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Behind the Steel Curtain

Unlike many teams who lost big name players, the Steelers leave Week 2 injury free

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers remain a fairly healthy unit heading into Week 3. The injury bug is a nasty thing for any NFL franchise, but it sure did rear its ugly head in Week 2 across the entire league. At every glance all you saw on social media, and during live in game updates, were players who were injured. Some injuries just knocked players out of the game, while others were the season-ending variety. Pittsburgh Steelers fans get how tough Week 2 can be. After all, it was Week 2 last season when Ben Roethlisberger suffered an elbow injury which ended...

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Worst case scenario playing out for Broncos

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports It can always get worse, but did you think it would be this bad this early? When Von Miller went down with an ankle injury before the start of of the season, did you think that the Denver Broncos would be where they are now? Nobody could have predicted injuries to Courtland Sutton, Philip Lindsay, and A.J. Bouye going into their week 2 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and fewer would foresee Drew Lock, Courtland Sutton (again), and Jerry Jeudy all missing time in the game due to injury. While Drew Lock’s shoulder and Courtland Sutton’s...

49ers Blog | Sacramento Bee

Postgame Buzz: 49ers lose slew of players to injuries in costly win over Jets

Chris Biderman gives you the latest injury news as the 49ers lost several key players in their 31-13 win over the Jets. …

Niner Nation

Golden Nuggets: Jordan Reed and Jerrick McKinnon are back

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, September 20, 2020 On a day that was marred by injuries, the San Francisco 49ers received great performances from two players who did not play during the 2019 season due to injury: Jordan Reed and Jerick McKinnon. Takeaways from 49ers’ Week 2 win over Jets Reed had an underwhelming debut in Week 1 when he played only 10 snaps and hauled in two catches. He showed in Week 2 why adding him was a significant move for San Francisco. George Kittle was out with a knee injury and Reed turned in a seven-catch, 50-yard,...

Bolts From The Blue

Anthony Lynn states QB Tyrod Taylor is the starter if healthy

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Justin Herbert just had one of the most-exciting games by a Chargers quarterback in recent memory this evening. However, all the splash plays against the Chiefs weren’t enough for the rookie to take the job away from Tyrod Taylor. In his post-game Zoom call with the media, head coach Anthony Lynn said if Tyrod Taylor is fully-healthy, he’s going to be the team’s starter. Taylor sat out today’s game due to chest pains that he started experiencing during pre-game warmups. He was eventually taken to the hospital, but no other information is known past...

Cincy Jungle

Fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 3

Photo by Jason Miller/ After a brutal Week 2, be prepared to try and snag the next man up on several teams. There is no sugarcoating it. Week 2 was brutal. There were so many NFL players that went down with significant injuries this week that most of these players will be talking about are guys that are just filling in for major injuries around the league. Here are you waiver wire pickups for Week 3: Joshua Kelley, RB, Chargers: Bengals’ fans got a close look at this guy in Week 1, but he continued to show that he will be heavily involved in this Chargers offense moving forward. In...

Arrowhead Addict

Frank Clark, Sammy Watkins among Chiefs injured in Week 2

On a day in which the NFL was ravaged with a slew of injuries, the Chiefs were not immune themselves. Midway through the first slate of NFL games in Week 2, the list of serious injuries was jaw-dropping. By the time kickoff rolled around in Los Angeles for the showdown between the Chargers and the […] Frank Clark, Sammy Watkins among Chiefs injured in Week 2 - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Field Gulls

Marquise Blair to have MRI, appears to have suffered “fairly serious” knee injury

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Seattle Seahawks scored a massive win in Week 2, topping the New England Patriots 35-30 in a primetime thriller. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, their victory didn’t come without loses as both Marquise Blair and Bruce Irvin exited the game with serious looking knee injuries. Speaking to reporters after the game, Pete Carroll provided as much of an update as he could on both players. On Irvin, Carroll was able to tell reporters it was a sprained knee and that the veteran was up and walking around the locker room. Carroll said Bruce Irvin has a...

Golden Gate Sports

49ers win an injury-riddled game against the New York Jets in Week 2

The San Francisco 49ers won an injury-riddled game against the New York Jets on Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers emerged from their Week 2 matchup with the New York Jets with a commanding 31-13 victory. But at what cost? Sure, the 49ers may have come away as the victors, but it’s likely the team feels […] 49ers win an injury-riddled game against the New York Jets in Week 2 - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

Twin Cities

Vikings lose Anthony Barr for game with shoulder injury in second quarter

INDIANAPOLIS — Linebacker Anthony Barr became the latest Pro Bowl player the Vikings’ defense has lost. Barr was lost with a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 28-11 loss to Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. He had made four straight Pro Bowls until not being selected last season. “We’ll evaluate him more (Monday),’’ said Vikings coach Mike […]

The Falcoholic

Falcons-Cowboys post-game injury report: Kaleb McGary’s knee injury is one to watch

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Fact: Kaleb McGary has never used a spork Well, that was embarrassing. There aren’t really words to fairly describe or reliable methods to accurately quantify the frustration this team generates. It’s inexplicable, and it’s tired. At this point, Dan Quinn should be relieved of his duties such that a wholesale reset of the coaching staff and front office can get underway as soon as possible. But that won’t happen, because Arthur Blank will hold out hope of a miraculous turnaround and we’ll be forced to endure more of this maddening...

Chicago Tribune

Column: The Bears have a lot to clean up after another uneven victory. But on a brutal NFL Sunday for injuries, at least they have their health.

Good teams find ways to put away bad ones — and the New York Giants certifiably are the latter — and the Bears are 2-0 for the first time since 2013, tied atop the NFC North. But improvement is mandatory if the Bears are to use these early September games as building blocks to become a legitimate contender in November.

ClutchPoints

Chargers’ Anthony Lynn clarifies starting QB situation after Tyrod Taylor injury

The NFL debut of Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert came as quite a surprise. The team nearly upset the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite a promising performance, it appears this has not changed head coach Anthony Lynn’s views of him and Tyrod Taylor. Lynn offered up some clarity under center by naming Tyrod Taylor as […] The post Chargers’ Anthony Lynn clarifies starting QB situation after Tyrod Taylor injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Arrowhead Pride

Seven winners and three losers from the Chiefs’ overtime win against the Chargers

Photo by Harry How/ The Chiefs defeated the Chargers 23-20 in overtime — and we tallied up the game’s winners and losers. Week 2 of the NFL season was marred by injuries across the league, including a couple of Kansas City Chiefs defenders who left the game against the Los Angeles Chargers early. It was a day in which little went right for the visiting team, but it still found a way to pull off an overtime victory. Days like this would have sunk previous Kansas City teams, but the defending Super Bowl champions have been tested and have overcome worse. The MVP and best player in the...

Cat Scratch Reader

The Scratching Post: 9/21/20

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Rasul Douglas makes most of opportunity in Panthers' secondary | Myles Simmons, Panthers.comDouglas has earned a spot in the cornerbacks rotation. Matt Rhule Talks Panthers Emergency Quarterbacks | Jason Hewitt, Sports IllustratedThe lack of depth at the quarterback position was a huge issue last season. Cam Newton, Kyle Allen, and Will Grier all sustained injuries in...

Baltimore Sun

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens’ 33-16 win over the Houston Texans

From the Ravens' many paths to victory to the cruelty of Tavon Young's knee injury, here are five things we learned from the Ravens' 33-16 win over the Houston Texans.

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If Drew Lock is out for the year, do the Broncos need to consider quarterback in 2021?

T.J. Watt may have thrown the Broncos into disarray. | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports If Lock’s season is over, there’s more questions than answers. I’m cautiously optimistic Drew Lock could develop into a starting caliber quarterback you can win with in the NFL. That said, he hasn’t shown more than hints. Flashes. Anyone who’s honest with themselves will also admit he still shows plenty of warts that could trip him up over a full slate of games as defenses get more film on him. So there is no doubt in my mind that if the worst comes to pass and Drew Lock’s injury is a...

Cat Scratch Reader

B&B Postgame Podcast: Panthers at Buccaneers

Brad and Brian provide instant reactions to the Panthers loss to the Buccaneers. Brad and Brian return for week two of the podcast now known as the B&B Postgame Show or B&B Reaction Show or whatever Brian decides to call it in the intro. The Carolina Panthers dropped their Week 2 visit to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-17. Listen to the postgame podcast to Brad and Brian’s instant reactions to the Panthers’ woeful first half, their scrappy second half, Teddy Bridgewater’s turnovers, Leonard Fournette making Brad and I look dumb, and Christian McCaffrey’s injury. Tune in later in the...

Golden Gate Sports

49ers fear that star defensive end Nick Bosa tore his ACL

The San Francisco 49ers fear that their star defensive end, Nick Bosa, tore his ACL. The San Francisco 49ers may have come away as the victors of Sunday’s Week 2 matchup with the lowly New York Jets, but they sure don’t feel like it. And an injury suffered by Nick Bosa is one of the […] 49ers fear that star defensive end Nick Bosa tore his ACL - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

Arrowhead Addict

Chiefs vs. Chargers: Andy Reid upset by helmet hit on Sammy Watkins

Andy Reid was clearly upset by the helmet hit on Sammy Watkins. In the third quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 23-20 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers, Sammy Watkins left the game with an apparent head injury. He would immediately be escorted to the locker room by the training staff and taken through […] Chiefs vs. Chargers: Andy Reid upset by helmet hit on Sammy Watkins - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Golden Gate Sports

49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo has high-ankle sprain, likely out for Week 3

San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 2. The San Francisco 49ers may have scored their first victory of the season on Sunday, but that won’t be the story coming out of Week 2. And an injury suffered to starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will assure that Garoppolo initially went down […] 49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo has high-ankle sprain, likely out for Week 3 - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

The Denver Post

Broncos Briefs: Injuries at receiver elevates rookie KJ Hamler’s role in debut

It only felt like Broncos rookie receiver KJ Hamler missed more than just the opening regular-season game due to a hamstring injury.

ClutchPoints

Patriots’ James White missing Seahawks matchup after sudden passing of his father

Some sad new to report coming out of New England. Patriots running back James White will miss Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks due to the death of his father. According to Fox Sports’ Andy Slater, White’s father, Tyrone, was killed in a car accident earlier today and his mother is in the hospital […] The post Patriots’ James White missing Seahawks matchup after sudden passing of his father appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Big Blue View

Saquon Barkley injury: Everything we know

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Latest news, updates on Saquon Barkley’s knee injury New York Giants coach Joe Judge and several players who spoke after Sunday’s 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears, didn’t want to admit what they likely already know. The knee injury suffered by Saquon Barkley will almost certainly cost him the season. “In terms of Saquon individually I don’t have a diagnosis on his knee. He’s going to see some doctors tomorrow. We’ll wait and see what that is,” Judge said in the post-game. “Obviously we’re all praying for the best. I would just say this,...

Big Blue View

Saquon Barkley injury: New York Giants players react

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports “Everybody’s gotta step up” in effort to replace star running back The present landscape of the New York Giants changed drastically on Sunday when Saquon Barkley suffered what is believed to be a torn right ACL. Here is how teammates who spoke to media via videoconference after the game reacted to the injury. Veteran running back Dion Lewis carried 10 times for 20 yards and a touchdown and caught 4 passes for 36 more yards in Barkley’s absence. “I spoke with him. I just told him to keep his head up, stay positive, believe in God. Nobody knows...

ClutchPoints

Lions’ Adrian Peterson hypes ‘comeback’ for injured Giants star Saquon Barkley

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson is out here hyping up fellow running back Saquon Barkley’s comeback already. Taking to Twitter, Peterson, who knows what it’s like to come back strong from an injury, is confident that Barkley will come back stronger than ever once he recovers from his injury, which the Giants are fearing […] The post Lions’ Adrian Peterson hypes ‘comeback’ for injured Giants star Saquon Barkley appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chicago Tribune

Column: The Chicago Bears turned a leisurely romp into a full-team stress test. But in the end, they emerged 2-0.

The Chicago Bears are 2-0 for the first time since 2013. But after needing another end zone stop in the final minute to survive against a shaky and injury-depleted opponent, reality is still lurking. Said coach Matt Nagy: “I would say we’re just OK right now. I think we expect a little better.”

Arrowhead Addict

Kansas City Chiefs survive L.A. Chargers in overtime for tough road win

The Chiefs survived a tough challenge from the Chargers to earn their second win. The Kansas City Chiefs somehow survived self-inflicted mistakes, sloppy play, a number of injuries, and a very tough performance from the L.A. Chargers to come away with their first road win of the 2020 season. Harrison Butker made two incredible field […] Kansas City Chiefs survive L.A. Chargers in overtime for tough road win - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Daniel Jones has 'legitimate fantasy upside' - Matthew Berry | The Fantasy Show

ESPN fantasy football expert Matthew Berry explains what Daniel Jones replacing Eli Manning means for Saquon Barkley and the rest of the New York Giants offense. He then (3:19) discusses what Cam Newton's injury means for Carolina Panthers teammates Chris

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

The Panthers need to find Cam Newton’s successor – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman calls on the Carolina Panthers to figure out a succession plan for Cam Newton as the QB’s injuries mount. #FirstTake #NFL ✔