1)ThePittsburgh Steelersdropped a tough one in their home opener, 28-26 to theSeattle Seahawks, but losing their quarterback for the remainder of 2019 is likely going to doom their entire season.Ben Roethlisbergerwent on injured reserve with an elbow injury, which will make it next to impossible for them to climb out of the 0-2 hole they find themselves in. Backup QBMason Rudolphhad some nice moments in relief of Big Ben, but to expect him to get the Steelers back in the AFC North race is a tough sell.
2)Right now it’s the 2-0Baltimore Ravensthat lead the AFC North, but I’d like to see them play a better defense before anointingLamar Jacksonas the next big thing. They’ve knocked off theDolphinsandCardinalsso far, and they get theChiefsnext.
He’s now on pace for 6,568 passing yards and 56 TDs this season.
4)TheGreen Bay Packerscame out hot on offense scoring 21 straight points against theMinnesota Vikingsin about 16 minutes, but then they went cold with quarterbackAaron Rodgersgoing 13 of 24 for 75 yards in the final three quarters.
They still got the win, andRodgersdenied there was anything to the discussion.
“It was about the look on defense,” Rodgers saidvia ESPN. “I was actually kind of surprised that he was coming over to talk about that, but we got it all sorted out over there on the sideline. It actually wasn’t a big deal. … We’re a little animated at times. I can’t say we were yelling how much we love each other, but we definitely weren’t MF-ing each other or anything. It was talking about the look there and getting on the same page.”
Rodgers and LaFleur have an interesting relationship.
Following the Jags 0-2 start, and likely accelerated by this incident,Ramseyhas requested a trade. He’s one of the best cover corners in the NFL and the Jaguars should be able to get at least what the Dolphins just got forMinkah Fitzpatrick.
Full terms of the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)September 17, 2019
6)And speaking of the Dolphins, who’s their next player to get shipped away for some draft picks?
Will they fire head coach Brian Flores?
Will they win a game this year?
Will Josh Rosen ever get a fair shake in the NFL?
7)Drew Breeshas only missed 4 games since 2004, but with his injured ligament on his thumb of his throwing hand, he’s not expected to back for at least 6 weeks.
I think it’s time to do it.
9)Yes, the gloves make it easier to catch the football, but this is still pretty good.
9a)One moreBrownsvideo clip.
Khalil Mack on the game, “that (expletive) altitude is the real deal,” “but at the end of the day, I mean, I don’t care how you get these Ws.” He went on to say he was “happy as hell” with Trubisky for making the throw and Robinson for getting down for the time out.#Bears
— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr)September 16, 2019
“You think about everything that happened. All the games last year that were kind of like close. Especially that playoff game & you put that pressure on that guy. Eddie P. The birthday man. He came out & nailed that mother F*cker. F*ck. That’s how you play ball man”- Khalil Mack
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV)September 16, 2019