Sunday morning one-liners


It’s a homecoming day for Bills WR Stevie Johnson.

Turnovers have been the biggest negative about Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill’s performance in his first four weeks.

Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd is looking forward to his matchup with Champ Bailey.

The Jets have been spending a lot of time prepping for Texans DE J.J. Watt in practice this week.

How will the Ravens tackles hold up against the Chiefs pass rush?

The Bengals are seeing even more improvement from WR A.J. Green.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer thinks owner Jimmy Haslam is wise to hold off on any changes to the Browns.

Avoiding a repeat of the eight sacks they allowed the Eagles in 2008 would help the Steelers win on Sunday.

The Texans are looking for Trindon Holliday’s preseason return prowess to transfer to the regular season.

Colts T Anthony Castonzo will have his hands full on Sunday.

There’s a shortage of leaders on the Jaguars roster.

QB Matt Hasselbeck will be trying to give the Titans a lift as he replaces Jake Locker in the starting lineup.

Broncos FB Chris Gronkowski and Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will make Sunday’s game a family affair.

The Chiefs released OL Bryan Mattison and promoted CB Neiko Thorpe to the active roster.

With the one-year anniversary of Al Davis’ death on Monday, several Raiders reflected on the late owner.

Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano likes to attack from the first opportunity.

Getting DT Jay Ratliff back in the lineup would make for a nice Cowboys bye week.

The Giants have decided not to activate S Tyler Sash, just off a four-game suspension, for this week’s game.

Said Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks, “Expectations are higher and that whole rookie thing to me is, I don’t want to say out the window because I am still a rookie. But a lot is expected, so I don’t tend to lean on that anymore.”

A strong start to his NFL career hasn’t led Redskins RB Alfred Morris to upgrade his ride.

TE Matt Spaeth has just one catch, but he’s still a key part of the Bears offense.

Penalties have been a problem for Lions CB Bill Bentley.

Packers S Charles Woodson picked up the pace of his game last week.

Moving from tight end to offensive line has worked out well for Charlie Johnson of the Vikings.

Falcons RB Michael Turner feels that he’s gotten back in sync.

The Panthers placed G Mike Pollak on injured reserve and promoted CB Ron Parker from their practice squad.

Saints S Roman Harper isn’t thrown by playing some Mike linebacker.

LB Lavonte David credits Buccaneers defensive assistant Bryan Cox with helping him adapt to the NFL.

P Dave Zastudil has made the most of his opportunity with the Cardinals.

Said Rams DE Chris Long, “Our statement is just that we want to continue to progress as a team. We won two games here in a row. A lot of teams have done that before, so we’re going to act like we’ve been there — even though we might not have been there before.”

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt didn’t play well together when both were with the Bears in the 90s.

The Seahawks haven’t defended well on third-and-long plays this season.