Monday morning one-liners

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A good day for TE Scott Chandler can’t overshadow an ugly day for the Bills.

CB Sean Smith had one of his best individual performances during the Dolphins loss.

Early drops and a fumble gave way to a productive afternoon for Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.

Said Jets LB Aaron Maybin, “They dictated the tempo of the game to us, they ran the ball, they controlled the clock. We didn’t do anything to stop it. As a defense, that’s pretty embarrassing. This is a time where we all have to do some soul searching, and we’ve all got to look in the mirror and figure out how to get better.”

The Ravens feel they are giving up too many big passing plays.

A 48-yard run on a fake punt helped open the door to victory for the Bengals.

LB Craig Robertson has carved out a niche for himself with the Browns.

The Steelers defense hopes to return from the bye with more effective performances.

DE J.J. Watt is doing his best to make Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ bold predictions of the Hall of Fame seem reasonable.

Cornerback remains a work in progress for the Colts.

Said Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert, “Everybody’s ticked off. You never want to lose a football game. We’re competitive guys. It doesn’t sit well that we go out and don’t perform our best.”

Back-to-back plays by rookie TE Taylor Thompson helped sink the Titans.

Broncos S David Bruton used film study to help him get in position to deflect a punt on Sunday.

Two fumbles left Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles cursing himself after the lopsided loss to the Chargers.

It was another tough day of running behind the Raiders’ zone blocking scheme for RB Darren McFadden.

Chargers T Jeromey Clary missed an offensive snap for the first time in a long time during Sunday’s win.

The Cowboys remain confident that their offense will come around in the upcoming weeks.

Rookie RB David Wilson’s kickoff returns were a bright spot on a losing night for the Giants.

Said Eagles CB Brandon Boykin, “We stepped up to the challenge. It was tough. It was either win or lose right there. But we definitely stepped up our defense. And knowing how good a fourth-quarter quarterback he is, it’s definitely an achievement.”

Redskins T Trent Williams held up well despite having a bone bruise on his knee.

The Bears have remained committed to the run even when it isn’t generating big yardage.

Drops continue to be a problem for Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew.

The first regular season play of Packers QB Graham Harrell’s did not go particularly well.

Vikings WR Percy Harvin was kept in check offensively, but he still helped send the Lions to a loss.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan led a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter against the Panthers for the third straight meeting between the teams.

The Panthers recovered QB Cam Newton’s late fumble, but it was still a damaging play.

Saints K Garrett Hartley wouldn’t blame a penalty for missing a 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Gary Shelton of the Tampa Bay Times saw flashes from Josh Freeman that suggested he can be the quarterback the Buccaneers want him to be.

The Cardinals defense didn’t feel Sunday’s performance was up to their standards.

Rams DT Michael Brockers tweaked the ankle that kept him out of the first three games, but it doesn’t appear to be serious.

49ers LB Larry Grant blocked his first NFL punt after showing a knack for it in his collegiate days.

Three personal fouls helped contribute to the Seahawks’ loss on Sunday.