The gulf between the two conferences will show when Kansas City and the Las Vegas Raiders vie in the jammed A.F.C. West, and the Cleveland Browns try to derail the Patriots, while the Rams roll.
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.
Dak Prescott vs. the Bucs’ pass rush, dueling Alabama quarterbacks and a rematch of January’s Browns-Chiefs playoff game make for a compelling start to the regular season.
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.
Carson Wentz is a Colt, Jared Goff is a Lion and Deshaun Watson wants to be anything but a Texan. A look at the deals that have been done, and a few more that might be next.
Saleh, believed to be the first Arab-American head coach in the N.F.L. who is Muslim, will take over the franchise with the league’s longest current postseason drought.
Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Mitchell Trubisky have all been marginally impressive at times. But is that enough for their teams to sign them to salary-cap-straining contracts?
The Jets beat the Los Angeles Rams for their improbable first win of the season, but the victory may give the Jacksonville Jaguars the top pick in the 2021 N.F.L. draft.
Gase’s head coaching career has been a tour de force of blame deflection and expectation tempering. His time with the Jets is no different.
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.
For one thing, you are leading the race for the top draft pick. But seriously, even finishing at 0-16 can yield valuable resilience. So says Hue Jackson, who coached the winless 2017 Cleveland Browns.
This may not be the worst year in New York football history. But there are a handful of reasons to think at least one team will pull it together.
Fans often argue about which quarterback is better — the Jets’ Sam Darnold or the Bills’ Josh Allen. The season opener provided some answers.