Quick Hits: Burrow Cool Vs. Ravens Blitz; Mixon No Passing Fancy; Geno Limited; Boyd Emerges With NFL Leaders at WR; League's Top KRs Meet In Baltimore
So they already know the empty set is red meat for the Ravens blitz, although they're ranked an uncharacteristic 26th against the pass and 17th overall. Still, how do they balance it because the Ravens are blitzing no matter what, especially with Pro Bowl corners Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters?
Joe Mixon Named The FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for Week 4
Mixon ran 25 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns while also catching six passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in a 33-25 victory. This is Joe Mixon's first FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award.
Podcast: Bengals Injury Updates, Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow, plus the Ravens' Strengths and Weaknesses
CINCINNATI — Jake Liscow and I discuss the latest Bengals injury news, plus we talk about Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow and take a look at the Ravens' strengths and weaknesses.
Bengals' Joe Burrow admits the Eagles taught him an important rookie lesson
Bengals No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow has had a pretty impressive start to his NFL career, throwing at least 300 yards in each of his first four starts, throwing six touchdowns to just two interceptions so far, and notching his first career win as a starter in Week 4.
Carson Palmer offers big praise for Joe Burrow, slips in shot at Browns
And Palmer also addressed a bit of an elephant in the room by lofting out some praise for the fans in Cincinnati, hinting he thinks Burrow is the sort of guy to make special things happen for the city.
Ravens news: Lamar Jackson on facing Joe Burrow, Bengals in Week 5
Though Jackson has been enjoying his reign as the league’s reigning MVP, the Bengals’ rookie has been turning heads with his impressive start – including Jackson himself. The Raven’s signal-caller had choice words for the reigning Heisman Trophy winner ahead of their Week 5 match-up.
Carson Palmer Impressed With Joe Burrow, Wants Bengals to Succeed
"He's playing at a much higher level than I can remember a rookie playing," Palmer told Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. "I enjoy watching him play. He's been spectacular … I had high expectations for him like everybody has and through four weeks I think he's exceeded those expectations and played better than anyone had hoped."
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NFL Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 5: Running backs
You have lineup questions. We have answers. At least we hope. Start 'Em & Sit 'Em has helped fantasy managers for years make those pressing lineup decisions. And you know what is a good decision? Starting Patrick Mahomes. But that's too obvious, so you won't see that here. Instead here are some of the most-pressing questions. And, if you can't find a player you are looking for, please check out latest NFL Fantasy lineup rankings right here.
Patrick Mahomes, other players react to latest COVID-19 developments in NFL
Patrick Mahomes told reporters Wednesday that his embrace with Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore following Monday's game was "a little bit of a mental lapse" on his part and he was just trying to show sportsmanship after the win.
Super Bowl contenders or pretenders? Classifying NFL's eight division leaders
Now, it's always fair to question the importance of league standings after just four weeks of action. Conclusive takes in early October often look foolish by late December. That said, given the unprecedented nature of this COVID-19-impacted campaign, it's worth exploring this unique season on its own terms.
J.J. Watt has no 'ill will' toward fired Bill O'Brien
Watt's coach, with whom he reportedly feuded in their final weeks together, was terminated this week, bringing about what Watt called "a fresh start." With Bill O'Brien now out, the star Texans defensive end sees a great opportunity ahead for his team that extends beyond the field.