There are many reasons why the Los Angeles Rams were beaten by the lowly New York Jets, but few were more damaging than the performance of their quarterback.
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Why has Josh Jacobs been struggling lately? Derrik Klassen finds that the Raiders -- from interior linemen such as center Rodney Hudson out to the tight ends -- are suddenly failing to win their blocks.
Monday night's loss to Washington showed that Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers have some serious flaws -- and how Ron Rivera's improving defense was perfectly built to exploit them.
There's a lot that goes into Tennessee's offensive success. That includes powerful linemen such as Nate Davis and Ben Jones, as well as talented players who can throw, catch, or run with the football. It also includes the game plan of offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, who has put all the pieces of the puzzle together. Derrik Klassen explains.
At Clemson, the Tigers liked to use their multipurpose defensive weapon as a run-stuffer, a pass-rusher, and in coverage. In Arizona, the Cardinals have been doing the same thing. Derrik Klassen shows where Simmons' versatility has shined, and where he has shown room for improvement.
At one point this season, New England looked dead in the water, but after a close loss to the Bills and wins over the Jets and Ravens, they're threatening to re-enter the playoff picture. Derrik Klassen shows how Josh McDaniels is building off an effective rushing attack to scheme Jakobi Meyers and New England's other receivers open for Cam Newton.
The Miami Dolphins are now 2-0 since putting their rookie quarterback into the starting lineup. Derrik Klassen looks back at those games and how Tagovailoa is performing in the infancy of his career.
Philip Rivers has been an effective passer in Indianapolis even though none of his wide receivers has been playing well. Derrik Klassen shows how Rivers has used the receiving talents of Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, and Jordan Wilkins to exploit mismatches in opposing defenses.
Yes, Tom Brady is having a fine season. But Devin White and the other players in the Buccaneers' defensive front deserve credit for Tampa Bay's hot start too.
The Browns have the head coach, fantasy-position talent, and pass protection needed to be a dangerous offense. But their quarterback is holding them back.