Another Sunday brought another day of unanswered prayers, missed opportunities and broken dreams as the likes of Daniel Jones, Jamal Adams and Aaron Donald played with our emotions.
Every week we sit down with BetAmerica Extra columnists Ashley Anderson, James Scully and Scott Shapiro to discuss the latest news from around the NFL. This week they weigh in on Antonio Brown's future, the Patriots' scary good defense and the suddenly relevant Buffalo Bills.
One second. That’s how far away we were from having two winless teams take the field for the Week 3 Monday Night Football primetime spot. Instead, Eddy Pineiro’s game winning 53 yard FG as time expired has the Bears looking to maintain the momentum gained from their win at Denver, while the Redskins are looking to kick start some of their own.
It’s a big weekend in the NFL, as some teams look to make sure they don’t start 0-3, and others look to move to 3-0. More importantly, many teams will debut signal callers that they did not start the season with—some because of injury, and some because it’s time for the baton to be passed. In fact, four of the five games in the late afternoon will feature a quarterback making his first start of the season.
It certainly felt like Eli Manning’s benching was due to occur at some point in the 2019 season, but we doubt many fans expected it to come as early as Week 2. Let’s look at other NFL starters who may face the same fate.
Super Bowl also-rans have trended poorly over the years, but the Rams are bucking the trend as they’ve started their redemption campaign 2-0 straight-up and against the spread with victories over the Panthers and Saints. Meanwhile, the Browns’ bandwagon in seemingly back on track following an effortless victory against the Jets on Monday night which came on the heels of an embarrassing home loss to the Titans in Week 1.
Pittsburgh and New Orleans each had offensive questions even before they lost their franchise quarterbacks to injury, and with backups taking over in Week 3, both have as much chance at success as the Jets did last week.
The NFL is back and so are our weekly power rankings! Join BetAmerica Extra columnist Zack Rhodes as he slices and dices all 32 teams and ranks them in order according to their Week 2 performance and Week 3 outlook.
You're not alone if you went to Google today and typed in "who is the Steelers' backup quarterback?" The question has been on the minds of football fans from coast to coast ever since Ben Roethlisberger exited Pittsburgh's game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon with a non-contact injury.
Zack Rhodes went 4-1 last week and is back again with his expert picks and predictions for a busy weekend of Big Ten action.