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  • Scott Kacsmar (Football Outsiders) Clutch Encounters: KC-NE.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) Refocused: Kansas City Chiefs 42, New England Patriots 27.
  • Peter King (SI) How America really feels about the New England Patriots. [Pre-Thursday night's game]
  • Andrew Beaton (Wall St. Journal) The Patriots are finished (Yeah, right.)
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Even established quarterbacks are struggling in Week 1.
  • Peter King (SI) Monday Morning QB: NFL season begins with eyes on Florida and Hurricane Irma.
  • Gary Gramling (SI) The Sunday FreakOut: Rodgers' mastery, Good things for Goff, Texans hit the panic button, Carr MVP talk - for real this time.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest: Great defenses, indefensible quarterbacks.
  • Jacob Feldman (SI) The Morning Huddle: Time to worry?
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Matthew Stafford was money, and more Week One observations.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Sorting the Sunday Pile: L.A. Rams legit, Sacksonville and more to know in Week 1.
  • Adam Kilgore (Washington Post) Week 1 showed the NFL preseason is broken, and there may not be a solution.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) NFL Week 1 Grades: Raiders get an 'A' for unusual win, Bengals a 'D' for Dalton.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Week 1 Winners and Losers: The Seahawks have a big offensive problem.
  • Around the NFL ( What we learned from Sunday's season openers.
  • Around the NFL ( Week 1 Injuries: Danny Woodhead suffers hamstring injury.
  • Mike Triplett (ESPN) Drew Brees 'chugging along' without Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead.
  • Jeff Duncan (Times-Picayune) NFL picks vs. spread, Week 1: Patriots on wrong side of history after loss.
  • Des Bieler (Washington Post) NFL Mexico apologizes for tweet linking earthquake with Chiefs’ win over Patriots.
  • Video (ESPN) Rex Ryan offers his "Rexplanation" of Bill Belichick's postgame message. (1.03 min. video)
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Mike Pereira wants to reveal NFL's 'undercover' officiating program. /Highly disturbing.
  • Josh Katzenstein (Times-Picayune) Saints coach Sean Payton appointed to NFL Competition Committee.
  • Richard Deitsch (SI) Media Circus: 32 Thoughts on the opening weekend of the NFL.
  • Richard Deitsch (SI) Talking football with Beth Mowins, the first woman in 30 years to broadcast an NFL game.
  • Alex Putterman (Awful Announcing) NFL opening-night ratings worst in years, but Hurricane Irma could be partially to blame.
  • Les Carpenter (The Guardian) The NFL's LA teams could bring empty stadium porn to a whole new level.


  • Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) Why Jerry Jones has every right to rip Roger Goodell over Ezekiel Elliott's case.
  • Staff (Dallas News) From May 2015: Jerry Jones says one of Roger Goodell’s best qualities is ‘fairness’ after ‘Deflategate’ ruling. /Just thought I’d throw this in here.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Elliott ruling points to “varying” nature of Lisa Friel’s testimony.
  • Mark Maske (Washington Post) NFL won’t put Ezekiel Elliott on commissioner’s exempt list; considers appeal of injunction ruling.
  • Jeanna Thomas (SB Nation) NFL issues new 6-game suspension to former Giants kicker Josh Brown.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) League will let teams decide whether to mimic Browns’ pre-anthem video.
  • Michael McCann (SI) If Michael Bennett sued the Las Vegas Police Department, here's what the lawsuit might look like from both sides.