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Week Two power rankings

1. Raiders (2-0; previously No. 2): Marshawn should polish up on his breakdancing because it feels like 1983 all over again the Raiders. 2. Chiefs (2-0; No. 3): If Spencer Ware hadn’t gotten injured, the Chiefs may not be undefeated. 3. Patriots (1-1; No. 5): Nice. 4. Falcons (2-0; No. 7): When the opponent is [more]

Darius Slay: Lions defense is for real

Much of the focus after Monday night’s game was on doling out blame for the play of the hapless Giants offense, but they weren’t playing against air. They were playing against a defense that has given up 26 points (a pick-six by Cardinals corner Justin Bethel accounted for another touchdown), and 107 rushing yards while [more]

Brain Problems Blamed on Playing Tackle Football in Youth

A study links cognitive and behavioral problems later in life — among all players, not just in the N.F.L. — to playing tackle football before age 12.

Sullivan: For second straight week, Giants look terrible

Giants Pro Bowl WR returns to the field, but team's offense still in tatters        

Jerry Jones defends Ezekiel Elliott’s lack of effort by pointing to other Cowboys

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has become a lightning rod for criticism after a perceived (actual) lack of effort following a pair of interceptions on Sunday. Owner Jerry Jones has opted not to join in the criticism, at least not specifically. The most glaring incident happened when Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. caught a tipped [more]

Chris Long donating six game checks to fund scholarships in Charlottesville

After a man drove his car into a group of people protesting a gathering of white supremacists and killed a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia this August, Eagles defensive end and Charlottesville resident Chris Long spoke out about people “who have had the opportunity to strike [hatred] down but didn’t” act. Long is now using what [more]

MNF: Detroit Lions dominate all three phases to beat New York Giants 24-10

Quarterback Matthew Stafford. Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. Punt returner Jamal Agnew. Take your pick. All three of those players were sensational on a Monday Night Football road win against the New York Giants. The Detroit Lions are now 2-0, the Giants 0-2. Show More Summary

Indianapolis Colts: Chuck Pagano running out of chances after Week 2 collapse

The Indianapolis Colts are in no way, shape or form a good football team. They are shallow at almost every position and the team is full of young, inexperienced players trying to find their way. This still is not the main reason the Colts are not a good team. Show More Summary

Chiefs C Mitch Morse doesn’t need foot surgery

The Chiefs will be without their starting center for a little while, but he’ll avoid a trip to the operating room. Mitch Morse had to leave Sunday’s game against the Eagles due to a foot injury that was diagnosed as a sprain. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Morse will not need to have [more]

Los Angeles mayor thinks city might have been better off with just Rams

L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti said that embracing just one NFL team -- the Rams -- might have been better for the city.        

Chargers program has unfortunate typo

The Chargers’ return to L.A. isn’t going well, in more than a few ways. Here’s a gaffe noted by Bob Ley of ESPN, via SportsBusiness Daily: The official program at the first regular-season game in L.A. for the Chargers since 1960 pointed out that team Vice Chair Michael Spanos is “working on an ongoing effort to [more]

San Diego restaurant gives away free tacos when Chargers lose

The Los Angeles Chargers have left San Diego behind, but San Diego most certainly hasn’t forgotten them. In a display of beautiful pettiness, one San Diego restaurant is giving away free tacos every time the Chargers lose … as they did, Sunday, in an ugly collapse before a good half-dozen Chargers fans in Carson. Show More Summary

Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6 touchdowns per game in [more]

In-game migraine was one of DeShone Kizer’s “biggest fears”

Browns rookie DeShone Kizer missed a portion of Sunday’s loss to the Ravens while being treated for a migraine headache that came on during the first quarter of the game. Kizer said he started noticing visual issues a few plays before forgetting to put a man in motion on a play that ended with an [more]

Martellus Bennett having a “fundamental” problem with drops

At a time when the Packers are looking for reliable receiving targets, one of the ones they thought they could count on has been less than reliable. Veteran tight end Martellus Bennett is off to a slow start to his Packers career, and they could use him since it seems all their receivers are hurt [more]

Falcons talk to Dwight Freeney, but no plans to bring him back right now

A report on Monday indicated Falcons pass rusher Vic Beasley will miss about a month after hurting his hamstring in Sunday night’s win over the Packers, but coach Dan Quinn didn’t go that far while discussing Beasley’s condition. Quinn confirmed that Beasley won’t play against the Lions this week and that was enough to lead [more]

Chargers still riding with Younghoe Koo

The Chargers’ first two games have ended in similar fashion. An attempt to tie the Broncos in the opener fizzled when Younghoe Koo had a 44-yard field goal try blocked and an attempt to beat the Dolphins Sunday went up in smoke when Koo missed from 44 yards. It was the second miss of the [more]

NFL power rankings: Broncos surge after Week 2 defeat of Cowboys

Trevor Siemian and Co. are looking Super once again after thrashing Cowboys in Week 2.        

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