The Redskins went into L.A. with the right plan of going power run-heavy to take pressure off Kirk Cousins in a new offense. It also better protects and rests their defense. Cousins will need to figure it out soon, however, with shootouts ahead.
If there’s any team built to recover from 0-2, it would be them, given how strong their defense is at full strength. The problem is the defenses of the Eagles, Chargers, Broncos and Seahawks can go after their struggling offense in four of the next five games. Big Blue might already have blown everything.
The Bills have tightened the screws defensively with their personnel responding to Sean McDermott, but their offensive limitations didn’t take long to manifest.
Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t exactly lit it up quite yet, and Le’Veon Bell has been running more in neutral. But they’re making plenty enough big plays on both sides of the ball with a much-improved defense overall.
You knew you were going to get that Tom Brady in New Orleans, making things look Big Easy again no matter what injuries befell them. Now it’s time for the defense to regroup and make a notable statement.
Jacksonville punctuated the victory with a fake punt on the last play of the third quarter, with Corey Grant taking a direct snap 58 yards before Fournette punched it in from the 3.
As proud as he is of Watson, Cam Newton and other black quarterbacks who followed his lead, Briscoe is encouraged by the support offered to today’s protesters by their white teammates and co-workers. It’s not just African-Americans speaking out; it’s society as a whole, he said. Back in the day we were alone in our protests and in our pain.