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Jaguars' Allen Robinson out for season with torn ACL

Amid the hope that came from Jacksonville’s 29-7 throttling of the Houston Texans came this reminder: no matter what happens in the rest of the world, the Jaguars will always be the Jaguars. Case in point: Allen Robinson, projected as...Show More Summary

Finally, Jared Goff experiences an NFL win (and looks pretty good, too)

Go figure: Coaching in the NFL matters a lot. Last season, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looked like a lost rookie. The first pick of the 2016 draft started seven games and the Rams went 0-7. As Goff was criticized for a bad rookie season, perhaps not enough attention was paid to who was coaching him. Show More Summary

Odell Beckham Jr. declared inactive for Sunday night's game

Odell Beckham Jr. will not play in the New York Giants’ season debut. He’s still suffering the effects of a high ankle sprain he endured in the preseason. Few had expected Beckham to play, largely because he hadn’t been anywhere close to 100 percent in any practices leading up to Sunday night’s divisional matchup with the Cowboys. Show More Summary

Jacoby Brissett takes over at quarterback for Colts, Tolzien benched

Nine days ago, Jacoby Brissett was buried on the New England Patriots’ depth chart. On Sunday, he stepped under center for the Indianapolis Colts, and may have just thrown himself into a starting job. The Colts remain without would-be superstar quarterback Andrew Luck, sidelined for at least the near term. Show More Summary

Seahawks' Jeremy Lane was wrongfully ejected against Packers

After a brilliant pick-six of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers by defensive tackle Nazair Jones, the Seattle Seahawks not only lost six points – Cliff Avril was called for a questionable block in the back during the return – but also lost starting cornerback Jeremy Lane to an ejection in the first quarter. Show More Summary

A ton of empty seats greet the Rams as they start second season in L.A.

At least Los Angeles now has two NFL teams to not care about. There should be some excitement for both teams in Los Angeles as this season starts. The Chargers just moved there, and every other team in professional sports history that has relocated has been greeted warmly by their new city. Show More Summary

Carson Wentz, Eagles passing game shines as Philly breaks losing streak vs. Washington

As rookie seasons go for a quarterback, Carson Wentz was pretty good last year. But as many NFL coaches will tell you, a player’s first full offseason, before his second year, is huge. And if Sunday’s season opener is any indication, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz made good use of his time. Show More Summary

Michael Bennett sits, Martellus Bennett raises fist during Seahawks-Packers national anthem

Michael and Martellus Bennett both made clear political statements during their season-opening reunion game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. Michael Bennett, who revealed last week that he was handcuffed and pushed to the ground by Las Vegas police, sat during the national anthem on the Seahawks’ sideline. Show More Summary

If your team's QB is terrible, remember: Kaepernick is still available

Houston Texans fans, bet you could use a Super Bowl-veteran quarterback right now. Indianapolis Colts faithful, you sure you want to put your hope in Scott Tolzein when there’s better out there? Bengals defenders, Browns pound, JetsShow More Summary

Marshawn Lynch goes full Beast Mode as he runs over 305-pound Titans tackle

Marshawn Lynch may not have had the sizzling debut he had hoped for, but he hardly disappointed either. Acting as the Oakland Raiders “closer,” the 31-year-old running back ran over Jurrell Casey (listed at 6-foot-1, 305 pounds) in classic “Beast Mode” fashion to help preserve the Raiders 26-16 win over the hosting Tennessee Titans. Show More Summary

J.J. Watt makes unforgettable Week 1 entrance after raising $31 million for Hurricane Harvey victims

For the past two weeks, J.J. Watt’s been leading a monumental effort to help the city of Houston rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. So it came as no surprise when NRG Stadium absolutely erupted as he returned to the NFL field for the first game of the season on Sunday. Show More Summary

49ers first-round pick Reuben Foster carted off with injury in first quarter

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was carted off with an ankle injury in his debut. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers looked brilliant for taking Reuben Foster at the end of the first round after the inside linebacker from Alabama dominated in training camp and the preseason. Show More Summary

Matt Prater's long field goal hit a cameraman in a VERY uncomfortable place

Matt Prater was accurate from 58 yards in the Detroit Lions‘ 35-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. And for one poor cameraman, he was a little too accurate. Watch as Prater’s kick sails through the uprights and straight toward, well, just watch for yourself … Ouch. Show More Summary

Was Kirk Cousins' arm moving forward on game-changing fumble call?

The Washington Redskins probably will wonder if Week 1 might have turned out differently if officials had ruled Kirk Cousins’ arm was going forward on a key fourth-quarter play. Washington trailed the Philadelphia Eagles 22-17 late when Cousins dropped back to pass. Show More Summary

Jaguars' defensive investments finally pay off in dominant Week 1 win

The Jacksonville Jaguars kept investing in their defense, with high picks and expensive contracts, and it seemed like at some point it all had to click. They collected too much talent on that side of the ball to never produce any results. Show More Summary

Tony Romo wins high praise for his broadcast debut

Tony Romo didn’t shock the world when he announced his retirement after last season; the Dallas Cowboys had bounced him in favor of Dak Prescott, and no other situation offered Romo the kind of offensive line protection he would have enjoyed in Dallas. Show More Summary

Tom Savage lasts one half in Houston before he's replaced by Deshaun Watson

At some point perhaps we’ll question if the reason quarterback after quarterback fails with Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien is actually because of Bill O’Brien. O’Brien gave Tom Savage the start in Week 1, as he told everyone all offseason he would. Show More Summary

Watch Cleveland Browns security practice taking down field-stormers

Look, say what you will about the Cleveland Browns, who went three-and-out and gave up a punt-block touchdown on their first drive, their security team is in midseason form. Here’s Joe Thomas’ video of security personnel practicing to...Show More Summary

Matthew Stafford throws the most expensive pick-six in NFL history

If you were one of the many, many, MANY fans who wondered what strange twist of events had brought us to a world where Matthew Stafford could be the highest-paid player in NFL history, well, you got all the evidence you’d ever need with the Lions’ opening drive on Sunday. Show More Summary

Cleveland Browns run out of tunnel with police and military personnel

The Cleveland Browns ran out of their tunnel with police, EMTs and firefighters prior to Sunday’s Week 1 showdown with division foe Pittsburgh. The Cleveland Browns ran out of their tunnel joined by police, firefighters and EMTs. (Photo...Show More Summary

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