephen Gostkowski hoping to put their kicking problems behind them. He has and they have but not before a rocky start that tested the Titans’ faith in the veteran kicker. In the season opener, Gostkowski was wide right from 47, had a 44-yarder blocked, was wide left on a 42-yarder and missed […]
With both the top receivers absent from tonight’s game, somebody else is going to have to make plays in the passing game. The Packers seem utterly comfortable letting Allen Lazard do just that. Aaron Rodgers just hit the third-year wideout with a 48-yard bomb, and then a touchdown two plays later to give the Packers […]
The Bills’ comeback after a huge blown lead got a huge boost from a questionable pass interference call a fourth-down play with the game on the line. After the game, Bills quarterback Josh Allen seemed to concede that his team got a little lucky. “I’m not the type of guy that likes winning a game […]
Patriots running back James White missed his second consecutive game today after a car accident killed his father and injured his mother. But his teammates felt his presence. Fellow running back Rex Burkhead, who scored three touchdowns in today’s win over the Raiders, said he and his teammates badly wanted to win for White. “We […]
The Saints haven’t been as sharp as we’re used to seeing on offense this year. But Alvin Kamara has been as good as ever. The Saints running back got his team out to an early 7-3 lead over the Packers, with an 11-yard touchdown catch from Drew Brees. It was Kamara’s fifth touchdown of the […]