Saad, Kane, Toews lead Blackhawks past Blue Jackets

The Blackhawks and their marquee players are starting the season in high gear. Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and assist to lead Chicago over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Saturday night. Richard Panik also scored and Jan Rutta got his first NHL goal as the Blackhawks followed up …

Lions’ Eric Ebron, Giants’ Landon Collins beefing on Twitter; internet joins the fun

The beef between Lions tight end Eric Ebron and Giants safety Landon Collins has become better than Monday night’s Lions-Giants game. Ebron got it rolling when he called Collins a “punk” for laying a lick on him. To be fair, Ebron also said Collins played a “good game.” Ebron finished with five catches for 42 …

Marvin Lewis backs QB Andy Dalton despite historically bad start from Bengals offense

Bengals fans were not happy Thursday night. They were booing their own team repeatedly in a 13-9 home loss to the Texans and for good reason. The Bengals have now gone eight full quarters to start the season without scoring a touchdown at Paul Brown Stadium. They are the first team without a TD in …

Falcons prove NFC Championship blowout of Packers was no fluke

Green Bay cut their starting cornerback from last year’s team that gave up 180 receiving yards to Julio Jones in the NFC Championship game. It made no difference Sunday night. Atlanta dominated the Packers from start to finish on Sunday Night Football, handing them a 34-23 defeat in the Falcons’ first ever game at Mercedes-Benz …

Patriots’ loss of Julian Edelman is more impactful than you think

To the analysts who said Julian Edelman’s season-ending knee injury was not a big deal, and that the Patriots would easily adjust, I repeat what I said at the time: not so fast. For proof, I give you New England’s season-opening loss to Kansas City. Tom Brady entered the 2017 season with a 63.7 percent …

Don’t be alarmed by Josh Allen being our sixth quarterback.

NFL teams are excited about his potential, but that doesn’t mean they’re sold. He’s a far less of a prospect than Patrick Mahomes was a year ago. Also, learn about Western Kentucky’s Mike White; he is this year’s surprise first-round quarterback. The battle between Saquon Barkley and Derrius Guice will be a fun debate all …

The Giants scored three points without Odell Beckham Jr. in their season-opening loss to the Cowboys.

Sound the horn. Sam Bradford, Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen all came through as expected against that Saints D at home, indoors. Bltizburgh on a short week is a totally different story. Marcus Mariota made a few plays, but what happened to the running game and finishing drives? The Titans also need their …

Texans already in panic mode ahead of Week 2 clash with Bengals?

There are precious few Week 1 concerns so pressing that a team would consider its season a catastrophe should they manifest themslves. However, the Houston Texans’ construction of their offensive line has laid bare issues at quarterback and put the viability of their season at risk. Jets: WR Jeremy Kerley will have to wait to …

Week 1 NFL gambling recap: ATS winners from every game

Buffalo running back Mike Tolbert scored on a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, and the Bills’ defense shut down the Jets, forcing two turnovers and holding New York to just 214 total yards. Savvy Jets Cheap Goalie Jerseys bettors mighthave been able to salvage a push or win if they were lucky …

Tony Romo needs to anticipate the dangers of being a know-it-all

Tony Romo was sensational in his broadcast debut for CBS Sports on Sunday, calling out plays in the Raiders-Titans game before they happened and demonstrating a nice on-air chemistry with play-by-play partner Jim Nantz. But the clairvoyance that made the rookie NFL broadcaster sound so impressive could also cause him, and CBS, problems down the …