Week 10 power rankings

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1. Eagles (8-1; last week No. 1): Chaz Green gives Eagles fans good feelings for Sunday night, albeit bad memories of Winston Justice.

2. Patriots (7-2; No. 2): The only question left for the balance of the regular season is whether they’ll win the AFC Championship at home or on the road.

3. Steelers (7-2; No. 3): Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t like Thursday football. Some Steelers often act like they’re allergic to Sunday football.

4. Rams (7-2; No. 4): If they keep winning games, maybe the stadium will get to 75-percent capacity.

5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.

6. Saints (7-2; No. 6): They dumped beer on Mark Ingram‘s face in Buffalo. What happens when he jumps in to the stands in a weed-legal state?

7. Chiefs (6-3; No. 7): Unbeatable coming out of the bye, they’re wasting that bump this year on the one-win Giants.

8. Seahawks (6-3; No. 8): Russell Wilson‘s one-man band can only play so many tunes.

9. Panthers (7-3; No. 9): After the first five minutes of any Panthers game, it’s obvious whether they’ll win or lose.

10. Jaguars (6-3; No. 12): This Jekyll-and-Hyde team has been more Jekyll in recent weeks. Or is it Hyde?

11. Lions (5-4; No. 15): The NFC North crown is still largely riding on a Thanksgiving visit from the Vikings.

12. Falcons (5-4; No. 16): The perfect cure for a Super Bowl hangover is Adrian Clayborn playing like Derrick Thomas, for more than one game.

13. Titans (6-3; No. 14): Dick LeBeau may know a thing or two about what it takes to get under Ben Roethlisberger’s thin skin.

14. Cowboys (5-4; No. 10): The season is close to falling apart for the Cowboys, and that may be the least of Jerry Jones’ problems.

15 Washington (4-5; No. 11): If they can somehow win enough games to get to the playoffs, they could win a couple of games when they get there.

16. Bills (5-4; No. 13): Against the Saints, three yards and a cloud of dust became 10 yards and a crowd of Bills defensive players laying on the ground.

17. Raiders (4-5; No. 17):  With a return Mexico City, it may eventually be easier to list the cities in which the Raiders haven’t played home games.

18. Ravens (4-5; No. 18): The best evidence of this team’s current lack of relevance? They had a bye week, and no one noticed.

19. Chargers (3-6; No. 19): They should replace the lightning bolts on the helmets with a horseshoe on one side and a hand grenade on the other.

20. Packers (5-4; No. 27): Brett Hundley‘s hamstring may keep the Joe Houlian-Hallahan-O’Callaghan-Callahan era close to commencing.

21. Jets (4-6; No. 20): The fact that they’re still alive with Thanksgiving approaching is one of the most amazing stories of the season.

22. Dolphins (4-5; No. 21): The glass is half full, of nothing.

23. Cardinals (4-5; No. 22): Yes, Blaine Gabbert remains employed by the NFL — and he apparently will be playing on Sunday.

24. Buccaneers (3-6; No. 29): They’re not booing, they’re chanting Gruden. Which is actually worse for Dirk Koetter.

25. Bengals (3-6; No. 23): I’m not saying Marvin Lewis threw Jeremy Hill under the bus. But Hill caught in the axle of a large vehicle designed to transport small children to school, and Marvin’s arms are curiously extended.

26. Texans (3-6; No. 24): How about direct snaps to Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue, and D'Onta Foreman?

27. Bears (3-6; No. 25): “Crazy like a Fox” suddenly has taken on a different meaning.

28. Broncos (3-6; No. 26): John Fox got fired for a lot less than this.

29. Colts (3-7; No. 28): Is there any quarterback injury that the Colts haven’t screwed up this decade?

30. 49ers (1-9; No. 30): The friends and family confines of Levi’s Stadium finally gave the paying customers something to justify their decision to not stay home and watch bowling.

31. Giants (1-8; No. 31): By not firing Ben McAdoo, ownership blew a great chance to make fans think that they know what they’re doing, if only for a day.

32. Browns (0-9; No. 32): Rich Kotite is starting to feel sorry for Hue Jackson.

Week 10 early inactives

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Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs.

Saints at Bills

Saints: S Kenny Vaccaro, QB Taysom Hill, LB Hau'oli Kikaha, OL Cameron Tom, OL Bryce Harris, WR Austin Carr, DE Al-Quadin Muhammad.

Bills: T Cordy Glenn, WR Zay Jones, CB E.J. Gaines, G John Miller, RB Travaris Cadet, TE Khari Lee, T Conor McDermott

Packers at Bears

Packers: S Morgan Burnett, T Bryan Bulaga, DT Quinton Dial, LB Chris Odom, CB Donatello Brown, RB Devante Mays

Bears: LB Danny Trevathan, CB Bryce Callahan, TE Dion Sims, CB Sherrick McManis, DL Roy Robertson-Harris, OL Tom Compton, QB Mark Sanchez

Browns at Lions

Browns: QB Kevin Hogan, DL T.Y. McGill, TE Matt Lengel, DL Larry Ogunjobi, OL Marcus Martin, WR Kasen Williams, DB Darius Hillary

Lions: G T.J. Lang, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, DE Ziggy Ansah, RB Zach Zenner, RB Tion Green, CB Teez Tabor, S Don Carey

Steelers at Colts

Steelers: LB James Harrison, QB Josh Dobbs, WR Justin Hunter, CB Brian Allen, T Jerald Hawkins, OL Matt Feiler, DL Daniel McCullers

Colts: LB John Simon, WR Kamar Aiken, CB D.J. White, OL LeRaven Clark, RB Matt Jones, OL Tyreek Burwell, OL Isaiah Williams

Chargers at Jaguars

Chargers: QB Cardale Jones, WR Geremy Davis, RB Branden Oliver, LB Hayes Pullard, T Joe Barksdale, TE Sean Culkin, TE Jeff Cumberland

Jaguars: WR Jaelen Strong, CB Jalen Myrick, DT Eli Ankou, RB Chris Reed, T William Poehls, T Jermey Parnell, DT Sheldon Day

Jets at Buccaneers

Jets: RB Matt Forte, QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Derrick Jones, CB Robert Nelson, LB David Bass, LB Obum Gwacham, OL Jonotthan Harrison

Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, DE Will Gholston, CB Robert McClain, C Joe Hawley, OL Caleb Benenoch, TE Antony Auclair, DT Sealver Siliga

Bengals at Titans

Bengals: LB Kevin Minter, DT Pat Sims, CB KeiVarae Russell, S Shaun Williams, OL Adam Redmond, OL Christian Westerman, WR Tyler Boyd

Titans: G Quinton Spain, QB Brandon Weeden, RB Darius Jennings, DB Kalan Reed, S Curtis Riley, LB Nate Palmer, DL David King

Vikings at Redskins

Vikings: T Mike Remmers, G Jeremiah Sirles, DE Everson Griffen, QB Kyle Sloter, DL Tashawn Bower, WR Stacy Coley, RB Mack Brown

Redskins: DL Matt Ioannidis, TE Jordan Reed, TE Niles Paul, S Montae Nicholson, G Arie Kouandjio, WR Brian Quick, OL Tony Bergstrom

Week 10 injury report roundup

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Week 10 kicked off on Thursday with a Seahawks win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players who are on active rosters and don’t appear below should be considered healthy enough to play barring any announcements on Saturday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.

With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.

Saints at Bills

The Saints head to Buffalo without S Kenny Vaccaro (groin) and with a couple of injured offensive linemen. T Terron Armstead (chest) and G Larry Warford (abdomen) are both listed as questionable.

TE Charles Clay (knee) is listed as questionable, but expected to play. The outlook for CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and T Seantrel Henderson (back) is less clear. T Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle) and WR Zay Jones (ankle) will not play.

Packers at Bears

The Packers ruled out T Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Morgan Burnett (groin) and DT Quinton Dial (chest), although a roster move may be coming with Bulaga as he’s out for the year with a torn ACL. LB Ahmad Brooks (back), G Justin McCray (ankle) and LB Joe Thomas (ankle) drew questionable tags on Friday.

The Bears haven’t ruled anyone out, but CB Bryce Callahan (knee), T Tom Compton (ankle), G Kyle Long (finger), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), DE Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring), TE Dion Sims (illness) and LB Danny Trevathan (calf) are all questionable.

Browns at Lions

The Browns have one player on their injury report coming off of a bye week. DT Larry Ogunjobi (groin) is questionable to play.

Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (back) isn’t expected to play after getting a doubtful designation. G T.J. Lang (concussion) and LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (ankle) have both been ruled out. S Don Carey (knee) and WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) are questionable to play.

Steelers at Colts

LB James Harrison (back) is the only player on the Steelers report and he won’t play this Sunday.

Colts WR Kamar Aiken (hamstring) and LB John Simon (neck) have been ruled out. WR T.Y. Hilton (groin) and CB Quincy Wilson (knee) are questionable to play.

Chargers at Jaguars

Chargers T Joe Barksdale (foot) and LB Hayes Pullard (neck) are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

G A.J. Cann (triceps), WR Marqise Lee (knee), G Patrick Omameh (knee) and T Jermey Parnell (knee) make up a quartet of questionable Jaguars.

Jets at Buccaneers

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) and DT Ed Stinson (neck) are not playing this weekend. CB Morris Claiborne (foot), C Jonotthan Harrison (hand), WR ArDarius Stewart (groin), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/foot) and G Brian Winters (abdomen) are listed as questionable.

QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) was ruled out early in the week and DE William Gholston (neck) will also miss the game. CB Robert McClain (hamstring) is likely to join them after getting a doubtful designation. DE Robert Ayers (ankle, calf), T Demar Dotson (hamstring), CB Brent Grimes (shoulder), DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder), T Donovan Smith (knee) and G J.R. Sweezy (knee) round out the injury report as the questionable contingent in Tampa.

Bengals at Titans

The Bengals ruled out RB Jeremy Hill (ankle), LB Kevin Minter (elbow) and DT Pat Sims (calf). S Shawn Williams (hamstring) is set to join them on the inactive list after being listed as doubtful while K Randy Bullock (back) is questionable and the Bengals have not dropped alternate kicker Marshall Koehn from the roster.

G Quinton Spain (toe) will miss another game for the Titans. S Brynden Trawick (neck) and TE Delanie Walker (ankle) are listed as questionable with the Titans set to play twice in five days.

Vikings at Redskins

The Vikings won’t have T Mike Remmers (concussion) and G Jeremiah Sirles (knee) in the lineup this week. They hope to have DE Everson Griffen (foot/back), who was listed as questionable along with S Anthony Harris (hamstring) and DE Stephen Weatherly (knee).

The Redskins are down to two players ruled out ahead of time, but they still have a dozen of players listed as questionable. DE Matt Ioannidis (hand) and DT Arthur Jones (shoulder) are the two who won’t play. LB Zach Brown (ankle), WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), G Shawn Lauvao (stinger), C Spencer Long (knees), T Morgan Moses (ankles), S Montae Nicholson (shoulder), T Ty Nsekhe (core muscle), TE Niles Paul (concussion), WR Brian Quick (concussion), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring), G Brandon Scherff (knee) and T Trent Williams (knee) are the 12 that might.

Texans at Rams

LB Dylan Cole (hamstring) and DE Joel Heath (knee) won’t play for the Texans, who have an otherwise empty injury report.

RB Malcolm Brown (knee) is out for the Rams. TE Derek Carrier (hamstring) and LB Robert Quinn (illness) were both listed as questionable.

Cowboys at Falcons

K Dan Bailey (right groin) is out again for the Cowboys, who are holding out hope for WR Dez Bryant (knee/ankle) and LT Tyron Smith (back/groin). CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring), DT Maliek Collins (foot) and TE Geoff Swaim (knee) are also listed as questionable.

The biggest injury news for the Falcons is that WR Julio Jones (ankle) doesn’t appear on their final report at all. LB Duke Riley (knee) will miss another game and G Andy Levitre (knee) is questionable to play.

Giants at 49ers

Three Giants linebackers — B.J. Goodson (ankle), Devon Kennard (quadricep) and Keenan Robinson (quadricep) — have been ruled out. CB Donte Deayon (ankle) drew a doubtful tag and four others — LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), LB Calvin Munson (quadricep), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) and DE Kerry Wynn (knee) — are listed as questionable.

The 49ers will try to avoid an 0-10 start without the help of TE George Kittle (ankle), LB Elijah Lee (knee), DE Aaron Lynch (calf) and WR Trent Taylor (ribs). DE Solomon Thomas (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams (quadricep) are game-day calls after getting listed as questionable.

Patriots at Broncos

Patriots DT Malcom Brown (ankle), T Marcus Cannon (ankle) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) will not play on Sunday night. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle), DE Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) are listed as questionable.

LB Todd Davis (ankle), WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and T Donald Stephenson (calf) are questionable to be in the lineup for the Broncos. Everyone else is off the report for Denver.

PFT’s Week 10 picks

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A full nine weeks in, MDS is clinging to a five-game lead. We disagree on four games this weekend, which gives me a chance (albeit slim) to cut the margin to one.

As always, scroll along to find out what we think about the various games.

As always, don’t wager anything of value on what we think.

Seahawks at Cardinals

MDS’s take: The Cardinals played better than I was expecting without Carson Palmer on Sunday, in large part because Adrian Peterson has been rejuvenated in Arizona. But I think the Seahawks’ defense should shut the Cardinals’ offense down.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 20, Cardinals 7.

Florio’s take: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has called short-week football a “poop fest.” If Seattle loses again, its season quickly could become a sh-t show.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 20, Cardinals 17.


Packers at Bears

MDS’s take: It sounds crazy to pick the Bears against the Packers, but that’s only because we’re still not really accustomed to how bad the Packers are without Aaron Rodgers. Maybe we’ll be accustomed to it once the Bears win on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Bears 24, Packers 17.

Florio’s take: Packers coach Mike McCarthy says there’s more than one way to win a game. Without one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, the Packers consistently have been finding the best way to lose — by allowing more points than they score.

Florio’s pick: Bears 17, Packers 14.


Browns at Lions

MDS’s take: I could see the Lions letting down a little bit on a short work week, but not quite enough to hand the Browns their first win.

MDS’s pick: Lions 20, Browns 16.

Florio’s take: Eleven days before Thanksgiving, the Lions feast on the NFL’s biggest turkey.

Florio’s pick: Lions 34, Browns 13.


Steelers at Colts

MDS’s take: The Colts have found ways to pull out wins, but they are not a good football team. They’d probably be better off losing and getting a higher draft pick, so maybe Colts fans will enjoy watching them lose big on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Steelers 30, Colts 13.

Florio’s take: The Steelers have a tendency to step in a pothole when everything is going well, losing to a team they should beat. Emerging from a bye week, however, it would be a surprise if a Colts team that somehow has won three games would prevail for a fourth.

Florio’s pick: Steelers 24, Colts 10.


Chargers at Jaguars

MDS’s take: The Jaguars’ defense is cruising and should give Philip Rivers fits on Sunday. Pencil in league leader Calais Campbell for a couple more sacks.

MDS’s pick: Jaguars 21, Chargers 10.

Florio’s take: The Jags have a chance to move to 6-3, but it won’t be easy against a better than expected Chargers team, which will be bringing former Jags coach Gus Bradley back to town. Bradley knows the personnel well, and the Chargers surely have spent the last two weeks planning for a win that would provide a much-needed spark to start the second half of the season.

Florio’s pick: Chargers 24, Jaguars 21.


Saints at Bills

MDS’s take: The improvement of the Saints’ pass defense this season has been nothing short of remarkable. I think they’ll keep it going and New Orleans will win a defensive struggle.

MDS’s pick: Saints 17, Bills 14.

Florio’s take: The schedule gets tougher for the 6-2 Saints, and the 5-3 Bills can’t afford too many more losses. The extra time makes the difference for the Bills, whose head coach knows a thing or two about the Saints from his time in Carolina.

Florio’s pick: Bills 23, Saints 20.


Jets at Buccaneers

MDS’s take: It’s crazy to say it, but the Jets team that some saw going 0-16 is poised to be 5-5 through 10 games. I think they’ll win in Tampa on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Jets 20, Buccaneers 17.

Florio’s take: The Jets have a 10-1 record all-time against the Buccaneers, who will be missing Jameis Winston (shoulder) and Mike Evans (suspension). The Bucs will have to wait four more years to eat another W in this series.

Florio’s pick: Jets 24, Buccaneers 17.


Vikings at Washington

MDS’s take: If both teams were at full strength I’d take Washington in this one, but I see the Vikings’ defensive front making life rough for Kirk Cousins behind a banged-up offensive line.

MDS’s pick: Vikings 21, Washington 16.

Florio’s take: Washington is better than 4-4, and the Vikings are worse than 6-2. It’s a correction Sunday in Maryland, and a loss by the visiting team moves Teddy Bridgewater another step toward returning.

Florio’s pick: Washington 23, Vikings 16.


Bengals at Titans

MDS’s take: I don’t think the Titans are as good as their 5-3 record looks, but they have a favorable schedule and a good chance of getting to the playoffs. Another win should be coming on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Titans 24, Bengals 20.

Florio’s take: The Titans keep quietly surging toward a playoff berth, with defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau getting a crack at the team he once coached, four days before playing the team whose defense he expertly coordinated.

Florio’s pick: Titans 23, Bengals 13.


Texans at Rams

MDS’s take: If Deshaun Watson were playing, this would be a matchup of the NFL’s two most exciting offenses. With Tom Savage playing, it’s a Rams blowout.

MDS’s pick: Rams 31, Texans 10.

Florio’s take: Deshaun Watson vs. Jared Goff would have been a great game.

Florio’s pick: Rams 30, Texans 17.


Cowboys at Falcons

MDS’s take: The Falcons have been a major disappointment, and the schedule doesn’t get any easier. The Cowboys will be a tough matchup for them.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 28, Falcons 20.

Florio’s take: If the Cowboys have Ezekiel Elliott, they’ll build a lead and hold it. If the Cowboys don’t have Ezekiel Elliott, the Falcons will build a lead and blow it.

Florio’s pick: Cowboys 24, Falcons 20.


Giants at 49ers

MDS’s take: This looks like one of the worst games of the year in the NFL. It’s interesting only for its implications on the top of next year’s draft. I see the 49ers winning, which is really losing in the draft order sweepstakes.

MDS’s pick: 49ers 15, Giants 12.

Florio’s take: The mighty have fallen, and they can’t get up. I’m tempted to pick a tie.

Florio’s pick: Giants 13, 49ers 10.


Patriots at Broncos

MDS’s take: I think the Broncos will play a lot better than they did in last week’s loss to the Eagles. Just not well enough to beat the Patriots.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 28, Broncos 24.

Florio’s take: Yes, the Patriots usually struggle in Denver. But that’s typically because the Broncos are pretty good. While their defense still is (but for the 51 points allowed at Philly), the offense is not.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 27, Broncos 17.


Dolphins at Panthers

MDS’s take: The Dolphins’ offense is struggling and the Panthers’ defense is playing well. Tough to see Miami winning on the road here.

MDS’s pick: Panthers 20, Dolphins 17.

Florio’s take: The Dolphins have entered the teeth of their schedule, and they’re going to get chewed up.

Florio’s pick: Panthers 30, Dolphins 20.

ESPN did a disservice to viewers with Jon Gruden’s “turkey hole”

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If ESPN wonders why last night’s ratings were so bad, perhaps it should examine how many people turned off the TV after the fifth time Jon Gruden said the words, “turkey hole.”

An embarrassingly bad segment of ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast started when Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford made a nice throw downfield, finding a receiver in the Packers’ secondary. At first, Gruden appeared to simply be analyzing the play.

“Watch Stafford fit the ball in the hole between the corner and the safety,” Gruden said. “I call that the turkey hole. Don’t ask me why.”

But then it became clear that the “turkey hole” thing was a pre-planned segment, and Gruden and ESPN’s producers had just been waiting for the right moment. The cameras turned away from the field and went to the booth, where Gruden stood in front of a picture of a turkey and offered insight such as, “Let me show you what the turkey hole is. It’s the turkey hole.”

As fans at home wondered what was happening on the field, Gruden gave an Xs and Os illustration of the turkey hole. Can we get back to the game now? No. Gruden still wasn’t done. He also had videos to show.

“Let me show you some of this turkey hole,” Gruden said, as highlights were shown of quarterbacks past and present throwing into the area that Gruden called the “turkey hole.” We saw Brett Favre throw into the turkey hole. We saw Stafford do it in a previous game. We still didn’t know what was happening on the field in the game we had tuned in to watch.

So what had actually happened while Gruden was blabbering about the turkey hole? Oh, nothing much. Just a Lions fumble that the Packers recovered. No reason the fans watching the game would want to know about something like that when there’s turkey hole to discuss.

Finally, just as ESPN went to a commercial, play-by-play man Sean McDonough realized that something consequential had happened on the field while his partner had hijacked the broadcast.

“I think we’re going to have a replay review here,” McDonough said. “For the moment, they’re saying Green Bay ball.”

Sure enough, when ESPN came back from the commercial, the Packers had the ball.

“The ruling on the field is a fumble by Ameer Abdullah. Green Bay ball. We’ll show you another look at it right after this play,” McDonough said.

There were two problems with that: First, ESPN wouldn’t be showing us “another” look at it. We were still waiting for the first look. Through all that “turkey hole” nonsense, we still hadn’t seen Abdullah fumble. Secondly, even after the next play, ESPN still didn’t show a replay of the fumble. It was only after another play that ESPN finally went back and showed the fumble.

Football fans don’t ask for much when we turn on a game. We want to see what’s happening on the field, and we want reasonably knowledgeable announcers to fill us in on anything we might not be able to see with our own eyes. ESPN didn’t show us the fumble on the field, and the announcers didn’t tell us about it, either.

If Gruden and ESPN have any similar segments planned this season, I think I can speak for all fans when I say: Shove it up your turkey hole.

Week Nine power rankings

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1. Eagles (8-1; last week No. 1): Scoring 51 against the defense that won Super Bowl 50 may be the clearest sign yet that this team is headed for Super Bowl LII.

2. Patriots (6-2; No. 2): Who better than an oft-injured quarterback to back up a never-injured starter?

3. Steelers (6-2; No. 3): With everyone assuming that the Steelers are headed for a playoff bye, it’s just about time for them to assume the position of tripping over their shoelaces against an inferior foe.

4. Rams (6-2; No. 8): The guy who reminds many of Jon Gruden is having the same impact Gruden had on the 2002 Bucs.

5. Vikings (6-2; No. 6): The schedule gets a lot harder, right now.

6. Saints (6-2; No. 9): The schedule gets a lot harder, right now.

7. Chiefs (6-3; No. 4): The good news is that Andy Reid almost never loses his first game after a bye. The bad news is that this year’s break is being wasted on the Giants, an opponent they could beat on one day’s rest.

8. Seahawks (5-3; No. 5): Vikings fans knew it was just a matter of time before Blair Walsh started costing Seattle games.

9. Panthers (6-3; No. 10): After Carolina’s next win, Cam Newton will compare the team to the Hindenburg.

10. Cowboys (5-3; No. 16): They’ll need to forget about a Week 11 showdown with the Eagles long enough to provide the Falcons with the latest reminder that they’re not the team they were a year ago.

11. Washington (4-4; No. 13): They’re playing just well enough to have no choice but to use the franchise tag again on Kirk Cousins, at more than $34 million for one more year.

12. Jaguars (5-3; No. 15): Jacksonville at Tennessee for the AFC South crown is the early favorite for prime-time in Week 17.

13. Bills (5-3; No. 7): We doubt them and they prove us wrong. And then we believe in them, and they prove us wrong.

14. Titans (5-3; No. 14): As Marcus Mariota‘s hamstring keeps healing, he’ll keep becoming more dangerous to opposing defenses.

15. Lions (4-4; No. 19): A softening schedule could mean an NFC North crown.

16. Falcons (4-4; No. 11): The Falcons don’t have a Super Bowl hangover. They’re still drunk.

17. Raiders (4-5; No. 21): Marshall Newhouse won’t be replacing Marshawn Lynch any time soon.

18. Ravens (4-5; No. 17): They should replace the helmet logo with a picture of a yo-yo.

19. Chargers (3-5; No. 20): A run for the division title isn’t as crazy as it would seem.

20. Jets (4-5; No. 26): Josh McCown for MVP? Josh McCown for MVP.

21. Dolphins (4-4; No. 18): It’s getting harder and harder to remember how this team won four games.

22. Cardinals (4-4; No. 29): Adrian Peterson could end up having 70 total carries only four days apart.

23. Bengals (3-5; No. 23): For two straight years, they won’t be losing in the first round of the playoffs. #silverlining.

24. Texans (3-5; No. 12): Tom Savage got benched in Week One for Deshaun Watson. When does Savage get benched for T.J. Yates?

25. Bears (3-5; No. 25): The oldest rivalry in football will be a battle for the basement.

26. Broncos (3-5; No. 24): Brock 2.0 threw only 2.0 interceptions, which gives him start 2.0 against a team he somehow beat 2.0 years ago.

27. Packers (4-4; No. 22): “Did you just listen to that question that I just answered?”

28. Colts (3-6; No. 28): It’s probably good that they have Jacoby Brissett under contract for two more years.

29. Buccaneers (2-6; No. 27): They may want to “eat a W,” but they’re being force-fed a bunch of Ls.

30. 49ers (0-9; No. 31): Six years after the 49ers hosted the Giants for a berth in the Super Bowl, they’re playing for draft-pick positioning.

31. Giants (1-7; No. 30): Eli Manning may finally be regretting not wanting to play for the Chargers.

32. Browns (0-8; No. 32): As the second half of the season begins, the question is whether Hue Jackson can win enough games in order to secure the ability to lose a bunch of games in 2018.

Eagles cleaned up Chip Kelly’s mess in a hurry, and other Week Nine thoughts

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It wasn’t even two years ago that the Eagles fired Chip Kelly, an alleged offensive guru who had saddled them with a bunch of overpaid and underperforming offensive players. It’s remarkable how quickly they’ve cleaned up his mess.

Philadelphia, which put up 51 points on a very good Denver defense on Sunday, is now 8-1 and the best team in the NFL. That’s mostly due to its stellar offense, and what’s remarkable about that offense is how completely it has been rebuilt since the departure of Kelly, who spent three years as the Eagles’ coach and also had final say over personnel in his final year. Bad personnel moves can put a team in a salary cap hole that takes a long time to dig out of, but Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson have done it quickly.

The big move, of course, was at quarterback. Not everyone was sold on Carson Wentz coming out of North Dakota State last year, but the Eagles were. They traded two of Kelly’s favorite defensive players, Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell, to move up in the first round of the draft, then traded that first-round pick, another first-round pick, a second-round pick and a third-round pick to Cleveland to get the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. That’s the pick they used to get Wentz.

That was a lot to give up, and if it hadn’t worked out it would have crippled the franchise. But, oh, my, has it worked out. Wentz threw four touchdown passes yesterday and has an NFL-high 23 touchdowns on the season, and he’s now the league’s leading MVP candidate.

Drafting Wentz angered Sam Bradford, Kelly’s hand-picked quarterback whom the current regime re-signed a month before they drafted Wentz. But the Eagles knew what they were doing: They were patient with Bradford and committed to him publicly until the opportunity to trade him arose, at which point they unloaded him on the Vikings for a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick. Getting those picks for Bradford was a key part of the Eagles’ ability to replenish their roster despite giving up so much for Wentz.

But there’s much more to the Eagles’ rebuilt offense than just drafting Wentz. The top wide receiver on Kelly’s 2015 Eagles was Jordan Matthews, whom the Eagles traded to Buffalo this year. The Eagles could make that move because they added Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith this year. Kelly also had Josh Huff, Riley Cooper and Miles Austin at wide receiver, all of whom are long gone.

At running back Kelly poured big money into DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews. They’re gone now, replaced by LeGarrette Blount, Wendall Smallwood, Corey Clement and the newly arrived Jay Ajayi, who ran for a 46-yard touchdown in his first game as an Eagle yesterday.

Basically, this offense looks nothing like the offense Chip Kelly left behind — and the rebuilt offense looks ready to take Philadelphia to a Super Bowl. A team can rebuild in a hurry. As long as it finds the right quarterback.

Here are my other Week Nine thoughts:

Let Cam Newton do what he does best. Newton had a season-high 86 rushing yards as the Panthers beat the Falcons on Sunday, and I think that’s the kind of game the Panthers need from him every week. Over the last couple of years the Panthers’ offense often seemed to take away what makes Newton special, which is his great athletic ability. Newton finished last season with career lows in carries (90), rushing yards (359) and yards per carry (4.0). This year Newton is on pace to improve on all three of those stats and get back up over 600 rushing yards, where he was in his 2015 MVP season. The Panthers need to make opposing defenses fear Newton beating them with both his arm and his legs.

The Rams have turned into a juggernaut. It’s hard to believe this is the same Los Angeles team that had one of the most putrid offenses in the league last year. This year’s Rams, who beat the Giants 51-17 yesterday, are a touchdown-scoring machine. Jared Goff threw four touchdown passes yesterday, while Todd Gurley ran for two touchdowns. The Rams have already scored 40 or more points three times in eight games this season. Over the last 10 years before this season, the Rams scored 40 or more points only twice in 160 games.

It’s time for NFL referees to get smart about ejecting players. Refs are sometimes too hesitant to throw a player out of a game — as was the case yesterday with Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, who certainly should have been kicked out for his cheap shot at Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. But refs are also sometimes too quick to eject a player just for being involved in an altercation that he didn’t start, as was the case yesterday with Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey yesterday. Ramsey shoved Bengals receiver A.J. Green after a play, but that kind of stuff goes on all the time. What Green did — taking Ramsey to the ground, punching him and choking him — is far, far outside the bounds of what’s acceptable. By ejecting both Ramsey and Green, the officials were suggesting that they were equally at fault. In reality, Green was far more at fault. The officials need to get more consistent about who they eject and when and why, and if necessary the replay assistant should tell them if they missed something. NFL refs are currently missing too much.

The drop-off from Deshaun Watson to Tom Savage is incredible. The Texans were the highest-scoring team in the league with Watson at quarterback. Then Watson got hurt and Savage started on Sunday, and the Texans lost to the Colts while scoring just 14 points — seven of which came from the defense returning an interception for a touchdown. Here’s all you need to know about Watson and Savage: Watson has thrown 204 passes in his career, and he has 19 touchdowns. Savage has thrown 149 passes in his career, and he has one touchdown.

John Elway can’t identify a quarterback. The Broncos went back to Brock Osweiler yesterday, and it was a mess. And Elway deserves a big part of the blame for that mess. Elway is the one who drafted Osweiler in the second round in 2012 — when the next quarterback off the board was Russell Wilson. Elway is also the one who used a first-round pick on Paxton Lynch last year. Elway deserves credit for bringing a lot of defensive talent to Denver, but the offense has turned into a disaster because Elway hasn’t been able to acquire a quarterback. Now the 2017 season looks just about lost, and the question is whether Elway will be able to find a quarterback in 2018.

Week Nine early inactives

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Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs.

Falcons at Panthers

Falcons: LB Duke Riley, WR Nick Williams, WR Marvin Hall, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, LB Sean Weatherspoon, OL Sean Harlow, T Austin Pasztor

Panthers: C Ryan Kalil, T John Theus, LB Andrew Gachkar, DE Bryan Cox Jr., QB Garrett Gilbert, CB LaDarius Gunter, RB Fozzy Whittaker

Colts at Texans

Colts: CB Vontae Davis, RB Matt Jones, LB John Simon, CB Quincy Wilson, OL Isaiah Williams, OL Dillon Day, LB Josh Perry

Texans: LB Dylan Cole, DE Joel Heath, QB Matt McGloin, WR Braxton Miller, CB Treston McCoud, G Kyle Fuller, LB Ufomba Kamalu

Bengals at Jaguars

Bengals: WR Tyler Boyd, LB Kevin Minter, K Randy Bullock, RB Jeremy Hill, WR John Ross, OL Alex Redmond, OL Christian Westerman

Jaguars: WR Jaelen Strong, CB Tyler Patmon, RB Leonard Fournette, G A.J. Cann, OL Josh Walker, OL William Poehls, DL Sheldon Day

Buccaneers at Saints

Buccaneers: CB Brent Grimes, TE Antony Auclair, C Joe Hawley, CB Deji Olatoye, DT Sealver Siliga, DE Darryl Tapp, T Leonard Wester

Saints: G Larry Warford, S Rafael Bush, QB Taysom Hill, OL Cameron Tom, WR Austin Carr, DL John Hughes, DE Al-Quadin Muhammad

Rams at Giants

Rams: QB Brandon Allen, RB Justin Davis, LB Ejuan Price, OL Andrew Donnal, OL Cornelius Lucas, WR Mike Thomas, S Isaiah Johnson

Giants: DE Olivier Vernon, G Justin Pugh, LB B.J. Goodson, DE Kerry Wynn, LB Jonathan Casillas, CB Donte Deayon, QB Davis Webb

Broncos at Eagles

Broncos: T Donald Stephenson, QB Paxton Lynch, RB De'Angelo Henderson, DB Lorenzo Doss, LB Todd Davis, LB DeMarcus Walker, WR Jordan Taylor

Eagles: TE Zach Ertz, CB Ronald Darby, WR Shelton Gibson, T Taylor Hart, DL Steven Means, DL Elijah Qualls, QB Nate Sudfeld

Ravens at Titans

Ravens: WR Michael Campanaro, RB Terrance West, S Chuck Clark, LB Tim Williams, TE Nick Boyle, DE Bronson Kaufusi, G Maurquice Shakir

Titans: G Quinton Spain, QB Brandon Weeden, WR Darius Jennings, DB Kalan Reed, DB Curtis Riley, LB Nate Palmer, DL David King

Week Nine injury report roundup

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Week Nine kicked off on Thursday with a Jets win and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players who are on active rosters and don’t appear below should be considered healthy enough to play barring any announcements on Saturday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.

With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.

Falcons at Panthers

The Falcons will play without LB Duke Riley (knee) again this week.

Panthers C Ryan Kalil (neck) continues to miss time and T John Theus (concussion) has been ruled out as well. G Trai Turner (knee) and RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) are listed as questionable.

Colts at Texans

QB Andrew Luck is off the injury report for the first time this year, but only because he’s been placed on injured reserve. RB Matt Jones (ankle), LB John Simon (neck) and CB Quincy Wilson (knee) have all been ruled out. LT Anthony Castonzo (knee) has been listed as questionable.

As with the Colts, the injury that makes the biggest difference for the Texans this week doesn’t appear on the injury report. QB Deshaun Watson (torn ACL) has been placed on injured reserve. LB Dylan Cole (hamstring) and DE Joel Heath (knee) will not play and CB Johnathan Joseph (shin, quadricep) are listed as questionable.

Bengals at Jaguars

WR Tyler Boyd (knee) remains out for the Bengals and LB Kevin Minter (elbow) will also miss the game. K Randy Bullock (back) and DE Michael Johnson each drew questionable tags.

The Jaguars will be getting RB Leonard Fournette back this weekend. WR Marqise Lee (knee), T Cam Robinson (ankle) and G A.J. Cann (triceps) are all questionable to join him in the lineup.

Buccaneers at Saints

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) is listed as questionable, but will start barring an unforeseen development. CB Brent Grimes (shoulder) will miss the game while DE Robert Ayers (ankle), DT Chris Baker (ankle), LB Kendell Beckwith (knee) and WR Adam Humphries (rib) are also listed as questionable.

G Larry Warford (abdomen) is out again for the Saints. Two other offensive linemen — G Andrus Peat (hip), T Terron Armstead (shoulder) — are listed as questionable and make up the rest of the injury report.

Rams at Giants

The Rams return from their bye week with a clean injury report.

The Giants are also returning from their bye, but the situation is much different. LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), LB B.J. Goodson (ankle), G Justin Pugh (back), C Weston Richburg (concussion), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) and DE Kerry Wynn (knee) have all been ruled out. CB Donte Deayon (ankle) is listed as questionable.

Broncos at Eagles

Broncos T Donald Stephenson (calf) won’t play this weekend. LB Todd Davis (ankle), G Ronald Leary (elbow) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) are considered questionable for Sunday, although Sanders is expected to return to action.

It’s a brief injury report for the Eagles. CB Ronald Darby (ankle) and TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) are questionable, but coach Doug Pederson said Ertz will play.

Ravens at Titans

WR Michael Campanaro (shoulder), S Chuck Clark (thigh) and RB Terrance West (calf) have been ruled out for the Ravens. TE Nick Boyle (toe), QB Joe Flacco (concussion), C Ryan Jensen (shoulder), WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), TE Vince Mayle (concussion), DT Michael Pierce (illness), CB Jimmy Smith (achilles), T Ronnie Stanley (shoulder), WR Mike Wallace (back), S Lardarius Webb (concussion), TE Maxx Williams (ankle) and DT Tim Williams (thigh) make up a long list of questionable players.

The Titans won’t have G Quinton Spain (toe) in the lineup. LB Nate Palmer (ankle) and TE Delanie Walker (ankle) are listed as questionable.

Cardinals at 49ers

The Cardinals ruled out C Daniel Munyer (toe). LB Karlos Dansby (finger, hamstring), RB Andre Ellington (quadricep), WR Brittan Golden (groin), DT Frostee Rucker (knee, hip) and WR Chad Williams (back) are questionable to play.

Six 49ers — T Garry Gilliam (knee), DT D.J. Jones (knee), DE Aaron Lynch (calf), T Joe Staley (eye), DE Solomon Thomas (knee), CB K'Waun Williams (quadricep) — have been ruled out and WR Pierre Garçon (neck) is headed for injured reserve. LB Reuben Foster (ribs) is questionable after missing last Sunday’s loss to the Eagles.

Redskins at Seahawks

It’s another packed injury report for the Redskins. DE Matt Ioannidis (hand), G Shawn Lauvao (stinger), TE Niles Paul (concussion) and TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) are all out this week. C Spencer Long (knee, knee), T Ty Nsekhe (core muscle) and T Trent Williams (knee) will likely make up the rest of the inactive list after drawing doubtful designations. CB Bashaud Breeland (knee, groin), WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), RB Rob Kelley (ankle), S Montae Nicholson (shoulder, shoulder), G Brandon Scherff (knee) and LB Martrell Spaight (shoulder) round things out with questionable tags.

G Luke Joeckel (knee) and S Earl Thomas (hamstring) have been ruled out by the Seahawks. It’s wait and see for S Kam Chancellor (ankle), CB Jeremy Lane (thigh), WR Tanner McEvoy (hamstring), RB C.J. Prosise (ankle), DT Sheldon Richardson (oblique) and LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring) after being listed as questionable.

Chiefs at Cowboys

LB Dee Ford (back) and WR Albert Wilson (hamstring) are out for the Chiefs. LB Justin Houston (knee) is listed as questionable.

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (concussion) said he’s been cleared from the concussion protocol, but is still listed as questionable. CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) and K Dan Bailey (right groin) are out this week while WR Noah Brown (thigh) and DT Maliek Collins (foot) join Beasley with questionable tags.

Raiders at Dolphins

Three cornerbacks — David Amerson (foot), Gareon Conley (shin) and Demetrius McCray (knee) — are out for the Raiders. G Gabe Jackson (ankle), LB Cory James (knee), S Karl Joseph (groin), LB Marquel Lee (ankle), LB Nicholas Morrow (ankle) and RB Jamize Olawale (hamstring) are listed as questionable.

QB Jay Cutler (ribs) and WR DeVante Parker are expected back for the Dolphins, but got listed as questionable. DE Andre Branch (groin), G Jermon Bushrod (hand) and DE William Hayes (hamstring) make up the questionable contingent.

PFT’s Week Nine picks

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I managed to go 10-3 in the picks last week. Unfortunately, MDS went 11-2 — and now he has a five-game lead.

The only saving grace is that nobody cares. Except him.

But with another 13 games on the docket, you care if your favorite team is playing, or if you’re simply gather as many opinions as possible before calling your bookie.

Before you make that call, make that scroll.

Bills at Jets

MDS’s take: The Bills are a run-first team, but against a weak Jets pass defense I see Tyrod Taylor hitting some deep balls, and Buffalo putting a lot of points on the board.

MDS’s pick: Bills 31, Jets 21.

Florio’s take: Buffalo keeps finding ways to win, the Jets keep finding ways to lose. The Bills may be finding their way back to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

Florio’s pick: Bills 24, Jets 20.


Colts at Texans

MDS’s take: The Texans could be set for a letdown after such a hard-fought loss on Sunday in Seattle, but against the Colts they should take care of business easily.

MDS’s pick: Texans 35, Colts 20.

Florio’s take: The Texans are one of the best 3-4 teams in recent league history. The Colts are 2-6, and they should be worse than that.

Florio’s pick: Texans 42, Colts 17.


Bengals at Jaguars

MDS’s take: Jacksonville has the best pass defense in the NFL, and they’re going to make Andy Dalton‘s life miserable on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Jaguars 20, Bengals 7.

Florio’s take: The good-week, bad-week Jags had a bye week on what would have been a bad week. If they can play this week like they do when playing well, they should easily beat a Bengals team that simply can’t match Jacksonville’s talent.

Florio’s pick: Jaguars 30, Bengals 20.


Buccaneers at Saints

MDS’s take: The Bucs may be the biggest disappointment in the NFL this year. Their pass defense has been a mess, and Drew Brees could easily go for 400 yards on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Saints 31, Buccaneers 17.

Florio’s take: The Saints are surging, and the Bucs are falling apart. A banged-up Jameis Winston simply can’t will the team to wins, especially when the various pieces aren’t fitting together the way they should.

Florio’s pick: Saints 34, Buccaneers 23.


Rams at Giants

MDS’s take: The last time the Giants suspended a cornerback, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, they responded with a big upset win over the Broncos. This week the Giants suspended a cornerback again, Janoris Jenkins, but I don’t see another upset coming.

MDS’s pick: Rams 30, Giants 14.

Florio’s take: Cornerback Janoris Jenkins won’t be getting a chance to face his former team. Which is very good news for his former team, which is good enough to do at MetLife Stadium what the other team in L.A. did when the Giants had Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall.

Florio’s pick: Rams 27, Giants 17.


Falcons at Panthers

MDS’s take: This is a close call, as both of these teams have been inconsistent and unpredictable this season. When I can’t decide who to pick, I go with the home team.

MDS’s pick: Panthers 17, Falcons 16.

Florio’s take: The trade of receiver Kelvin Benjamin could actually diversify the offense, which will be helpful against a Falcons team that is still struggling to find consistency. Home team gets the edge in a game that could go either way.

Florio’s pick: Panthers 27, Falcons 23.


Broncos at Eagles

MDS’s take: The Broncos are cratering and the Eagles are surging. Philadelphia should get a big win and maintain the league’s best record.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 28, Broncos 10.

Florio’s take: Brock Osweiler gets the start for the Broncos. Enough said.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 30, Broncos 17.


Ravens at Titans

MDS’s take: Joe Flacco was playing as well as he’s played all season when he got knocked out of Thursday night’s game against Miami. Unfortunately, I think he’ll come back to earth against a Titans pass defense that’s better than Miami’s.

MDS’s pick: Titans 20, Ravens 10.

Florio’s take: Marcus Mariota has his mobility back, which is bad news for a Ravens defense that has a rough time against the run.

Florio’s pick: Titans 24, Ravens 16.


Cardinals at 49ers

MDS’s take: The 49ers are going to get their first win eventually, and I say it’ll come here, against a reeling and injury-plagued Cardinals team.

MDS’s pick: 49ers 21, Cardinals 20.

Florio’s take: The good news is that the Cardinals won’t face Jimmy Garoppolo. The bad news is that the Cardinals will be playing Drew Stanton. The best news is that the 49ers remain the 49ers.

Florio’s pick: Cardinals 24, 49ers 20.


Washington at Seahawks

MDS’s take: Washington’s injury-plagued offensive line is going to struggle against the Seahawks’ defense, while Seattle’s offensive line gets a boost from the arrival of Duane Brown. That makes the difference.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 17, Washington 14.

Florio’s take: Seattle keeps getting better and better, and eventually they’ll be locking up the No. 1 seed in the conference.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 28, Washington 20.


Chiefs at Cowboys

MDS’s take: With or without Ezekiel Elliott, I like Kansas City because I don’t see the Cowboys’ defense holding the Chiefs’ offense in check.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 27, Cowboys 17.

Florio’s take: Dallas has blown double-digit leads in each of their last two home games. The Cowboys won’t have to worry about that this time, especially if they don’t have Ezekiel Elliott.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 27, Cowboys 20.


Raiders at Dolphins

MDS’s take: The Dolphins are 4-3, but they’re not as good as their record indicates, and the Jay Ajayi trade suggests that they know they’re building for the future, not winning this year. I like the Raiders to win in Miami.

MDS’s pick: Raiders 24, Dolphins 17.

Florio’s take: A couple of struggling offenses meet in what may be a de facto elimination game. With Jay Cutler back and the Dolphins getting a wake-up call from the elimination of Jay Ajayi, advantage Miami.

Florio’s pick: Dolphins 20, Raiders 14.


Lions at Packers

MDS’s take: The Lions got very lucky this season as the only team in the NFC North that hasn’t had chaos at the quarterback position. If Aaron Rodgers were playing I’d pick the Packers, but with Brett Hundley at the helm I’ll take Detroit to get a rare road win in Green Bay.

MDS’s pick: Lions 21, Packers 20.

Florio’s take: If the Packers had gotten Brian Hoyer, maybe it would have gone differently. (It wouldn’t have.) Either way, Brett Hundley falls to 0-2.

Florio’s pick: Lions 27, Packers 21.

Week Eight power rankings

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1. Eagles (7-1; No. 1): If the Dolphins were trying to send a message to Jay Ajayi by trading him to the best team in football, he’s probably not upset about receiving it.

2. Patriots (6-2; No. 2): “The Patriots might choose Jimmy Garoppolo over Tom Brady.”

3. Steelers (6-2; No. 3): Today, JuJu Smith-Schuster supplants Martavis Bryant. Eventually, he’ll supplant Antonio Brown.

4. Chiefs (6-2; No. 4): If the Denver offense wasn’t so bad, the Kansas City offense wouldn’t have been nearly good enough to deliver a win on Monday night.

5. Seahawks (5-2; No. 5): It’s nice to see the Seahawks finally admit that it’s important to have good offensive linemen.

6. Vikings (6-2; No. 6): Isn’t the team hosting the Super Bowl supposed to be jinxed?

7. Bills (5-2; No. 8): They can make it to the playoffs, but can they win once they get there?

8. Rams (5-2; No. 7): The arrival of Duane Brown in Seattle will make it even harder for the Rams to topple Seattle.

9. Saints (5-2; No. 10): When are we going to not be surprised by what the Saints are doing?

10. Panthers (5-3; No. 12): Cam Newton says he doesn’t want to be Debbie Downer, but he reserves the right to periodically be Petey McPoutenpout.

11. Falcons (4-3; No. 14): It rained so hard on the Falcons in New Jersey on Sunday that their stadium is leaking.

12. Texans (3-4; No. 11): Few losses in recent years have been more encouraging for a franchise than Houston’s loss in Seattle.

13. Washington (3-4; No. 13): They lost on Sunday, but they won on Monday when Kirk Cousins lost a major potential suitor for 2018.

14. Titans (4-3; No. 15): They’ll need to perform better than they did in Cleveland, if they hope to keep pace in the AFC South.

15. Jaguars (4-3; No. 17): Hopefully the bye week broke the good-week-bad-week streak.

16. Cowboys (4-3; No. 18): The Ezekiel Elliott suspension could keep the Cowboys out of the playoffs, and get the Commissioner out of a job.

17. Ravens (4-4; No. 27): Given how well they perform against the Patriots and Dolphins, the Ravens should petition for relocation to the AFC East.

18. Dolphins (4-3; No. 9): That the Dolphins are 4-3 despite a pair of shutouts in which they gave up 60 total points is the best evidence for a league that will continue to be completely unpredictable for the rest of the year, and hopefully beyond.

19. Lions (3-4; No. 16): The highest-paid quarterback can’t buy touchdowns without a running game.

20. Chargers (3-5; No. 19): Dan Orlovsky feels bad for Travis Benjamin.

21. Raiders (3-5; No. 20): A season-saving win followed by a season-jeopardizing win is no way to go through the middle portion of a season.

22. Packers (4-3; No. 22): It’s good that they used the bye week to bolster the roster through trades and free-agency signings. Wait, this is the Packers we’re talking about.

23. Bengals (3-4; No. 25): Being just good enough to beat the Colts at home isn’t nearly good enough to avoid major changes after the season.

24. Broncos (3-4; No. 21): Maybe John Elway should just play quarterback.

25. Bears (3-5; No. 23): They were dressed like the Super Bowl XX Bears, and they were playing in the same stadium. But that wasn’t Tony Eason and the ’85 Patriots on the other side of the line.

26. Jets (3-5; No. 24): “Hey, why didn’t we get a chance to give up way too much to get Jimmy Garoppolo?”

27. Buccaneers (2-5; No. 26): They’ve never signed a quarterback they drafted to a second contract. Why do I suddenly have a feeling this will continue?

28. Colts (2-6; No. 28): Suck for Luck. Suck with Luck. Suck without Luck. Just plain suck.

29. Cardinals (3-4; No. 29): The good news is they won’t have to face Jimmy Garoppolo this week. The better news is they’re playing the 49ers.

30. Giants (1-6; No. 30): It sounds like coach Ben McAdoo and G.M. Jerry Reese used the bye week to cycle through the various stages of grief and arrive at acceptance.

31. 49ers (0-8; No. 31): “Jimmy’s new in town. Jimmy doesn’t see as many people in the stands as Jimmy used to.”

32. Browns (0-8; No. 32): The jersey with all the names of the failed quarterbacks who have played for the franchise can now be supplemented with a jersey displaying the names of all the franchise quarterbacks they’ve failed to acquire.

Week Eight early inactives

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Sunday’s action got off to an early start with the Browns and Vikings squaring off in London and the next wave of games will kick off at 1 p.m. ET. We’ll have all of the inactives from those games right here, so check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff.

Raiders at Bills

Raiders: CB David Amerson, CB Gareon Conley, QB Connor Cook, S Karl Joseph, LB Marquel Lee, T David Sharpe, T Jylan Ware.

Bills: TE Charles Clay, CB E.J. Gaines, LB Ramon Humber, S Jordan Poyer, OL John Miller, OL Seantrel Henderson, OL Conor McDermott

Colts at Bengals

Colts: QB Andrew Luck, CB Rashaan Melvin, LB John Simon, OL Isaiah Williams, OL Dillon Day, LB Anthony Walker, CB Quincy Wilson

Bengals: WR Tyler Boyd, WR Cody Core, TE Ryan Hewitt, LB Kevin Minter, CB KeiVarae Russell, OL Alex Redmond, OL Christian Westerman

Chargers at Patriots

Chargers: QB Cardale Jones, WR Geremy Davis, RB Andre Williams, T Tyler Marz, T Joe Barksdale, TE Sean Culkin, DE Jeremiah Attaochu

Patriots: DT Malcom Brown, LB Dont'a Hightower, CB Eric Rowe, OL Cole Croston, DL Geneo Grissom, CB Stephon Gilmore, OL Cameron Fleming

Bears at Saints

Bears: C Hroniss Grasu, QB Mark Sanchez, LB John Timu, WR Markus Wheaton, WR Dontrelle Inman, DL Roy Robertson-Harris, DB Sherrick McManis

Saints: G Larry Warford, QB Taysom Hill, DE Hau'oli Kikaha, C Cameron Tom, WR Austin Carr, DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, RB Daniel Lasco

Falcons at Jets

Falcons: LB Duke Riley, LB Jordan Tripp, WR Nick Williams, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, LB Sean Weatherspoon, G Sean Harlow, OL Austin Pasztor

Jets: TE Jordan Leggett, T Brandon Shell, CB Buster Skrine, QB Christian Hackenberg, WR ArDarius Stewart, LB Obum Gwacham, CB Derrick Jones

49ers at Eagles

49ers: DE Aaron Lynch, CB K'Waun Williams, LB Reuben Foster, T Trent Brown, WR Victor Bolden, DB Dexter McCoil, LB Pita Taumoepenu

Eagles: LB Jordan Hicks, CB Ronald Darby, WR Shelton Gibson, DL Justin Hamilton, T Taylor Hart, DL Steven Means, DL Elijah Qualls

Panthers at Buccaneers

Panthers: C Ryan Kalil, T John Theus, RB Fozzy Whittaker, FB Alex Armah, DE Bryan Cox Jr., QB Garrett Gilbert, CB LaDarius Gunter

Buccaneers: CB Brent Grimes, CB Robert McClain, S Josh Reynolds, TE Antony Auclair, C Joe Hawley, DT Sealver Siliga, T Leonard Wester

Week Eight injury round roundup

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Week Eight kicked off on Thursday with a Ravens win and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players who are on active rosters and don’t appear below should be considered healthy enough to play barring any announcements on Saturday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.

With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.

Vikings vs. Browns (in London)

It’s another week without QB Sam Bradford (knee) for the Vikings, who also ruled out G Jeremiah Sirles (knee) and DE Stephen Weatherly (knee). CB Mackensie Alexander (hip), WR Stefon Diggs (groin, ankle), G Nick Easton (calf), WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) and T Riley Reiff (knee) are listed as questionable.

Browns DE Myles Garrett (concussion) didn’t make the trip to London. CB Jason McCourty (ankle) and DT Larry Ogunjobi (groin) are listed as doubtful while DT Trevon Coley (neck) and S Jabrill Peppers (toe) are questionable.

Falcons at Jets

Linebackers Duke Riley (knee) and Jordan Tripp (concussion) are the only players on Atlanta’s injury report for Sunday and both of them have been ruled out.

The Jets ruled out TE Jordan Leggett (knee), T Brandon Shell (neck) and CB Buster Skrine (concussion). DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, foot) is questionable again this week, but he hasn’t missed a game yet this season.

Panthers at Buccaneers

Panther LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) was listed as questionable, but the team has since announced he’s out of the concussion protocol. C Ryan Kalil (neck), T John Theus (concussion) and RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday. RB Alex Armah (hamstring), S Kurt Coleman (knee), TE Ed Dickson (ankle) and K Graham Gano (right knee, illness) make up the other players with questionable tags.

The Buccaneers are going to be thin in the secondary with CB Brent Grimes (shoulder), CB Robert McClain (concussion) and S Josh Robinson (concussion) not playing. DT Chris Baker (ankle), DE Ryan Russell (shoulder) and QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) are listed as questionable, although there’s no reason to believe Winston won’t play.

49ers at Eagles

The Niners will head to Philly without DE Aaron Lynch (calf) and CB K'Waun Williams (quadricep). T Trent Brown (concussion), LB Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs), G Brandon Fusco (biceps) and WR Marquise Goodwin (back) are listed as questionable for the game.

CB Ronald Darby (ankle) could return to the Eagles lineup after getting tagged as questionable. LB Jordan Hicks (Achilles) will not play, however.

Bears at Saints

CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), DE Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring), LB John Timu (ankle, knee) and WR Markus Wheaton (groin) are likely out for the Bears after being listed as doubtful. RB Benny Cunningham (hamstring) and C Hroniss Grasu (hand) are listed as questionable and have a better chance of playing.

G Larry Warford (abdomen) has been ruled out, but the Saints are otherwise healthy and sporting some spiffy toes.

Chargers at Patriots

Chargers T Joe Barksdale (foot) is listed as doubtful, so he’ll likely miss the game. RB Melvin Gordon (foot) and DT Corey Liuget (back) are considered questionable to be in the lineup.

LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is expected to miss the rest of the season, but is still on the active roster and listed as out for Sunday. CB Eric Rowe (groin) and DT Malcom Brown (ankle) have also been ruled out by the Patriots. WR Danny Amendola (knee), T Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (chest), DE Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) all drew questionable tags.

Raiders at Bills

Raiders cornerbacks David Amerson (foot) and Gareon Conley (shin) were ruled out. S Karl Joseph (groin) is likely to join them on the inactive list after being listed as doubtful, so the Raiders will be shorthanded in the secondary. LB Cory James (knee), P Marquette King (right groin), LB Marquel Lee (ankle), LB Nicholas Morrow (ankle) and T Marshall Newhouse (foot) are listed as questionable.

TE Charles Clay (knee), CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and LB Ramon Humber (thumb) won’t be playing for the Bills. They hope to have G Richie Incognito (ankle) and S Jordan Poyer (knee) after listing them as questionable.

Colts at Bengals

The big question regarding Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) is if he’ll play at all this year as he’s out for the eighth straight game. CB Rashaan Melvin (concussion) and LB John Simon (neck) are also out for Indy. WR Kamar Aiken (shoulder), S Darius Butler (ankle), S T.J. Green (hamstring) and C Ryan Kelly (knee, pelvis) are listed as questionable.

The Bengals will go without WR Tyler Boyd (knee), WR Cody Core (concussion), TE Ryan Hewitt (knee) and LB Kevin Minter (elbow) in Sunday’s game.

Texans at Seahawks

The Texans ruled out T Chris Clark (calf), LB Dylan Cole (hamstring) and DE Joel Heath (knee) for the trip to Seattle. LB Jelani Jenkins (hand) and DT Kendall Langford (back) are both questionable to play.

G Luke Joeckel (knee) remains out for the Seahawks while RB C.J. Prosise (ankle) is listed as doubtful. C Justin Britt (ankle), CB Jeremy Lane (groin, finger) and DE Marcus Smith (ankle) have higher odds of playing thanks to their questionable tags.

Cowboys at Redskins

The Cowboys won’t have CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) or K Dan Bailey (right groin) for the NFC East clash. Three members of the defense — DT Maliek Collins (foot), LB Justin Durant (groin), LB Kyle Wilber (knee) — are listed as questionable.

It was a busy week for the Redskins medical staff. LB Mason Foster (shoulder), C Spencer Long (knee, knee) and T Ty Nsekhe (core muscle) have been ruled out with Foster headed for surgery that will likely end his season. They also have 10 players listed as questionable. CB Bashaud Breeland (knee), G Tyler Catalina (concussion), S Deshazor Everett (hamstring), S Stefan McClure (knee, hamstring), CB Fabian Moreau (hamstring), T Morgan Moses (ankle, ankle), CB Josh Norman (rib), G Brandon Scherff (knee, back), LB Preston Smith (groin) and T Trent Williams (knee) make up that sizable contingent.

Steelers at Lions

The Steelers will not have T Marcus Gilbert (hamstring), TE Vance McDonald (knee) or DE Stephon Tuitt (back) in the lineup on Sunday night, but they are otherwise healthy.

The Lions ruled out T Emmett Cleary (ankle), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and T Greg Robinson (ankle). They’ll make later calls on DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), WR Golden Tate (shoulder) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) after listing them as questionable.

PFT’s Week Eight picks

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The good news is that I nailed 13 of 15 picks last week. The bad news is that MDS did as well.

Which keeps me four games behind MDS as we approach the halfway point of the season.

This week, the slate consists of only 13 games. We disagree on two three of them. (Thanks to Mary Lou in Palm Coast for spotting that it’s three, not two.)

Start scrolling now to see who we like in each of the games.

Dolphins at Ravens

MDS’s take: I’m not sure that the loss of Jay Cutler matters because I’m not sure that he’s any better than Matt Moore. Either way, the Ravens’ defense should shut down the Dolphins’ offense, and Baltimore should win a low-scoring game.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 17, Dolphins 7.

Florio’s take: The 2011 team MVP for the Dolphins has a chance to help continue to push the 2017 season in the right direction while Jay Cutler’s ribs heal. If Matt Moore continues to play well, it may take a little while for Cutler to get to “100 percent.”

Florio’s pick: Dolphins 27, Ravens 17.


Vikings at Browns

MDS’s take: In my opinion Cody Kessler is the best of the Browns’ three bad quarterbacks, but Hue Jackson disagrees with me and has gone back to DeShone Kizer. It probably doesn’t matter, as the Vikings’ defense is good enough to shut down the Browns no matter who plays quarterback.

MDS’s pick: Vikings 20, Browns 3.

Florio’s take: The Browns have won one of 23 games since the latest reset of the franchise, and the current regime has passed on the likes of Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz. Whoever passed on Watson and Wentz is about to be gone, for good.

Florio’s pick: Vikings 30, Browns 16.


Falcons at Jets

MDS’s take: The Jets are better than expected and the Falcons are worse than expected this season, but order will be restored on Sunday and the Falcons will win easily.

MDS’s pick: Falcons 28, Jets 14.

Florio’s take: The Falcons continue their tour of the AFC East, with coach Dan Quinn returning to the place where he easily won a Super Bowl ring four years ago. This one won’t be as easy, in part because the Falcons are struggling and in part because the Jets aren’t.

Florio’s pick: Falcons 24, Jets 17.


Panthers at Buccaneers

MDS’s take: The Buccaneers’ defense has been horrible this season, and as a result I’m tempted to pick the Panthers in a road upset. But Cam Newton has been too inconsistent this year for me to be confident in him on Sunday and so I’ll say the Bucs win a close one.

MDS’s pick: Buccaneers 24, Panthers 23.

Florio’s take: It’s feeling like a division-title elimination game, even with plenty of games left to play. While there’s a chance neither team makes to the postseason, chances are the loser this week will have a fork in them.

Florio’s pick: Panthers 24, Buccaneers 20.


49ers at Eagles

MDS’s take: The winless 49ers are certainly not going to get their first win of the season in Philadelphia. This is the easiest pick on the board.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 30, 49ers 10.

Florio’s take: One of the best teams in the NFL faces one of the worst. Which probably means the 49ers will win. I’m not nearly drunk enough (yet) to go out on that limb.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 37, 49ers 17.


Bears at Saints

MDS’s take: The Bears are finding ways to win despite bad quarterback play, but against a Saints defense that has improved remarkably since the start of the season, that’s not going to work.

MDS’s pick: Saints 28, Bears 10.

Florio’s take: The Bears return to the scene of their only Super Bowl win, with a team that is far closer to contending for a berth in the Super Bowl tournament than many would admit. Unfortunately for Chicago, the Saints are much closer to matching their best season in franchise history, thanks to a defense that currently seems closer to the ’85 Bears than the ’09 Saints.

Florio’s pick: Saints 23, Bears 13.


Chargers at Patriots

MDS’s take: The Chargers are on a nice little run and I’m tempted to pick them in an upset, but Tom Brady is still playing at an MVP level and I like the Patriots in a high-scoring game.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 31, Chargers 30.

Florio’s take: This one could be the game of the day, if the Chargers continue to build on what they’ve done over the past three weeks. But the Patriots are at home and that 2-2 start managed to get their attention, on both sides of the ball.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 27, Chargers 20.


Raiders at Bills

MDS’s take: The Raiders’ defense just can’t stop anyone this season, and the Bills should be able to slow down Derek Carr and Amari Cooper better this week than the Chiefs did last week. Buffalo takes another big step toward the playoffs.

MDS’s pick: Bills 28, Raiders 21.

Florio’s take: Once upon a time, Buffalo blasted Oakland with a berth in the Super Bowl on the line. For the Raiders, this one is nearly a playoff game, and a loss would wipe out a potential season-saving win against the Chiefs.

Florio’s pick: Raiders 23, Bills 17.


Colts at Bengals

MDS’s take: The Colts look as bad as anyone in the NFL right now. They’ve won two games, but I don’t see them winning two more.

MDS’s pick: Bengals 17, Colts 9.

Florio’s take: The Bengals get a bit of a break from the schedule-makers, with an overmatched Indy team coming to town just in time for Cincinnati to avoid, or at least to stall, an implosion.

Florio’s pick: Bengals 31, Colts 14.


Texans at Seahawks

MDS’s take: I think the Texans are a better team than the Seahawks overall, but in Seattle, rookie Deshaun Watson is going to be in the toughest environment he’s faced. The Seahawks’ defense should have a good game and they’ll win a close one.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 17, Texans 14.

Florio’s take: The last time the Texans and the Seahawks got together, the Pick-Six Machine known as  Matt Schlub (autocorrect insisted on it) helped Houston blow a big lead and lose in overtime, thanks to an interception that Richard Sherman returned with a shoe missing for the game-tying score. This time around, the quarterback is better — but the venue has flipped to Seattle. Welcome to the NFL, Deshaun.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 20, Texans 9.


Cowboys at Washington

MDS’s take: This is the toughest game on the board to pick, and probably a must-win for one of these teams to have any hope of catching the Eagles in the NFC East. I see Kirk Cousins putting up a big game against the Cowboys’ defense and Washington bouncing back from a tough Monday night loss.

MDS’s pick: Washington 28, Cowboys 27.

Florio’s take: The Cowboys have beaten the Giants, the Cardinals, and the 49ers. Washington has lost to the Eagles twice and the Chiefs. Maybe Dallas isn’t as good as we thought, and maybe Washington is better.

Florio’s pick: Washington 24, Cowboys 21.


Steelers at Lions

MDS’s take: Matthew Stafford hasn’t played up to his enormous contract this season, and against an outstanding Steelers pass defense he’s going to continue to struggle.

MDS’s pick: Steelers 20, Lions 10.

Florio’s take: The Steelers return to the site of Super Bowl XL, in what surely will be Ben Roethlisberger’s last career game there (barring a team change). If he plays better than he did that day back in 2006, the Steelers should be able to find a way to win, especially with their defense getting back to what it was in the era that resulted in two Super Bowl wins only three years apart.

Florio’s pick: Steelers 27, Lions 24.


Broncos at Chiefs

MDS’s take: The Chiefs have fallen back to earth a bit since their hot start, but the Broncos have declined even more. This is a good opportunity for Kansas City to bounce back and get a win in the division.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 28, Broncos 20.

Florio’s take: It’s getting close to desperation time for both teams, with two straight losses each and promising seasons now threatened by Raiders and Chargers uprisings. Home team gets the edge, also because it’s better.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 30, Broncos 17.

Week Seven power rankings

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1. Eagles (6-1; No. 2): Before they can be a Team of Density, they need to be sure that it’s not Carson Wentz‘s destiny to get injured while being reckless with his body.

2. Patriots (5-2; No. 3): It’s just a matter of time before we forget all about the time they were 2-2.

3. Steelers (5-2; No. 4): They’re suddenly treating Le'Veon Bell like a rented car on a rocky road.

4. Chiefs (5-2; last week No. 1): With all the praise directed to the offense, has anyone noticed that the defense isn’t getting it done?

5. Seahawks (4-2; No. 6): They’ll face the Eagles in the regular season; it may be an appetizer to an excellent postseason rematch.

6. Vikings (5-2; No. 7): The Vikings and Teddy Bridgewater are currently like Helen Hunt and Tom Hanks at the end of Castaway. #timely.

7. Rams (5-2; No. 9): Why do I have a feeling people would be saying “we’re not sure what to think of this team” even as they are hoisting the Lombardi Trophy?

8. Bills (4-2; No. 10): Doug Whaley joins fired General Managers like John Dorsey and Dave Gettleman as potential Executive of the Year In Absentia candidates.

9. Dolphins (4-2; No. 11): The 2011 team MVP has a chance to become the 2017 team MVP.

10. Saints (4-2; No. 15): They’re starting to party like it’s 2009.

11. Texans (3-3; No. 13): Deshaun Watson will soon find out that Legion of Boom is slightly better than the Legion of ‘Bama.

12. Panthers (4-3; No. 5): Mike Shula is starting to make David Shula look good in comparison.

13. Washington (3-3; No. 8): If the offensive line continues to get banged up, Captain Kurt may soon need to go see Doctor Spork.

14. Falcons (3-3; No. 12): Is Steve Sarkisian still under warranty?

15. Titans (4-3; No. 17): Does beating the Browns in overtime actually count as a win?

16. Lions (3-3; No. 16): With the Steelers coming back to town, will Phil Luckett be joining them?

17. Jaguars (4-3; No. 18): Does the bye week count as a “bad week” in the good-week-bye-week-good-week-bye-week formula?

18. Cowboys (3-3; No. 19): Will Dak Prescott vs. Carson Wentz become the new Manning-Brady?

19. Chargers (3-4; No. 23): Could it be 1992 all over again for the Chargers?

20. Raiders (3-4; No. 25): How much better would they be if they’d drafted a running back instead of luring one out of retirement?

21. Broncos (3-3; No. 14): They had “sub-optimal, near-replacement-level quarterbacking” in 2015, and it was still better than what they’re doing now.

22. Packers (4-3; No. 20): It’s hard to take a guy seriously when he says “don’t count us out” immediately after giving everyone a reason to count them out.

23. Bears (3-4; No. 27): When the offensive game plan consists of scoring multiple defensive touchdowns, that’s not a sustainable offensive game plan.

24. Jets (3-4; No. 21): Tanks for the memories.

25. Bengals (2-4; No. 24): Could Hue Jackson pull off the ultra-rare moved of being fired by one team and hired by another in the same state?

26. Buccaneers (2-4; No. 26): It’s a good thing that ownership is patient and even-keeled and never makes rash decisions when it comes to firing coaches.

27. Ravens (3-4; No. 28): Steve Bisciotti recently passed out votes of confidence. Which means the pink slips will be passed out, eventually.

28. Colts (2-5; No. 29): Receiver T.Y. Hilton would like to apologize for accurately pointing out that the offensive line stinks.

29. Cardinals (3-4; No. 22): When Drew Stanton‘s career highlight is a celebration on the sideline, it hasn’t been a very memorable career.

30. Giants (1-6; No. 30): During the bye, does Ben take a vacation from the Brylcreem?

31. 49ers (0-7; No. 31): After so many close losses, it feels like they’ve just given up.

32. Browns (0-7; No. 32): Carson Wentz. Deshaun Watson. So who’s the next franchise quarterback on whom they will pass?