– Sunday Previews –
- San Diego starters expected to play into the 3rd quarter. Niners starters, who have not done well in exhibition games, will go that long too…RBs Ryan Mathews-Donald Brown will split early workload with Danny Whitehead-Brandon Oliver next group in…Big game for backup OTs Mike Harris-Willie Smith to see who solidifies swing tackle job….Young Chargers DBs-Stevie Williams-Marcus Cromartie need to show something also….Interesting to see who starts at CB-Brandon Flowers or Jason Verrett and if Flowers shifts inside to defend as a ‘slot’ CB in 2nd-3rd down plays…Risky decision coming too, do Chargers play DE-Corey Liuget alot considering he has had foot problems….Interesting battle at LB-Thomas Keiser-Tourek Williams….Appears as if RB-Marion Grice and WR-Tavin Reese headed to cut list and developmental squad… Quote of the day from Nick Hardwick on slippery sod problems at 49ers new stadium…”Pour some asphalt down-we’ll play on that”.
- How will Cardinals holdup in defensive front with Darnell Docket now gone for year with season ending knee injury is big question….Bengals QB-Andy Dalton will challenge rebuilt Cardinals secondary led by Antonio Cromartie.
– Saturday Night Scoreboard –
- St. Louis wins gave but suffers frightening injuries…QB-Sam Bradford, coming off left knee surgery that wrecked last season, took two hits on the knee, and limped off field…MRI today-but they believe he has knee bruise-not structural damage….Rams lose 5-veteran players in game ot injuries including OG-Roger Saffold and CB-Trumaine Johnson with knee injuries-Johnson’s could be season ending….On field-Rams outgain Browns (492-197)…Cleveland did not complete on defense…QBs-Brian Hoyer-Johnny Manziel another poor night…Hoyer (84Y-P)….Manziel (105P-2QBX).
- QB-Peyton Manning plays till 4th quarter (21-27-243P) in dominant game…WR-Emmanuel Sanders (29-65TDs)…Texans rookie QB-Tom Savage-Rutgers-came off bench to throw TD (:59) left in game-then threw 2Point-conversion for win…Houston RB-Arian Foster did not play…WR-Andre Johnson (3R-18Y) in limited cameo role…lst pick in draft Jadeveon Clowney does not play after head injury in workouts during week…Manning was hit with taunting penalty for trash talking a Houston DB who had been mouthy the entire game..
Tampa Bay-W-Buffalo (27-14)
- Bucs DT-Clint McDonald scores on 17Y-Fumble Recovery-TD…QB-Josh McCown (112P)….QB-EJ Manuel (198P)…Bills played poorly allowing 5QBX-3-turnovers-12-Penalties.
- Awful night for Cowboys QB-Tony Romo-took 3QBX…only 87P…Dallas defense horrible-gave up (663Y) on field for 96-snaps…QB-Matt Moore (173P-2TD) for Dolphins.
- Falcons lost 17-3 lead in game…QBs-Jake Locker-Zack Mettenberger combine for (336P) for Titans…RB-Bishop Sankey (44R)…Falcons QB-Matt Ryan (224P).
- Ravens QB-Joe Flacco (180P-TD)…Miserable night for Redskins QB-RG3 in new offense (5-8) 20P-looked awful in the pocket-no rhythm…Redskins had just (208P).
New Orleans-W-Indy (23-17)
- Drew Brees throws (128P-2TD)……Saints defense 3-takeaways-3QBX….Andrew Luck (103P-TD-Int)…RB-Dan Herron (68R).
Minnesota-W-Kansas City (30-12)
- Vikings QBs-Matt Cassel (152P-TD)…Teddy Bridgewater (2TDs) in impressive show….Vikings defense 5QBX-3-takeaways…..Chiefs QB-Alex Smith (140P-2Int)…Chiefs no run game without Jamal Charles.