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When Michael Huff sealed the Oakland Raiders' victory with an interception in the end zone as time expired, head coach Hue Jackson was overcome with emotion. He carried that over to the locker room where he delivered a stirring postgame speech (video here).
Jackson told his players that losing Al Davis hurt him more than they knew, but Jackson also knew that Davis loved his players and his coaches. That's why "Al Davis had his hands on that ball," Jackson said, referring to the interception Huff had to end the game. The team kept of fighting despite all the problems they had, because "that is what Raiders do."
"There's nothing like winning," Jackson told his team, and we all know Davis was fond of the team motto, "Just win, baby."
For more on Jackson and the Raiders' win, head over to Silver and Black Pride. For more on the Texans, head over to Battle Red Blog. For video highlights from all of this week’s games, check out this video highlights thread.
Tim Tebow almost completed a comeback victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday afternoon, but his Hail Mary pass ultimately landed as an incompletion. However, the loss is irrelevant. The question for the Broncos is who will be the starting quarterback going forward.
This is a story that will carry on for two weeks since the Broncos are on a bye. Interestingly, the Broncos will face the Miami Dolphins on the road on Oct. 23. The two teams almost completed an Orton trade once the lockout ended, but draft pick compensation and a restructured contract ended any chance of that.
Will John Fox come out early this week and declare either Tim Tebow or Kyle Orton his starter against Miami? With Fox being adamant earlier in the season that he didn't know the circumstances that would precipitate a changing of the guard at quarterback, he likely wouldn't have made this move if he wasn't doing it for the long-term.
At what price victory, the San Francisco 49ers are likely asking themselves right now. The 49ers lost wide receiver Josh Morgan late in the fourth quarter to an ankle injury. According to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, Morgan suffered a fractured right ankle when he was tackled with less than four minutes left in the game. There is no timetable for Morgan's return, but if his ankle is fractured, the rest of Morgan's season could be in jeopardy.
Morgan was having his best game of the season with five catches for 75 yards, establishing himself as the team's top wide receiver this fall. But now the 49ers will need to look elsewhere for picking up the slack.
With Braylon Edwards still a few weeks away from returning, the 49ers currently have just three healthy wide receivers on the roster: Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams. Pyrrhus of Epirus can feel for the 49ers here.
The San Francisco 49ers may have dodged a bullet, but we won't know for sure until Josh Morgan's ankle injury is examined further. Late in the fourth quarter of the Niners' blowout win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Morgan went down with what appeared to be a gruesome ankle injury. He did not return, and all indications pointed to his ankle injury being a serious one.
But after the game, head coach Jim Harbaugh sounded optimistic about Morgan and his prognosis.
Jim Harbaugh indicates Joshua Morgan's ankle injury might not be as serious as it appeared, but nothing definitive right now.
Morgan led all receivers with five catches for 75 yards in the Niners' 48-3 win over the Bucs. With Braylon Edwards out with an injury, San Francisco can ill-afford to lose another weapon in the passing game, though the Niners' run game has looked solid with Frank Gore leading the way.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has indicated Morgan's injury may not be as serious as it seemed on the field, but the severity of the injury is unknown.
Morgan was San Francisco's leading receiver on the day, hauling in five catches for 75 yards, and came into the game with 10 catches for 145 yards on the season. Morgan, who has spent all four years of his NFL career with San Francisco, is regarded as one of the 49ers' lesser receivers, behind Michael Crabtree and Braylon Edwards, and has never had more than three touchdowns in a season.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis gave New England sudden life on the ground, and helped the Patriots ground the Jets in Foxboro.
The Chargers topped the Broncos, 29-24, despite an unlikely rally engineered by Tim Tebow.
San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews was questionable to return to the game against the Denver Broncos today. Matthews left the game in the first quarter with a calf strain. At the time, it was reported that his return was questionable.
Matthews’ calf must not have bothered him too much. He finished the game with 24 carries and 125 rushing yards for an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
This game represents Matthews best outing so far this season, as San Diego looks for the second-year running back to assume primary rushing duties. Matthews might be carrying more load be default next week. Fellow running back Mike Tolbert left the game with a concussion, and his status remains up in the air until he can pass the league’s concussion tests.
Matthews now has 413 rushing yards and three touchdowns through five games. He also has 19 catches for 254 yards.
Alex Smith and the resurgent 49ers throttled the Bucs by the bay, winning 48-3 in one of the most lopsided games of the 2011 NFL season.
Despite another solid offensive performance from quarterback Tom Brady, the England Patriots hold just a 27-21 lead over the New York Jets late in the fourth quarter. Brady has completed 23-of-32 passes for 314 yards, but he has just one touchdown to show for it. Deion Branch caught a short two-yard pass from Brady early in the third quarter for the score.
But New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has fought back and delivered two touchdown passes in the second half. Still, the Jets offense has failed to make the plays it should be finishing and has been outgained by nearly 200 yards.
Just when it looked like the Denver Broncos would be depending on Tim Tebow to win the game with his legs, the second-year quarterback tossed a touchdown pass to running back Knowson Moreno. The 28-yard pass cut the San Diego Chargers’ lead to 28-26.
Asking for success on a second pass may have been too much to ask, however. Tebow and Brandon Lloyd failed to connect on a two-point conversion that would have tied the game with just over three minutes to play.
Tebow’s 28-yard pass almost doubled the passing output for the Broncos. Up until that play, Tebow and Kyle Orton, who Tebow replaced after the first half, had combined for just 34 total passing yards.
Denver fans went crazy when Tebow scored a 12-yard rushing touchdown earlier in the game, and the home crowd erupted when Tebow found Moreno for the touchdown.
San Diego will try to hold on for the win, but it should be an interesting week in Denver. Be sure to keep up with the action at Mile High Report.
After taking over for Kyle Orton to start the second half of the game, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has added a touchdown. Tebow ran the ball on second-and-ten for a 12-yard rushing touchdown. A successful two-point conversion cut into San Diego’s lead to make the score 26-18.
Tebow has done little passing the ball. He has complete one of five passing attempts. Brandon Lloyd failed to get his feet in-bounds on what would have been a second completion for Tebow. Denver has just 34 yards of passing so far.
As you might have expected, the Denver fans went wild when Tebow scored the fourth quarter touchdown, as if there was sort of a “we told you so” mixed in with those cheers.
Tebow’s touchdown sets up what could be an exciting conclusion to the game. With less than five minutes to play, San Diego needs to add at least a field goal in order to make it a two score game for the Broncos. Stay tuned.
Didn't expect this one: Alex Smith headed to the bench in the fourth quarter with the game already out of reach. The surprise? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in a 41-3 hole, and Smith was solid throughout, completing 11 of 19 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns. While it's not jaw-dropping, Smith managed the game and kept the offense churning, with plenty of help from the ground game.
And that ground game got going quickly. Frank Gore has 125 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Kendall Hunter, working in a change-of-pace role, has 65 yards on nine carries, including a 44-yarder. And Kaepernick completed his only pass of the day: an 11-yarder to setup an Anthony Dixon touchdown.
All in all, not a bad day for the Niners, who have completely shut down Tampa Bay. In the fourth, the Niners are all over the Bucs, 48-3.
A day after Al Davis' death, his Raiders beat the Texans, 25-20, with substantial contributions from Darrius Heyward-Bey and Sebastian Janikowski.
New England Patriots wide receiver continued his big season today. Through three quarters Tom Brady’s favorite target has five receptions for 126 yards. This is Welker’s fourth game of the season in which he has topped 100 yards of receiving. The only oddity so far is that Welker has yet to score a touchdown in today’s game against the New York Jets.
The highlight of Welker’s day was a 73-yard catch that was almost a touchdown except for Darrelle Revis running him down and making the tackle inside the ten-yard line.
Welker has been covered by Darrelle Revis most of the day, making his 126 yards that much more impressive. Welker now has 742 receiving yards for the season, just about 100 yards less than he had all of last year. He is currently on pace for more than 2,300 receiving yards. Jerry Rice hold the single-season record for receiving yards with 1,848 yards during the 1995 season.
San Diego Chargers running back Mike Tolbert left his team’s week five game against the Denver Broncos with a concussion, according to the Chargers. Tolbert leaves with five carries for 24 yards and three receptions for 25 yards.
Tolbert and Ryan Matthews have driven the San Diego offense in this game, combining for more than 100 yards of offense in the first quarter alone. Matthews left the game for a little while with a strained calf, but he was able to return in the second quarter.
Prior to this game, Tolbert had 31 carries for 81 yards and a two touchdowns. To go along with that, he had 25 receptions for 206 yards and two touchdowns.
Tolbert’s status for games beyond this week will be subject to the league’s stringent rules pertaining to concussions. He will have to pass a series of concussion tests before he can return to action.
Tim Tebow will replace Kyle Orton in the Denver Broncos’ home game against the San Diego Chargers. Orton struggled through the first half of the game, completing just six of 13 passes and throwing an interception. Orton will not be under center when the Broncos’ offense takes the field in the second half of the game.
As the Broncos have struggled, fan outcry to start second-year quarterback Tim Tebow has been tremendous. One fan went so far as to take out a billboard suggesting that Tebow get the nod at starting quarterback.
Until now, Denver Broncos’ head coach John Fox has been reticent to the idea, insisting that Tebow was not ready to be the starter in Denver. Tebow has seens a handful of plays this season, mostly as a rusher in certain short yardage situations.
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The San Diego Chargers got a scare early in today’s game against the Denver Broncos. Running back Ryan Matthews left the game in the first quarter with a calf strain.
The San Diego training staff took Matthews to the locker room for further evaluation, and he eventually returned to the sidelines. At the time, his return was called questionable.
Matthews returned to the game when San Diego started a drive with a little more than five minutes left in the second quarter. He ripped off a big 17-yard run on his first play back in the game, right up the middle of the Denver defense who has struggled to contain Matthews today.
So far, Matthews has 11 carries with 78 yards and no touchdowns. San Diego has a 23-10 lead at the half. Philip Rivers has a rushing touchdown to with a passing touchdown to Michael Floyd.
The New England Patriots got a scare in the first quarter when second-year tight end Aaron Hernandez limped to the locker room with an undisclosed injury. He managed to return to the game against the Jets in the second quarter.
New England lost Hernandez after week two with a knee injury. He made his return to the field today. On a deep target from quarterback Tom Brady, Hernandez came up limping. He went to the locker room, but technically did not miss any time as the New York Jets made a long touchdown drive that kept the Patriots offense off the field.
Since his return, he caught three passes for 26 yards, helping the Patriots move the ball all the way down to the Jets’ 11-yard line. However, on second-and-ten, Jets’ cornerback Antonio Cromartie picked off a pass from Brady intended for Hernandez inside the end zone. It was a catch that Hernandez should have made.
San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is on the sidelines after suffering a calf strain early in Sunday's matchup with the Denver Broncos. Mathews headed to the locker room for further examination, and though he returned to the sidelines, he's yet to return to the game.
According to ESPN's John Clayton, Mathews is questionable to return.
Ryan Mathews is out of Chargers game with calf strain. his return is questionable.
Mathews is on the sideline, but has his calf wrapped up, as well. Prior to the injury, he'd been effective, rushing for 60 yards on seven carries, shouldering the bulk of the load for the Chargers in the running game. With Mathews out, Jacob Hester and Mike Tolbert are splitting time, with each carrying the ball four times thus far.
Eli Manning threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns, but his three picks helped the Seahawks top the Giants.
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to action today after missing the last two weeks with a knee injury. His return was short-lived, however. He limped off the field after a deep shot from Tom Brady.
Hernandez has since been taken to the locker room. His status or potential to return is still unknown at this time.
Hernandez and fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski form a key part of the New England offense. Head coach Bill Belichick uses the two players to create mismatches with opposing defenders. Hernandez brings speed and the ability to get deep to the table. Gronkowski is a bigger, more physical tight end who sees a heaping helping of red zone targets.
For the latest on Hernandez, Gronkowski, Brady and the Patriots, be sure to check out Pats Pulpit. For Week 5 NFL scores and news and Week 5 NFL video highlights, visit our comprehensive StoryStreams.
After falling behind 24-7 at the half, the Chiefs roared back for a 28-24 win over the Colts.
The weekend has been an emotional rollercoaster for the Oakland Raiders, beginning with Al Davis' passing on Saturday and ending with a wild win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Understandably, the Raiders and their fans let it all out after Matt Schaub tossed an interception in the end zone, allowing Oakland to secure a 25-20 win. Can't help but be happy for the Raiders, their start to the season and Sunday's win.
It's hard not to get choked up looking at this photo of Hue Jackson, overcome with emotion after the Raiders' win.
For more on Jackson and the Raiders' win, head over to Silver and Black Pride. For more on the Texans, head over to Battle Red Blog. You can follow all the action from week five in the NFL right here in this thread at SB Nation. For video highlights from all of this week’s games, check out this video highlights thread.
Michael Vick and the Eagles continue their disastrous start, falling to 1-4 after losing to the Bills.
Yep, this describes the Raiders' emotional win pretty well.
Adrian Peterson ran over, around, and through the Cardinals, helping Minnesota score its first victory of the 2011 NFL season.
Ben Roethlisberger's five touchdown passes propelled the Steelers to an easy win over the Titans.
The Kansas City Chiefs needed someone to help fill the void for Jamaal Charles, and nobody had done so until today. Jackie Battle helped the Chiefs squeeze out a 28-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Battle finished the game with 119 rushing yards on 19 carries.
Battle took a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on the Chiefs’ last series of the game. He had to be helped up, but was able to walk off the field without assistance from his teammates or the training staff.
Until today, Battle had mostly been a special teams player. He was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Chiefs in 2007, and had a total of just 51 career rushing attempts.
Battle was part of a Chiefs offense that kept the Colts winless on the season.
Drew Brees and the Saints remain on top of the NFC South after staving off Cam Newton's feisty Panthers.
Andy Dalton and the Bengals came back to beat the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
Jackson appeared to hurt his right shoulder, which is his throwing shoulder. Before he left the field, Jackson had completed 15 of 22 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown. He also tossed an interception. Jackson has been replaced by Charlie Whitehurst.
Jackson is in his first season starting for the Seahawks after coming over from Minnesota. He's been fairly average, with a quarterback rating of 80.0. If Seattle is going to pull off the upset against the Giants, they'll have to do it with their backup quarterback at the helm.
For more on the Philadelphia Eagles, check out Bleeding Green Nation. For more on the Seahawks, head over to Field Gulls. Get the latest headlines from NFL Week 5 on this StoryStream and more videos on the NFL Video Highlights StoryStream.
There's still magic in Michael Vick's legs. The Eagles quarterback passed Randall Cunningham for the most rushing yards by a QB in NFL History on a 53-yard run that gave him 4,496 rush yards in his career.
Vick already owns the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game and a single season. The 53-yard scampter was the second longest run of his career.
Here's video of the record-breaking run, which set up a Philadelphia touchdown for running back LeSean McCoy:
But It's not all good news Sunday for Vick, who is having a career-bad day throwing the football. He tied a career-high with three interceptions in the first half. Vick has adjusted by turning to his feet.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe made a juggling touchdown catch for the highlight reels late in the third quarter to cut the Colts’ lead to 24-21. Watch Bowe’s circus catch here.
That was Bowe’s second touchdown of the day, second highlight reel touchdown catch. Bowe made a 41-yard touchdown catch to put the Kansas City Chiefs on the board in the second quarter, with a long run and nice juke of an Indianapolis defender.
Bowe now has five catches, 119 yards and two touchdowns on the day. This is Bowe’s third 100-yard receiving game of the season, and his second consecutive week to post triple digits in receiving yards.
Bowe has been a catalyst for the Kansas City offense, which was reeling after losing Jamaal Charles for the season. Tensions nearly boiled over recently when head coach Todd Haley and quarterback Matt Cassel exchanged verbal jabs on the sidelines.
A foot injury was could not slow Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this week. Matched up against a tough Tennessee Titans defense, the Steelers quarterback has four touchdown passes through three quarters of play.
Roethlisberger has connected with Hines Ward twice as well as thrown touchdown passes to tight end Heath Miller and tight end David Johnson. Big Ben is 20 for 28 so far with 162 yards and one interception.
Perhaps even better news for the Steelers, Roethlisberger has not been sacked so far in this game. The offensive line had been a serious concern for the Steelers. They signed veteran offensive tackle Max Starks earlier this week, and he is starting today on the left side.
Roethlisberger’s status has never been in question, but many wondered how effective he would be today operating on one good foot. He was seen limping during pregame warmups. So much for his foot holding him back.
Jimmy Graham has scored eight touchdowns in his NFL career, but expect him to soon be known for this little performance. With time running out on the first half, the Saints tight end took the kind of dive Italian soccer players would be proud of, drawing a penalty on Chris Gamble to give the Saints a chance to close the half with field goal.
John Kasay made sure Graham's histrionics were rewarded when he nailed the 46-yard field goal as time expired. The Saints went into the half with a 20-13 lead.
Panthers players were understandably less than pleased, making all kinds of gestures to Graham that didn't exactly require sign-language fluency.
DeAngelo Williams just scored his first touchdown of the season for the Panthers, breaking off a 69-yard run in the second quarter. He took the pitch from Cam Newton the left side, quickly getting into the secondary before finding another gear. The Panthers still trail the 17-13, but the TD helps cut into New Orleans’ lead.
Williams was a huge disappointment early in the year — especially for a guy who signed a contract in the offseason worth $41 million — rushing for just 61 yards in the three games combined. But after breaking out for 82 yards on 10 carries last week against the Bears, he already has 102 yards on just five carries this week — and there’s still two minutes left in the first half! That’s a welcome sight for all of his fantasy owners who stuck with him.
The semi-inexplicable struggles of Michael Vick and the Eagles have continued in Buffalo on Sunday. Vick is having a career-worst day throwing the football, having tossed three interceptions before the end of the first half, including one that Bills linebacker Nick Barnett returned for a touchdown.
Just how bad has Vick been? Well, statistically speaking ...
Michael Vick got the start Sunday for Philadelphia despite leaving last week's loss to the San Francisco 49ers with a hand injury. Vick has been relatively accurate -- completing 10 of 17 passes for 102 yards -- but he has made some poor decisions that have really cost the Eagles. Vick even flashed a glimpse of the old Atlanta QB, taking off for a 22-yard run late in the first half.
Williams left the game in the first quarter after sacking Raiders’ quarterback Jason Campbell. At the time, there was some speculation, based on how that play unfolded, that Williams hit his finger on Campbell’s helmet. He was taken to the Houston locker room.
Williams’ sack on Campbell was his fifth of the season. The one-time first-overall pick in the NFL draft has been an essential part of the resurgent Houston Texans. He leads the defense in sacks this season.
Pectoral injuries can be a tricky matter for players, especially defenders who make their living taking opposing players downs.
Williams’ injury could not have come at a worse time for Houston. They are already shorthanded on offense with wide receive Andre Johnson out for three weeks.
Hopefully, you took our NFL Fantasy sleeper advice and played Curtis Painter against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Indianpolis Colts quarterback just threw his second touchdown of the day, a 67-yard bomb to Pierre Garcon. It was also Garcon's second touchdown of the day.
Garcon and Painter have turned into quite the team, in fact, as they've hooked up for four touchdowns in the past two weeks. Today, Garcon has 119 yards receiving.
Painter, who has been loudly questioned as a NFL quality quarterback, is having an even bigger day. He is 9 of 14 for 186 yards. He now has 467 yards and four touchdowns in the past two weeks.
More importantly, the Colts are out to a 17-0 lead over the Chiefs as they are trying to get their first win of the season. Of course, some will wonder if beating the Chiefs is such a good thing, as the loser will have the inside track on the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.
Houston Texans outside linebacker and sack specialist Mario Williams left his team’s game against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter with an undisclosed injury. Williams walked to the locker room just fine. Speculation is that he may have hit his finger on Oakland quarterback Jason Campbell’s helmet on a sack.
Williams has been an important part of Houston’s success so far this season. Through four games prior to today’s, he already has four sacks on the season. Many wondered about Williams’ ability to transition into the 3-4 defense run by new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. So far, he has made that transition with no problem.
His sack on Campbell was his fifth of season. No updates pertaining to his status have been supplied by the Texans as of yet. Keep an eye on this situation as the Raiders have already made it a one point game with an early second quarter field goal.
Joseph Addai was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a hamstring injury and his return is questionable, according to Kent Babb of the KC Star. The Colts running back left the field clearly favoring his leg and was being examined on the sideline.
If Addai is out for an extended period, that's obviously not good news for the Colts, who are already using their third quarterback this season. Curtis Painter has looked solid this week, completing 6 of 7 pass for 71 yards and a touchdown, but the relatively inexperience signal call could use all the help he can get.
Addai has been enjoying a solid season so far, while sharing time with Delone Carter. Addai has 230 yards and a touchdown, while averaging 4.6 yards per carry.
Carter is the most obvious option to pick up the extra carries in Addai's absence, but has been considerably less effective. He has rushed for just 103 yards on 29 carries this season.
Michael Vick and the Eagles are off to a nightmare start vs. the Bills on Sunday afternoon in Buffalo. Philadelphia's first two drives have ended in interceptions thrown by their stud quarterback. The Bills lead 7-0 in the first quarter.
Last week, Vick left the Eagles loss to the San Francisco 49ers with an injury to his hand. The hand injury was a contusion -- not a break -- so it's not a surprise to see Vick in the lineup today. But it's also not surprising that he's having some issues throwing the football. Aside from the picks, Vick has been accurate with the ball -- completing five of his first eight passes for 71 total yards.
The Eagles need Vick to be himself if they are going to climb out of the surprising 1-3 hole in which they've started the season. They're facing a Bills team that has been equally surprising so far this season, starting off at 3-1.
Adrian Peterson wasted little time getting on the board this week. With less than half of the first quarter in the books, Peterson has two rushing touchdowns and 46 yards on five carries.
His first touchdown came with nine minutes left to play in the first quarter. He ran over his left tackle for a four-yard score. Check out the video below.
Peterson’s second touchdown came twenty seconds later. The Vikings picked off a Kevin Kolb pass intended for Andre Roberts and returned it to the Arizona 24-yard line. On the first snap, Peterson ran through the middle for a 24-yard touchdown, giving the Vikings a 14-0 lead.
Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb added another rushing touchdown to give his team a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Minnesota is still looking for their first win of the season, and hosting a woeful member of the NFC West might be exactly what the doctor ordered.
We already knew the NFL fined Bucs head coach Raheem Morris $100,000 for reaching out to a couple of his players during the lockout, but we never found out how much the league fined his team. Well, until today. ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed the fine on the air and on Twitter:
Morris didn’t try very hard to hide his contact — he admitted during a radio interview that he called cornerback Aqib Talib following his arrest and tight end Kellen Winslow following the birth of his child.
Morris’ phone calls may have been brief, but they were explicitly prohibited by the NFL, which instituted a zero-tolerance policy prohibiting contact between team employees and players. After Morris made the comments, the NFL reviewed his phone records to confirm the calls before issuing the fine.
Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress, and Derrick Mason have each met with Rex Ryan to voice their displeasure with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's playcalling, according to reports.
Via the Oakland Raiders' official Twitter, the team is honoring the memory of late owner Al Davis Sunday with an "Al" sticker surrounded by the iconic Raiders shield. Davis died Saturday at 82 and the cause of his death is unknown, but his legacy will surely live on with the Raiders, a team he was a part of since 1963 as coach, general manager and owner.
Blaine Gabbert and the Jacksonville Jaguars face a quietly strong Cincinnati Bengals defense and a red hot Andy Dalton.
Can Wes Welker continue his incredible production against Darrelle Revis? The New York Jets take on the New England Patriots in Week 5.
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts are both off to rocky starts this season. A win this weekend for either would go a long way towards saving face during what seems to be a lost season for both.
The pressure is building for the Broncos to give Tim Tebow a shot, could it come against the Chargers?
The Seahawks head into their match against the Giants in desperate need of a running game.
The Vikings host the Cardinals needing a win in Week 5 in the worst way.
The Bucs and 49ers come into their Week 5 matchup as two of the most unlikely 3-1 teams in the NFL.
Matt Hasselbeck is looking better than ever with the Titans, who face the Steelers on Sunday.
The Eagles visit the Bills in Week 5 needing a win in the worst way.
The New Orleans Saints head to North Carolina to take on a struggling, but still hopeful Panthers squad.
The Oakland Raiders will once again have to find a way to stop one of the league's most efficient offenses when they face the Houston Texans on Sunday.
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