What We Learned From Week 2 of the N.F.L. Season

Bill Belichick sees a path toward making the Patriots a dynastic contender again, the Cowboys’ talent got a chance to shine, and Sam Darnold looks … happy.

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Rah, Rah, Room for Improvement

The Jets and Giants have dismal recent histories pocked by playoff misses and last-place finishes. With new hires and draft picks, and healthy contributors, the only way to go in 2021 is up.

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Can Anyone in the N.F.C. Stop Tom Brady and the Bucs From Repeating?

Tampa Bay returns much of its Super Bowl-winning roster, but Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have Jordan-and-Pippen-style title dreams for Green Bay.

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Jets Trade Sam Darnold to Carolina Panthers

Darnold was the third overall pick in the 2018 N.F.L. draft, and this year the Jets have the No. 2 overall pick to use in finding his replacement.

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NFL Week 12: What We Learned

The Titans demolished the Colts, the Chiefs won again and the Broncos, with no quarterback, were crushed in a week defined as much by the coronavirus as the action on the field.

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NFL Week 11: Joe Burrow’s Season Is Over and More

Joe Burrow’s rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers.

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NFL Week 11 Results: What We Learned

Joe Burrow’s rookie season is over after a knee injury. The Titans beat the Ravens in overtime, the Steelers improved to 10-0 and the Colts outlasted the Packers.

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What We Learned From Week 10 of the NFL Season

DeAndre Hopkins pulled down a catch that will live forever, Ronald Jones II ran Tampa Bay to victory and Ben Roethlisberger was no worse for the wear after a week of no practice.

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What We Learned From Week 7 of the NFL Season

Arizona shocked Seattle in overtime, Baker Mayfield caught fire after a rough start and the Steelers held on to beat the Titans.

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NFL Week 4: Results and Highlights from Sunday’s Games

Odell Beckham Jr. ran right past the Cowboys, Joe Burrow got his first career win and Tom Brady turned back the clock.

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NFL Injuries Lead to Hand-Wringing, Finger-Pointing and Confusion

Conventional football wisdom suggests player health would benefit from either more — or less — preparation.

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N.F.L.’s Big Running Back Deals Will Lead to Sour Grapes

The Saints and the Vikings became the latest teams to invest in the run, signing Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook to five-year deals. They are likely to experience buyer’s remorse sooner rather than later.

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N.F.L. Week 1: Recap and Highlights From Sunday’s Games

Cam Newton looked terrific, Tom Brady looked fairly terrible, and there were upsets all over the place in a wild slate of games.

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Can Cam Newton Be Superman Again?

Newton went from paradigm-shifting M.V.P. to discarded free agent. Joining the New England Patriots could give him the perfect relaunch.

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