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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.

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AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Kenbrell Thompkins Healthy Inactive; What is His Future? - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots deactivated one of their top receivers from week 1. Why did the team make that decision?

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

The Details Of The Infamous Timeout - Gang Green Nation
This ill-fated timeout is getting a lot of coverage and deservedly so as well. It was a poor communication breakdown on the sideline and people wanted someone to blame, after all it cost us a chance to win the game.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Bills 29, Dolphins 10: five observations from Buffalo's Week 2 win - Buffalo Rumblings
Monday mornings after Bills wins are all about adding context to the fun. Here's what stood out to us from Buffalo's 29-10 win over Miami.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Jimmy Smith needs to shadow opposing top receivers - Baltimore Beatdown
The obvious case for Jimmy Smith to become a premier name in the NFL.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Pittsburgh Steelers will focus on fundamentals heading into game vs. Panthers - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Pittsburgh Steelers are going back to the basics this week as they prepare for the Carolina Panthers. According to several players, it could be just what the doctor ordered.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

A.J. Green has strained ligaments on the bottom of his foot - Cincy Jungle
According to the NFL Network, Green's foot injury is not major. He has strained ligaments at the bottom of his foot, "between the middle of his foot and his toe."

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns Week 2 Offensive Breakdown - Dawgs By Nature
DawgsByNature's Mike Krupka breaks down the Browns week 2 offense vs. the New Orleans Saints. There was a lot to like about this game, but a lot to improve. We all know Brian Hoyer led the team...

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Film Review: J.J. Watt's Touchdown Catch, Arian Foster's Shotgun Runs - Battle Red Blog
A whole lot of things went right for the Texans yesterday in their win over Oakland. Let's have a closer look at what Bill O'Brien is doing and why it's working.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans-Cowboys Twitter Recap - Music City Miracles
This morning I asked for the followers of @TitansMCM to recap yesterday's loss in 5 words or less.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Could the Marcedes Lewis injury help the Jaguars offense? - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars lost Marcedes Lewis to injury, but could it actually help their offense by forcing change?

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

The Officials Blew it Monday Night in the Colts Game - Stampede Blue
The officials blew the game big time in the fourth quarter of the Colts versus Eagles game, most notably on a huge non-call of defensive holding.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos fans start petition to ban CBS' Phil Simms from Broncos broadcasts - Mile High Report
It's gotten that bad.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews has sprained MCL - Bolts From The Blue
The Chargers starting running back Ryan Mathews will miss time.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Report: Raiders sign free agent wide receiver Vincent Brown - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders have signed free agent wide receiver Vincent Brown to a one-year contract according to sources close to Michael Gehlkin of the San Diego Union Tribune. He was cut by the Chargers early...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Jamaal Charles' injury is a high-ankle sprain; 'It doesn't look to be a real severe one' - Arrowhead Pride
Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles has a high ankle sprain.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

How will the Giants replace Walter Thurmond? - Big Blue View
If Thurmond is indeed out for the year the Giants have a roster spot to fill. Could the replacement be ex-Giant Charles James?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles-Colts Final Score: 10 things learned from Philadelphia's win over Indianapolis - Bleeding Green Nation
Here's what we learned from the Philadelphia Eagles' 30-27 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Is There A New Offensive Philosophy In Dallas? - Blogging The Boys
It seems that there is different school of thought for the Dallas offense under new play-caller Scott Linehan.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

DeSean Jackson Injury Update: Sore but No Structural Damage - Hogs Haven
Reports are out that DeSean Jackson is sore but there was no structural damage to his shoulder.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Micah Hyde Injury Update: Packers Safety Has Knee Bruise, Expects to Play in Week 3 - Acme Packing Company
We are hearing it on good authority that the Packers' starting safety will be ready to go in time for the Lions game on Sunday.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Same old Lions or same old narratives? - Pride Of Detroit
With the Detroit Lions losing their first game of the year in a familiar fashion, are we seeing the same old Lions or are we relying on the same old narratives?

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Charles Tillman to IR with torn triceps - Windy City Gridiron
Charles Tillman's season is over for the second year in a row with a torn triceps. This might be the end of the road for the 12-year veteran.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Peterson Attorney Refutes Newest Allegation - Daily Norseman
Calls the charge 'simply not true'

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints Lose to Browns: What? Me, Worry? - Canal Street Chronicles
Not according to Scott Shanle. He says put on a fresh diaper and wait and see how things play out. Okay, he didn't actually say that. But, he did remind Saints fans in several tweets that it's a long season and still a lot of games to be played.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

ESPN: Gabe Carimi Could Replace Struggling Lamar Holmes - The Falcoholic
With left tackle Jake Matthews hopefully returning sooner rather than later, ESPN's Vaughn McClure suggested that Lamar Holmes could be quickly pushed to the bench.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Anatomy of a Panthers Bandwagon Fan - Cat Scratch Reader
What makes them tick? How do they justify their existence? How much money have they spent on other teams memorabilia? No one knows. One man is brave enough to ask.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Mason Foster injury: Dislocated shoulder, out for several weeks? - Bucs Nation
The Bucs' middle linebacker may be out for several weeks.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Colin Kaepernick inappropriate language, Anquan Boldin holding penalties lead quite the effort - Niners Nation
The 49ers and Bears were called for 26 penalties, and numerous declined penalties. We take a look at two in particular.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

John Abraham not retiring, will return to play for Arizona Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds
The veteran pass rusher will return after taking time away from the game.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks lose by more than 7, but still could have won by 1 - Field Gulls
Why was Seattle's string of close losses meaningful to begin with, and is it less meaningful after this loss?

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Stedman Bailey To Be Reinstated Per ESPN's Adam Schefter - Turf Show Times
The master of NFL insider news, Adam Schefter, is reporting that Stedman Bailey is one of the identified players whose suspension will be revoked upon a new drug policy agreement between the NFL & NFLPA to be approved in the next 24 hours.