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.
Tom Brady has help in Tampa Bay, the Bengals are forcing the issue in the A.F.C. North race, and the Rams have some soul-searching to do.
Playoff jockeying will get intense as the Cowboys try to fend off the Raiders, the Colts make their postseason case against the Bucs, and the Rams and Packers fight for a first-round bye.
Kansas City travels to Tennessee in a rematch of a recent A.F.C. championship game; the Bengals meet the Ravens in a key A.F.C. North game; and the Raiders move on with their interim coach.
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.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is sitting on top of Jerry’s World, the Giants got an instructive win, and Kirk Cousins reverted to form in the Vikings’ loss.
The Patriots’ Mac Jones, the Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence and the Jets’ Zach Wilson have so far combined to go 1-8 this season.
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.
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.
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.
Some fans scratched their heads at Dave Gettleman’s decision to trade back in the draft for the first time. But scooping receiver Kadarius Toney at No. 20 and getting draft assets was no fleecing.
Quarterbacks still come first, Alabama still produces talent and Aaron Rodgers is still unhappy.
Five quarterbacks could go in the top 10 for the first time, according to mock drafts produced by several analysts, while the first round could pass without the selection of a running back.
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.