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    Hey Valorians, for those that are fans of different teams in the NFL, here is the distracting thread (hence the title) where we can talk about anything going on in America's most popular distraction sport in the fall! I, for one have been wanting to do my own football blog on this site for a while since the season was up and coming, but haven't decided on where to put it.

    Here I'll be talking about the various events going on around in the NFL, posting scores every Tuesday-Wednesday at the conclusion of the week as well as having weekly predictions for Weeks 2-17. Maybe some fantasy stuff too.

    So after seeing what happened in Week 1, here are my playoff predictions for the upcoming postseason. I'll be comparing this to the actual playoff picture when it comes to the postseason.

    AFC playoff picture predictions

    • East Winner: New England Patriots
    • North Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers
    • South Winner: Tennessee Titans
    • West Winner: Oakland Raiders
    • Wild Cards: Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos
    NFC playoff picture predictions
    • East Winner: Dallas Cowboys
    • North Winner: Green Bay Packers
    • South Winner: Atlanta Falcons
    • West Winner: Seattle Seahawks
    • Wild Cards: Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants
    Anyone is free to comment on here regarding NFL stuff, making their own predictions or other things happening around the League. Remember to be civil, although competitive talk is allowed as long as it's in light form.

    Enjoy guys. Brav signing off.
     
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    Ayyyy alright so Giants fans gonna complain that they missed Odell and Cowboys had Zeke but they got outplayed. Dak's kinda nice as well. I agree with most of your predictions but I will not put it past the Panthers to challenge in the south.
     
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    Oh no, I'm not sleeping on the Panthers just yet. But right now, I'm really high on the Bucs and feel that they can push to the playoffs. It's crazy to think that the NFC South went from one of the weakest to one of the most competitive divisions in the league.
     
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    that is so true
     
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    Alright, got the top plays from Week 1 for all of ya; enjoy. I'll edit in C'mon Man whenever I can get it. Also gonna put my thoughts on the season a little bit later in the week.

     
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    All right everyone! Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season has concluded! Let's get to the major headlines:
    All highlighted plays above are courtesy of @Sugar much thanks!

    Scoreboard - Victor is in bold with one of the team's colors
    • Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots - Final score 42-27
      • Kansas City's fourth quarter comeback along with rookie running back Kareem Hunt's historic debut rallied the Chiefs to defeat the defending Super Bowl Champions. Hunt is the third player in NFL history to have over 150 total yards from scrimmage in his first NFL game. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith closes to 400 passing yards and 4 touchdowns.
      • Passing leaders: KC - Alex Smith 28/35 for 368 yards and 4 touchdowns. NE - Tom Brady 16/36 for 267 yards
      • Rushing leaders: KC - Kareem Hunt 17 rushes for 148 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. NE - Mike Gillislee 15 rushes for 45 yards and 3 touchdowns.
      • Receiving leaders: KC - Tyreek Hill 7 receptions for 133 yards and 1 touchdown. NE - Danny Amendola 6 receptions for 100 yards.
    • New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills - Final score 12-21
      • Bills' new head coach Sean McDermott, quarterback Tyrod Taylor and the renovated defensive handily defeated the New York Jets in Buffalo, intercepting Jets quarterback Josh McCown twice.
      • Passing leaders: NYJ - Josh McCown 26/39 for 187 yards and 2 interceptions. BUF - Tyrod Taylor 16/28 for 224 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
      • Rushing leaders: NYJ - Bilal Powell 7 rushes for 22 yards. BUF - LeSean McCoy 22 rushes for 110 yards
      • Receiving leaders: NYJ - Jermaine Kearse 7 receptions for 59 yards. BUF - Jordan Matthews 2 receptions for 61 yards.
    • Atlanta Falcons @ Chicago Bears - Final score 23-17
      • Atlanta shows no sign of their Super Bowl hangover from last season and look poised to make a serious contention to return to the spotlight with their season opener, highlighted by Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan's 88 yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Hooper.
      • Passing leaders: ATL - Matt Ryan 21/30 for 321 yards and 1 touchdown. CH - Mike Glennon 26/40 for 213 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Rushing leaders: ATL - Devonta Freeman 12 rushes for 37 yards and 1 touchdown. CH - Tarik Cohen 5 rushes for 66 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: ATL - Austin Hooper 2 receptions for 128 yards and 1 touchdown. CH - Tarik Cohen 8 receptions for 47 yards and 1 touchdown.
    • Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals - Final score 20-0
      • Baltimore's new look defense shined throughout the entire game on intercepting Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton 4 times. The multitude of turnovers proved to be very costly in the Ravens' shutout.
      • Passing leaders: BAL - Joe Flacco 9/17 for 121 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. CIN - Andy Dalton 16/31 for 170 yards and 4 interceptions.
      • Rushing leaders: BAL - Terrance West 19 rushes for 80 yards and 1 touchdown. CIN - Giovani Bernard 7 rushes for 40 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: BAL - Jeremy Maclin 2 receptions for 56 yards and 1 touchdown. CIN - A.J. Green 5 receptions for 74 yards.
    • Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns - Final score 21-18
      • Although a close game, Steelers quarterback Big Ben and tight end Jesse James connect on two touchdown passes to hold off the Cleveland Browns. Despite his return, the Browns bottle up Steelers' star running back Le'Veon Bell.
      • Passing leaders: PIT - Ben Roethlisberger 24/36 for 263 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. CLE - DeShone Kizer 20/30 for 222 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
      • Rushing leaders: PIT - Le'Veon Bell 10 rushes for 32 yards. CLE - Isaiah Crowell 17 carries for 33 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: PIT - Antonio Brown 11 receptions for 182 yards. CLE - Corey Coleman 5 receptions for 53 yards and 1 touchdown.
    • Arizona Cardinals @ Detroit Lions - Final score 23-35
      • Lions rookie wideout Kenny Golladay scores twice in his NFL debut against the struggling Cardinals. Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer throws 3 costly turnovers as Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford's hot hand fans 4 touchdowns. Both teams threw a pick 6.
      • Passing leaders: ARZ - Carson Palmer 27/48 for 269 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. DET - Matthew Stafford 29/41 for 292 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.
      • Rushing leaders: ARZ - David Johnson 11 rushes for 23 yards. DET - Ameer Abdullah 15 rushes for 30 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: ARZ - Larry Fitzgerald 6 receptions for 74 yards. DET - Golden Tate 10 receptions for 107 yards.
    • Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans - Final score 29-7
      • Highly touted Jaguars' rookie running back Leonard Fournette runs for 100 yards in his NFL debut as Jacksonville's defense dominated and spoiled the Texans' return to hurricane ravaged Houston with 10 sacks and 4 forced turnovers.
      • Passing leaders: JAX - Blake Bortles 11/21 for 125 yards and 1 touchdown. HOU - DeShaun Watson 12/23 for 102 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
      • Rushing leaders: JAX - Leonard Fournette 26 rushes for 100 yards and 1 touchdown. HOU - Lamar Miller 17 rushes for 65 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: JAX - Allen Hurns 3 receptions for 42 yards. HOU - DeAndre Hopkins 7 receptions for 55 yards and 1 touchdown.
    • Carolina Panthers @ San Francisco 49ers - Final score 23-3
      • San Francisco's multitude of turnovers caused them to struggle heavily against Carolina quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers in a massive blowout.
      • Passing leaders: CAR - Cam Newton 14/25 for 171 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. SF - Brian Hoyer 24/35 for 193 yards and 1 interception.
      • Rushing leaders: CAR - Jonathan Stewart 18 rushes for 65 yards. SF - Carlos Hyde 9 rushes for 45 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: CAR - Russell Shepard 2 receptions for 53 yards and 1 touchdown. SF - Pierre Garcon 6 receptions for 81 yards.
    • Oakland Raiders @ Tennessee Titans - Final score 26-16
      • Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr throws for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns as they capitalize on a 3 game winning streak against the Titans.
      • Passing leaders: OAK - Derek Carr 22/32 for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns. TEN - Marcus Mariota 25/41 for 256 yards.
      • Rushing leaders: OAK - Marshawn Lynch 18 rushes for 76 yards. TEN - Demarco Murray 12 rushes for 44 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: OAK - Michael Crabtree 6 receptions for 83 yards. TEN - Delanie Walker 7 receptions for 76 yards.
    • Indianapolis Colts @ Los Angeles Rams - Final score 9-46
      • Jared Goff attains his first victory as a staring quarterback for the Rams as they crush the Colts 46-9.
      • Passing leaders: IN - Scott Tolzien 9/18 for 128 yards and 2 interceptions. LAR - Jared Goff 21/29 for 306 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Rushing leaders: IN - Frank Gore 10 rushes for 42 yards. LAR - Todd Gurley - 19 rushes for 40 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Receiving leaders: IN - T.Y. Hilton 3 receptions for 57 yards. LAR - Cooper Kulp 4 receptions for 76 yards and 1 touchdown.
    • Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins - Final score 30-17
      • Sloppy mistakes were committed by both teams, however Philadelphia took advantage of Washington's errors late in the game to snap a 5 game losing streak against their bitter divisional rival.
      • Passing leaders: PHI - Carson Wentz 26/39 for 307 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. WSH - Kirk Cousins 23/40 for 240 yards 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
      • Rushing leaders: PHI - LeGarrette Blount 14 rushes for 46 yards. WSH - Kirk Cousins 4 rushes for 30 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: PHI - Zach Ertz 8 receptions for 93 yards. WSH - Terrelle Pryor - 6 receptions for 66 yards.
    • Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers - Final score 9-17
      • Defensive heavy teams clashed in Lambeau Field, however the hometown Packers would walk away with a victory on a key turnover in the third quarter.
      • Passing leaders: SEA - Russell Wilson 14/27 for 158 yards. GRB - Aaron Rodgers 28-42 for 311 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
      • Rushing leaders: SEA - Russell Wilson 2 rushes for 40 yards. GRB - Ty Montgomery 19 rushes for 54 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Receiving leaders: SEA - Doug Baldwin 4 receptions for 63 yards. GRB - Randall Cobb 9 receptions for 85 yards.
    • New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys - Final score 3-19
      • A Giants team handicapped with the loss of their superstar receiver in Odell Beckham Jr. lost handily to the Dallas Cowboys in their home opener.
      • Passing leaders: NYG - Eli Manning 29/38 for 220 yards and 1 interception. DAL - Dak Prescott 24/39 for 268 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Rushing leaders: NYG - Paul Perkins 7 rushes for 16 yards. DAL - Ezekiel Elliott 24 rushes for 104 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: NYG - Roger Lewis 4 receptions for 54 yards. DAL - Terrence Williams 6 receptions for 68 yards.
    • New Orleans Saints @ Minnesota Vikings - Final score 19-29
      • Longtime ex-Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to Minnesota and had his homecoming spoiled with a loss by his former team. Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford throws for 3 touchdowns.
      • Passing leaders: NO - Drew Brees 27/37 for 291 yards and 1 touchdown. MIN - Sam Bradford 27/32 for 346 yards and 3 touchdowns.
      • Rushing leaders: NO - Adrian Peterson 6 rushes for 18 yards. MIN - Dalvin Cook 22 rushes for 127 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: NO - Coby Fleener 5 receptions for 54 yards and 1 touchdown. MIN - Adam Thielen 9 receptions for 157 yards.
    • Los Angeles Chargers @ Denver Broncos - Final score 21-24
      • Broncos' special teams effort halts a Chargers' attempt to tie the game in their home opening win on Monday night.
      • Passing leaders: LAC - Philip Rivers 22/33 for 192 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. DEN - Trevor Siemian 17/28 for 219 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
      • Rushing leaders: LAC - Melvin Gordon 18 rushes for 54 yards. DEN - C.J. Anderson 20 rushes for 81 yards.
      • Receiving leaders: LAC - Tyrell Williams 5 receptions for 54 yards. DEN - Demaryius Thomas 5 receptions for 67 yards.
    Records for Week 1 Home vs Away
    • Home Team - 7 victories
    • Away Team - 8 victories
    Divisional Standings
    • AFC East
      • Buffalo Bills (1-0)
      • Miami Dolphins (0-0) DNP
      • New England Patriots (0-1)
      • New York Jets (0-1)
    • AFC North
      • Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
      • Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
      • Cleveland Browns (0-1)
      • Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
    • AFC South
      • Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)
      • Tennessee Titans (0-1)
      • Houston Texans (0-1)
      • Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
    • AFC West
      • Denver Broncos (1-0)
      • Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
      • Oakland Raiders (1-0)
      • Los Angeles Chargers (0-1)
    • NFC East
      • Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)
      • Dallas Cowboys (1-0)
      • Washington Redskins (0-1)
      • New York Giants (0-1)
    • NFC North
      • Detroit Lions (1-0)
      • Minnesota Vikings (1-0)
      • Green Bay Packers (1-0)
      • Chicago Bears (0-1)
    • NFC South
      • Carolina Panthers (1-0)
      • Atlanta Falcons (1-0)
      • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0) DNP
      • New Orleans Saints (0-1)
    • NFC West
      • Los Angeles Rams (1-0)
      • Arizona Cardinals (0-1)
      • Seattle Seahawks (0-1)
      • San Francisco 49ers (0-1)
    That'll do it for this week. Predictions for Week 2 will be tomorrow sometime! See ya guys later!

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    After a phenomenal (and possibly weird, depending on what team(s) you support), It's time for our Story of The Week from Week One of the NFL.

    This weeks story comes out of Glendale, Arizona, with sad news for Cardinals fans, as RB David Johnson will require surgery to repair a dislocated wrist suffered in a Week One game vs the Lions. Johnson could be out for up to three months; however, if the rehab process goes well, he could come off the IR for the Cardinals Week 9 matchup against the 49ers in San Francisco. With Arizona's main weapon out of commission until at least December, the Cardinals will have to rely on the aging duo of Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald until his expected return (best case scenario) in Week 9. Johnson, a multi-threat back, who was a Pro-Bowler and a First-team All-Pro last season, carried Arizona's entire offense on his back, both on the ground and through the air, with a combined 20 touchdowns (16 rushing - 4 Receiving). This will throw a wrench into Carson Palmer's plans, as he will have to look for other options to help the offense, as no substitute can possibly wreak havoc on NFL defenses the way Johnson did over this past season.

    With Week One behind us, here's the slate for Week Two. (All game times are in EST.)

    Houston Texans (0 - 1) at Cincinnati Bengals (0 - 1) (8:25 PM - Thursday Night Football)

    Cleveland Browns (0 - 1) at Baltimore Ravens (1 - 0) (1:00 PM)

    Buffalo Bills (1 - 0) at Carolina Panthers (1 - 0) (1:00 PM)

    Arizona Cardinals (0 - 1) at Indianapolis Colts (0 - 1) (1:00 PM)

    Tennessee Titans (0 - 1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1 - 0) (1:00 PM)

    Philadelphia Eagles (1 - 0) at Kansas City Chiefs (1 - 0) (1:00 PM)

    New England Patriots (0 - 1) at New Orleans Saints (0 - 1) (1:00 PM)

    Minnesota Vikings (1 - 0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1 - 0) (1:00 PM)

    Chicago Bears (0 - 1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0 - 0) (1:00 PM)

    Miami Dolphins (0 - 0) at Los Angeles Chargers (0 - 1) (4:05 PM)

    New York Jets (0 - 1) at Oakland Raiders (1 - 0) (4:05 PM)

    Dallas Cowboys (1 - 0) at Denver Broncos (1 - 0) (4:25 PM)

    Washington Redskins (0 - 1) at Los Angeles Rams (1 - 0) (4:25 PM)

    San Francisco 49ers (0 - 1) at Seattle Seahawks (0 - 1) (4:25 PM

    Green Bay Packers (1 - 0) at Atlanta Falcons (1 - 0) (8 : 30 PM)

    Detroit Lions (1 - 0) at New York Giants (0 - 1) (8 : 30 PM Monday Night Football)
     
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    All right! Week 2 is nearly upon us, which means that I will be offering a brief summary of what I think will occur during each game and the projected score. Others are free to add their own predictions as well! Without further ado:

    Houston Texans (0-1) @ Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)

    • Bengals are favored by 6.0
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 14-27 - Bengals victory
    Cleveland Browns (0-1) @ Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
    • Ravens are favored by 8.0
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 10-16 - Ravens victory
    Buffalo Bills (1-0) @ Carolina Panthers (1-0)
    • Panthers are favored by 7.5
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 12-21 - Panthers victory
    Arizona Cardinals (0-1) @ Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
    • Cardinals are favored by 7
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 20-7 - Cardinals victory
    Tennessee Titans (0-1) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)
    • Titans are favored by 2
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 17-14 - Titans victory
    Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) @ Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
    • Chiefs are favored by 5.5
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 20-24 - Chiefs victory
    New England Patriots (0-1) @ New Orleans Saints (0-1)
    • Patriots are favored by 6.5
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 27-13 - Patriots victory
    Minnesota Vikings (1-0) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
    • Steelers are favored by 5.5
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 27-20 - Steelers victory
    Chicago Bears (0-1) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0)
    • Buccaneers are favored by 7
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 33-9 - Buccaneers victory
    Miami Dolphins (0-0) @ Los Angeles Chargers (0-1)
    • Chargers are favored by 5
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 14-13 - Chargers victory
    New York Jets (0-1) @ Oakland Raiders (1-0)
    • Raiders are favored by 13
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 29-10 - Raiders victory
    Dallas Cowboys (0-1) @ Denver Broncos (1-0)
    • Cowboys are favored by 2.5
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 17-13 - Broncos victory
    Washington Redskins (0-1) @ Los Angeles Rams (1-0)
    • Rams are favored by 2.5
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 23-17 - Redskins victory
    San Francisco 49ers (0-1) @ Seattle Seahawks (0-1)
    • Seahawks are favored by 14
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 7-33 - Seahawks Victory
    Green Bay Packers (1-0) @ Atlanta Falcons (1-0)
    • Falcons are favored by 3
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 26-29 - Falcons victory
    Detroit Lions (1-0) @ New York Giants (0-1)
    • Giants are favored by 3.5
    • Brav's Predicted Score: 27-13 - Lions victory
     
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    I want the Texans to win - mainly because of all the hurricane BS they've had to put up with - but I don't think they're gonna do much this year (not that they do any year, but at least they're not the Jaguars).

    Also calling a Panthers win, though I think it'll be close - 3-7 point difference.
     
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    Week Two is finally upon us, and with it comes our first Game of The Week! This week features two teams that met in the previous years NFC Championship game. One team is looking to claim another Lombardi Trophy, while the other is inching towards its first one game at a time.

    Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons (8 : 30 PM)

    The (short) History

    These two teams have only played one game in the playoffs against each other, that being the previous seasons NFC Championship Game. In this game, the Falcons dominated every facet of the game, with Matt Ryan throwing for 392 yards and 4 TD's while Julio Jones burned his matchups with 9 catches for 180 yards and 2 TD's. On the other side, Aaron Rogers also had a pretty good game, throwing for 287 yards, 3 TD's and 1 INT. One factor contributing to the Packers loss was their inefficiency on 3rd down, going only 3 for 10 (compared to the Falcons going 10 for 13).

    The Keys to Victory and Final Score

    For Green Bay, stopping Julio Jones and forcing Matt Ryan to look for other options will be key in sealing the victory. They will also need to keep an eye on Devonta Freeman, who can make things happen on the ground if the passing game breaks down. Finally, Aaron Rogers will need to get into a rhythm if he wants to rack up a ton of points, which no doubt he can do. For Atlanta, the most obvious key is have Julio Jokes wear out the secondary to open up the opportunity for not only other options, but for the running game as well. Matt Ryan will need to mix up his plays, such as going deep early and going with short / midfield throws later in the game.

    FINAL SCORE: Falcons 37 - Packers 30​
     
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    And now Week 2 has been complete and we're onto Week 3 Thursday! Many of my predictions of high scoring games were a bit too much! But let's go to the scoreboard! I'll also be running a top 3 in statistics for quarterbacks in passing/touchdowns, running backs in rushing/touchdowns, receivers in catching/touchdowns and defense in sacks/interceptions.

    Scoreboard - Victor is in bold with one of the team's colors

    • Houston Texans (1-0) @ Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) - Final score 13-9
      • Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson runs in for the lone touchdown scored during his first NFL start as Houston's rough offense finally notches a win against the still-struggling Bengals.
      • Passing Leaders: HOU - Deshaun Watson 15/24 for 125 yards. CIN - Andy Dalton 20/35 for 224 yards.
      • Rushing Leaders: HOU - Deshaun Watson 5 rushes for 67 yards and 1 touchdown. CIN - Joe Mixon 9 rushes for 36 yards.
      • Receiving Leaders: HOU - DeAndre Hopkins 7 catches for 73 yards. CIN - A.J. Green 5 catches for 67 yards.
    • Cleveland Browns (0-1) @ Baltimore Ravens (1-0) - Final score 10-24
      • The Ravens' revamped defense shines again in forcing 5 turnovers against the still-struggling Browns.
      • Passing Leaders: CLE - DeShone Kizer 15/31 for 182 yards and 3 interceptions. BAL - Joe Flacco 25/34 for 217 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
      • Rushing Leaders: CLE - Isaiah Crowell 10 rushes for 37 yards. BAL - Javorious "Buck" Allen 14 rushes for 66 yards.
      • Receiving Leaders: CLE - Rashard Higgins 7 catches for 95 yards. BAL - Ben Watson 8 catches for 91 yards.
    • Buffalo Bills (1-0) @ Carolina Panthers (1-0) - Final score 3-9
      • Carolina's elite defense allowed only a single field goal for the second straight game in a touchdown-less game to defeat the Buffalo Bills. Panthers kicker Graham Gano converts 3 successful field goals.
      • Passing Leaders: BUF - Tyrod Taylor 17/25 for 125 yards. CAR - Cam Newton 20/32 for 228 yards.
      • Rushing Leaders: BUF - Tyrod Taylor 8 rushes for 55 yards. CAR - Jonathan Stewart 15 rushes for 40 yards.
      • Receiving Leaders: BUF - LeSean McCoy 6 catches for 34 yards. CAR - Kelvin Benjamin 6 catches for 77 yards.
    • Arizona Cardinals (0-1) @ Indianapolis Colts (0-1) - Final score 16-13 OT
      • The first overtime game in the 2017 NFL season caused by a late rally by Cardinals' quarterback Carson Palmer to tie the game. Additionally Cardinals' safety Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu sets up an interception for kicker Phil Dawson to clinch the team's win over the Colts.
      • Passing Leaders: ARZ - Carson Palmer 19/36 for 332 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. IN - Jacoby Brissett 20/37 for 216 yards and 1 interception.
      • Rushing Leaders: ARZ - Chris Johnson 11 rushes for 44 yards. IN - Frank Gore 14 rushes for 46 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Receiving Leaders: ARZ - J.J. Nelson 5 catches for 120 yards and 1 touchdown. IN - Jack Doyle 8 catches for 79 yards.
    • Tennessee Titans (0-1) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) - Final score 37-16
      • Tennessee Titans earn a dominant win over rival Jacksonville at Everbank Field with 3 rushing touchdowns.
      • Passing Leaders: TEN - Marcus Mariota 15/27 for 215 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. JAX - Blake Bortles 20/34 for 223 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.
      • Rushing Leaders: TEN - Derrick Henry 14 rushes for 92 yards and 1 touchdown. JAX - Leonard Fournette 14 rushes for 40 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Receiving Leaders: TEN - Delanie Walker 4 catches for 61 yards. JAX - Allen Hurns 6 catches for 82 yards.
    • Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) @ Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) - Final score 20-27
      • Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt reached the endzone twice in another sensational performance as the Chiefs hold off red-hot Carson Wentz and the Eagles.
      • Passing Leaders: PHI - Carson Wentz 25/46 for 333 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. KC - Alex Smith 21/28 for 251 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Rushing Leaders: PHI - Carzon Wentz 4 rushes for 55 yards. KC - Kareem Hunt 13 rushes for 81 yards and 2 touchdowns.
      • Receiving Leaders: PHI - Zach Ertz 5 catches for 97 yards. KC - Travis Kelce 8 catches for 103 yards and 1 touchdown.
    • New England Patriots (0-1) @ New Orleans Saints (0-1) - Final score 36-20
      • Tom Brady and the defending Patriots Super Bowl champions redeemed themselves with a dominant game over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
      • Passing Leaders: NE - Tom Brady 30/29 for 447 yards and 3 touchdowns. NO - Drew Brees 27/45 for 356 yards and 2 touchdowns.
      • Rushing Leaders: NE - Mike Gillislee 18 rushes for 69 yards and 1 touchdown. NO - Mark Ingram 8 rushes for 52 yards.
      • Receiving Leaders: NE - Rob Gronkowski 6 catches for 116 yards and 1 touchdown. NO - Michael Thomas 5 catches for 89 yards.
    • Minnesota Vikings (1-0) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) - Final score 9-26
      • Lacking quarterback Sam Bradford, the Minnesota Vikings lost handily to Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers who had gained an early lead in the first half.
      • Passing Leaders: MIN - Case Keenum 20/37 for 167 yards. PIT - Ben Roethlisberger 23/35 for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns.
      • Rushing Leaders: MIN - Dalvin Cook 12 rushes for 64 yards. PIT - Le'Veon Bell 27 rushes for 87 yards.
      • Receiving Leaders: MIN - Kyle Rudolph 4 catches for 45 yards. PIT - Martavis Bryant 3 catches for 91 yards and 1 touchdown.
    • Chicago Bears (0-1) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0) - Final score 7-29
      • Tampa Bay's season opener from an unscheduled early bye week starts strong with a solid effort from Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston. Tampa Bay's defense takes advantage of the mistake prone Bears.
      • Passing Leaders: CH - Mike Glennon 31/45 for 301 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. TB - Jameis Winston 18/30 for 204 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Rushing Leaders: CH - Tarik Cohen 7 rushes for 13 yards. TB - Jacquizz Rodgers 19 rushes for 67 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Receiving Leaders: CH - Kendall Wright 7 catches for 69 yards. TB - Mike Evans 7 catches for 93 yards and 1 touchdown.
    • Miami Dolphins (0-0) @ Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) - Final score 19-17
      • The Miami Dolphins win a narrow victory in the fourth quarter and spoil the Los Angeles Chargers' home opening debut in their new southern California home. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates breaks the record for the most receiving touchdowns by a tight end, surpassing Kansas City Chiefs' and Atlanta Falcons' future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez. Gates has the most receiving touchdowns of any player currently active in the NFL as of 2017. Los Angeles is the only team in the AFC West division that does not have a win.
      • Passing Leaders: MIA - Jay Cutler 24/33 for 230 yards and 1 touchdown. LAC - Philip Rivers 31/39 for 331 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Rushing Leaders: MIA - Jay Ajayi 28 rushes for 122 yards. LAC - Branden Oliver 3 rushes for 31 yards.
      • Receiving Leaders: MIA - DeVante Parker 4 catches for 85 yards. LAC - Keenan Allen 9 catches for 100 yards.
    • New York Jets (0-1) @ Oakland Raiders (1-0) - Final score 20-45
      • The Oakland Raiders open their first home game of the season with Raiders quarterback Derek Carr fanning 3 touchdowns to wide receiver Michael Crabtree in a decisive victory over the winless New York Jets. Jets quarterback Josh McCown throws 2 scoring touchdowns to wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.
      • Passing Leaders: NYJ - Josh McCown 17/25 for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns. OAK - Derek Carr 23/28 for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns.
      • Rushing Leaders: NYJ - Matt Forte 9 rushes for 53 yards. OAK - Jalen Richard 6 rushes for 58 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Receiving Leaders: NYJ - Jermaine Kearse 4 catches for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns. OAK - Michael Crabtree 6 catches for 80 yards and 3 touchdowns.
    • Dallas Cowboys (1-0) @ Denver Broncos (1-0) - Final score 17-42
      • Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian throws a career high 4 touchdowns as the Denver defense bottles up Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott in a rout.
      • Passing Leaders: DAL - Dak Prescott 30/50 for 238 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. DEN - Trevor Siemian 22/32 for 231 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.
      • Rushing Leaders: DAL - Dak Prescott 3 rushes for 24 yards. DEN - C.J. Anderson 25 rushes for 118 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Receiving Leaders: DAL - Jason Witten 10 catches for 97 yards and 1 touchdown. DEN - Demaryius Thomas 6 catches for 71 yards.
    • Washington Redskins (0-1) @ Los Angeles Rams (1-0) - Final score 27-20
      • Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins throws the game winning touchdown in the last two minutes as they cruise to a win over the Los Angeles Rams.
      • Passing Leaders: WSH - Kirk Cousins 18/27 for 179 yards and 1 touchdown. LAR - Jared Goff 15/25 for 224 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
      • Rushing Leaders: WSH - Rob Kelley 12 rushes for 78 yards. LAR - Todd Gurley 16 rushes for 88 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Receiving Leaders: WSH - Jordan Reed 6 catches for 48 yards. LAR - Gerald Everett 3 catches for 95 yards.
    • San Francisco 49ers (0-1) @ Seattle Seahawks (0-1) - Final score 9-12
      • The Seattle Seahawks outlast the Niners in a defensive heavy battle as Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson avoids two potential sacks to fire a touchdown to wide receiver Paul Richardson in the fourth quarter.
      • Passing Leaders: SF - Brian Hoyer 15/27 for 99 yards and 1 interception. SEA - Russell Wilson 23/39 for 198 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Rushing Leaders: SF - Carlos Hyde 15 rushes for 124 yards. SEA - Chris Carson 20 rushes for 93 yards.
      • Receiving Leaders: SF - Pierre Garcon 3 catches for 26 yards. SEA - Tyler Lockett 6 catches for 64 yards.
    • Green Bay Packers (1-0) @ Atlanta Falcons (1-0) - Final score 23-34 GoTW
      • The birds christened their new stadium with a dominating halftime lead in which the Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers were incapable of overcoming.
      • Passing Leaders: GB - Aaron Rodgers 33/50 for 343 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. ATL - Matt Ryan 19/28 for 252 yards and 1 touchdown.
      • Rushing Leaders: GB - Ty Montgomery 10 rushes for 35 yards and 1 touchdown. ATL - Devonta Freeman 19 rushes for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns.
      • Receiving Leaders: GB - DaVante Adams 8 catches for 99 yards and 1 touchdown. ATL - Julio Jones 5 catches for 108 yards.
    • Detroit Lions (1-0) @ New York Giants (0-1) - Final score 24-10
      • Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford engineers a win over the lost New York G-Men. Rookie Jamal Agnew begins the fourth quarter by extending Detroit's lead by an 88 yard punt return.
      • Passing Leaders: DET - Matthew Stafford 15/21 for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns. NYG - Eli Manning 22/32 for 239 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
      • Rushing Leaders: DET - Ameer Abdullah 17 rushes for 86 yards. NYG - Shane Vereen 6 rushes for 28 yards.
      • Receiving Leaders: DET - Eric Ebron 5 catches for 42 yards and 1 touchdown. NYG - Evan Engram 4 catches for 49 yards and 1 touchdown.
    Records for Week 2 Home vs Away
    • Home Team - 9 victories
    • Away Team - 7 victories
    Divisional Standings
    • AFC East
      • Buffalo Bills (1-1)
      • Miami Dolphins (1-0)
      • New England Patriots (1-1)
      • New York Jets (0-2)
    • AFC North
      • Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0)
      • Baltimore Ravens (2-0)
      • Cleveland Browns (0-2)
      • Cincinnati Bengals (0-2)
    • AFC South
      • Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1)
      • Tennessee Titans (1-1)
      • Houston Texans (1-1)
      • Indianapolis Colts (0-2)
    • AFC West
      • Denver Broncos (2-0)
      • Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)
      • Oakland Raiders (2-0)
      • Los Angeles Chargers (2-1)
    • NFC East
      • Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
      • Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
      • Washington Redskins (1-1)
      • New York Giants (0-2)
    • NFC North
      • Detroit Lions (2-0)
      • Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
      • Green Bay Packers (1-1)
      • Chicago Bears (0-2)
    • NFC South
      • Carolina Panthers (2-0)
      • Atlanta Falcons (2-0)
      • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)
      • New Orleans Saints (0-2)
    • NFC West
      • Los Angeles Rams (1-1)
      • Arizona Cardinals (1-1)
      • Seattle Seahawks (1-1)
      • San Francisco 49ers (0-2)
    • Season Leaders (Week 2)
      • Passing yards: 1st - Tom Brady (NE) 714 yards. 2nd - Aaron Rodgers (GB ) 654 yards. 3rd - Drew Brees (NO) 647 yards.
      • Passing touchdowns: 1st - Matthew Stafford (DET) and Trevor Siemian (DEN) T-6 touchdowns. 2nd - Alex Smith (KC) and Derek Carr (OAK) T-5 touchdowns. 3rd - Philip Rivers (LAC) Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) and Carson Wentz (PHI) T-4 touchdowns.
      • Rushing yards: 1st - Kareem Hunt (KC) 229 yards. 2nd - C.J. Anderson (DEN) 199 yards. 3rd - Dalvin Cook (MIN) 191 yards.
      • Rushing touchdowns: 1st - Mike Gillislee (NE) 4 touchdowns. 2nd - Devonta Freeman (ATL) and Kareem Hunt (KC) T-3 touchdowns. 3rd - Chris Thompson (WSH), Terrance West (BAL), Ty Montgomery (GB ), Todd Gurley (LAR) and Leonard Fournette (JAX) T-2 touchdowns.
      • Receiving yards: 1st - Antonio Brown (PIT) 244 yards. 2nd - Adam Thielen (MIN) 201 yards. 3rd - Zach Ertz (PHI) 190 yards.
      • Receiving touchdowns: 1st - Michael Crabtree (OAK) 3 touchdowns.
      • Quarterback Sacks: 1st - Calais Campbell (JAX) and Demarcus Lawrence (DAL) T-4 sacks.
      • Interceptions: 1st - Brandon Carr (BAL) and Ladarius Webb (BAL) T-2 interceptions.
    That's it for this week. My predictions will be on tomorrow sometime! See ya then!
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    Glad the Texans won. Surprised my prediction was accurate... o_O
     
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    Best of the best from Week 2 are here! Also, just in case you missed one, here's every TD from Week 2. Story of the week coming tomorrow!




     
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    All right! Week 3 is here everyone, which means that I will be offering a brief summary of what I think will occur during each game and the projected score. Others are free to add their own predictions as well! Without further ado:

    Los Angeles Rams (1-1) @ San Francisco 49ers (0-2) - Thursday Night Football
    • Rams are favored by 2.5
    • Brav's predicted score: 17-7 Rams victory
    Baltimore Ravens (2-0) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) - London
    • Ravens are favored by 3.5
    • Brav's predicted score: 21-10 Ravens victory
    Denver Broncos (2-0) @ Buffalo Bills (1-1)
    • Broncos are favored by 3
    • Brav's predicted score: 24-15 Broncos victory
    New Orleans Saints (0-2) @ Carolina Panthers (2-0)
    • Panthers are favored by 5.5
    • Brav's predicted score: 17-19 Panthers victory
    Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) @ Chicago Bears (0-2)
    • Steelers are favored by 7.5
    • Brav's predicted score: 30-13 Steelers victory
    Atlanta Falcons (2-0) @ Detroit Lions (2-0)
    • Falcons are favored by 3
    • Brav's predicted score: 24-20 Falcons victory
    Cleveland Browns (0-2) @ Indianapolis Colts (0-2)
    • Browns and favored by 1
    • Brav's predicted score: 16-20 Colts victory
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) @ Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
    • Even
    • Brav's predicted score: 13-20 Vikings victory
    Houston Texans (1-1) @ New England Patriots (1-1)
    • Patriots are favored by 13.5
    • Brav's predicted score: 16-28 Patriots victory
    Miami Dolphins (1-0) @ New York Jets (0-2)
    • Dolphins are favored by 6.5
    • Brav's projected score: 20-7 Dolphins victory
    New York Giants (1-1) @ Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
    • Eagles are favored by 6
    • Brav's predicted score: 17-26 Eagles victory
    Seattle Seahawks (1-1) @ Tennessee Titans (1-1)
    • Titans are favored by 2.5
    • Brav's predicted score: 10-24 Titans victory
    Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) @ Green Bay Packers (1-1)
    • Packers are favored by 9
    • Brav's predicted score: 6-33 Packers victory
    Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) @ Los Angeles Chargers (0-2)
    • Chiefs are favored by 3
    • Brav's predicted score: 26-14 Chiefs victory
    Oakland Raiders (2-0) @ Washington Redskins (1-1) - Sunday Night Football
    • Raiders are favored by 3
    • Brav's predicted score: 29-16 Raiders victory
    Dallas Cowboys (1-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (1-1) - Monday Night Football
    • Cowboys are favored by 3
    • Brav's predicted score: 20-21 Cardinals victory
     
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    The Raiders have continued to surprise this season - I can't remember the last time they did this well out of the gate, or were favoured by ANYONE. Used to be one of the worst teams in the league, esp. compared to the 49ers... I like it. XD

    The predictions look pretty spot-on. Cowboys v. Cardinals could really go either way, though being at a school in Texas makes me want to root for them. ^_^;;; Surprised at the Titans v. Seahawks prediction, though; why in favour of the Titans?
     
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    Honestly, I'm not surprised at what the Raiders are doing. It's been said for a couple seasons now that they were going to be a very serious threat soon. I'm a longtime Chiefs and 49ers fan (Born in SF and lived in Kansas City for 16 years) and it honestly scares me. After we dominated the AFC West last year, I think this season is going to be a big 3 way battle between them and Denver.
    As for my 49ers...T_T They make me want to go into a corner and cry.

    I agree that Cowboys and Cardinals could go either way. I think it will be a close game.

    Reason I chose the Titans over the Seahawks is that even though they have Russell, Jimmy Graham, Baldwin and their shutdown defense, I just don't trust their offensive line. He was running for his life several times when he faced Green Bay and San Francisco and I consider Tennessee's pass rush to be more dangerous than the Niners. Ultimately though, it'll really hang on how well Seattle's D can contain Mariota and all the different receiving threats he's got as well as Demarco Murray and Derrick Henry. SEA vs TEN will also be a neat one to watch.

    It's totally not because I have like 4 Titans on my fantasy team.
     
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    I'd heard that, but I tend to not take commentators very seriously (but then I don't take anyone news-related seriously because I expect corruption due to bribes/favours/etc.), y'know? And yeah, the 49ers make me want to cry too... love that red-and-gold motif, and Steve Young/Jerry Rice was legend.

    Ah, I getcha. I did notice that while watching the GB game... I'll definitely be looking forward to that match.

    Haha! I know what you mean; I've got Carolina's defense and kicker on mine.
     
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    Sorry for being late, but here's Week 3's Game of The Week!

    Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots (1:00 PM)

    The Preview & History:

    Today, we zone in on Gilette Stadium in Foxborough Massachusetts for today's Game of The Week. Both teams sit at 1 - 1, each collecting a win after stumbling out of the gate with losses at home. This Sunday, JJ Watt and the Houston Texans will square off with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, each hoping to pick up their second win of the season. Looking into previous playoff matchups, New England has easily dismantled Houston in both of their playoff matchups in the 2012-13 and 2016-17 NFL playoffs, winning both divisional round matchups against the Texans, winning by scores of 41 - 28 and 34 - 16 respectively. But it's a new season, and we'll see if the Texans can hand the Patriots their second shocking loss of this season.

    The Keys to Victory and Final Score:

    For Houston, defense will have to be the main key to winning this game. The spotlights will be on 4 time Pro Bowler and 4 time First-team All-Pro defensive lineman J.J. Watt, along with Pro Bowler and Second-team All-Pro linebacker Jadveon Clowney. The pair will have to put immense pressure on Tom Brady in order to shut down their passing game & forcing them to run, which might not be a good idea, as Houston has allowed only one rushing touchdown all season. For New England, Tom Brady will have to do what he does best; avoiding pressure and making use of his receiving options. Unfortunately, Brady's #1 option and the hero in this past Super Bowl, Julian Edelman, is out for the entire season, so it'll be up to wide receivers Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks, along with tight end Rob Gronkowski to produce the scoring for them. Overall, if Houston's defense can keep Brady off-balance throughout the game, this should be a rather low scoring game. However, if Brady and his receivers get in a rhythm and rack up yards early, it will be a long day for the Houston secondary.

    FINAL SCORE: Patriots 35 - Texans 20 OR Texans 21 - Patriots 10
     
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    Looking at all these upsets and near-upsets like O_O

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    I'm pissed off at that Lions-Falcons turnout. Horrible call by the refs, enough that I daresay there might be BS going on behind-the-scenes, if you know what I mean...
     
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