So maybe all those fans and media members blasting the choice of Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft were being a little hasty in their judgment of him and New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.
Fortified with playmakers during the off-season and possessing a deeper understanding of second-year coordinator Mike Pettine's scheme, the Packers defense has contributed enough takeaways and quarterback sacks and hurries to overcome a sputtering offense, preserving a perfect record for an imperfect team.
SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll's day started with getting whacked in the face by an errant football during pregame warmups to the point he needed a bandage to close the gash.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn knows the Los Angeles Chargers can overcome adversity, specifically the sluggish September starts that have become all too familiar.
As Tramon Williams surveyed the aftermath of the Packers' 27-16 victory over the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field — a triumph that ran Green Bay's record to a perfect 3-0 to start the Matt LaFleur era — the veteran cornerback couldn’t help but wonder if something special might be brewing in Green Bay.
There is a lot the Bears need to get done in the nation's capital Monday night -- some critical, some getting more important every day and some nice to have but not worth worrying about yet.
Suffice to say, the Bears didn't double dip in Round 2 of last year's draft, sending New England their 2019 second-rounder, to move up and pluck Anthony Miller 51st overall and use him as a decoy early in his second season.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Deshaun Watson appeared to be in Melvin Ingram's grasp until he slipped away, fled the pocket and lobbed a playground pass to wide-open tight end Jordan Akins, who sprinted away for the Houston Texans' final touchdown.
“I've been at this for a long time, and to go home with my body feeling this good is a credit to the offensive line — for sure," said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was not sacked and absorbed only one hit in Green Bay's 27-16 win over Denver. "I'm feeling really good. I'm probably going to have a little Scotch and look at some Philly tape.”
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots became the third team in seven months to sour on Antonio Brown's off-field problems when they released the All-Pro receiver Friday. On the field, they didn't need him to roll to an easy victory over the New York Jets.