On Sunday, Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski will tie Tim Brown for most games played in franchise history.
Broncos RT Michael Schofield faces a major test in his first career start — which will begin with his first career snap.
Chiefs RT Eric Fisher stayed mentally engaged when he wasn’t starting.
A shirtless, shorts-wearing middle-aged man on a bike stole an inflatable Chargers doll that had been placed in front of a dental office. (Does Kevin Acee have an alibi?)
Bills TE Matthew Mulligan is a monster in the weight room.
A Dolphins fan confronted Dan Marino in England and said, “We just deserve better than mediocre.” (This year, mediocre would be an improvement.)
Patriots RB James White is spending his bye week wondering whether the team will sign his replacement.
Jets WR Brandon Marshall is disappointed that the team’s schedule won’t let him shop for antiques in London.
Against Pittsburgh, Ravens rookie Za’Darius Smith got a pair of sacks on consecutive plays lining up in different positions.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has confidence in S Shawn Williams, who likely will be playing in place of George Iloka against Kansas City; “He does a great job in coverage. He does a great job in support and playing the football and he’s knowledgeable in everything we’re doing,” Lewis said. “I feel real comfortable. Any chance he gets to play he does a nice job for us.”
Browns LB Paul Kruger is getting fewer opportunities to rush the passer this year, because he has moved to the strong side.
Steelers S Mike Mitchell isn’t concerned about being on Steve Smith’s “hit list.”
Texans RB Alfred Blue says he knows his role if/when Arian Foster returns.
A last-minute deal between CBS and FOX affiliates with AT&T-Uverse averted a local blackout in Indy of the Colts games.
At a time when the Jaguars still don’t have much to celebrate, the decision to unload K Josh Scobee for a sixth-round pick counts as a W.
The Titans have five tight ends, and they’re getting the most out of them.
The Week Four debut of G Mike Iupati will put all five starting offensive lineman on the field for the Cardinals at once.
Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams doesn’t care that the defense is ranked in the top 10.
Hall of Fame 49ers QB Steve Young says current 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick should get right back to work after last Sunday’s miserable outing.
Rookie Thomas Rawls, who may replace “Beast Mode” for the Seahawks, actually was known as “Beast Mode” by his teammates at Central Michigan.
The Cowboys planned for Sunday night’s game expecting to see QB Drew Brees.
Giants rookie DE Owa Odighizuwa is expected to make his debut on Sunday, especially with Robert Ayers out again.
Washington coach Jay Gruden praised the versatility of Philadelphia S Malcolm Jenkins, saying Jenkins is “all over the joint.”
Eagles CB Eric Rowe is humble and hard-working — and he’s on the verge of becoming a real contributor to the team’s defense.
Bears rookie RB Jeremy Langford is biding his time behind Matt Forte and Jacquizz Rodgers.
Lions rookie RB Zach Zenner enjoys the differences in accommodations from South Dakota State to the Lions; “I’m always happy about the beds,” he said.
Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has focused on stopping the run, and it has worked; they’ve held Jamaal Charles to 49 yards and Marshawn Lynch to 41.
With Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright injured, disappointing first-round Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson could get a chance to prove himself in Week Four of year three.
Opponents are avoiding Falcons CB Desmond Trufant.
The Panthers have gained 100 or more yards rushing in 14 straight games.
The Saints are still searching for big plays on offense.
Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner, hand picked for the Tampa Two scheme in 2014 via free agency, is plunging so far down the depth chart that he played scout-team receiver this week.