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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]

USF ground game is crucial to Bulls’ success

It may have taken three games, but USF’s offense appears to be gaining traction. The Bulls accumulated 680 yards of total offense in a 47-23 win over Illinois last Friday and coach Charlie Strong knows if his team expects to remain on that offensive trajectory, it will require the better rhythm...

USC QB Sam Darnold leads latest Heisman Trophy Watch

Sam Darnold headlines this week’s top five Heisman Trophy candidates. Check out the top performers in our early season Heisman watch. Sam Darnold, QB, USC The Buzz: USC needed some late heroics from Darnold as the Trojans rallied to beat Texas 27-24 in double overtime last Saturday. The California...

It'd be cool if Jaguars' Calais Campbell yelled 'checkmate!' every time he got a sack

Calais Campbell was a big free-agent pickup this past offseason for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who got him on a four-year deal valued at $60 million in the spring. He made an immediate splash, notching four sacks in a victory against the Houston Texans in Jacksonville’s season opener. Show More Summary

Giants might have made a mistake hiring Ben McAdoo as head coach

When the New York Giants hired Ben McAdoo to replace Tom Coughlin as head coach, it was strange. The Giants wanted a change, but they hired one of Coughlin’s coaches. However, it made sense on another level because McAdoo had done a fine job as New York’s offensive coordinator. Show More Summary

Matthew Stafford has an audible named after his buddy Clayton Kershaw

We found out Monday night that Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has an audible he named after his childhood pal and baseball superstar Clayton Kershaw. It’s a good thing Stafford used it now, because “Kershaw” probably won’t be any good in October. Show More Summary

Watch Matt Prater get an insanely lucky bounce to make a long field goal

We’ve seen field goals hit the upright and ricochet through on an angle for a successful field goal. You won’t often see one bounce in off the crossbar like a soft jump shot. You can’t say Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater got a “shooter’s...Show More Summary

Offensive line woes costly in Giants' 24-10 loss

Beckham returns, but offensive line woes costly in Giants' 24-10 loss to Lions        

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