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Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

Rich Schultz

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Patriots Linebacker Jerod Mayo Out for the Year with a "Bad" Leg Injury - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots will be without their defensive leader for the second consecutive season.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

New York Jets Sign Cornerback Josh Thomas - Gang Green Nation
With the news that Dee Milliner is done for the Season, the Jets have made a move to sign former Seahawk Josh Thomas.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Mike Williams, agent ask Buffalo Bills to seek trade - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills wide receiver Mike Williams has asked his hometown team to trade him, just six games into his career in Buffalo.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Ravens offense flying high, defense still sharp - Baltimore Beatdown
The Ravens offense scored 40+ points for the first time since 2012 and the defense tormented Mike Glennon all day.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers Fantasy Football: Le'Veon Bell second in yards from scrimmage, Antonio Brown fifth - Behind the Steel Curtain
Yards aren't the issue in Pittsburgh, it's points. The lack of red zone efficiency is holding back two potential Fantasy monsters in Pittsburgh through six weeks of the NFL season.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

League looking into Greg Olsen's claims against Vontaze Burfict - Cincy Jungle
Everyone involved in Burfict-gate during Sunday's 37-37 tie between the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers have responded. Except for Burfict.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Alex Mack Likely Out for the Season - Dawgs By Nature
Browns center Alex Mack is out for the season, according to multiple reports and the latest test results.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

10 Out Of 10 Scientists Agree J.J. Watt Is Good At Football - Battle Red Blog
This graphic, courtesy of Advanced Football Analytics, is simply astounding. See exactly how fantastic J.J. Watt's 2014 season has been so far.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Taylor Lewan had a really nice game - Music City Miracles
The Titans rookie first round pick filled in well for Michael Roos against the Jaguars.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Pro Football Focus gives Blake Bortles his first positive grade of the season - Big Cat Country
Through his first three games, Pro Football Focus graded Bortles as one of the worst quarterbacks in the league. This week against the Titans, he finally finished in the green.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Onside Kicks Are Helping the Colts Set the Tone in Games - Stampede Blue
This year, Chuck Pagano and the Colts have been using surprise onside kicks to set the tone of a game, and so far it has worked.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Danny Trevathan's injury is different this time - Mile High Report
Same leg. Different spot. 3-6 weeks.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Bolts & Dolts: Malcom Floyd is a football-catching robot sent back from the future - Bolts From The Blue
Looking through the box score of the San Diego Chargers 31-28 win over the Oakland Raiders to find players the performed above or below expectations.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Khalil Mack rated top run stopping linebacker in NFL - Silver And Black Pride
With each game that goes by, Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack's star continues to rise. Five games into the season, Mack is rated by Pro Football Focus as the top run stopping linebacker in...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Reminder: Chiefs' Andy Reid has a great record after the bye week - Arrowhead Pride
Andy Reid is 13-2 after the bye week in his career.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Victor Cruz undergoes surgery on torn patellar tendon - Big Blue View
Giants term the surgery 'successful.'

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Darren Sproles Injury: Eagles running back out for 2 to 3 weeks with MCL sprain - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles may be without Darren Sproles for a few weeks.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Gavin Escobar: Unsung Hero On A Critical Series For Dallas - Blogging The Boys
Not known for his abilities as a blocker, Gavin Escobar shows the effort he has been putting in to improve his technique during DeMarco Murray's critical touchdown run.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Rashad Ross Returning to the Redskins? - Hogs Haven
WR/KR Rashad Ross tweets that he is coming back to Washington.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Reports Suggest Sam Shields and Tramon Williams Avoided Major Injury - Acme Packing Company
It's still very early, but reports out of the Packers locker room suggest that both of the injured starting corners should be able to return sometime this season.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

The Lions are finally a defensive team and I love it - Pride Of Detroit
How the Detroit Lions' change in identity to defense has made them a better and more likable team.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Bears Vs Falcons: Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron
We're going over our notes from yesterday's victory against the Falcons.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

When The Bacon Is The Issue, You've Got Issues - Daily Norseman
Wait...what?!?!?!

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

2014 Saints Season Has Been "Inadequate" - Canal Street Chronicles
How would you describe the 2014 Saints season so far if you only had one word?

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Mike Smith: "Nothing is off the table" to fix Atlanta's defense - The Falcoholic
Mike Smith did talk about things like resiliency in his post-game press conference, but he also was pretty transparently dissatisfied with the lack of defensive improvement so far this season.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Vontaze Burfict tried to injure Panthers players and should be suspended - Cat Scratch Reader
The Bengals linebacker did his best to injure members of the Panthers, and there's no excuse for it.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

The Continual Reassessment of Mike Glennon - Bucs Nation
Mike Glennon has started 16 games in the NFL, so what has he done so far, and where does he go from here?

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

The Continual Reassessment of Mike Glennon - Bucs Nation
Mike Glennon has started 16 games in the NFL, so what has he done so far, and where does he go from here?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Cardinals vs. Redskins final score: Carson Palmer 'shoulders' the load in 30-20 Arizona win - Revenge of the Birds
Arizona's supposedly depleted defense shows up with 4 turnovers, and a W.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Report: Russell Okung playing through torn labrum - Field Gulls
Seahawks LT Russell Okung has a torn labrum in his shoulder, per a report by Q13's Aaron Levine.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams 17, 49ers 31: The Tailspin Begins - Turf Show Times
The Rams jumped out to a 14-point lead on Monday Night Football. Then the Rams happened.