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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)

Former Dolphins punter Matt Darr among a group of players for a workout - Pats Pulpit

With Ryan Allen’s struggles in the punting game, the Patriots could be looking at making a change.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Where Do Jets Stand in the AFC? - Gang Green Nation

How the Jets are stacking up in the standings

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay expected to miss at least a month, per report - Buffalo Rumblings

Nick O’Leary is the new starting tight end in Buffalo


AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Ravens coaching staff earns redemption in Oakland - Baltimore Beatdown

Entering Week 5 in Oakland, the Baltimore Ravens had lost seven of their last twelve road games. Sure, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was sidelined, but Baltimore was missing six starters of their...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell vocal about displeasure with game plan vs. Jacksonville - Behind the Steel Curtain

This wasn’t a player trying to get more money. Although that might be an ulterior motive in this situation, when Le’Veon Bell spoke to the media on Monday, a day after the Steelers’ embarrassing...

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Tyler Boyd injury update: Bengals WR out a few weeks with knee sprain - Cincy Jungle

This is actually good news after it looked like Tyler Boyd’s knee injury was much more serious.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

7 Talking Points: Jets vs. Browns - Dawgs By Nature

Duke Johnson enjoyed a great day amidst the loss.


AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Pro Football Focus Grades Texans In Loss To Chiefs - Battle Red Blog

Pro Football Focus has inside information on how individual Houston players performed against Kansas City.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Marcus Mariota injury update: Titans QB is “coming along very well” - Music City Miracles

Mike Mularkey just wrapped up his Monday press conference. He said Marcus Mariota is coming along very well in his rehab from his hamstring injury. It is hard to know what that really means. I...

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

AFC South race: Jaguars in pole position - Big Cat Country

How good the Jaguars actually are is debatable, but it’s clear the stars are aligning for them to win the division.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts “confident” S Clayton Geathers will play this season - Stampede Blue

Chuck Pagano provided good news on one of the Colts best defensive players in an interview today.


AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Should Denver have kept Russell Okung? - Mile High Report

As Denver struggles at the tackle position, Okung is playing good football for the Chargers.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Chargers Celebrate First Win by Offering Fans an Expired Coupon - Bolts From The Blue

Even when the Chargers win, they lose.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Donald Penn warns of extortion from Raiders fan heckler who said he was ‘dreaming of him punching me’ - Silver And Black Pride

Following the Raiders loss to the Ravens Sunday, a video came out that showed a fan heckling tackle Donald Penn in the parking lot, ultimately leading to Penn exiting his car and approaching the...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Chiefs’ Alex Smith: MVP frontrunner, fixer of weaknesses - Arrowhead Pride

If you could go back in time to the offseason, what would you say Alex Smith’s biggest weaknesses as a quarterback are? I’d be willing to bet anything that 99 percent of you would say, in some...


NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Brandon Marshall Third Giants’ Wide Receiver Lost For Season - Big Blue View

For the Giants, bad news just keeps piling up

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles release “estimated” injury report in advance of Panthers game - Bleeding Green Nation

Update on the Eagles’ injury situation.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Dak and Zeke Report: They weren’t the reason the Cowboys lost to the Packers - Blogging The Boys

Both Dak and Zeke fought valiantly. It was other parts of the team that ended up costing the Cowboys a win.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

We’re a quarter of the way through the Redskins season, Here are the standouts so far - Hogs Haven

The first quarter of the season is in the books, so who stands out? Here is the good AND bad.


NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

In the year of the rookie running back, the Packers’ Aaron Jones may be the next star - Acme Packing Company

The Packers’ fifth round pick is beginning to emerge in the backfield after the injury to Ty Montgomery.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Former NFL doctor: Matthew Stafford unlikely to miss Saints game - Pride Of Detroit

One former NFL doctor thinks Matthew Stafford won’t miss any time.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Bears vs Vikings Monday Night Football: Vikings edge out Bears 20 to 17 in Mitchell Trubisky’s debut - Windy City Gridiron

Mitchell Trubisky came to play against a terrific Vikings defense, but in the end, the Bears couldn’t pull off the win.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Vikings Continue Dominance On Leif Erikson Day - Daily Norseman

October 9? Yeah, the Vikings can win on October 9.


NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints 1st Quarter Review: Can we trust Sean Payton’s team to make the playoffs this year? - Canal Street Chronicles

Have the Saints shown enough to be considered a playoff team? I think so, and I’ll point out 9 things I noticed that have me feeling really good about this unit.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Ndamukong Suh versus Wes Schweitzer should be one of Sunday’s most important battles - The Falcoholic

It will be one of Schweitzer’s biggest tests yet.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

3 plays to love, 3 plays to hate in the Panthers’ 27-24 win over the Lions - Cat Scratch Reader

These key plays swung momentum and decided the Panthers 27-24 road win against the Detroit Lions, putting Carolina’s record at 4-1.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers re-sign Patrick Murray to fix kicking woes - Bucs Nation

The Bucs are bringing back their former kicker to replace Nick Folk.


NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

With Ray-Ray Armstrong grading well again PFF, what happens when Reuben Foster returns? - Niners Nation

Things are getting interesting in 49ers linebacker depth chart.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Is it time for Arizona Cardinals fans to embrace the suck and think 2018 NFL Draft? - Revenge of the Birds

It has been a bad season, is it time to look ahead?

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Reports: Seahawks work out Branden Albert, seek Texans’ Duane Brown - Field Gulls

The Seattle Seahawks moved quickly Monday to prepare changes to its offensive line before they next take the field in two weeks. Last week Luke Joeckel reportedly decided to clear scar tissue from...

Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams Reinstate WR Mike Thomas, Release S Maurice Alexander - Turf Show Times

The Rams have parted ways with their 2014 NFL Draft fourth-rounder.