From postgame press conferences to next-day media availabilities, NFL players and coaches can’t escape the microphone.
Marcus Mariota was doing his best to keep Tennessee in the Houston game before he got hamstrung. But it’s clear the Titans’ defense is having familiar issues against good passing teams.
On one hand, their defense is Sacksonville, wreaking havoc against the pass on all levels. On the other, they’re getting gashed by simple runs for monster gains. They can’t let that happen because it disrupts the complementary plan that includes a lot of Leonard Fournette.
The Giants are the best winless team in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean much in relation to their expectations. Odell Beckham Jr. is a convenient target for criticism, but he isn’t the right one — that would be the defense.
Their status as NFL nomads has led to zero wins no matter what they’ve done on both sides of the ball in mostly close games. Don’t be surprised if everything suddenly comes together for the Chargers with road warrior Philip Rivers.
Will there be a change from Brian Hoyer soon? That’s the decision facing Kyle Shanahan if they keep losing close games and sliding into a free-fall.
DeShone Kizer is getting overwhelmed because he’s getting very little help. The defense, meanwhile, will get Myles Garrett back to give it a lot more help.