The First Read, Week 4: Getting ready for Brady vs. Belichick; Chiefs losing ground?
What's actually at stake in Tom Brady's return to New England to face Bill Belichick? Jeffri Chadiha explores that topic and more in his First Read ahead of Week 4 of the 2021 NFL season.
Fact or fiction: Rams team to beat in NFC? Bills most complete AFC squad? Ben Roethlisberger finished?
Are Aaron Rodgers and the Packers the biggest threat to the Rams' NFC supremacy? Can Pete Carroll's Seahawks break out of their funk? Has Ben Roethlisberger lost the fight against Father Time? Adam Schein separates fact from fiction across the NFL.
Matthew Stafford, Rams prove the hype is real in win over defending champion Buccaneers
The Rams don't shy away from making the big move, and their blockbuster trade for Matthew Stafford is already reaping rewards. Jim Trotter details the substance behind the hype in L.A. following Sunday's 34-24 win over the Buccaneers.
Broncos, Raiders atop rudderless AFC through first three weeks of 2021 NFL season
Through three weeks of the 2021 NFL season, the AFC is wide open with the Raiders and Broncos the only unbeaten teams. Judy Battista writes about the rudderless conference and what's ahead.
Justin Fields' frustrating debut vs. Browns leads to more concerning questions about Bears
Justin Fields' first start wasn't the least bit promising for Chicago Bears fans. But Jeffri Chadiha says the rookie's frustrating performance had less to do with Fields and more with coaching/lack of preparation.
Lamar Jackson deserves to be one of NFL's highest-paid players; how Bears can help Justin Fields
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks says there should be no debate over whether Lamar Jackson deserves to be among the NFL's highest-paid players. Plus, a look at how the Bears can maximize Justin Fields' talent in his first career start, the Cowboys' new X-factor on defense and why one star QB is off to a slow start.
NFL seeing more coverage busts? Plus, a fourth-down revolution and my favorite Week 3 projections
Is the NFL experiencing more coverage busts than normal in 2021? Are teams changing the way they look at fourth down? Cynthia Frelund answers those questions and also supplies her favorite player projections for Week 3.
Devin White: The impact of my late brother's mentorship on my NFL journey, life
Devin White says his positivity and work ethic stem from his late brother, J'Marco "Jae Jae" Greenard. The Bucs' star linebacker discusses the impact of Greenard's mentorship on his life and how he's paying it forward to the next generation.
NFL Week 3 bold predictions: Chargers drop Chiefs to 1-2; Ezekiel Elliott runs circles around Eagles
Can the Chargers knock off the Chiefs in their juicy AFC West clash? Will Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys run over the Eagles in prime time? NFL Network analysts make bold predictions for Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season.
NFL's top 10 backup quarterbacks in 2021: Where do Justin Fields, Jacoby Brissett, Taylor Heinicke rank?
It's only Week 3, but a number of teams are already dealing with injuries at the game's most important position. With that in mind, Nick Shook ranks the top 10 backup quarterbacks in the NFL today.
Week 3 NFL game picks: Buccaneers top Rams; Eagles knock off Cowboys
Will the Matthew Stafford-led Rams topple the reigning champs at home? Are the Cowboys set to fall to 1-2 against the Eagles? Gregg Rosenthal makes his picks for every Week 3 NFL game.