Baltimore Flips the Script and Beats Kansas City

For three consecutive years, the schedule put Kansas City towards Baltimore, a matchup broadcasters salivated over due to the groups’ explosive younger quarterbacks. Three occasions, the Ravens misplaced, and final season quarterback Lamar Jackson referred to as Kansas City “our Kryptonite.” On Sunday evening, that sample ended. On fourth-and-one with…

Are the Jets and Giants Watchable Yet?

This season, we’ve enlisted two consultants — one aware of the ins and outs of New York’s soccer groups, the different a nationally targeted soccer analyst — to reply an important query as a service to readers: Are these groups good but? Giants The Giants misplaced Thursday evening’s recreation in…

What We Learned From Week 2 of the N.F.L. Season

There have been no shirtless photos from Barbados of Bill Belichick gracing your timelines this low season. Belichick, the New England Patriots’ coach, was far too busy. As a drunken Tom Brady chucked the Vince Lombardi Trophy boat to boat in Tampa, Belichick, the N.F.L.’s Voldemort, plotted his vengeful return.…

Bills Cruise in Rout of Dolpins

Every beginning quarterback in the A.F.C. East was chosen in the highest half of the primary spherical throughout the final 4 N.F.L. drafts, infusing a bonanza of dynamic younger expertise right into a division that could possibly be — emphasis on might — sneaky aggressive this season. For now, although,…

Carl Nassib Made History, but Also a Big Play

One of essentially the most vital cultural milestones within the latest historical past of North American sports activities occurred with about as a lot pomp and circumstance as a shrug of the shoulders. No brazenly homosexual participant had ever competed in a regular-season sport within the N.F.L.’s 102-year historical past…

Washington Beats Giants on Last-Second Field Goal

The Giants moved the ball sharply, at occasions impressively. Then they settled for a discipline purpose. Repeat. On a stable night time for Daniel Jones — 22 for 32 for 249 yards passing, and 95 yards speeding — the Giants couldn’t convert when it actually mattered on Thursday night time…

NFL Week 2 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Last-second subject targets. Teams flooding the subject for congratulatory hugs earlier than the sport formally ended. Nine underdogs upsetting their opponents. The first week of the N.F.L. season gave followers sufficient drama to make up for the seven months of low season inactivity. It can be arduous to re-create that…

The N.F.L.’s New Play: Embrace Betting Ads, Watch the Money Pour In

Betting has lengthy been part of the National Football League’s DNA. Two of its founding fathers, Art Rooney and Tim Mara, had been gamblers. Rooney bankrolled the early years of the Pittsburgh Steelers with a small fortune he received at Saratoga Race Course. Mara, his shut buddy, was a bookmaker…

NFL Bull Market Benefits T.J. Watt and Other Pass Rushers

If an N.F.L. staff doesn’t possess a quarterback of Tom Brady’s or Patrick Mahomes’s caliber, among the finest methods to stay aggressive is to load up on go rushers so its protection can sack opponents into submission. On the opposite hand, if a staff is lucky sufficient to make use…