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 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

How Justin Jefferson, other top receivers are becoming NFL’s new workhorse backs

Before the NFL became a pass-happy league, teams prioritized getting star running backs the ball 25-30 times a game, believing that eventually the defense would tire from punishment. There are still some workhorse backs in the league, albeit with lighter loads than their predecessors, but if Week 1 is any indication of things to come, … Read more

Pittsburgh Steelers TJ Watt being evaluated for pec injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense began the season Sunday looking like a vulturous force, and reigning Defensive Player of the Year TJ Watt was the chief disruptor. Then Watt walked off injured in the fourth quarter, his left arm hanging limply at this side, casting serious doubt on when Pittsburgh might look so fearful again. Watt … Read more