MIKE TANIER'S NFL WEEK 2 RECAP

Mike Tanier’s NFL Week 2 Recap tackles the biggest stories from Sunday’s action. This week, he talks about Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings’ problem at the quarterback position, how the Atlanta Falcons are an absolute disgrace, the injury replacements we saw this week, what 2-0 teams are pretenders and contenders, and much more.

NFL Week 2: The Atlanta Falcons are an absolute disgrace

What’s worse than blowing a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl? The Atlanta Falcons provided the answer to a question no one had the...
After Week 2, we know enough now to speculate about “what’s next” for the 49ers and some of the NFL’s other injury-riddled teams.

What’s next for the 49ers and other injury-riddled teams?

It was a rough week in the NFL for injuries: Edge rusher Nick Bosa, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, running back Raheem Mostert, defensive tackle Solomon Thomas … and that just covers the poor San Francisco 49ers. Giants running back Saquon...
NFL pretenders and contenders among the 2-0 teams

NFL pretenders and contenders among the 2-0 teams

It wouldn’t be Week 2 of an NFL season without a segment asking which 2-0 teams are “for real." And far be it for NFL Recap to break from tradition! Sure, we think the Baltimore Ravens are legit and...
NFL Week 2 Studs 'n' Duds: Stefon Diggs, Falcons and more

NFL Week 2 Studs ‘n’ Duds: Stefon Diggs, Falcons and more

Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs, Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee, and the Green Bay Packers offensive line came up big. The Atlanta Falcons hands team and New York Jets offensive line came up small. The Week 2 edition...
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Seattle Seahawks: The Russell Wilson MVP train starts rolling

As you probably know, Russell Wilson has never received a single NFL MVP vote, let alone come close to winning the award. And yes, NFL Recap agrees: that's an utter travesty. But now that Wilson has started the 2020...
NFL Week 2 Recap: The Russell Wilson MVP train starts rolling

NFL Week 2 Recap: The Russell Wilson MVP train starts rolling

My NFL Week 2 Recap takes a look at the biggest stories as a result of Sunday's games from around the National Football League. And with Russell Wilson putting on a spectacular performance on Sunday Night Football against the...
NFL Week 1 Recap: Joe Burrow leaves us wanting more in his Bengals debut

NFL Week 1 Recap: Joe Burrow leaves us wanting more in his Bengals debut

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow would have gotten mixed reviews for his NFL debut if he got many reviews at all. Admit it: Unless you are a diehard Bengals or Los Angeles Chargers fan, you watched Tom Brady...
NFL Recap: Chase Young, Adam Gase headline Week 1 Studs 'n' Duds

Week 1 NFL Recap: Chase Young, Adam Gase headline Week 1 Studs ‘n’ Duds

The Washington Football Team delivered an upset with the help of rookie edge rusher Chase Young. The Jets delivered a familiar-smelling bag of flaming you-know-what thanks to head coach Adam Gase. NFL Recap's Week 1 edition of Studs 'n'...
Week 1 NFL Recap Angry Aaron Rodgers is scary Aaron Rodgers

Week 1 NFL Recap: Angry Aaron Rodgers is scary Aaron Rodgers

It's easy to tell when Aaron Rodgers is angry. He's awake! And listening to a coach telling him what to do! And doing just about anything in the world except delivering a teardrop bomb to Davante Adams or, perhaps,...
Week 1 NFL Recap: Sunday was a big day for big-money running backs

Week 1 NFL Recap: Sunday was a big day for big-money running backs

Running backs may not matter, but they still get paid like they do. Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints and Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings each agreed to big-money extensions on Saturday, capping an offseason in which...
Week 1 NFL Recap: Brady's struggles highlight a rough day of QB debuts

Week 1 NFL Recap: Brady’s struggles highlight a rough day of QB debuts

Cam Newton is running again. Philip Rivers is starting strong but fading late again. And Tom Brady looked more like Old Man Brady than the Brady of old. Lots of old quarterbacks produced surprisingly familiar results in new places...
NFL Recap: The Bears are stuck with Doctor Jekyll and Mitch Trubisky

Week 1 NFL Recap: Bears are stuck with Doctor Jekyll and Mitch Trubisky

The NFL Recap team was ready to pull our Nick Foles jerseys from the closet and declare the Mitch Trubisky era in Chicago deader than smoked brisket after Trubisky completed just 8-of-20 passes at halftime, and the Detroit Lions...

NFL RECAP ARCHIVES

Week 1 NFL Recap: Look out for Lamar Jackson’s new weapons

A 275 yard, three-touchdown afternoon for Lamar Jackson is hardly news and might not merit an NFL Recap all to itself. It’s just a typical...

Falcons and Lions top the 2020 list of NFC playoff sleepers

If you are looking for an NFC playoff sleeper, the Atlanta Falcons are a fine choice. If you are looking for an NFC playoff...

Jimmy Garoppolo and 49ers run the risk of sliding to the back of the pack

Brilliant coaching. Stout defense. A rugged-yet-creative running game. Adequate quarterbacking. It’s the perfect formula for almost winning a Super Bowl. And that’s precisely what...

Same-old Seahawks counting on Russell Wilson to carry them

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have been stuck in a rut of arch-conservative play-calling, unreliable-to-downright-terrible offensive line play, and diminishing returns on defense since...

The Vikings are (somehow) serious about rebuilding around Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins’ team has become the Kirk Cousins of teams. Like their quarterback, the Minnesota Vikings have a high-performance floor but a low ceiling;...

Fixing the WR corps might not have been enough for the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles reached the playoffs with a bunch of Lincoln Financial Field tailgaters playing wide receiver and running back for most of last...

The 2020 Cowboys can reach the Super Bowl if they stay out of their own way

The Dak Prescott-Jerry Jones contract impasse dominated the offseason Dallas headlines, but it turned out to be irrelevant. Prescott is back (as expected) and...

PFN'S FANTASY ANALYSIS

Will Devonta Freeman be fantasy relevant in the Giants offense?

Thanks to a season-ending injury to starting RB Saquon Barkley, free agent Devonta Freeman has finally found his new home with the New York...

Can Noah Fant continue being a top tight end in fantasy football?

After having a highly encouraging yet inconsistent rookie season, Noah Fant came into 2020 with added competition for targets with the "new look" Denver...

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets, Week 3: How do I adjust to injuries?

The Week 3 Waiver Wire in fantasy football is going to be extremely active after an NFL weekend that saw way too many injuries...

How does Parris Campbell’s injury impact other Colts wide receivers?

After starting slot wide receiver Parris Campbell was lost to injury on the second play of the game, Indianapolis Colts wide receivers T.Y. Hilton,...

Barkley’s Replacements for Fantasy: Dion Lewis or Wayne Gallman?

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is officially out for the year with an ACL injury. These kinds of knee injuries are terrible...

Is Mike Davis fantasy relevant following McCaffrey’s injury?

Brutal. That is the only word that comes to mind when reflecting on Week 2 and the number of team-altering injuries we saw. It...

NFL BETTING

NFL Betting Lines: Who should I bet on in Week 3?

What a week it was in the NFL, and what a rebound it was for the betting team. After a 2-3 Week 1, we...

NFL Bets: PFN’s top picks to win money in Week 3

At Pro Football Network, we believe in a betting process that involves transparency and informed by film study, analytics, and understanding of the betting...

NFL Week 3 Early Best Bets: Spreads and totals that we like

Pro Football Network's betting team continues to provide value and winners with their NFL best bets. Week 3 should be no different as we...

Moneyline & Wine Digital Show: The latest NFL betting and fantasy news

Latest Episode: NFL Betting and Fantasy news/analysis heading into Week 2 of the 2020 NFL Season This week on Moneyline & Wine, the crew recaps...

NFL Betting: Prop bets for Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season

After a reasonably successful first week (+2.8 units) in the prop bet market, we are back with our plays for Week 2 of the...

NFL DFS: Week 2 Cash game and GPP picks

Week 1 of the NFL season was packed with excitement, and the Week 2 NFL DFS slate looks to be even better. A strenuous...

2021 NFL DRAFT

College Football, Week 3: Best players of the weekend

The third week of the 2020 college football season was headlined by a showdown between the 18th-ranked Louisville Cardinals and the 17th-ranked Miami Hurricanes....

Updated 2021 NFL Draft Order and Tiebreaking Procedures

It's never too early to look ahead to the NFL Draft to be held in Cleveland in late April. With the NFL season underway,...

NFL Draft Stock Report: Pauline’s Week 3 Risers and Sliders

The final abbreviated weekend schedule in college football before the SEC kicks off saw several outstanding performances from defensive players back from injury. We...

Cummings’ 3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

The NFL Draft is one of the few offseason events that remains a hot topic 12 months, 52 weeks, and 365 days a year....

College Football Top 25 Rankings: Week 3

With the return of Big Ten football, we get a more diverse and overall talented college football top 25 ranking for Week 3. The...

Sources: One Pac-12 program is telling players that they will be playing football

There are reasons for optimism when it comes to the possibility of having a Pac-12 season in 2020. There are still some hurdles to...

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