Week Five injury report roundup

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Week Five of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Seahawks and it continues with 13 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.

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

Ravens at Steelers

The Ravens listed C Matt Skura (knee), CB Cyrus Jones (foot) and DT Brandon Williams (knee) as questionable. CB Jimmy Smith (knee) will miss his fourth straight game.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (toe) called himself questionable on Friday and the Steelers listed him with the same designation a short time later. FB Roosevelt Nix (knee) and LB Anthony Chickillo (foot) are both out for Sunday. TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) and LB Vince Williams (hamstring) are also listed as questionable.

Patriots at Washington

RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel), S Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest), and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) are questionable to play for the Patriots on Sunday.

Washington will be starting Colt McCoy at quarterback, but he’ll be short on tight ends with Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed ruled out due to concussions. G Brandon Scherff (ankle) and LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring) have also been ruled out. QB Case Keenum (foot), WR Terry McLaurin (hamstring), CB Josh Norman (knee) and C Chase Roullier (knee) are listed as questionable.

Jaguars at Panthers

The Jaguars didn’t wait until Sunday to rule CB Jalen Ramsey (back) out this week. TE Josh Oliver (hamstring) is also out and DE Lerentee McCray (oblique) is listed as questionable.

It’s a crowded injury report for the Panthers this week. QB Cam Newton (foot), G Trai Turner (ankle), CB Dontae Jackson (groin), T Greg Little (concussion), and TE Chris Manhertz (concussion) have all been ruled out. DE Brian Burns (wrist), S Eric Reid (ankle) and DT Gerald McCoy (knee) are listed as questionable.

Cardinals at Bengals

DE Zach Allen (neck), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), WR Christian Kirk (ankle), S Charles Washington (shoulder) and OL Jordan Mills (knee) are out for the Cardinals. WR Damiere Byrd (hamstring), P Andy Lee (right hip), OL Justin Pugh (shoulder), CB Tramaine Brock (back), LB Ezekiel Turner (hand, hamstring) and LB Terrell Suggs (back) are listed as questionable.

WR A.J. Green (ankle), T Cordy Glenn (concussion) and DE Kerry Wynn (concussion) will not play for the Bengals.

Falcons at Texans

The Falcons ruled out CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (groin), RB Kenjon Barner (knee), G Jamon Brown (concussion) and P Matt Bosher (groin). S Damontae Kazee (illness) is listed as questionable.

OL Greg Mancz (concussion) will not play for the Texans. S Tashaun Gipson (wrist, hip), CB Lonnie Johnson (groin) and WR Kenny Stills (hamstring, ankle) are listed as questionable.

Buccaneers at Saints

WR Breshad Perriman (hamstring) and LB Jack Cichy (elbow) won’t play for the Buccaneers. T Demar Dotson (calf) is listed as questionable.

The Saints ruled out QB Drew Brees (thumb) and DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) on Friday.

Vikings at Giants

CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow, groin) and LB Kentrell Brothers (wrist, hamstring) are out for the Vikings.

The Giants teased a return from RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) this week, but ruled him out on Friday. LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and LB Tae Davis (concussion) are also out while LB Lorenzo Carter (neck) is listed as questionable.

Bears at Raiders (in London)

The Bears ruled out QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) and DE Bilal Nichols (hand) from London on Friday. G Ted Larsen (knee) and WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) were ruled out before the team crossed the pond. LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) is listed as doubtful and DL Akiem Hicks (knee) is considered questionable.

G Gabe Jackson (knee) has been ruled out by the Raiders. WR Tyrell Williams (foot), G Richie Incognito (back), WR J.J. Nelson (knee), DE Clelin Ferrell (concussion) and WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) are listed as questionable.

Jets at Eagles

The Jets ruled out QB Sam Darnold (illness) for the third straight game and LB C.J. Mosley (groin) is set to miss his third in a row after being listed as doubtful. LB Jordan Jenkins (calf) is also out while G Kelechi Osemele (shoulder, knee) joins Mosley in the doubtful group. WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring), WR Josh Bellamy (shoulder), DL Quinnen Williams (ankle) and TE Dan Brown (ankle) are listed as questionable.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) remains out of action along with CB Ronald Darby (hamstring), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot) and CB Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck). CB Sidney Jones (hamstring) is listed as questionable.

Bills at Titans

Bills QB Josh Allen (concussion) is listed as questionable after moving from limited to full practice participation on Friday. LB Corey Thompson (ankle) and TE Tyler Kroft (ankle) have been ruled out. FB Pat DiMarco (concussion), WR Robert Foster (groin), CB Taron Johnson (hamstring), S Dean Marlowe (concussion), T Ty Nsekhe (ankle) and RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) drew questionable tags.

The Titans ruled out OL Kevin Pamphile (knee). LB Cameron Wake (hamstring) is listed as questionable.

Broncos at Chargers

The Broncos ruled out CB Bryce Callahan (foot). LB Josey Jewell (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring) and T Ja'Wuan James (knee) were listed as questionable on Friday.

The Chargers will play without TE Hunter Henry (knee) again this week. S Nasir Adderley (hamstring), K Michael Badgley (right groin) and RB Justin Jackson (calf) are likely out after being listed as doubtful. WR Travis Benjamin (hip), LB Thomas Davis (groin), TE Virgil Green (groin), WR Mike Williams (back) and defensive end Melvin Ingram (hamstring) were tagged as questionable.

Packers at Cowboys

The Packers will play without WR Davante Adams (toe) this week. RB Jamaal Williams (concussion) and CB Tony Brown (hamstring) are also out. CB Kevin King (groin) is listed as doubtful while LB Oren Burks (chest), T Bryan Bulaga (shoulder), LB Kyler Fackrell (shoulder) and DL Montravius Adams (shoulder) are listed as questionable.

T Tyron Smith (ankle) will not be in the Cowboys lineup. T La'el Collins (back), WR Michael Gallup (knee), DE Tyrone Crawford (hip) and NT Antwaun Woods (knee) make up the questionable contingent.

Colts at Chiefs

The Colts ruled out five players and listed five others as questionable. WR Parris Campbell (abdomen), S Clayton Geathers (concussion), S Malik Hooker (knee), LB Darius Leonard (concussion) and DL Tyquan Lewis (ankle) are the players ruled out. WR T.Y. Hilton (quad), RB Marlon Mack (ankle), CB Rock Ya-Sin (hip), S Rolan Milligan (knee) and LB Anthony Walker (shoulder) make up the questionable group.

The Chiefs ruled out WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle), T Eric Fisher (core muscle surgery) and LB Dorian O'Daniel (hamstring). WR Sammy Watkins (shoulder, hamstring) is listed as questionable after a limited practice on Friday. DE Alex Okafor (hip) and RB Damien Williams (knee) got the same tag, although Chiefs head coach Andy Reid indicated Williams is on track to play.

PFT’s Week Five picks

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Road teams dominated in Week Four, with 11 of them winning outright. That contributed to a not-so-dominant week for MDS and me in picking games.

He went 8-7, and I went 7-8.

That moves his lead to two games for the season: 36-27 versus 34-29.

This week, we disagree on three games. For all of the picks, scroll away.

Rams at Seahawks

MDS’s take: The NFL gave FOX some excellent Thursday night matchups to start the season, and this is a very big one in the NFC West. I lost some confidence in the Rams on Sunday and think the Seahawks will beat them at home in prime time.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 20, Rams 17.

Florio’s take: It’s a short-week game that Richard Sherman would call a “poopfest,” and it could be a sh-tshow for the Rams, who played a long game in the heat on Sunday versus the Buccaneers. The Seahawks had an easier time of it in a climate-controlled dome, and they’re at home. It’s time for them to stake their claim to the top of the NFC West.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 27, Rams 20.


Jaguars at Panthers

MDS’s take: Before the season no one pegged this as Gardner Minshew vs. Kyle Allen, but that actually might be a better matchup than Nick Foles vs. Cam Newton. I like Allen to remain undefeated as a starter.

MDS’s pick: Panthers 23, Jaguars 17.

Florio’s take: The two teams that joined the NFL in 1995 meet for the seventh time. The 2-2 teams are 3-3 in their series, and it’s Kyle Allen vs. Gardner Minshew. The real battle comes between the fourth and eighth overall picks in 2017, Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey. Home team gets the edge.

Florio’s pick: Panthers 24, Jaguars 20.


Cardinals at Bengals

MDS’s take: Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray finally get their first win, against an absolutely awful Bengals team.

MDS’s pick: Cardinals 30, Bengals 17.

Florio’s take: The Bengals had 15,000 empty seats at their home opener. They’ll be lucky to have 15,000 present for this one. But it would be wise to show up — this may be one of their best chances this year at getting a win.

Florio’s pick: Bengals 21, Cardinals 17.


Falcons at Texans

MDS’s take: Things are trending downward in a hurry for the Falcons, who have made the big investments in Matt Ryan and Julio Jones but just don’t have a very good team from top to bottom. The Texans will roll.

MDS’s pick: Texans 30, Falcons 20.

Florio’s take: Dan Quinn’s last season in Atlanta continues in Houston, against a coach who may be in his own last season if his team blows this one. 

Florio’s pick: Texans 20, Falcons 14.


Buccaneers at Saints

MDS’s take: I’m not totally sold on the Saints’ offense with Teddy Bridgewater, but their defense has been better than expected and I think they’ll slow down the Jameis Winston train.

MDS’s pick: Saints 17, Buccaneers 14.

Florio’s take: Two years after Jameis Winston unsuccessfully tried to eat a W in the Superdome, he has another chance to chow down. But the Bucs seem to be too banged up to pull off what would be a signature victory in New Orleans, and the Saints are doing surprisingly well without Drew Brees.

Florio’s pick: Saints 27, Buccaneers 20.


Vikings at Giants

MDS’s take: The Vikings’ offense is a mess right now, but the Giants’ defense is too, and Minnesota should be able to move the ball well enough to avoid a disaster like last week.

MDS’s pick: Vikings 24, Giants 20.

Florio’s take: The biggest matchup in this game is Kirk Cousins vs. Kirk Cousins, as the embattled quarterback tries to make plays (which he should be worried about doing) while keeping fellow players happy (which he shouldn’t be worried about doing). But if the Vikings can run the ball, run the ball, and run the ball against a not-so-good Giants’ defense, Cousins won’t have to win the battle with himself. This week.

Florio’s pick: Vikings 23, Giants 13.


Bears at Raiders

MDS’s take: Khalil Mack gets to show Jon Gruden what he’s missing out on as the Bears get another win in London to move to 4-1.

MDS’s pick: Bears 20, Raiders 7.

Florio’s take: If Jon Gruden doesn’t already regret trading Khalil Mack, Gruden soon will.

Florio’s pick: Bears 24, Raiders 10.


Jets at Eagles

MDS’s take: At least until Sam Darnold returns, the Jets are in the same range as Miami, Washington and Cincinnati as such brutally bad teams I’d pick them only against each other.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 24, Jets 13.

Florio’s take: The Eagles are poised to make a move, especially once they get DeSean Jackson back.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 28, Jets 14.


Ravens at Steelers

MDS’s take: The Steelers have a chance to move into first place in the AFC North this week, if they beat the Ravens and the Browns lose. But for as well as the Steelers played on Monday night, I just don’t think they have the horsepower to keep up with the Ravens.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 30, Steelers 17.

Florio’s take:  The Steelers never got a chance to face Lamar Jackson as a starter in 2018. In 2019, they’ll dust off the hit-him-hard-whenever-you-can playbook from 2012 against RGIII.

Florio’s pick: Steelers 17, Ravens 14.


Bills at Titans

MDS’s take: The Bills’ defense looked good in defeat on Sunday and I think will look even better with a win over Marcus Mariota & Co.

MDS’s pick: Bills 13, Titans 10.

Florio’s take: Nineteen years after the Music City Miracle, this is a game the Titans should win. And, as we know, the Titans only win the games they shouldn’t win.

Florio’s pick: Bills 22, Titans 16.


Patriots at Washington

MDS’s take: New England opened as a 13-point favorite and that quickly moved to 15.5. I think it should be even higher.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 35, Washington 10.

Florio’s take: It may be Jay Gruden’s last stand. Either way, he’ll fall.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 38, Washington 17.


Broncos at Chargers

MDS’s take: I don’t think the Broncos are as bad a team as their 0-4 record suggests, and I think Joe Flacco is playing better than he’s getting credit for. But the Chargers are a better team and should win a competitive game at home.

MDS’s pick: Chargers 27, Broncos 20.

Florio’s take:  The Chargers can’t stumble against the teams they should beat, and they should beat the Broncos.

Florio’s pick: Chargers 30, Broncos 17.


Packers at Cowboys

MDS’s take: This is a big one in the NFC playoff race, and the Cowboys’ offense will bounce back from last week’s rough game to put up some points on the Packers.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 27, Packers 23.

Florio’s take: The Packers may not have Devante Adams, which will make it very hard to run their offense. Even if they do, the Cowboys got a wakeup call on Sunday night. They’ll get it together for a key home game.

Florio’s pick: Cowboys 28, Packers 23.


Colts at Chiefs

MDS’s take: It’s hard for me to picture the Colts keeping this one close.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 40, Colts 20.

Florio’s take: The Colts would be wise to try to slow the game down and reduce the number of times the Chiefs have the ball and keep the scoring low. Even if they try, it won’t matter.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 35, Colts 20.


Browns at 49ers

MDS’s take: The 49ers have been one of the pleasant surprises of this NFL season, and they’ll keep it going in what should be an exciting prime time game.

MDS’s pick: 49ers 31, Browns 24.

Florio’s take: The Browns play better away from home, where they don’t feel the intense pressure to satisfy the sky-high expectations in Cleveland. I don’t feel strongly about this one, but the gut-level thinking continues to be that the Browns, who were impressive in Baltimore, will move to 3-2.

Florio’s pick: Browns 24, 49ers 17.

PFT’s Week Five power rankings

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1. Patriots (4-0; last week No. 1): A tradition unlike any other ended in Buffalo on Sunday; another tradition — the Patriots beating the Bills — continued.

2. Chiefs (4-0; No. 2): A hard-fought win over the Lions will give this team even more confidence when it’s time to play the Patriots or, you know, the Patriots.

3. Saints (3-1; No. 7): The last two wins alone put Sean Payton at the top of the list of coach of the year candidates.

4. Cowboys (3-1; No. 3): They’re not as good as we thought. They’re still pretty good.

5. Rams (3-1; No. 4): They’re not as good as we thought. They’re still pretty good.

6. Seahawks (3-1; No. 9): They’re as good as we thought, and they get a chance to prove it against the Rams on Thursday night.

7. Packers (3-1; No. 5): The offense had its best game of the year on the same night the defense was exposed.

8. Bears (3-1; No. 10): Mitch Trubisky, Chase Daniel, Jay Cutler, Rex Grossman. With a defense this good, it doesn’t matter who plays quarterback.

9. Bills (3-1; No. 12): Yes, they lost. But they proved that they are a serious threat to the AFC’s power structure.

10. Browns (2-2; No. 18): How will the Browns handle adversity? Pretty well, apparently.

11. Ravens (2-2; No. 6): The first two games suggested that it will be a special season. The next two games made it clear that they’ll have to scratch and claw for whatever they get this year.

12. 49ers (3-0; No. 13): The last undefeated team in the NFC still has plenty to prove.

13. Eagles (2-2; No. 20): The NFC East is officially back in play.

14. Lions (2-1-1; No. 19): They had an elite team on the ropes; next time, the Lions need to punch them through.

15. Chargers (2-2; No. 15): Even the team that seems to be in a close game every week wasn’t in a close game against the Dolphins.

16. Jaguars (2-2; No. 16): Minshew Mania is fine, but Fournette Frenzy is the thing that will help this team win the division.

17. Titans (2-2; No. 17): The consistently inconsistent Titans win another game they should have lost, and soon they’ll lose a game they should have won.

18. Buccaneers (2-2; No. 27): Jameis Winston is playing his way into a second contract that it seemed not long ago he’d never get.

19. Panthers (2-2; No. 24): The Panthers are 3-9 since starting last season 6-2. Kyle Allen started the three wins; Cam Newton started the nine losses.

20. Texans (2-2; No. 14): A rollercoaster offseason is becoming a rollercoaster regular season for the Texans.

21. Vikings (2-2; No. 8): Sorry, Vikings fans, but if you don’t have a functional passing game you don’t deserve a spot in the top 20.

22. Raiders (2-2; No. 22): Sunday’s game said more about the team that lost than the team that won.

23. Steelers (1-3; No. 23): A win is a win is a win, but that win still came against the Bengals.

24. Colts (2-2; No. 11): Good teams that can’t soundly beat inferior teams at home may not be good teams.

25. Giants (2-2; No. 25): Danny Dimes dropped a deuce on his division rival, but they need to beat someone better than Washington to climb this ladder.

26. Falcons (1-3; No. 21): How can such an impressive collection of overpriced talent fail so consistently to produce victories?

27. Jets (0-3; No. 30): Sam Darnold is close to returning, which could give the Jets a chance to begin to dig out of the lower reaches of the NFL’s hierarchy.

28. Broncos (0-4; No. 26): That win in Super Bowl 50 feels like it happened 100 years ago.

29. Bengals (0-4; No. 28): The Red Rifle had become a pop gun.

30. Cardinals (0-3-1; No. 29): Kyler Murray has lost as many games in a month as he did in his entire high school and college careers.

31. Washington (0-4; No. 31): Later this week, Jay Gruden will name which of his quarterbacks will be running for his life against the Patriots.

32. Dolphins (0-4; No. 32): Good news — Josh Rosen played pretty well. Better news — he didn’t play well enough to derail the tank train.

FMIA Week 4: Re-Organizing the NFL Power Rankings After an Odd Sunday

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After a strange Sunday of teams being pulled back into the middle, and others rising into it, Peter King begins Football Morning in America with a re-organizing of the NFL power structure. Also in the column:

• The rankings, 1 to 32, of every NFL team, along with a quick look at where each stands at the end of the NFL’s first quarter.

• Chase Daniel, career backup, is thrust into action in Chicago and helps the Bears to a meaningful win over Minnesota.

• Jameis Winston earns the biggest win of his career in Los Angeles.

• A new twist on London, and notes on the NFL’s international future, with the first game at the new Tottenham Stadium on the horizon in Week 5

• The Week 4 awards, including strong performances from Nick Chubb, Leonard Fournette, Jabrill Peppers and others.

• More thoughts, notes and opinions on Larry Fitzgerald’s chase of Jerry Rice; a team to watch in the Jalen Ramsey sweepstakes; the coach with the hottest seat; approaching the 10-year anniversary of the biggest onside kick in NFL history.

• Plus 10 things, factoids, coffeenerdness, beernerdness and the merciful end of a dildonic tradition in Buffalo. [more]

Week Four 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.

Raiders at Colts

Raiders: WR Dwayne Harris, G Gabe Jackson, LB Dakota Allen, QB DeShone Kizer, DE Benson Mayowa, WR J.J. Nelson, T Brandon Parker

Colts: WR T.Y. Hilton, LB Darius Leonard, S Malik Hooker, DT Tyquan Lewis, OL Le'Raven Clark, TE Hale Hentges, RB Jonathan Williams

Patriots at Bills

Patriots: LB Dont'a Hightower, RB Damien Harris, T Caleb Benenoch, T Korey Cunningham, QB Cody Kessler, DT Byron Cowart, CB Joejuan Williams

Bills: TE Tyler Kroft, LB Corey Thompson, RB Devin Singletary, WR Robert Foster, T Conor McDermott, G Spencer Long, CB Taron Johnson

Titans at Falcons

Titans: G Kevin Pamphile, LB Sharif Finch, TE Anthony Firkser, DL Matt Dickerson, OL Aaron Stinnie, LB David Long, CB Tye Smith

Falcons: RB Kenjon Barner, OL Matt Gono, CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, DL Deadrin Senat, OL John Wetzel, WR Olamide Zaccheaus

Browns at Ravens

Browns: T Kendall Lamm, CB Denzel Ward, CB Greedy Williams, S Morgan Burnett, S Sheldrick Redwine, WR Rashard Higgins, DE Genard Avery

Ravens: CB Jimmy Smith, S Brynden Trawick, QB Trace McSorley, WR Jaleel Scott, G Ben Powers, DL Brandon Williams

Chiefs at Lions

Chiefs: WR Tyreek Hill, RB Damien Williams, T Eric Fisher, OL Greg Senat, OL Nick Allegretti, OL Martinas Rankin, DL Khalen Saunders

Lions: DT Mike Daniels, CB Darius Slay, DL Da'shawn Hand, WR Danny Amendola, OL Beau Benzschawel, OL Oday Aboushi, RB Paul Perkins

Panthers at Texans

Panthers: QB Cam Newton, G Trai Turner, CB Dontae Jackson, DL Kawann Short, OL Bryan Witzmann, WR Brandon Zylstra, LB Jordan Kunaszyk

Texans: T Seantrel Henderson, TE Jerell Adams, TE Logan Paulsen, ILB Tyrell Adams, CB Xavier Crawford, QB Alex McGough, DE Charles Omenihu

Chargers at Dolphins

Chargers: K Michael Badgley, TE Hunter Henry, WR Mike Williams, TE Virgil Green, RB Justin Jackson, QB Easton Stick, WR Travis Benjamin

Dolphins: WR Allen Hurns, CB Jomal Wiltz, WR Albert Wilson, S Bobby McCain, RB Myles Gaskin, OL Keaton Sutherland, OL Jesse Davis

Washington at Giants

Washington: C Chase Roullier, TE Jordan Reed, WR Terry McLaurin, G Brandon Scherff, QB Colt McCoy, CB Aaron Colvin, LB Cassanova McKinzy

Giants: RB Saquon Barkley, LB Alex Ogletree, LB Tae Davis, QB Alex Tanney, T Eric Smith, TE Kaden Smith, T Chad Slade

Week Four injury report roundup

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Week Four of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Eagles and it continues with 13 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.

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

Chiefs at Lions

The Chiefs have ruled out RB Damien Williams (knee), LT Eric Fisher (core muscle surgery) and WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder), but are otherwise healthy for their trip to Detroit.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) was added to the injury report on Friday and was listed as questionable after limited participation in practice. CB Darius Slay (hamstring), WR Danny Amendola (chest) and DL Da'shawn Hand (elbow) are also questionable. DT Mike Daniels (foot) has been ruled out.

Patriots at Bills

The Patriots listed WR Julian Edelman (chest) as questionable after three limited practices this week. DE Michael Bennett (shoulder), RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Nate Ebner (groin), LT Marshall Newhouse (illness), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), and TE Matt LaCosse (ankle) are also listed as questionable.

Bills RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday and is questionable to play after missing last week’s win. CB Taron Johnson (hamstring), LB Maurice Alexander (knee), WR Robert Foster (groin), OL Spencer Long (ankle), G Jon Feliciano (neck), and WR Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) are also in the questionable category. TE Tyler Kroft (ankle) and LB Corey Thompson (ankle) have been ruled out.

Washington at Giants

Rookie WR Terry McLaurin (hamstring) and right guard Brandon Scherff (ankle) are listed as questionable for Washington. Center Chase Roullier (knee) and tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) will not play.

The Giants will play without RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and LB Tae Davis (concussion) this weekend. The rest of the active roster is set to play.

Titans at Falcons

G Kevin Pamphile (knee) is the only Titan on the injury report and he’s been ruled out.

The Falcons also have a one-man injury report. RB Kenjon Barner (concussion, knee) is also out this week.

Browns at Ravens

S Morgan Burnett (quadricep), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring) and CB Greedy Williams (hamstring) are questionable for the Browns after missing last Sunday’s loss to the Rams. WR Rashard Higgins (knee), T Christopher Hubbard (foot) and S Sheldrick Redwine (hamstring) are also questionable and T Kendall Lamm (knee) is the only player ruled out.

The Ravens have a couple of key players — TE Mark Andrews (foot), CB Marlon Humphrey (hamstring) — listed as questionable. Three others — LB Otaro Alaka (hamstring), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), S Brynden Trawick (elbow) — have been ruled out.

Panthers at Texans

Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) and G Trai Turner (ankle) will not play this weekend. LB Marquis Haynes (elbow), LB Bruce Irvin (hamstring), CB Donte Jackson (groin) and DE Kawann Short (shoulder) have all been listed as questionable.

The Texans ruled out T Seantrel Henderson (illness). DE Charles Omenihu (knee) is the only other player on the injury report and he drew a questionable tag.

Raiders at Colts

WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) and G Gabe Jackson (knee) have been ruled out by the Raiders. RT Trent Brown (ankle, knee) and C Jordan Devey (groin) are listed as questionable.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (quad) is set to miss the game after being listed as doubtful. S Malik Hooker (knee), LB Darius Leonard (concussion) and DT Tyquan Lewis (ankle) have already been ruled out. CB Pierre Desir (hamstring), DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (neck) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were given questionable designations.

Chargers at Dolphins

The Chargers ruled out K Michael Badgley (right groin), TE Virgil Green (groin), TE Hunter Henry (knee), RB Justin Jackson (calf) and WR Mike Williams (back) on their final injury report of the week. WR Travis Benjamin (hip) is set to join them on the inactive list after being listed as doubtful. CB Casey Hayward (back) and LB Drue Tranquill (ankle) are listed as questionable.

T Jesse Davis (elbow), LB Trent Harris (foot), S Reshad Jones (ankle), S Bobby McCain (hamstring, shoulder) and WR Albert Wilson (hip, calf) are all questionable for the Dolphins. WR Allen Hurns (concussion) and CB Jomal Wiltz (groin) will not play on Sunday.

Seahawks at Cardinals

DE Ziggy Ansah (back) is questionable and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that he thinks he’ll play. DT Quinton Jefferson (hip), RB Rashaad Penny (hamstring) and CB Neiko Thorpe (hamstring) are also questionable. C Ethan Pocic (back) is listed as doubtful.

WR Damiere Byrd (hamstring) and S Charles Washington (shoulder) won’t be in the lineup for the Cardinals. DT Miles Brown (shoulder), G Lamont Gaillard (knee) and P Andy Lee (right hip) are all considered questionable to play.

Buccaneers at Rams

The Buccaneers got WR Chris Godwin (hip) and C Ryan Jensen (back) back at practice on Friday and listed them as questionable. RT Demar Dotson (calf) is also questionable while CB Jamel Dean (ankle) and LB Devin White (knee) have been ruled out.

The Rams did not give out any injury designations for this week’s game.

Vikings at Bears

The Vikings may get CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow) back in the lineup this week after listing him as questionable, but LB Kentrell Brothers (wrist, hamstring) and G Josh Kline (concussion) will not play.

WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) and DT Bilal Nichols (hand) are both out for the Bears. TE Trey Burton (groin), DT Akiem Hicks (knee), G Kyle Long (hip) and K Eddy Pineiro (right knee) are listed as questionable.

Jaguars at Broncos

CB Jalen Ramsey (not injury related, back) missed the entire week of practice and wants to be traded, but the Jaguars haven’t closed the door on having him in the lineup. They have closed the door on LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring) and TE Josh Oliver (hamstring) by ruling them out.

The Broncos ruled out CB Bryce Callahan (foot) and RT Ja'Wuan James (knee). CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring), RB Andy Janovich (pectoral), LB Josey Jewell (hamstring), LB Joseph Jones (triceps) and DE Derek Wolfe (ankle) make up the questionable contingent for the home team.

Cowboys at Saints

The Cowboys will play without DE Tyrone Crawford (hip), WR Michael Gallup (knee) and DT Antwaun Woods (knee) on Sunday night. LB Luke Gifford (ankle) is listed as questionable.

DT Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) has missed the first three games of the year and is listed as questionable this week. QB Drew Brees (right thumb), C Will Clapp (hand) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) are all out this week.

PFT’s Week Four picks

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Good not great.

That pretty much summarizes our performance to date in picking 2019 games. Last week, with no disagreements, MDS and I were 10-6 each.

For the year, he’s 28-20 and I’m 27-21.

For this week’s picks, which feature five disagreements, scroll on.

Eagles at Packers

MDS’s take: Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers have won their first three games together, but what people don’t seem to be noticing is it’s the Packers’ defense that’s leading them this season, and the offense hasn’t been great. I look for the defense to keep rolling as the Packers win a close one.

MDS’s pick: Packers 13, Eagles 10.

Florio’s take: Correction Sunday happens on a Thursday. The Eagles are getting desperate, and Doug Pederson is 3-0 on a short week. Alshon Jeffery is back, Carson Wentz is healthy, and the Packers are due to take a step back after an unexpectedly hot start.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 28, Packers 24.


Titans at Falcons

MDS’s take: The Falcons’ offense has really not played well at all this year, but I think there’s too much talent there for them not to turn it around. Sunday is win that happens.

MDS’s pick: Falcons 28, Titans 21.

Florio’s take: The Titans play up and down to the level of the competition. This is one they should lose, so they’ll win — possibly with Ryan Tannehill replacing Marcus Mariota, if he sputters again.

Florio’s pick: Titans 23, Falcons 20.


Browns at Ravens

MDS’s take: The Browns’ early schedule isn’t doing them any favors. For all the offseason hype, they’re not the best team in the AFC North, and they’ll fall to 1-3 as the Ravens take early control of the division.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 27, Browns 17.

Florio’s take: The old Browns are still better than the new Browns, especially since the coach of the old Browns is anything but a self-admitted newbie.

Florio’s pick: Ravens 27, Browns 20.


Patriots at Bills

MDS’s take: It’s not often that an undefeated team is a touchdown underdog at home, but the Bills are — and they should be even bigger underdogs.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 30, Bills 14.

Florio’s take:  This victory will have Tom Brady’s named printed on it, along with the other things that will be thrown on the field with his name printed on them.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 30, Bills 21.


Chiefs at Lions

MDS’s take: It’s not often that an undefeated team is a touchdown underdog at home, but the Lions are — and they should be even bigger underdogs.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 35, Lions 16.

Florio’s take: If the Lions can pull this one off, we need to dramatically change how we view the Lions. For now, though, it’s hard to imagine any team not located in New England outpacing Patrick Mahomes and company.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 34, Lions 24.


Panthers at Texans

MDS’s take: Kyle Allen gave the Panthers some hope that they can win without Cam Newton, but they’ve got a tougher opponent this week in Houston, where Deshaun Watson should have a big game in a Texans win.

MDS’s pick: Texans 24, Panthers 17.

Florio’s take: Don’t look now, but the team without a General Manager is managing generally well.

Florio’s pick: Texans 23, Panthers 17.


Raiders at Colts

MDS’s take: The Raiders’ Week One win is looking like a mirage after seeing how they’ve played the last two weeks. They’re still one of the worst teams in the league.

MDS’s pick: Colts 20, Raiders 10.

Florio’s take: Dave Casper isn’t walking through that door for the Raiders. Put simply, the Colts are a very good team, and the Raiders are not. 

Florio’s pick: Colts 34, Raiders 20.


Chargers at Dolphins

MDS’s take: At this point picking against the Dolphins is automatic, and the only question is how big the point spread will be. The Chargers are favored by 16, and I think they’ll cover.

MDS’s pick: Chargers 35, Dolphins 14.

Florio’s take: Kellen Winslow wouldn’t need to be helped off the field after this one.

Florio’s pick: Chargers 42, Dolphins 10.


Washington at Giants

MDS’s take: Daniel Jones gets an easy opponent in his second start, and he’ll move to 2-0 after the Giants started the season at 0-2 with Eli Manning running the offense.

MDS’s pick: Giants 23, Washington 13.

Florio’s take: It would be great to witness the first chapter in the looming Daniel Jones/Dwayne Haskins rivalry. But dysfunctional teams continue to do dysfunctional things.

Florio’s pick: Giants 30, Washington 21.


Seahawks at Cardinals

MDS’s take: The Seahawks were a major disappointment last week, losing at home to a depleted Saints team. This week they should get back on track against a Cardinals team that still has a lot of rebuilding to do.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 28, Cardinals 21.

Florio’s take: The rest of the NFL is quickly figuring out the Kliff Kingsbury offense.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 34, Cardinals 17.


Buccaneers at Rams

MDS’s take: Jared Goff is not playing well, but the Rams’ defense will shut down Jameis Winston and Los Angeles will move to 4-0.

MDS’s pick: Rams 20, Buccaneers 10.

Florio’s take: This one has potential upset written all over it, because the Bucs aren’t as bad as their record suggests. But the Rams seem intent on proving the doubters wrong. And they are.

Florio’s pick: Rams 27, Buccaneers 20. 


Vikings at Bears

MDS’s take: This may be the biggest game of the season so far, two 2-1 teams needing to keep pace in the competitive NFC North. I see the Bears’ defense clamping down on the Vikings’ offense.

MDS’s pick: Bears 14, Vikings 10.

Florio’s take: A run-based offense and a competent defense should outscore a Chicago team that is still searching for its offensive identity.

Florio’s pick: Vikings 20, Bears 14.


Jaguars at Broncos

MDS’s take: As a nation prays for Jalen Ramsey that he recovers from his flu and hamstring and back injuries, the Jaguars show that they’ve got a good enough team to win in Denver whether they have their star cornerback or not.

MDS’s pick: Jaguars 20, Broncos 17.

Florio’s take: The Broncos aren’t as bad as 0-3 would suggest, and desperation may be enough to push them past a Jaguars team that has spent too much time dealing with the Jalen Ramsey situation.

Florio’s pick: Broncos 23, Jaguars 20.


Cowboys at Saints

MDS’s take: Can the Saints keep winning without Drew Brees? I don’t think so Teddy Bridgewater will struggle and Dak Prescott will continue his outstanding season.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 30, Saints 20.

Florio’s take: The planets aligned perfectly for the Saints to beat the Seahawks last Sunday in Seattle. That likely won’t be happening for a second straight Sunday, especially against the best team in the NFC.

Florio’s pick: Cowboys 31, Saints 21.


Bengals at Steelers

MDS’s take: An 0-3 vs. 0-3 matchup was not what the NFL was envisioning when it put this game in prime time. These may be the two worst teams in the league outside Miami right now. I’ll take the home team in what should be an ugly matchup.

MDS’s pick: Steelers 16, Bengals 13.

Florio’s take: The Steelers seem to be in denial about the current state of the team, running in mud and repeatedly falling flat. This should be the game they win, but the Bengals have the better team — and they’ll relish the chance to grease the skids toward a very rare bad year in the ‘Burgh.

Florio’s pick: Bengals 23, Steelers 17.

PFT’s Week Four power rankings

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1. Patriots (3-0; last week No. 1): The Patriots now have more regular-season wins in one decade than any other team in NFL history. Until the NFL gives out trophies for that achievement, the Patriots won’t care.

2. Chiefs (3-0; No. 2): With Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs may break New England’s new regular-season wins record in the next decade.

3. Cowboys (3-0; No. 3): At this rate, they’ll clinch the division before Halloween.

4. Rams (3-0; No. 4): They’ve helped cure that Super Bowl hangover with some hair of the Dawg.

5. Packers (3-0; No. 7): After drowning his sorrows in scotch last year, Aaron Rodgers is back to using it as a celebratory beverage.

6. Ravens (2-1; No. 8): They tried to out-Chief the Chiefs, and they failed.

7. Saints (2-1; No. 9): An inevitable future without Drew Brees suddenly doesn’t look quite so dystopian.

8. Vikings (2-1; No. 10): They could have found someone to repeatedly hand the ball to Dalvin Cook for a lot less than $28 million per year.

9. Seahawks (2-1; No. 5): Pete Carroll took a football to the face before the game, and things went downhill from there.

10. Bears (2-1; No. 12): Their foot slipped off the gas pedal after building a 28-0 lead, and a better team would have parlayed that opening into a win.

11. Colts (2-1; No. 13): Could they actually be better without Andrew Luck?

12. Bills (3-0; No. 16): With Tom Brady coming to town, it’s time for the annual run on one specific piece of merchandise at the local adult novelty shops.

13. 49ers (3-0; No. 17): A special season includes plenty of pretty wins and a few ugly ones, too.

14. Texans (2-1; No. 20): Yeah, they mortgaged their future. But they still have plenty of cash on hand right now.

15. Chargers (1-2; No. 11): No team can expect to keep winning three out of every four close games.

16. Jaguars (1-2; No. 21): Jalen Ramsey really was sick. He really was. Really.

17. Titans (1-2; No. 14): The consistent inconsistency of Marcus Mariota continues.

18. Browns (1-2; No. 15): Last year, it was the Vikings; this year, the Browns are the champions of failing to properly reel in outside expectations before the season begins.

19. Lions (2-0-1; No. 22): With the Chiefs coming to town, we’re about to find out how good this team really is.

20. Eagles (1-2; No. 6): My NFC preseason Super Bowl representative has plenty of work to do, starting Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

21. Falcons (1-2; No. 19): At this rate, Matt Ryan will be in 2020 the next former MVP working with an offensive-minded head coach only a few years older than him.

22. Raiders (1-2; No. 23): The autumn wind is another double-digit loss.

23. Steelers (0-3; No. 18): At least the Penguins will start playing again soon.

24. Panthers (1-2; No. 27): Cam Newton will get all the time he needs to get healthy, as long as Kyle Allen keeps playing like this.

25. Giants (1-2; No. 31): On Sunday, Danny Dimes may have the Washington defense dropping another deuce.

26. Broncos (0-3; No. 24): No wins, no sacks, and no real chance to avoid a third straight losing season.

27. Buccaneers (1-2; No. 25): #DelayofGameGate is making Buccaneers’ fans reconsider their position on Bruce Arians.

28. Bengals (0-3; No. 26): The Bengals and Steelers used to play for dominance of the AFC North; they’ll now be playing for exclusive ownership of the basement.

29. Cardinals (0-2-1; No. 28): Againdt the Panthers, the average gain per passing attempt was roughly two Kyler Murrays.

30. Jets (0-3; No. 29): Their extreme confidence seems increasingly misplaced.

31. Washington (0-3; No. 30): If this team ever changes its logo, the new one should be a guy stirring Gatorade with a stack of cups in a clear plastic sleeve.

32. Dolphins (0-3; No. 32): Even when they don’t play all that poorly, they still lose by 25.

FMIA Week 3: Daniel Jones Energizes Previously Sleepy Giants With Win

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There were eight teams that entered Week 3 with some sort of quarterback instability. Peter King begins Football Morning in America with a look at how one of the brand new QBs, Daniel Jones, gave his team a fresh look at its future. Also in the column:

• The highs and lows of Week 3, including the otherworldly play of Patrick Mahomes and the troubling 0-3 starts for three AFC teams that expected more.

• The almost unbelievable football path of Gardner Minshew, who very nearly went to Alabama to simply carry a clipboard and then coach.

• The Award Section, with praise for Alvin Kamara, Jacoby Brissett and Calais Campbell, plus affixing the goat horns to the Tampa Bay kicker.

• More thoughts, notes and opinions on Eli Manning’s Hall of Fame case; five points about Antonio Brown; the habits of Cooper Kupp; John Harbaugh’s puzzling decision; two new books about being gay in the NFL and the origins of the Chiefs.

• Plus 10 things, factoids, coffeenerdness, beernerdness, a travel note and the real question everyone is asking about Cam Newton. [more]

Week Three 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.

Lions at Eagles

Lions: DL Da’Shawn Hand, CB Amani Oruwariye, QB Jeff Driskel, WR Travis Fulgham, G Ben Benzschawel, G Oday Aboushi, RB Paul Perkins

Eagles: WR DeSean Jackson, RB Corey Clement, DT Timmy Jernigan, WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Shareef Miller, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, G Nate Herbig

Jets at Patriots

Jets: QB Sam Darnold, LB Jordan Jenkins, WR Demaryius Thomas, LB C.J. Mosley, DL Quinnen Williams, LB Jordan Willis, DL John Franklin-Myers

Patriots: FB James Develin, RB James White, S Nate Ebner, LB Shilque Calhoun, TE Matt LaCosse, OL Caleb Benenoch, OL Korey Cunningham

Bengals at Bills

Bengals: WR A.J. Green, T Cordy Glenn, DT Ryan Glasgow, DE Kerry Wynn, CB B.W. Webb, OL Michael Jordan, QB Jake Dolegala

Bills: RB Devin Singletary, TE Tyler Kroft, CB Taron Johnson, S Jaquan Johnson, G Ike Boettger, T Conor McDermott, OL Ryan Bates

Dolphins at Cowboys

Dolphins: S Reshad Jones, WR Albert Wilson, S Doug Middleton, RB Myles Gaskin, OL Chris Reed, OL Isaiah Prince, DL Tank Carradine

Cowboys: S Xavier Woods, WR Tavon Austin, WR Michael Gallup, DL Tyrone Crawford, LB Luke Gifford, DT Antwaun Woods, OL Brandon Knight

Broncos at Packers

Broncos: T Ja'Wuan James, RB Andy Janovich, LB Joseph Jones, CB Bryce Callahan, WR River Cracraft, LB Alexander Johnson, DL Mike Purcell

Packers: LB Oren Burks, WR Jake Kumerow, RB Dexter Williams, CB Ka’dar Hollman, G Cole Madison, G/T Adam Pankey, DL Montravius Adams

Falcons at Colts

Falcons: P Matt Bosher, T Matt Gono, RB Brian Hill, RB Qadree Ollison, CB Jordan Miller, DL Deadrin Senat, WR Olamide Zaccheus

Colts: LB Darius Leonard, DE Jabaal Sheard, OL Le’Raven Clark, TE Hale Hentges, CB Marvell Tell III, DT Jihad Ward, RB Jonathan Williams

Ravens at Chiefs

Ravens: CB Jimmy Smith, S Brynden Trawick, QB Trace McSorley, WR Jaleel Scott, LB Otaro Alaka, OL Ben Powers, DL Daylon Mack

Chiefs: RB Damien Williams, WR Tyreek Hill, T Eric Fisher, OL Greg Senat, OL Nick Allegretti, OL Martinas Rankin, DL Khalen Saunders

Raiders at Vikings

Raiders: WR Dwayne Harris, G Gabe Jackson, WR Trevor Davis, WR Ryan Grant, QB DeShone Kizer, DT Corey Liuget, T David Sharpe

Vikings: CB Mackensie Alexander, LB Anthony Barr, T Oli Udoh, C Brett Jones, DT Jalyn Holmes, G Dru Samia, DT Armon Watts

Week Three injury report roundup

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Week Three of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Jaguars and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 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.

Panthers at Cardinals

QB Cam Newton (foot) missed practice all week and will be on the bench for the Panthers with Kyle Allen getting the start. S Rashaan Gaulden (groin), T Brandon Greene (neck) and LB Bruce Irvin (hamstring) are also out. TE Greg Olsen (back) and DE Kawann Short (shoulder) are listed as questionable.

The Cardinals ruled out G Lamont Gaillard (knee). They listed DE Jonathan Bullard (hamstring), CB Chris Jones (ankle) and LB Ezekiel Turner (hand, hamstring) as questionable for Sunday.

Jets at Patriots

The Jets’ Week Four bye will be welcomed after a look at this week’s injuries. QB Sam Darnold (illness) and LB Jordan Jenkins (calf) are out. LB C.J. Mosley (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee) and DT Quinnen Williams (ankle) are listed as doubtful. T Kelvin Beachum (ankle), WR Josh Bellamy (shoulder), RB Trenton Cannon (ankle, hamstring), DT Steve McLendon (hip), S Rontez Miles (hip), G Kelechi Osemele (knee), CB Brian Poole (groin), and G Brian Winters (shoulder) are all listed as questionable.

RB James Develin (neck) has been ruled out for the Patriots. LB Shilique Calhoun (not injury related), T Marcus Cannon (shoulder), TE Ryan Izzo (calf) and TE Matt LaCosse (ankle) are listed as questionable.

Bengals at Bills

The Bengals won’t have DT Ryan Glasgow (thigh), T Cordy Glenn (concussion), WR A.J. Green (ankle), CB B.W. Webb (forearm) and DE Kerry Wynn (concussion) in Buffalo. DE Carl Lawson (hamstring) is likely out after drawing a doubtful tag while G Michael Jordan (knee) and T Andre Smith (groin) make up the questionable contingent.

The Bills will play without CB Taron Johnson (hamstring), TE Tyler Kroft (foot, ankle) and RB Devin Singletary (hamstring). LB Corey Thompson (ankle) is their only questionable player.

Dolphins at Cowboys

Dolphins S Reshad Jones (ankle) and WR Albert Wilson (hip, calf) are out this weekend. DE Charles Harris (wrist), LB Trent Harris (foot) and S Bobby McCain (shoulder) are listed as questionable.

The Cowboys won’t have WR Tavon Austin (concussion), DE Tyrone Crawford (hip), WR Michael Gallup (knee), LB Luke Gifford (ankle), DT Antwaun Woods (knee) and S Xavier Woods (ankle) for Sunday’s game.

Broncos at Packers

The Broncos ruled out T Ja'Wuan James (knee), RB Andy Janovich (pectoral) and LB Joseph Jones (triceps). CB Bryce Callahan (foot) and LB Todd Davis (calf) are listed as questionable.

TE Jimmy Graham (groin) heads up a group of questionable Packers that also includes WR Jake Kumerow (shoulder), WR Darrius Shepherd (hamstring) and LB Kyler Fackrell (shoulder). LB Oren Burks (chest) and G Lane Taylor (biceps) are out and DE Montravius Adams (shoulder) is set to join them after being tagged as doubtful.

Falcons at Colts

The Falcons ruled out P Matt Bosher (right groin), but have no one else on the injury report.

WR T.Y. Hilton (quadricep) and RB Marlon Mack (calf) are questionable for the Colts after limited practices on Friday. RB Jonathan Williams (rib) is also questionable while LB Darius Leonard (concussion) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were ruled out.

Ravens at Chiefs

The Ravens ruled out CB Jimmy Smith (knee) and S Brynden Trawick (elbow). TE Mark Andrews (foot) and DT Patrick Ricard (back) are listed as questionable.

Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) went from out of practice Wednesday to full participation on Friday before being listed as questionable. T Eric Fisher (groin), WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder) and RB Damien Williams (knee) won’t play this weekend.

Raiders at Vikings

WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) and G Gabe Jackson (knee) are out for the Vikings. T Trenton Brown (knee), LB Vontaze Burfict (shoulder, knee), G Denzelle Good (ankle), DT P.J. Hall (illness), S Lamarcus Joyner (groin), and DT Corey Liuget (knee) are questionable to be in the Oakland lineup.

Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow) is out while LB Anthony Barr (groin), G Pat Elflein (knee), LB Ben Gedeon (groin) and CB Mike Hughes (knee) are listed as questionable.

Lions at Eagles

The Lions’ injury report is made up of five questionable players. LB Jarrad Davis (ankle), T Taylor Decker (back), DE Da'shawn Hand (elbow), CB Rashaan Melvin (knee) and S C.J. Moore (heel) make up the group.

WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) didn’t practice this week, but the Eagles listed him as questionable. They ruled out RB Corey Clement (shoulder), WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot) and T Jordan Mailata (back). LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee) is considered doubtful and TE Dallas Goedert (calf) and QB Nate Sudfeld (left wrist) join Jeffery in the questionable category.

Giants at Buccaneers

Two wide receivers make up the entire Giants injury report. Cody Latimer (concussion) is out and Bennie Fowler (hamstring) is questionable.

LB Devin White (knee) is one of four Buccaneers players out this weekend. LB Devante Bond (hamstring), CB Jamel Dean (ankle) and QB Blaine Gabbert (left shoulder) round out the group.

Texans at Chargers

T Laremy Tunsil (ankle) is questionable for the Texans along with RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and G Senio Kelemete (wrist).

The Chargers handed out three injury designations. TE Hunter Henry (knee) is out, CB Michael Davis (hamstring) is doubtful and K Michael Badgley (right groin) is questionable.

Saints at Seahawks

Saints QB Drew Brees (right thumb), DT Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) are not playing this weekend.

The Seahawks listed C Ethan Pocic (neck) and CB Neiko Thorpe (hamstring) as doubtful for Sunday’s game. CB Tre Flowers (ankle) and S Tedric Thompson (hamstring) drew questionable tags.

Steelers at 49ers

LB Anthony Chickillo (foot), RB Roosevelt Nix (knee) and LB Vince Williams (hamstring) won’t play for the Steelers.

49ers RB Tevin Coleman (ankle), WR Jalen Hurd (back) and T Joe Staley (fibula) are out for this weekend. DE Nick Bosa (ankle), DE Dee Ford (quadricep), S Jaquiski Tartt (toe) and S Jimmie Ward (hand) make up the group of questionable players.

Rams at Browns

The Rams listed DT Aaron Donald (back) as questionable, but they say he’s playing. G Austin Blythe (ankle) is also questionable and TE Tyler Higbee (chest) is out.

The Browns ruled out LB Christian Kirksey (chest), T Kendall Lamm (knee) and S Damarious Randall (concussion). S Morgan Burnett (quadricep), WR Rashard Higgins (knee), T Christopher Hubbard (foot), S Sheldrick Redwine (hamstring), DE Chris Smith (not injury related), LB Adarius Taylor (ankle), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring) and CB Greedy Williams (hamstring) are all listed as questionable for Sunday night.

PFT’s Week Three picks

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Last week was not a good week. And not just because of the quarterback injuries.

MDS and I stunk it up with the picks competition, with MDS going 8-8 and yours truly sliding under .500, at 7-9.

For the year, he’s 18-14 and I’m 17-15.

This week, we shoot for redemption. After disagreeing on seven games last week, we’re in lock step this week.

For our takes and our picks, scroll away.

Titans at Jaguars

MDS’s take: This season has the potential to turn very ugly for the Jaguars, who seem very, very far removed from the team that was in the AFC Championship Game the season before last. The Titans will make it three losses in three games for the Jaguars.

MDS’s pick: Titans 20, Jaguars 17.

Florio’s take: The Titans play up and down to the level of the competition. That hints at a loss on Thursday night to a Jaguars team that has gone 3-13 since beating the Patriots last September to move to 2-0. But if Mike Vrabel and company can stymie Baker Mayfield, they can carve up Gardner the Ginsu Minshew.

Florio’s pick: Titans 17, Jaguars 13.


Bengals at Bills

MDS’s take: I’m not sure the Bills are all that good, but I am sure they have an easy schedule that could easily put them in the playoffs. They get their third straight win against a bad team on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Bills 24, Bengals 20.

Florio’s take: The Bills are for real! (Until they play the Patriots.)

Florio’s pick: Bills 27, Bengals 17.


Dolphins at Cowboys

MDS’s take: Picking the Dolphins to lose is like picking the sun to rise in the east and set in the west.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 37, Dolphins 7.

Florio’s take: Even Leon Lett couldn’t blow this one.

Florio’s pick: Cowboys 35, Dolphins 6.


Broncos at Packers

MDS’s take: I’m not sold on Matt LaFleur’s offense meshing with Aaron Rodgers‘ talents just yet. But Green Bay should move to 3-0 against a bad Broncos team.

MDS’s pick: Packers 17, Broncos 10.

Florio’s take: At least this loss won’t happen without the Broncos being screwed on multiple occasions during the game-winning drive.

Florio’s pick: Packers 24, Broncos 13.


Falcons at Colts

MDS’s take: The Falcons feel to me like a team that missed its championship window and is now just struggling to keep its head above water. The Colts will win at home and keep pace in the AFC South.

MDS’s pick: Colts 28, Falcons 24.

Florio’s take: Can Adam Vinatieri make his kicks? Even if he can’t, the home team should be able to pull this one off.

Florio’s pick: Colts 24, Falcons 21.


Ravens at Chiefs

MDS’s take: This is one of the best games of the year, and I wish it were happening later in the season because I think it’s going to have major playoff implications. Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson will duel many times through the years, and Mahomes will win this one.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 30, Ravens 27.

Florio’s take: It’s a rematch of an epic regular-season game from 2018, and a possible preview of a 2019 postseason matchup.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 31, Ravens 27.


Raiders at Vikings

MDS’s take: The Raiders have played better than most people were expecting, but I can’t see them winning on the road in Minnesota.

MDS’s pick: Vikings 24, Raiders 17.

Florio’s take: This season already has a win-their-home-games-lose-their-road-games vibe for the Vikings.

 Florio’s pick: Vikings 27, Raiders 17.


Jets at Patriots

MDS’s take: Luke Falk against Bill Belichick’s defense is going to get ugly. Very ugly.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 42, Jets 0.

Florio’s take: Whatever happened to parity?

Florio’s pick: Patriots 42, Jets 17.


Lions at Eagles

MDS’s take: The Lions’ defense has played seven good quarters this season, although wearing down against the Cardinals in Week One caused them to tie a game they should have won. I think Carson Wentz is going to struggle, but Matthew Stafford will struggle too against an Eagles defensive coordinator who knows him well, Jim Schwartz. This is a low-scoring game that the home team takes with a late field goal.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 10, Lions 7.

Florio’s take: The Eagles have plenty of injured players, but Carson Wentz is healthy and that’s good enough to make the difference.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 27, Lions 20.


Panthers at Cardinals

MDS’s take: As I pick this I don’t know if Cam Newton is playing, and so the safe bet is the Cardinals.

MDS’s pick: Cardinals 24, Panthers 20.

Florio’s take: It’s Kyler Murray vs. Kyle Allen. Who? Exactly.

Florio’s pick: Cardinals 24, Panthers 20.


Giants at Buccaneers

MDS’s take: Tampa Bay’s run defense has played very well this year, which means Saquon Barkley may not have a lot of room to run, and it’s going to be on Daniel Jones to make plays in his first start. I don’t think he’s ready just yet.

MDS’s pick: Buccaneers 20, Giants 13.

Florio’s take: The Daniel Jones era begins with a bit of a thud.

Florio’s pick: Buccaneers 24, Giants 13.


Texans at Chargers

MDS’s take: By trading for Laremy Tunsil the Texans showed they are going all-in for this season, but I haven’t seen a Super Bowl contender in the first two weeks. I see the Chargers bouncing back from a disappointing loss in Detroit and winning on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: Chargers 21, Texans 17.

Florio’s take: Melvin Ingram won’t have to worry about getting put on his ass like he did two weeks ago against the Colts, that’s for sure. 

Florio’s pick: Chargers 24, Texans 17.


Saints at Seahawks

MDS’s take: Seattle’s defense is going to give Teddy Bridgewater hell. The Seahawks improve to 3-0.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 20, Saints 14.

Florio’s take: Even with Drew Brees, it would have been a tall order for the Saints to win in Seattle.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 29, Saints 17.


Steelers at 49ers

MDS’s take: I respect the Steelers trading for Minkah Fitzpatrick, rather than giving up on their season after Ben Roethlisberger‘s injury. But the 49ers’ defense has played very well this season, and Mason Rudolph is going to have a long day.

MDS’s pick: 49ers 27, Steelers 17.

Florio’s take: It’s not quite Correction Sunday. But it’s close.

Florio’s pick: 49ers 27, Steelers 23.


Rams at Browns

MDS’s take: Baker Mayfield is going to struggle to pass accurately with Aaron Donald in his face all day. The Rams should win this one comfortably.

MDS’s pick: Rams 30, Browns 20.

Florio’s take: The Rams have quickly ditched the Super Bowl hangover, and they’re looking like a team that could end up right back there.

Florio’s pick: Rams 30, Browns 24.


Bears at Washington

MDS’s take: Washington just looks like a mess to me, and even against a Bears offense that can’t do much, it probably won’t be a competitive game.

MDS’s pick: Bears 21, Washington 7.

Florio’s take: The Bears needed good luck and bad calls to beat the Broncos. The Bears won’t need either of those to win in Washington.

Florio’s pick: Bears 23, Washington 9.

PFT’s Week Three power rankings

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1. Patriots (2-0; last week No. 1): It’s 2007 all over again; the Patriots have outscored their opponents by a combined score of 76-3. (It’s 89-6 if the Super Bowl gets thrown in, too.)

2. Chiefs (2-0; No. 2): Their offense is so good that they only needed to use it for one quarter.

3. Cowboys (2-0; No. 4): Dak Prescott is playing his way into a contract worth even more than Russell Wilson‘s.

4. Rams (2-0; No. 5): It may not be sustainable, but 2-0 is still 2-0.

5. Seahawks (2-0; No. 6): Russell Wilson continues to be underappreciated.

6. Eagles (1-1; No. 3): Good news — Carson Wentz is still healthy. Bad news — among his teammates, he’s in the minority.

7. Packers (2-0; No. 9): The “score a quick 21 and hang on for three-and-a-half quarters” plan isn’t ideal.

8. Ravens (2-0; No. 11): The last quarterback taken in round one of the 2018 draft could end up being the best.

9. Saints (1-1; No. 7): With Sean Payton drawing up the plays, the Saints will be better than expected without Drew Brees.

10. Vikings (1-1; No. 8): The defense is good enough. The running game is good enough. The receivers are good enough. The offensive line is good enough. The special teams are good enough. The coaching is good enough.

11. Chargers (1-1; No. 10): They lost a regular-season game played outside of L.A. for the first time since December 16, 2017.

12. Bears (1-1; No. 13): The city known for rigged elections won a game that surely seemed that way to Broncos fans.

13. Colts (1-1; No. 15): Great leadership overcomes bad kicking, apparently.

14. Titans (1-1; No. 12): That pyrotechnics mishap was a harbinger of doom.

15. Browns (1-1; No. 16): They still have flaws, but we got glimpses on Monday night of what they can become.

16. Bills (2-0; No. 18): They still don’t have an NFL championship, but by beating the Giants and Jets at MetLife Stadium, the Bills officially have taken home the Snoopy Trophy.

17. 49ers (2-0; No. 20): Kyle Shanahan will get plenty coach of the year votes, if he can keep this going.

18. Steelers (0-2; No. 14): Whoever thinks the Steelers are done should look at what they did in 1989.

19. Falcons (1-1; No. 24): Julio Jones earned a big chunk of that $66 million in one play on Sunday night.

20. Texans (1-1; No. 21): If CBS had placed a higher priority on that game, there would have been a camera angle that would have caused them to lose.

21. Jaguars (0-2; No. 17): If CBS had placed a higher priority on that game, there would have been a camera angle that would have caused them to win.

22. Lions (1-0-1; No. 27): Second place in the NFC North through two games is a lot better than anyone expected.

23. Raiders (1-1; No. 22): For their last game ever on a dirt infield, the Raiders left behind something significantly browner.

24. Broncos (0-2; No. 25): The Broncos are 0-2 for the first time since 1999, and they shouldn’t be.

25. Buccaneers (1-1; No. 29): In perhaps the biggest game of his career, Jameis Winston unexpectedly delivered.

26. Bengals (0-2; No. 23): 15,000 no shows for the home opener means that, by December, there may be fewer than 15,000 in the stands.

27. Panthers (0-2; No. 19): If Cam Newton isn’t injured, then the only explanation is that he’s not very good.

28. Cardinals (0-1-1; No. 28): So far, so good for Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury — record notwithstanding.

29. Jets (0-2; No. 26): If you think 0-2 looks bad, look at the upcoming schedule and apply common sense.

30. Washington (0-2; No. 30): Dysfunctional team keeps doing dysfunctional things.

31. Giants (0-2; No. 31): The Daniel Jones era begins, only two weeks too late.

32. Dolphins (0-2; No. 32): If they were actual dolphins, they’d be deliberately swimming right into the tuna nets.

FMIA Week 2: Right Or Wrong, NFL’s Ref Problems Not Going Away Soon

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There was plenty of intrigue on the Sunday of Week 2, but one unfortunate storyline overshadowed it all. Peter King begins Football Morning in America with a look at a handful of blown calls that played big roles in the outcome of two games. Also in the column:

• The Bills are 2-0, and haven’t played in Buffalo yet. And their quarterback has a thing for room-service ribs. (We’ll explain.)

• The Rams also are 2-0, thanks to Cooper Kupp’s determination and a selfless group living in the culture established by coach Sean McVay.

• The feel-good story of the week, about a player who went five years between games and made an important tackle in his first one back.

• The Award Section, with acknowledgment of the second-quarter mastery of Patrick Mahomes and the boneheaded, game-ending decision by Kirk Cousins.

• More thoughts, notes and opinions on how little the Chargers miss Melvin Gordon; the best RB in 2019 through two weeks; the idol of Joe Flacco; the travel oddities for Oakland and Buffalo.

• Plus 10 things, factoids, coffeenerdness, beernerdness, a travel note and the el clowno story of the week. [more]

Week Two 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.

Jaguars at Texans

Jaguars: DE Yannick Ngakoue, T Cedric Ogbuehi, TE Josh Oliver, CB A.J. Bouye, WR Marqise Lee, T Cam Robinson, RB Devine Ozigbo

Texans: QB Alex McGough, RB Taiwan Jones, G Senio Kelemete, G Greg Mancz, TE Logan Paulsen, TE Jerrell Adams, DE Carlos Watkins

Patriots at Dolphins

Patriots: CB Joejuan Williams, DL Deatrich Wise, RB Brandon Bolden, RB Damien Harris, WR Jakobi Meyers, T Marcus Cannon, OL Jermaine Eluemunor

Dolphins: S Reshad Jones, WR Albert Wilson, RB Myles Gaskin, LB Trent Harris, OL Isaiah Prince, OL Chris Reed, OL Bryan Witzmann

Cardinals at Ravens

Cardinals: G Lamont Gaillard, WR Andy Isabella, OL Josh Miles, OL Jeremy Vujnovich, OL Brett Toth, DL Jonathan Bullard, DL Michael Dogbe

Ravens: CB Jimmy Smith, QB Trace McSorley, LB Jaylon Ferguson, G Ben Powers, WR Jaleel Scott, LB Otaro Alaka, DT Daylon Mack

49ers at Bengals

49ers: RB Tevin Coleman, WR Jalen Hurd, WR Trent Taylor, QB C.J. Beathard, DB Jimmie Ward, OL Daniel Brunskill, DB Jason Verrett

Bengals: WR A.J. Green, T Cordy Glenn, QB Jake Dolegala, WR Pharoh Cooper, RB Trayveon Williams, DE Andrew Brown, DT Renell Wren

Chargers at Lions

Chargers: TE Hunter Henry, QB Easton Stick, K Michael Badgley, CB Roderic Teamer, CB Michael Davis, LB Jatavis Brown DL Cortez Broughton

Lions: T Taylor Decker, LB Jarrad Davis, DL Da’Shawn Hand, G Beau Benzschawel, CB Amani Oruwariye, WR Travis Fulgham, QB David Blough

Vikings at Packers

Vikings: CB Mackensie Alexander, G Pat Elflein, CB Mike Hughes, LB Ben Gedeon, OL Odi Udoh, DL Armon Watts, DL Jalyn Holmes

Packers: LB Oren Burks, WR Darrius Shepherd, RB Dexter Williams, CB Ka’dar Hollman, G Cole Madison, G Lucas Patrick, DL Kingsley Keke

Bills at Giants

Bills: CB Taron Johnson, WR Andre Roberts, OL Ryan Bates, OL Conor McDermott, OL Ike Boettger, TE Tyler Kroft, S Jaquan Johnson

Giants: WR Sterling Shepard, TE Garrett Dickerson, WR Darius Slayton, QB Alex Tanney, T Eric Smith, OL Chad Slade, RB Paul Perkins

Seahawks at Steelers

Seahawks: C Joey Hunt, WR David Moore, DE Ziggy Ansah, WR Gary Jennings, CB Neiko Thorpe, S Tedric Thompson, DT Poona Ford

Steelers: RB Roosevelt Nix, CB Justin Layne, LB Jayrone Elliott, OL Fred Johnson, OL Chukwuma Okorafor, TE Zach Gentry, DE Isaiah Buggs

Colts at Titans

Colts: DE Jabaal Sheard, RB Jonathan Williams, T Le’Raven Clark, TE Hale Hentges, S Rolan Milligan, CB Marvell Tell III, DE Kemoko Turay

Titans: LB Reggie Gilbert, OL Kevin Pamphile, CB Tye Smith, RB David Fluellen, OL Hroniss Grasu, OL Nate Davis, DL Brent Urban

Cowboys at Washington

Cowboys: WR Tavon Austin, LB Luke Gifford, S Donovan Wilson, C Adam Redmond, G Brandon McKnight, DT Trysten Hill, DE Taco Charlton

Washington: DE Jonathan Allen, TE Jordan Reed, QB Colt McCoy, CB Quinton Dunbar, CB Fabian Moreau, OL Ross Pierschbacher, OL Wes Martin