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Bolts From The Blue

Chargers LAtely Ep. 16: Holy Herbert, Batman!

Photo by Harry How/ This kid has got it. I tell ya. What a bummer that the Chargers had to be on the losing side of such an exciting game this past Sunday, but with plenty of positive to take away from the team’s performance, I didn’t find myself hanging my head that much in the days following the overtime thriller. The biggest takeaway? Justin Herbert was - pun intended - ELECTRIC. 311 passing yards 1 passing touchdown 1 rushing touchdown 1 interception That was all against the reigning Super Bowl Champs. I’ll take that every day of the week from a rookie QB that wasn’t...

NFL Spin Zone

Green Bay Packers: 5 Early signs they’re Super Bowl contenders

The Green Bay Packers appear to be one of the NFL’s elite teams in 2020. It’s hard to improve on a 13-3 season from a year ago, but so far in the 2020 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers are on a similar path. The Packers have won each of their first two games this […] Green Bay Packers: 5 Early signs they’re Super Bowl contenders - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

ClutchPoints

Jaguars Pro Bowl WR DJ Chark’s status vs. Dolphins in Week 3, revealed

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. is officially listed as questionable for the team’s Thursday night game against the Miami Dolphins. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Chark is nursing an upper-body injury and could be a game-time decision. Rapoport also noted center Brandon Linder is out for Jacksonville, while star Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones […] The post Jaguars Pro Bowl WR DJ Chark’s status vs. Dolphins in Week 3, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Denver Post

With Saquon Barkley out, Giants sign veteran Devonta Freeman

Two-time Pro Bowl halfback Devonta Freeman has signed with the New York Giants and might play this weekend.

Arrowhead Pride

Arrowheadlines: Lamar Jackson needs to beat Patrick Mahomes to make it a rivalry

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Chiefs headlines for Wednesday, September 23 The latest Eisenberg: What the Budding Lamar Jackson-Patrick Mahomes Rivalry Needs | Baltimore Ravens official site They’re different players, Mahomes the ultimate arm, Jackson a unique and dynamic playmaker. But each has won a league MVP award and plays for a sound, forward-thinking organization that knows how to build a winner around a top quarterback. Mahomes has already won a Super Bowl. Nope, not in the least is it a stretch to suggest we might be seeing the start of something very special, perhaps even the heir...

Bolts From The Blue

Chargers Daily Links: Herbert’s sudden start the biggest surprise of 2020

Photo by Harry How/ Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. We’re two weeks into the 2020 NFL season, and there’s been plenty of surprises up to this point. For the Chargers, I don’t know how the biggest surprise this season is not Justin Herbert’s sudden start on Sunday against the Chiefs. With moments to spare prior to the opening kickoff, Herbert was informed he was about to face the reigning Super Bowl champs in his first career NFL start. He went on to score a pair of touchdowns and throw for 311 yards, one of the top marks for a rookie in his...

NFL Spin Zone

Chargers sent a strong message despite losing to the Chiefs

An overtime loss masked a strong message from the Los Angeles Chargers. It’s hard to imagine that the Los Angeles Chargers nearly pulled off a stunning upset against the defending Super Bowl champions. What’s even more remarkable is that they nearly pulled it off with a rookie quarterback, Justin Herbert, who was told he would start […] Chargers sent a strong message despite losing to the Chiefs - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Arrowhead Pride

Patrick Mahomes named one of TIME’s most influential people of 2020

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Chiefs quarterback has been given a unique honor: being named among the world’s most influential people. TIME magazine has announced Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is one of its 100 most influential people of 2020. Mahomes is one of three sports figures named as Titans on the TIME’s list. The others are NBA star Dwayne Wade and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. Mahomes’ achievements on the field — being named NFL MVP in his first season as Chiefs starting quarterback and Super Bowl MVP the year after — have given him the...

Niner Nation

Power rankings heading into Week 3: 49ers fall five spots after being struck by injury

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The 49ers are down to No. 14 After falling seven spots in last week’s power rankings, the San Francisco 49ers took another stumble in the NFL’s power rankings. This time, the Niners fell for different reasons. NFL.COM Previous rank: No. 9 An all-time Pyrrhic victory for the 49ers. Nick Bosa. Solomon Thomas. Jimmy Garoppolo. Raheem Mostert. Key players essential to the team’s chances of a Super Bowl return, all knocked out of Sunday’s victory over the Jets before halftime. Crushingly, Bosa and Thomas were both diagnosed with torn ACLs. Garoppolo...

Vikings Territory

From Super Bowl dreams to #TankforTrevor after 2 weeks?

One of the things I pride myself in is my self awareness. So, I’m aware that my perpetual angst makes me seem pessimistic and hyperbolic. So, when I wrote the following after the draft, I wasn’t surprised I was roundly mocked as being the outlier in Vikings media that wasn’t enamored by the quantity of … The post From Super Bowl dreams to #TankforTrevor after 2 weeks? appeared first on Vikings Territory.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings' Anthiony Barr out for season, one of many notable Week 2 NFL injuries

Anthony Barr, the 28-year-old Pro Bowl player and team captain, suffered a torn pectoral muscle near the end of the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Colts..

Niner Nation

415 Podcast: All is not lost for the 49ers

Photo by Sarah Stier/ NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Lee Chan joins Niner Nate There hasn’t been a ton of positive news surrounding the 49ers through the first two weeks of the season. Between an avalanche of injuries that started over the summer and an upset loss in Week 1, it hasn’t exactly been the start the Faithful have been dreaming of since the clock ran out in Super Bowl LIV. Until now, that is, because Niner Nate is here for you. Just when you thought all was lost, he’s here to pull you from the abyss. “There is no team in the NFC who is unbeatable. San Francisco can...

ClutchPoints

5 best trades in Jacksonville Jaguars history, ranked

It has been 25 years since the Jacksonville Jaguars originally became an NFL organization. The current AFC South franchise is now a staple of the league’s 32-team format. Despite the fact that the Jaguars have never even appeared in a Super Bowl let alone won a title, Jacksonville has won three divisional crowns while making […] The post 5 best trades in Jacksonville Jaguars history, ranked appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NESN.com

Patriots Better With Cam Newton Than Tom Brady? Shannon Sharpe Explains

Are the New England Patriots better this season with Cam Newton than they would’ve been with Tom Brady? Look, no one is disputing Brady’s track record. He’s a six-time Super Bowl champion and the greatest quarterback in NFL history. The Patriots were incredibly fortunate to have him around for two decades, during which he brought […] The post Patriots Better With Cam Newton Than Tom Brady? Shannon Sharpe Explains appeared first on NESN.com.

ClutchPoints

Washington’s OL Brandon Scherff (MCL sprain) out 3-5 weeks

Brandon Scherff is one of the most reliable players for the Washington Football Team and he’ll be sidelined for an extended period of time. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Scherff is expected to be out three-to-five weeks due to an MCL sprain. Washington Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff suffered a sprained MCL that […] The post Washington’s OL Brandon Scherff (MCL sprain) out 3-5 weeks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bolts From The Blue

Chargers rise in latest ESPN power rankings

Photo by Harry How/ Even in a loss, the Bolts showed they can hang with anyone. Yeah, yeah, the Chargers ended up getting their first notch in the loss column, but that didn’t stop the NFL staff at ESPN from seeing just how good the Bolts actually played against the reigning Super Bowl champs. Prior to their Week 2 game, they sat at a dismal 22nd in the league. But as of this morning, they’re up to 18th. For some context, the 2-0 Bears are 17th while the 0-2 Vikings are 19th. Other notable 1-1 teams above the Chargers include the Colts (16th), Bucs (15th), and Cowboys...

Arrowhead Pride

Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs fall a bit after overtime win

Photo by Harry How/ Our sampling of power rankings has the Chiefs sliding out of the No. 1 spot in several of the weekly lists. After pulling out a 23-20 overtime win against their division rival Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs have lost some of their Super Bowl sheen in the eyes of writers around the country; four more have taken the Chiefs out of their top spots. Who could have predicted that after two weeks, we’d be counting on Pete Prisco’s faith in the Chiefs? Here’s our weekly sampling: NFL.com: 2 (down from 1) Sunday’s win over the Chargers was...

Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Power Rankings: Week 3 Edition

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via 100% accurate ranking of all 32 teams. Now that Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season is over, it’s time for everyone’s favorite meaningful exercise: NFL Power Rankings! Let’s take a look at how all 32 teams stack up. BLG’S WEEK 3 NFL POWER RANKINGS 1 - Baltimore Ravens (Last Week: 2) - The Ravens have reached 2-0 without breaking a sweat. They’re the No. 1 team in DVOA (by almost double the next team!) and they lead the NFL in point differential (+49). They’re a complete team. 2 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 1) - The reigning Super Bowl champs...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Film review: Kirk Cousins' struggles vs. Colts; growing pains for 2019 draft class

There have been enough poor performances during the Vikings' 0-2 start to spread the blame around quarterback Kirk Cousins, which is what head coach Mike Zimmer did following Sunday's 28-11 loss in Indianapolis. Cousins, whose 15.9 passer rating against the Colts was the franchise's fourth-worst game by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era, had his first three-interception game for Minnesota, but those plays were not necessarily emblematic of the bigger problems like others diagrammed below. "Kirk's a veteran guy that has had a lot of success in this league," Zimmer said Monday. "We expect him...

The Falcoholic

The Falcons crushing Week 2 loss is just the latest in a long line of unacceptable mistakes

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The Falcons have subjected their fans to crushing defeats, blown leads, and embarrassing losses for far too long. Sunday’s last-second loss to the Cowboys was just the latest in a long line of unacceptable mistakes. It’s been a tortured existence for Falcons fans since...well, pretty much the beginning of the franchise. The team didn’t have it’s first back-to-back winning seasons until 2008-2009, and didn’t reach it’s first Super Bowl until 1998. Since the Mike Smith era, the Falcons have generally been a respectable franchise with a consistent...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings lose LB Anthony Barr to season-ending pectoral tear

Minnesota Vikings four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle, coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Why didn’t Dolphins use Xavien Howard to slow down the Bills' best receiver? Here’s what they had to say about it

Why did the Dolphins have rookie cornerback Noah Igbinoghene covering explosive Bills receiver Stefon Diggs instead of former Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard? Dolphins coach Brian Flores dispelled the notion Monday that Howard’s health was the deciding factor.

FOX Sports

Colin Cowherd, Jason McIntyre leaning toward Ravens (-4) and the over (53.5) vs. Chiefs | TALK THE LINE

Colin Cowherd believes the Baltimore Ravens will finally get the best of the Kansas City Chiefs after going 0-2 against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs since the reigning Super Bowl MVP became the starter. Jason McIntyre is leaning toward the Ravens covering four points as well and both guys like the over 53.5 play.

Bleeding Green Nation

The Bleeding Green Nation Eagles FanShop

Jason Kelce sang it best during his epic Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade speech from the Art Museum steps: “No one likes us, no one likes us, no one liiiikes us, we don’t care! We’re from Philly, f***ing Philly, no one likes us, we don’t care!” Outsiders like to paint Eagles fans in a negative light but, really, who cares what they think? We can appreciate each other and our favorite football team just like we do all the time at Bleeding Green Nation. BGN has been the best source for Eagles discussion since it started and 2006 and it’s still going strong all these years...

Bolts From The Blue

Rookie Report: Despite Week 2 falter, rooks leave hope for the future

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Rookie QB Justin Herbert showed signs of brilliance in his career debut performance against the defending Super Bowl champs I’m a glass half-full kinda guy. And because of that, I’ll say that Los Angeles Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert looked pretty, pretty good on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs. Not great, but absolutely certainly not bad. The Chiefs know that. I know that. You know that. Even Vegetable Lasagna knows it (I see you, Seinfeld fans). The former Oregon Ducks signal-caller was labeled as ‘not a first-round’ pick by...

Bucs Nation

Chris Godwin cleared to play against the Broncos

Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin lines up against Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins | Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Godwin cleared concussion protocol and will be available for Week 3 After three potential Tom Brady touchdown dimes were missed without clear reason, it’s a relief to hear that the 2020 Pro Bowl wide receiver will be suiting up against the Denver Broncos (0-2) in week 3. Chris Godwin got the clearance today to rejoin his team after missing the week 2 contest against Carolina. Godwin and Brady had a solid connection in week 1 against the Saints, giving Mike Evans the...

Stephen A.'s message to Cowboys fans: Something will go wrong, mark my words! | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith joins Get Up to discuss the NFL's protection of quarterbacks and is confident that the Cowboys will not make the Super Bowl even though Dallas is the best team in the NFC heading into Week 3. #GetUp #NFL ✔

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 ✔

Stephen A. gets annoyed with Max Kellerman saying the Browns are Super Bowl contenders | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not buy Max Kellerman's argument that the Cleveland Browns are Super Bowl contenders. #FirstTake #NFL ✔