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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.        

Lamarr Houston working out for Saints

In their never-ending quest to fix one of the league’s worst defenses, the Saints are taking a look at a veteran pass-rusher today. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Saints are working out linebacker Lamarr Houston. Houston was released with an injury settlement by the Bears this summer, and was expected to [more]

Tuesday morning one-liners

The Bills lost in Week Two, but they can build off their defensive effort. A call for the Dolphins to come to a quick resolution regarding LB Lawrence Timmons. WR Phillip Dorsett hopes he feels well enough to return to the Patriots lineup this week. When is it time to seriously contemplate a winless season [more]

AJ McCarron: Andy Dalton is Bengals QB, “ride with him”

With one shoe already falling in Cincinnati, the backup shoe is trying to stop the avalanche of criticism. Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron rode to the defense of starter Andy Dalton, and said there’s no sense in the constant chatter about a change at the position. The Bengals have already fired their offensive coordinator after two [more]

Which 0-2 team will make the playoffs?

Week Two officially is over, and more than 25 percent of the NFL has fallen to an 0-2 start. Since, on average, one of every eight 0-2 teams makes it to the playoffs, one of these sad sacks will scratch and claw its was to an inevitable wild-card or divisional road loss. So who will [more]

49ers won’t have Eric Reid Thursday

The 49ers had safety Eric Reid listed as a non-participant on their injury report from an imaginary practice on Monday and Reid will remain out when they play an actual game on Thursday. Reid hurt his knee during Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks and coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that Reid will not recover [more]

Browns favored for first time since 2015

Breaking news: The Cleveland Browns are actually favored to win a game. The Browns opened as a 2.5-point favorite over the Colts on Sunday at Indianapolis. That marks the first time the Browns have been favored since Week 14 of 2015, when they were two-point favorites over the 49ers. The Browns haven’t been road favorites [more]

Justin Pugh: Bash all of us, not just Ereck Flowers

The Giants’ decision to stand pat on the offensive line this offseason was questioned by many outside observers and the reason why was on display against the Lions on Monday night. Pass rushers flowed through the Giants line without much resistance, leading to five sacks and a dysfunctional offense that has given the team little [more]

Ziggy Ansah has already passed last year’s sack total

Not every star coming off an injury had a quiet night in a losing effort. For Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah, his three-sack performance against the Giants was a reminder of the kind of pass-rusher he’s been, and the way he can impact a game. “The sack looks better than the hurry,” Ansah said, via [more]

Odell Beckham’s back, but not all the way back

Odell Beckham showed last night the difference between being on the field and being back. The Giants wide receiver did play, but he wasn’t himself in his team’s 24-10 loss to the Lions. “I felt like a little bit of myself, just still not there,” Beckham said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “Came out and [more]

Ben McAdoo on delay of game penalty: “Sloppy quarterback play”

Facing a fourth-and-goal at the Lions’ 2-yard line in the third quarter, Giants head coach Ben McAdoo made a decision to go for a touchdown instead of settling for a 20-yard field goal try. The plan went awry when the Giants took a delay of game penalty as quarterback Eli Manning was unable to get [more]

NFL Overreactions: Are the Giants already finished?

NFL Overreactions: Are the Giants already finished?        

Lions rolling into matchup vs Falcons; Giants seeming lost

Matthew Stafford has the Detroit Lions rolling into early showdown against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons        

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo: “Put this game on me”

The New York Giants find themselves in an early hole this season after losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions to open the season. Monday night’s loss to the Lions was a particularly sloppy showing. The Giants can’t run the ball effectively. They had offensive line issues before right tackle Bobby Hart left with [more]

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