The Redskins are vulnerable to good power running teams. Kirk Cousins isn’t very good when facing good pass defenses. All that works out nicely for the Saints, as Drew Breesput on his game manager helmet for a second week and facilitate a lot more fun.
Jake Elliott, K, Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles announced during the second quarter that placekicker Elliott was being evaluated for a head injury. The team subsequently indicated that Elliott would be out for the remainder of the game.
Marcus Mariota isn’t lighting things up, but he’s playing better than you think. He made the necessary plays against the Ravens’ defense, and keep in mind the Titans are not running as will as they did in many games last season.
Damarious Randall, CB, Green Bay Packers: Randall landed on his head after he gave up a touchdown to Mike Wallace early in the third quarter. He received medical attention on the field before making his way up the tunnel to the Packers’ locker room. Randall returned to the game later in the third quarter.
Rodgers-Cromartie defends coaches: The Giants’ embarrassing loss will apply further pressure on coach Ben McAdoo, but cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie believes only the players are to blame for their 1-7 start. He said: “You can’t put that on the coaches. Not the way we’re playing. That’s the defense. Ask any of us, we’ve blown coverages, people wide open, you can’t fire no coach for that. Fire a player, or something’s got to give.”
Peterson in ‘unbelievable shape’: Carrying the ball 37 times is virtually unheard of for a 32-year-old running back. But Adrian Peterson did just that, racking up 159 yards in the Cardinals’ win over the 49ers.