Thursday’s three games feature six teams coming off losses, with the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints playing in prime time.
Lamar Jackson can lead the Ravens to any kind of win, the Jaguars made the most of the Dolphins’ gaffes and Aaron Rodgers did Aaron Rodgers things against the Bears.
Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson play for A.F.C. supremacy, the Cardinals travel to Cleveland looking to go 6-0, and the Packers meet the rival Bears.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks try to keep the Rams on their heels, Josh Allen looks for success against Kansas City, and the Jets and Giants aim to start winning streaks.
The Patriots’ Mac Jones, the Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence and the Jets’ Zach Wilson have so far combined to go 1-8 this season.
The Panthers look to keep the sack crown against the Texans, the Bucs and Rams preview a potential N.F.C. championship matchup, and Aaron Rodgers will try to keep the good vibes going against the 49ers.
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.
Quarterbacks still come first, Alabama still produces talent and Aaron Rodgers is still unhappy.
With no shortage of teams looking for a passer to build around, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones figure to shape the draft’s top 10 picks.
The dynamics of college football mean that the quarterback will shoulder all of the downsides of playing in the title game after his painful injury in the semifinals.
The Crimson Tide and the Buckeyes will face off for the national championship in a season that scuttled to the finish line amid relentless coronavirus throes.
In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.
College administrators are mulling whether there will be a football season this fall. Some of the sport’s biggest names say there should be.