Denver Broncos: QB Trevor Siemian (left shoulder), TE Virgil Green (calf), T Donald Stephenson(calf)
Siemian will come down to a game-time decision in the afternoon. Paxton Lynch will make his first start if Siemian can’t play.Men’s Authentic Arizona Diamondbacks Customized Stitched Alternate Red Baseball Jersey.
Buffalo Bills: RB LeSean McCoy (hand), TE Charles Clay (knee), DT Marcell Dareus(hamstring), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), T Cordy Glenn (ankle)
A smirking Rex Ryan told reporters that McCoy was questionable after banging
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Dallas Cowboys: WR Dez Bryant (knee), RB Lance Dunbar (knee), T Tyron Smith (back)
The Cowboys could be cautious another week with Bryant’s knee. Smith will be a
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New England Patriots: TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring), RB LeGarrette Blount (hip), WR Julian Edelman (foot), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee)
How many downfield routes Gronk runs this week will be worth tracking,
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Chicago Bears: Alshon Jeffery (knee), WR Eddie Royal (calf), RB Ka’Deem Carey (hamstring), TEZach Miller (ribs),
Another week, another Jeffery questionable designation. He hasn’t missed a
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Houston Texans: T Duane Brown (knee), CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring)
Brown said he plans to play this week, which would be a big boost versus the Vikings’ pass rush.
Los Angeles Rams: DE Robert Quinn (shoulder), WR Kenny Britt (thigh), DT Michael Brockers(hip), S Cody Davis (groin), DE William Hayes (ankle)
Quinn, Brockers and Hayes missed practice Thursday and Friday. Britt was full-
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Indianapolis Colts: CB Darius Butler (hamstring), RB Robert Turbin (wrist, shoulder), T Denzelle Good (back), LB Robert Mathis (foot), T Joe Reitz (back)
Butler was full-go Friday. Turbin and Mathis DNP.
Minnesota Vikings: WR Stefon Diggs (groin) — DOUBTFUL
Sam Bradford will likely be without his top target.
New York Jets: WR Quincy Enunwa (knee); CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring)– DOUBTFUL
The Jets need Enunwa with Eric Decker still out. Even if Revis hasn’t put receivers
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Detroit Lions: WR Marvin Jones (foot)
Jones was full-go Friday and should play. With tight end Eric Ebron out, Matthew Stafford needs his receivers to step up.
San Diego Chargers: TE Antonio Gates (hamstring)
The veteran plans to try and play this week after missing the last two games.
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Miami Dolphins: T Branden Albert (ankle, illness), C Mike Pouncey (hip), G Anthony Steen(ankle)
The Dolphins’ disappointing offensive line remains banged-up.
Baltimore Ravens: RB Kenneth Dixon (knee); T Ronnie Stanley (foot) — DOUBTFUL
Dixon could make his pro debut.
New York Giants: CB Eli Apple (hamstring), RB Rashad Jennings (thumb), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin)
The Giants hope to get reinforcements back in the secondary versus Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay Packers: CB Damarious Randall (groin)
Randall was limited all week.
After Hurricane Matthew battered the Southeast Coast, forecasts look clear for our nine outdoor games this week. We will update Sunday prognostications for all non-dome contests as we drift closer to game time.
Redskins at Ravens — 62 degrees
Patriots at Browns –57 degrees
Titans at Dolphins — 87 degrees — just an 8 percent chance of rain
Jets at Steelers — 57 degrees
Falcons at Broncos — 72 degrees
Bills at Rams — 86 degrees
Chargers at Raiders — 76 degrees
Giants at Packers — 52 degrees
Bucs at Panthers — 60 degrees
*Forecasts courtesy of Weather Underground
What to Watch For
New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns
Tom Brady’s back, baby! 259 days after playing in the AFC championship game, the Patriots get theirHall of Fame quarterback back on the field. After leaning on the running game to start the season, we expect the Patriots’ offense to get back to dicing up defenses through the air. Production from Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and tight end Martellus Bennet should all increase under Brady’s precision passing. Cleveland’s defense provides little pass-rush threat and is one
Men’s Authentic Customized Minnesota Twins Home White Baseball Jersey Cheap of four teams to allow 10-plus passing TDs this season. How much the Pats use Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) in downfield routes is something to monitor this week and in coming games.
Cody Kessler doesn’t possess a big arm, but has moved the Browns’ offense well (most pass yards by aBrowns starting QB in first two career games in franchise history — 467). Kessler spreads the ball around with plus accuracy. Terrelle Pryor proved he’s not a flash-in-the-pan receiver, repeatedly beating Josh Norman early last week. Bill Belichick is a master at taking away a team’s top target. Hue Jackson can scheme Pryor open with the best of play-callers. The chess match should be fun to watch Sunday.
Say what? Stat of the week: Gronkowski has gone two straight games without a receiving TD. Gronk’s last single-season drought of three-plus games was in 2011 (4 games).
Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
Coming off an Achilles injury, Steve Smith has no business playing like he was never injured. The 37-year-old receiver is cutting fluidly and creating separation from much younger defensive backs. Smith put up 16 catches for 198 yards and a
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Kirk Cousins snapped out of his red-zone funk last week, targeting Jordan Reed heavily and tossing three RZ TDs. The Redskins quarterback faces the NFL’s worst red-zone defense this week, so expect more from Reed. Cousins will need to be stellar between the 20s against Baltimore’s third-ranked pass defense and a pass rush that can collapse the pocket.
Say what? Stat of the week: The Redskins rank last in the NFL in third-down percentage allowed (57.5 percent), the only team in NFL that is allowing more than 50 percent on third-down conversions. Since 1991 (as far back as we can track), no team has ever allowed 50 percent conversions on third down for a season.
Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions
Carson Wentz hasn’t thrown an interception all season and faces a Lions defense tied for dead last in turnovers forced this season. Against a banged-up Lions defense that gave up 302 yards passing toBrian Hoyer last week, Wentz should be in for another big day. The rookie displays poise in the pocket behind a cohesive offensive line playing well. If the Eagles block Kerry Hyder Sunday, Detroit’s pass rush will be nonexistent, giving Wentz plenty of time to find his targets across the field.
The last time Jim Schwartz faced the Lions as an opposing DC at Ford Field he was carried off with a win. The former Detroit head coach has done a masterful job through three games in Philadelphia. His D is allowing just nine points per game while ranking third in total yards allowed (274.3) and third in rushing yards allowed (71). Fletcher Cox could feast against an interior Lions offensive line that struggles at times. Without a run game to support him, Matthew Stafford will be forced to throw often. With tight endEric Ebron out, Stafford must get Golden Tate involved early after the receiver has been atrocious to open the season.
Say what? Stat of the week: The Eagles have not had a rookie QB win four games in a season dating back to 1950 (as far back as we can check). Notables: Nick Foles, 2012, 1-5; Donovan McNabb, 1999, 2-4; Randall Cunningham, 1985, 1-3; Sonny Jurgensen, 1957, 3-1.
Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts
Brian Hoyer could lock down the starting quarterback job in Chicago even if Jay Cutler returns healthy. After back-to-back 300-plus yard passing weeks, Hoyer faces a Colts defense giving up 277 yards through the air per week and has allowed 30-plus points in three of four games. The loss of Kevin Whitestings, but Hoyer has proven adept at getting the ball out quickly and spreading the wealth. With Alshon Jeffery drawing Vontae Davis in coverage, expect a big week from Eddie Royal and tight end Zack Miller matched against Colts linebackers.
The finger-pointing in Indianapolis got heavy this week, but those digits shouldn’t be wagged in Andrew Luck’s direction. Facing a Bears defense that lacks consistent pressure (six sacks on the season), Luck should have more time to throw, even behind a faulty offensive line. Vic Fangio’s secondary has been better than the sum of its parts this season and will need to be again against T.Y. Hilton and Philip Dorsett. Chicago’s defensive front is susceptible to the run, so this could be the day Frank Gore finally breaks the 100-yard barrier in Indy.
Say what? Stat of the week: The Colts have a sack differential of -8 this season (T-worst in NFL): allowed 15 sacks on offense; registered seven sacks on defense.
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Mike Mularkey gets a plum scenario to unleash his desired ground attack. DeMarco Murray looks like his 2014-self again behind one of the best offensive lines in football. Murray is averaging 5.2 yards per carry and on pace for 1,360 yards rushing. Against a Dolphins defense ranked 29th in the league against the run, giving up 129.8 rush yards per contest, Mularkey will unleash Murray and Derrick Henry often — just avoid Ndamukong Suh. With wet conditions likely following Hurricane Matthew, we could be in for a slop-fest, which meshes with Mularkey’s mudder mentality.
There’s not much to love about Adam Gase’s offense through four games, but let’s not go overboard. New offenses take time to gel — the people in Miami have seen this plenty the past few years. Gase must, however, pare down his backfield rotation. Jay Ajayi hasn’t looked great, but he’s the best option withArian Foster still out. Ajayi averaged 5.5 yards per carry in limited work last week and has never had more than nine offensive touches in any game in his two-year career. Gase needs to give the young back the chance to sink or swim this week.
Say what? Stat of the week: The Dolphins are only converting 26.7 percent of third downs this season (last in NFL) — 30th last season at 30.7 percent.
Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings
The battle to watch in Minnesota this week is Xavier Rhodes versus DeAndre Hopkins. The past two weeks Rhodes helped hold Kelvin Benjamin and Odell Beckham Jr. to a combined three receptions for 23 yards on seven targets. Hopkins is off to a slow start with Brock Osweiler under center, earning fewer than 60 receiving yards in three of four games — Hopkins had more tackles (2) than receptions (1) last week. If the Texans are to pull the road upset, Nuk will have to go off against the stiffest one-on-one matchup he’s faced.
With Stefon Diggs (groin; doubtful) likely out, Sam Bradford’s job becomes immensely more difficult. TheVikings quarterback has been superlative through three starts, spreading the ball around and playing with poise behind a leaky offensive line. Bradford has not thrown an INT in 122 consecutive passes. Sunday he faces the No. 1 pass defense in the NFL. With Diggs ailing, Cordarrelle Patterson needs to continue the progress he showed last week as a viable every-down player in Norv Turner’s offense.
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