There are a lot of subplots and twists going into week one of the NFL season. What are some key notes to remember?
Rodgers and Packers offense look set for Seattle Seahawks
No two units have probably looked better in the preseason than the Green Bay Packers offense and Seattle Seahawks defense. Aaron Rodgers looks sharp and ready. Will he get revenge for the famed Failmary debacle two years ago?
Julio Jones anxious to test New Orleans Saints new secondary
People somewhat forgot about Julio Jones for a time. That comes with missing 11 games in an NFL season. Now he’s back and very anxious to remind everybody what he can do. The New Orleans Saints and their upgraded secondary make a perfect stage.
Browns flirting with Johnny Manziel package in Pittsburgh
Brian Hoyer may have won the battle but lost the war. Despite being name as the starter, the Cleveland Browns are already considering an offensive package to utilize rookie Johnny Manziel. What better way to unveil it than in Pittsburgh against the Steelers.
Dennis Allen mulling Derek Carr over Matt Schaub against Jets
Matt Schaub compounded not playing well in preseason with an elbow injury. Now Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is in a bind. Rookie Derek Carr played well in the finale, but it’s a stretch to think he might be ready for Rex Ryan and the Jets.
Sammy Watkins intends to face Chicago despite rib problem
The BUffalo Bills traded a lot to get Sammy Watkins but the dynamic rookie receiver has already endured a troublesome rib injury that was re-aggravated in the finale against Miami. It could be a true roll of dice if they let him play in Chicago.
Robert Griffin III first to taste J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney duo
Crazy at it sounds, Robert Griffin III should feel fortunate. He gets to face J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney early, before their experience together begins to take hold. Whether he can survive that powerful rush behind that iffy offensive line is something to watch.
Peyton Manning gets his turn at home against Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck took the first set last season. Now it’s the turn of Peyton Manning to serve at home. The Denver Broncos look like a better team than last year and their leader wants them off to a great start. Doing so against his supposed heir would make it that much sweeter.