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…

Washington benches Dwayne Haskins, names Kyle Allen starting QB vs. Rams
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Washington benches Dwayne Haskins, names Kyle Allen starting QB vs. Rams

Ron Rivera’s “cut-off point” for Dwayne Haskins was four games, apparently. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Washington made a QB switch, benching Haskins and handing the reins to Kyle Allen for Sunday’s game against the L.A. Rams, per a source informed of the situation. Alex Smith will be the backup and Haskins…

Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore tests positive for COVID-19
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Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore tests positive for COVID-19

Another big-name New England Patriots player has tested positive for COVID-19. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday morning that reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore tested positive in Tuesday’s round of testing, per a source informed of the situation. Gilmore underwent additional testing to confirm the positive result. With the latest positive test,…

Titans have zero positive COVID-19 tests for second straight day
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Titans have zero positive COVID-19 tests for second straight day

The Tennessee Titans continue to trend in a positive direction one week after a COVID-19 outbreak shut down the team’s facility. For the second straight day, COVID-19 testing returned zero positive results, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. With Tuesday’s results, there is potential Tennessee’s facility — which has been closed since Sept. 29 –…

NFL Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 5: Quarterbacks
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NFL Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 5: Quarterbacks

You have lineup questions. We have answers. At least we hope. Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em has helped fantasy managers for years make those pressing lineup decisions. And you know what is a good decision? Starting Patrick Mahomes. But that’s too obvious, so you won’t see that here. Instead, here are some of the most-pressing…

NFL bold predictions, Week 5: Vikings upset ‘Hawks
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NFL bold predictions, Week 5: Vikings upset ‘Hawks

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, NFL Network analysts will provide one bold prediction heading into each week’s slate of games (see the full Week 5 schedule). Brian Baldinger: If you wish it BOLD, I will take the one-win Minnesota Vikings over the undefeated Seattle Seahawks. Minnesota’s offense hasn’t been tearing it up — tied for…