Trevor Siemian came out firing well as the stronger starter for Denver, and the defense also found new life under new coach Vance Joseph. In other words, they looked like a playoff team again.
Russell Wilson was running for his life as Seattle still couldn’t run the ball in Green Bay. They need a get-well tuneup for a passing game that still has plenty of upside. The defense once again buys them time to figure it out.
Haven’t teams learned by now not to let Matthew Stafford be trailing going into the fourth quarter at home? Sheesh. But how about that pass defense stepping up?
I’m intrigued by the potential Griffin has as a target hog as the current top tight end on a team that led the AFC in targets to the position in 2016. With game script likely to trend pass-heavy as sizable road dogs, Griffin could earn a good portion of Deshaun Watson’s attention in New England on Sunday. -J.M.
If you exclude a meaningless Week 17 game, since Week 3 of last year the only defenses not to score at least six points against the New York Jets are the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns. During that span of 15 games, teams have averaged 12 fantasy points and scored at least 10 fantasy points in two-thirds of those games. It just doesn’t get more obvious than this … grab the Dolphins off the waiver wire immediately. -K.D.
Listen to players talk about why they locked arms, why they knelt, why they stood, why they stayed in the locker room during the singing of the national anthem
As the anthem began at Soldier Field, several Steelers coaches were on the sideline, including head coach Mike Tomlin, while the players were not present. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley, offensive line coach Mike Munchak and running backs coach James Saxon also were spotted.