Matthew Stafford’s late-game miscues sank the Rams against the 49ers, and the Colts laid an egg against the Jaguars, leaving the door open for the Steelers to sneak into the playoffs.
The Jets beat the even more hapless Jaguars as Zach Wilson flashed his talent on the ground. The Giants, still shuffling their backup quarterbacks, lost to the Eagles.
One of the most successful coaches in college football, his short tenure in Jacksonville was marred by questionable conduct on and off the field.
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.
Diggs, with his league-leading six interceptions, and emergent talents like Atlanta’s Cordarrelle Patterson and Arizona’s Rondale Moore have surprised opponents.
The Patriots’ Mac Jones, the Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence and the Jets’ Zach Wilson have so far combined to go 1-8 this 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.
The Kansas City Chiefs fortified their offensive line in pursuit of another championship, but the Bills, Browns and a bevy of first-year starters should shake up the order.
As much of New Orleans remained without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Ida, the Saints’ Week 1 home game against the Green Bay Packers was relocated.
After years of disarray, the Jaguars have what the team’s owner called “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in football” — the No. 1 pick in the N.F.L. draft and a coach who knows what to do with him.
The 2021 salary cap has put a crunch on some teams looking to shore up their rosters. Others have opened their wallets.
G.M.s will have to work extra hard to add talent in a salary cap-crunched 2021. It’s still a bad way for most teams to improve.
The Fritz Pollard Alliance criticized the recent addition of Chris Doyle, who was accused of mistreatment of Black players at the University of Iowa, to Urban Meyer’s staff in Jacksonville.
Meyer coached Florida and Ohio State to national championships before retiring in 2018. He agreed to take over the Jaguars, who are expected to draft Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence first over all.
Black Monday was not quite as dark as usual this year, with only three coaches fired after the end of the regular season.
The Steelers came back to beat the Colts, Kansas City survived against Atlanta and Jacksonville secured the No. 1 pick in the draft.
The Jets found a new way to lose, the Saints continued to roll and the Browns held on for a huge win over the Titans.
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.
Buffalo’s offense exploded against Seattle, the Ravens and the Chiefs held on for wins and Dalvin Cook continued to dominate.
Dak Prescott’s season appears to be over, Alex Smith came back after nearly two years away, the Ravens demolished Joe Burrow and the Bengals, and the Raiders shocked the Chiefs.
The Jaguars drew a socially distanced capacity crowd for Thursday night’s game against the Dolphins, as football fans sought a bit of normalcy.
Kansas City needed fourth-quarter heroics and a 58-yard field goal in overtime to push past rookie quarterback Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers.
After last week’s upsets, some contenders are licking their wounds while last week’s Cinderellas are looking to dance again.
Some great football was played Sunday. This article is about the rest of it.
Cam Newton looked terrific, Tom Brady looked fairly terrible, and there were upsets all over the place in a wild slate of games.
Years of mismanagement have left Jacksonville with a thin roster and $44.8 million in dead cap space. The front office, however, remains intact.
Toby Gerhart, a former N.F.L. running back, reflects on how he went from one in a million to one of a million.