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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)

Patriots seem to be downplaying QB Jimmy Garoppolo’s success against the Cardinals - Pats Pulpit
It seems the Patriots offense and coaching staff are playing mental games with the young quarterback.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

How Did the Jets' AFC East Competition Do in Week 1? - Gang Green Nation
How did the rest of the AFC East do in Week 1? There was good news and bad news for the Jets. Week 2 opponent Buffalo played an ugly game in a loss to the Ravens. The Bills were held to 7 points...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Report: Bills don’t plan to shut down Sammy Watkins, WR likely to play through pain - Buffalo Rumblings
The foot isn’t broken, but Watkins is feeling "severe discomfort."

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Last season the Ravens lose game one - Baltimore Beatdown
Last year the Ravens lose against the Bills. Last year, they don’t get off the field on third down. Last year, they don’t make the extra catches, and they whiff the tackles. But not this year. Not...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers Injury Report: All eyes on Ryan Shazier knee injury after team's Week 1 victory - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Pittsburgh Steelers won in Week 1 on the road in our nation's capital, but one of their most dynamic playmakers suffered a knee injury worth keeping an eye on.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

NFL Week 1 Bengals at Jets: Cincinnati’s receivers step up big in win - Cincy Jungle
A lot has been made about the status of the Bengals’ wide receiver group this year, but both old faces and new ones at the position contributed heavily to Cincinnati’s big Week 1 win.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns lose another starting QB: Robert Griffin III placed on IR with shoulder injury - Dawgs By Nature
Yes, you read the headline correct: not only is Robert Griffin III injured, the Cleveland Browns have placed him on injured reserve. For the second year in a row, the Browns lost their starting...

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Pro Football Focus Grades The Texans In Their Victory Over The Bears - Battle Red Blog
Who graded out the best in the Week One victory, according to Pro Football Focus?

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans Waive Alex Tanney; Sign Riggs - Music City Miracles
"Trickshot" is no more.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars looked good in loss to Packers, but not good enough - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars went toe-to-toe with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, in a game that was much closer than the experts expected.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Three things we learned from the Colts’ loss to the Lions - Stampede Blue
The Indianapolis Colts lost to the Detroit Lions 39-35 on Sunday in the regular season opener. What did we learn from the game? Here are three takeaways (and we're using the team "learn" loosely): A...

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Despite some concern, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas appears to be fine - Mile High Report
Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak said that Thomas is feeling better today and expects him to be out there on Wednesday when the Broncos begin practicing for their matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Chargers add Keenan Allen to IR, activate Joey Bosa - Bolts From The Blue
We knew both these moves were coming, but now they’re official.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders just fourth team ever with game-winning two-point conversion and other week one superlatives - Silver And Black Pride
Last week when Ken Norton Jr was talking about Reggie Nelson, he said among the reasons Nelson was named a team captain was that he "has a lot of ball under his belt." With that being the criteria,...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Watching Chiefs fans celebrating the 21-point comeback isn't getting old - Arrowhead Pride
A video of the reaction to the

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

J.T. Thomas injury: New York Giants' linebacker to IR; Josh Brown reinstated - Big Blue View
The Giants have placed linebacker J.T. Thomas on the injured reserve and activated suspended kicker Josh Brown.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Zach Ertz might miss the Eagles' Week 2 game against the Bears - Bleeding Green Nation
The tight end suffered an injury in the first quarter of the Eagles' Week 1 win over Cleveland.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

The Dak And Zeke Report: How Did The Cowboys’ Rookies Do? - Blogging The Boys
We could be looking at the future backfield for the Dallas Cowboys. This column will take a weekly look at their performance, starting with the Giants game.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins vs Steelers - The Good, Bad and Ugly - Hogs Haven
I'm not going to do a traditional "Tyler's Takes" where I break down certain plays by quarter- because frankly, that would disgust me even more than I already am. What I will do is give you the...

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Sam Shields enters concussion protocol - Acme Packing Company
The Packers could face the Vikings without their top cornerback.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Detroit Lions stock report: O shines, D declines - Pride Of Detroit
Matthew Stafford has the most 4th quarter comebacks in recent history and games like the Detroit Lions victory over the Indianapolis Colts highlight many of the reasons he’s often faced with such adversity.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

The Chicago Bears Proved Everyone Right - Windy City Gridiron
What they proved is up to you.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Vikings vs. Packers - Previewing the Game - Daily Norseman
Both the Vikings and Packers prevailed in their week 1 contests, setting the stage for the big week 2 showdown Sunday night at the new US Bank stadium in prime time.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints to sign cornerback B.W. Webb - Canal Street Chronicles
The Saints have added a cornerback in Delvin Breaux's extended absence.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Dan Quinn makes first sacrifice to appease new falcon statue: Bryan Cox - The Falcoholic
Dan Quinn's scapegoat is eaten by a giant Falcons statue in this new weekly feature.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Goodell: Discipline Coming for “At Least One” Illegal Hit on Cam Newton - Cat Scratch Reader
The commissioner confirmed before the Monday Night game between the Steelers and Redskins that discipline will be handed down in response to the illegal hits that Newton sustained.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers place Jacquies Smith on injured reserve with knee injury - Bucs Nation
The defensive end played just one defensive snap before injuring his knee.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers stomp Rams: Yep, it was a good day - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers are off to a strong start to the season, defeating the Los Angeles Rams by a final score of 28-0. There were some ugly stretches, but the team took care of business, most...

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Bruce Arians Unhappy with Young Players, but Says Errors are Fixable - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizons Cardinals head coach talked with the media after the opening night loss

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

3 key plays & 3 key stats from Seahawks narrow win over Dolphins - Field Gulls
The Seahawks escape opening weekend with a victory.

Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Fun Stats - Turf Show Times
That escalated quickly