Which winless NFL teams have reason to panic? Bengals, Colts and others analyzed

As the NFL enters Week 3, seven teams remain in search of their first victory. Five of those teams — the Bengals, Titans, Panthers, Falcons and Raiders — look to end two-game losing streaks this weekend. Meanwhile, the Texans and Colts aim to even their records at 1-1-1. Sure, we’re just two weeks in, and … Read more

NFL Week 2 takeaways: Colts flop again; Browns collapse; Dolphins look legit

[Follow our live blog for NFL Week 2 scores and analysis] The NFL’s Week 2 slate has featured miraculous comebacks, disappointing performances by supposed contenders and a season-ending injury to 49ers quarterback Trey Lance. The Athletic‘s Tim Graham, Jeff Howe and Dan Pompei break down what we’ve learned from another surprising Sunday: After opening the … Read more

Picks against spread for every game

Brian Daboll deserved to dance with his players after the New York Giants defeated the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in his NFL head-coaching debut. Although the game contained some familiar Big Blue foibles — a slow start, two turnovers and five sacks allowed — it also featured two dynamics that could have legs as this … Read more

NFL Week 2 expert roundtable: Avoiding the dreaded 0-2 start, new coaches and upset picks

Despite the fireworks of otherworldly quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes (oh, man — that pass) and a dinged-up Justin Herbert (oh, man — his pass!), Thursday night’s Chargers-Chiefs tilt was decided in large part by the Kansas City defense. Early in the fourth quarter, rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson intercepted a misguided Herbert goal-line toss and returned it … Read more

NFL Week 2 injuries – Updates on Allen Lazard, Alvin Kamara, Damien Williams and others

5:13 PM ET NFL NationESPN As Week 2 of the NFL season continues, injuries have caused teams to dig into their depth charts and make a few changes to their rotations. The Dallas Cowboys suffered a massive loss in Week 1 after quarterback Dak Prescott fractured his right thumb against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Owner … Read more