In the midst of a dramatic start to the college football season, unexpected teams have risen to the fore in a muddled chase for the College Football Playoff. That includes long-shot candidate Cincinnati, which looks to make a case at Indiana this week.
The Chiefs can't really clinch the AFC with a win over the Ravens, but it sure feels like they can. Plus, the Titans' abandonment of play-action causes an existential crisis, the Cowboys risk early self-destruction, and the Bears risk final Bengalsization in the Week 2 Game Previews!
The Kansas City Chiefs made a big trade for Orlando Brown Jr. this offseason, giving up a first-rounder and other picks in the process. Brown's first game in a Kansas City uniform was a disappointment, but Ben Muth sees hope for better days ahead. PLUS: Andy Reid with the play call of the year.
This week: an ex-quarterback evaluates his replacement; the Raiders look back at a crazy win; sometimes it be like that for Patrick Mahomes; the Cardinals have bad physiques and haircuts; Nick Saban gets cranky(er); and Jason Kelce channels Guy Fieri.
With a shootout likely in L.A., Scott Spratt recommends starting the Chargers' quarterback and wideouts in fantasy this week—as well as their opponents, Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb.
The Houston Texans are alone in first place in the AFC South. Derrik Klassen shows how offensive coordinator Tim Kelly used pistol formations to get the most out of Tyrod Taylor's athletic ability, while mixing up calls and tendencies to keep the Jaguars defense off-balance.
Jameis Winston and Kyler Murray played very well in Week 1, but Mike Tanier explains that they also benefited from some very common statistical distortions. Also, discover a statistic that Kirk Cousins dominates, find out how to stay awake for Giants-Washington on Thursday night, and a punter kicks off Walkthrough's five players to watch in Week 2.
Iowa defensive back Riley Moss already has a pair of pick-sixes this season for a Hawkeyes team that has scored three touchdowns on defense but only four on offense. Brian Fremeau looks back at the history of similar teams and finds that Iowa's offense will need to step up if they are going to win the Big Ten.
Aaron Rodgers' worst-ever day highlights the results from the first week of Loser League. Was it the worst day ever from a star passer? Plus, we announce our highly surprising Week 1 winner and make picks for the biggest losers of Week 2.