Bill O'Brien following Houston Texans' 0-3 start to season: 'I don't think anybody is panicking'

Three weeks and three bitter defeats into the 2020 NFL season, the Houston Texans aren’t panicking. Or at least that’s the message they’re delivering following a 28-21 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Having emerged from a staggering three-game gauntlet to begin the season in which its opponents are a combined 7-0 (heading into Monday), the Texans stressed veteran presence and urgency, but no alarm in

Cam Newton goes viral, becomes a meme with hilarious reaction on Patriots sideline

Remember when people were concerned about Cam Newton’s “personality” causing trouble in the Patriots’ locker room? We’re only three weeks into the 2020 season, but yeah, that’s already looking like a pretty dumb take. New England is off to a 2-1 start and Newton is looking like his old self. The 2015 NFL MVP has thrown for 714 yards (238 per game), although just two touchdowns, but his rushing has made him a

NFL Week 3: What we learned from Sunday's games

Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Houston Texans 21 1) The expected mismatch between the Steelers pass rush and the much-maligned pass protection of the Texans offensive line played out how one might expect — Blitzburgh notched five sacks and Texans QB Deshaun Watson often had to put his near-magical escapability to use. The only real bright spot for Houston was the protection Watson got on a crucial TD drive at the end

Vikings offense awakens with Adam Thielen TD catch, Dalvin Cook 39-yard TD run

Covered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury News. She joined ESPN in 2017. MINNEAPOLIS — It’s fair to say Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen are the Vikings offense. After all, Minnesota’s seven offensive touchdowns this season have come at the hands of their top veteran playmakers. After coughing up the football on the second play from scrimmage on Minnesota’s second drive of the game, Cook gave

Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 3 games

Injuries and news we’re monitoring around the league on this Week 3 Sunday: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert has been ruled out against the Bengals after suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter. Cornerback Avonte Maddox is questionable to return after suffering an ankle injury. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is also questionable to return. San Francisco 49ers tight end Jordan Reed (knee, ankle) has been ruled out

Florida, Miami (Fla.) surge ahead, while Oklahoma, LSU tumble in Amway Coaches Poll

Well, that didn’t take long. The first week of conference play in the SEC and Big 12 produced several upsets and a few more close calls that caused considerable shuffling in the Amway Coaches Poll. The changes didn’t reach the top, however, as Clemson easily retains the No. 1 ranking. The Tigers, who had the week off, received 42 of 48 first-place votes. No. 2 Alabama also held its spots.

Live Week 3 Fantasy Football Advice: Injury updates, start 'em sit 'em, NFL DFS tips, more

After last week’s injury apocalypse, plenty of fantasy football owners are showing up to Week 3 with depleted rosters and in need of help. Fortunately, the Fantasy Alarm fantasy football experts will be live from 11 a.m. ET until kickof providing you with all the latest updates, start ’em-sit ’em advice, stats, trends, and more. You can also join Fantasy Alarm’s traditional live chat and have all of your lineups questions answered by more Fantasy Alarm experts. The Week

Bears-Falcons game will be played after no Falcons test positive for COVID-19 Saturday

Sunday’s Chicago Bears-Atlanta Falcons contest is on as scheduled after a brief COVID-19 scare. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that the game, set for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is a go after Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell’s positive COVID test and placement on the COVID-19/reserve list on Saturday. Rapoport added all Falcons players and personnel have been cleared for Sunday’s game after the league

Cowboys vs. Seahawks odds, prediction, betting trends for NFL Week 3 game

When the Cowboys (1-1) travel to face the Seahawks (2-0) in NFL Week 3’s marquee Sunday afternoon game (4:25 p.m., Fox), they will try to get back into the NFC championship conversation by beating a red-hot contender. Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson both have had stellar starts to the season to lift their teams with offensive skill talent all around them. Dallas couldn’t feature enough offense in Week 1 against the Rams,

What channel is Cowboys vs. Seahawks on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 3 NFL game

A Week 3 matchup between Dallas and Seattle could be one for the ages as both teams have a propensity to make things dramatic. Fans can watch all the drama unfold as part of Fox’s second America’s Game of the Week. The nail was all but in the coffin last week for the Cowboys (1-1) who miraculously stormed back from a 29-10 halftime deficit to defeat Atlanta at the horn