Khalil Mack has put in extra work with outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley to get up to speed in Chicago. The NFC North matchup between the Vikings and the Packers had it all—a hobbled Aaron Rodgers, missed field goals, controversial defensive calls, overtime and, to cap it off, a tie. After another rough start for Nathan Peterman, the Bills will go with their rookie project in Week 2. Considering their depleted supporting cast, should they? He was carted off in the first half to the worst fears of football fans everywhere.
Then the Packers QB hobbled onto the field for the second half to lead a historic comeback against a Bears team that looked destined for a statement win. One gets traded, the other re-signs, and in the end both get paid big. For the Raiders and Rams, the behind-the-scenes machinations revealed contrasting strategies for dealing with their premier defensive players, and only time will tell which approach was the wiser. The two recall what it was like in the early days and what has gotten them to where they are today hint: The comeback is incredible, but lost in the excitement: The fact that a healthy Rodgers put up zero points against the Bears, then put up 24 points in a half while playing on one leg.
How he did it from a schematic standpoint, and the lessons Rodgers and the Packers can take from the incredible win. The position as a whole is as strong as it's been in years, and offenses are getting more and more creative. Why are so many first- and second-year cornerbacks dominating in the NFL? What does Richard Sherman have left in the tank? And we unveil our ranking of the top 10 CBs in football today—settling the three-way battle between Peterson, Ramsey and Rhodes.
A look at what the Giants should pay Odell Beckham Jr. Is his vision clouded by his own past mastery? Will he ever find his quarterback?
Did it have to go down like this? Its roots trace back to his Carolina upbringing, and for centuries before that. Ever wonder about the men and women at the top of your favorite NFL franchise? We spent a day with him as he met fans, shopped for a new home and embraced what it means to be a Cleveland sports star. Coming off the first Super Bowl win in franchise history, the five starters from the Eagles offensive line — plus legendary veteran Jason Peters — sit down for a wide-ranging interview.
Teams that need defensive linemen are in luck. The NFL and college football are different brands of the game, but recently pro coaches are opening up to utilizing more college concepts—just look at the number of people who want to talk to Lincoln Riley.
What other college trends should the NFL watch for this season? Historically the NFL has gravitated toward a certain type of quarterback, propping up a handful of college passers before the start of the season. But this year is different—there's not a group of clear first-round draft prospects at the position, which may cause NFL teams to shift how they evaluate the position.
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John Greco is taking his place. The Giants are shut out in the first half. They're down to the Cowboys and now have one TD in 17 drives this season. That's worse than last year when they scored on The Giants ran eight pass plays in the first quarter. He held his own. The Cowboys didn't make many big plays in their opener. They already have three runs of 15 or more yards on their first two drives against the Giants.
He's out with a high ankle sprain. Connor Barwin will start in his place. Patches applied to players let analysts decide the best course of hydration, because every player is different and water is only part of the answer.
Here are our picks. Giants linebacker Olivier Vernon, who injured his ankle during practice on Aug. Eli Manning , QB. Saquon Barkley , RB. Janoris Jenkins , CB. Kerry Wynn , DE. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies?
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