Bill O’Brien: Must ‘do a better job coaching’ for Texans to reverse 0-4 start
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Bill O’Brien: Must ‘do a better job coaching’ for Texans to reverse 0-4 start

Editor’s Note: Texans owner Bob McNair fired Bill O’Brien as Houston coach and general manager on Tuesday afternoon. Bill O’Brien’s abrupt shift in sideline responsibilities, however drastic it was or wasn’t, didn’t produce a victory for the still-winless Texans on Sunday. After three straight losses to open the season, O’Brien decided he’d heavily involve himself…

What to watch for in Falcons-Packers on ‘Monday Night Football’
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What to watch for in Falcons-Packers on ‘Monday Night Football’

Hosting a Monday Night Football game sans the Lambeau faithful will be an odd sight, but those are the circumstances for Green Bay (3-0) as it looks to continue its roaring start. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons (0-3) are still looking to make some noise and shake off some dreadful play en route to notching their…

Andrew Siciliano, host of the Red Zone Channel on DirecTV, misses his 1st broadcast in 16 years after testing positive for COVID-19
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Andrew Siciliano, host of the Red Zone Channel on DirecTV, misses his 1st broadcast in 16 years after testing positive for COVID-19

Andrew Siciliano, the host of DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel, was not on the air for Sunday’s slate of NFL games for the first time since the channel launched in 2005 after he tested positive for COVID-19. In a video posted on his Twitter account, Siciliano said he tested negative twice last week but tested positive…

Detroit Lions send the Jacksonville Jaguars to their 5th straight loss with a 34-16 win
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Detroit Lions send the Jacksonville Jaguars to their 5th straight loss with a 34-16 win

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Matthew Stafford finally got his first touchdown pass against Jacksonville. It helped the Detroit Lions build a lead even they couldn’t squander. Rookie D’Andre Swift ran for a career-high 116 yards and two touchdowns, Stafford got an elusive TD pass against the only team he hadn’t thrown one against in 12 NFL…

2021 NFL Draft order: Jets No. 1, Cowboys in top 10
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2021 NFL Draft order: Jets No. 1, Cowboys in top 10

This is a look at the first-round order for the 2021 NFL Draft heading into Week 5 of the NFL season, along with the top three needs for each team. The order is determined by record, using strength of schedule as the first tiebreaker (click here to see a full list of the draft-order tiebreakers).…

NFL Power Rankings, Week 5: Bills are the real deal
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NFL Power Rankings, Week 5: Bills are the real deal

Every week of football is a gift in this strange and unsettling COVID-19 world. In Week 4, the Patriots and Chiefs were bumped out of their Sunday slot. The Steelers and Titans taken off the week’s slate altogether. It makes for tricky times in the NFL, and it’s impossible to know how many other teams…

Packers TE Robert Tonyan introduces himself to NFL with 3-touchdown outburst
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Packers TE Robert Tonyan introduces himself to NFL with 3-touchdown outburst

Robert Tonyan has been in the NFL since 2017, but Monday night was his official introduction to the football world. Tonyan caught six passes for 98 yards and an eye-popping three touchdowns in a 30-16 win over Atlanta, enjoying the majority of end zone-related attention from Aaron Rodgers in the Packers’ fourth-straight win to start…

Offensive Player Rankings, Week 5: Russell Wilson leads at quarter mark
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Offensive Player Rankings, Week 5: Russell Wilson leads at quarter mark

Published: Oct 06, 2020 at 02:38 PM Each week in the 2020 campaign, former No. 1 overall pick and NFL Network analyst David Carr will take a look at all offensive players and rank his top 15. Rankings are based solely on this season’s efforts. Now, let’s get to it — the Week 5 pecking…

49ers release wide receiver Mohamed Sanu after three games
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49ers release wide receiver Mohamed Sanu after three games

For the second time in a little over a month, Mohamed Sanu is unemployed. San Francisco released the receiver, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. With the 49ers emerging from their multiple injuries at the position, San Francisco is going younger and cutting loose the veteran Sanu. The team later announced the move, along with…

Patriots RB James White ‘still trying to process everything’ after tragic death of father
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Patriots RB James White ‘still trying to process everything’ after tragic death of father

A tough year has become especially difficult for James White, who returned to action Monday night with a heavy heart. White had been away from football since he lost his father, Tyrone, in a tragic car accident on Sept. 20 that also hospitalized his mother, Lisa. White rejoined the Patriots in the week leading to…