Texans' Mills faces huge test in first start against Panthers on TSN

The Carolina Panthers will face a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start for the second time in three games Thursday night against Davis Mills and the Houston Texans. Watch the game LIVE across the TSN Network and streaming on TSN.ca, the TSN App and TSN Direct as coverage gets underway at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT.

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Tagovailoa (ribs) out vs. Raiders

The Miami Dolphins will be without the services of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa when they visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, head coach Brian Flores confirmed on Wednesday. The second-year pivot has fractured ribs that have made him unavailable.

Tagovailoa (ribs) out vs. Raiders

Bucs place WR Brown on COVID list

Tampa Bay’s Antonio Brown was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and could miss this week’s road game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Bucs place WR Brown on COVID list

On Second Thought: How the highs can become lows

In the NFL, one play can put you on top of the world, but the very next snap can plummet you down to earth. TSN NFL analyst Jabari Greer takes a look at three examples from Week 2 that show how fast the highs can become lows.

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Pump the Brakes: Week 3

Pump the Brakes: Week 3

The Raiders are 2-0 with wins over the Ravens and Steelers, but still have the longest odds to win their own division. Should Las Vegas been seen as legitimate contenders in the AFC? TSN's Davis Sanchez shares his thoughts.

NFL Early Lean: Week 3

Davis Sanchez isn’t believing the hype that the Packers are back, and explains why he likes the 49ers in the Week 3 edition of Early Lean.

Bucs, Rams atop power rankings ahead of Week 3 matchup

There's a new No. 1 atop the NFL Power Rankings, but will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers be able to hold off the surging Los Angeles Rams in their meeting this week?

NFL Nation

Mina Kimes weighs in on the Deshaun Watson situation

ESPN's Mina Kimes says football conversations about Deshaun Watson should not be happening right now.

Packers win on MNF

Jones scores four TDs as Packers bounce back to beat Lions

Aaron Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ four touchdown passes and rushed for a fourth score, and the Green Bay Packers had a welcome return to normal after an embarrassing opening-week loss, beating the Detroit Lions 35-17 on Monday night.

Jones scores four TDs as Packers bounce back to beat Lions

MMQB: Did Jackson finally silence his critics after beating Mahomes?

Lamar Jackson took some weight off his shoulders by finally beating Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs, but was his performance good enough to silence his critics? How has Kyler Murray been able to elevate his game? How clutch was Derrick Henry in the Titans' comeback win? TSN NFL analyst Jesse Palmer shares his thoughts.

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Texans' Culley: Watson will not play Thursday

Texans' Culley: Watson will not play Thursday

Quarterback Deshaun Watson will not be active for the Houston Texans' game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night despite starter Tyrod Taylor's uncertain status, coach David Culley said Monday.

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Rams RB Henderson's status uncertain vs. Buccaneers with rib cartilage injury

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson suffered a rib cartilage injury in a victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to coach Sean McVay, leaving his status uncertain for a Week 3 matchup against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Lindsey Thiry

Irvin takes it to Stephen A. during Cowboys debate: 'First time I've seen you sweat!'

Michael Irvin takes it to ESPN;s Stephen A. Smith when debating just how good the Dallas Cowboys' defence has been this season.

Why Stephen A. is very worried about his Steelers

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says the offensive line is a big cause for concern after the Steelers' loss vs. the Raiders.

Ravens get it done

Backup defenders making impact for Buccaneers

For all that’s been made about the importance of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returning all 22 starters from last season, the team’s depth is one of the keys to the 2-0 start for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Backup defenders making impact for Buccaneers

Tua leaves injured as Bills roll past Dolphins yet again

Another Buffalo-Miami game, another lopsided Bills victory. And this one might wind up hurting the Dolphins more than most of the others.

Brady has five touchdowns; Buccaneers rout Falcons

Tom Brady threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers extend their winning streak to a franchise-record 10 consecutive games with a 48-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Cardinals win thriller after Vikings miss last-second field goal

Kyler Murray threw for 400 yards and three touchdowns, and the Arizona Cardinals topped the Minnesota Vikings 34-33 on Sunday after Greg Joseph missed a 37-yard field goal wide right in the final seconds.

Zuerlein makes 56-yard field goal on last play, Cowboys beat Chargers

Greg Zuerlein connected on a 56-yard field goal as time expired to give the Dallas Cowboys a 20-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Fields takes over for injured Dalton, Bears beat Bengals

stin Fields played the second half after Andy Dalton exited with a knee injury against his former team, and the rookie quarterback used Chicago's stellar defensive performance to direct the Bears to a 20-17 victory over Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Wentz leaves with injury late as Colts fall to Stafford, Rams

Matthew Stafford led Los Angeles on two late scoring drives and Matt Gay made a tiebreaking 38-yard field goal with 2:23 to play Sunday, giving the Rams a 27-24 victory.

Carr powers Raiders past Steelers

Carr powers Raiders past Steelers

Derek Carr threw for 382 yards and two touchdowns, including a pretty 61-yard strike to Henry Ruggs midway through the fourth quarter, as the Las Vegas Raiders toppled Pittsburgh 26-17 on Sunday.

Mayfield shakes off injury, leads Browns past Texans

Mayfield shakes off injury, leads Browns past Texans

Baker Mayfield came back after hurting his left shoulder to throw a touchdown pass and run for a TD, leading the Cleveland Browns to a 31-21 win Sunday over the Houston Texans, who were in it until starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor got hurt

Sutton's career day helps Broncos beat woeful Jaguars

Courtland Sutton’s career day helped the Denver Broncos beat woeful Jacksonville 23-13 on Sunday, handing the Jaguars a 17th consecutive loss.

Garoppolo, Bosa lead 49ers past Eagles

Jimmy Garoppolo threw one touchdown pass and ran in for a score, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Must See: Patriots RB Harris rolls through seven Jets defenders on spectacular TD run

After Zach Wilson's fourth interception of the day, Patriots RB Damien Harris rolls through seven Jets defenders en route to a spectacular 26-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Must See: Steelers RB Harris announces presence with massive stiff-arm

Steelers first round running back Najee Harris announces his presence in the NFL with a huge stiff-arm on Raiders DB Jonathan Abram as he powers his way to a nine-yard gain.

Prove it

NFL quarterbacks have 17 weeks to prove they are capable of leading their respective teams to the ultimate goal of lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February. Excuses are not accepted and losing is not tolerated and this season, more than ever, any number of pivots are eyeing greatness, above all others.

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Can Rodgers, Packers get right vs. Lions?

Marcus Spears expects Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will rebound on Monday night against the Lions.

Can the Texans upset the Browns?

Marcus Spears explains why Baker Mayfield and the Browns will easily take care of the Texans on Sunday.

Can Jameis Winston keep the Saints rolling vs. Panthers?

Marcus Spears lays out why the Saints will continue to improve under Jameis Winston, and why the Panthers will struggle against the New Orleans defence.

SC Backstory: Taylor Heinicke - The Quarantine Quarterback

Washington's quarterback carousel has been the franchise's only constant over the last several season, and Taylor Heinicke is ready for his turn. Kara Wagland has more on The Quarantine Quarterback.

Can Daniel Jones be ‘the guy’ for the Giants?

Bryan Hayes, Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan discuss if Daniel Jones can become an elite QB for the Giants.

Thursday Night Football on TSN

Greer: The Giants shot themselves in the foot

How did the Giants let the game slip away against Washington? While Taylor Heinicke had an impressive stat line, can he help Washington move forward? When can we expect Saquon Barkley to return to form? TSN NFL analyst Jabari Greer joins Jay Onrait to discuss this and more.

Packers look to rebound from ugly loss vs. Lions on TSN

Packers look to rebound from ugly loss vs. Lions on TSN

The Green Bay Packers don’t believe a lopsided loss to start the season should impact their sky-high expectations this year. Watch Packers vs. Lions LIVE across the TSN Network and TSN Direct - with the Manning Brothers broadcast on TSN3 - as coverage starts at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT.

Why the Giants remain all-in on Jones as QB1

Daniel Jones will start once again as the New York Giants visit the Washington Football Team tonight LIVE across the TSN Network and TSN Direct with coverage starting at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

Jordan Raanan

Does Aaron Rodgers have something to prove this week vs Lions?

Bryan Hayes, Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan discuss what to expect from Rodgers this week and if the Packers are a lock for NFL survivor pools.

Ryan: Super Bowl loss has 'no bearing' against Brady, Bucs

Matt Ryan heard the question that was asked -- a reference to the Atlanta Falcons' meltdown in Super Bowl LI to the New England Patriots -- and cracked a joke before it was even completed.

Michael Rothstein

Sitting out preseason helped some QBs, hurt others

Sitting out preseason helped some QBs, hurt others

Sitting out the preseason did nothing to slow the start to the season for guys like Matthew Stafford, Russell Wilson and Dak Prescott. For guys like Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill and Matt Ryan, there appeared to be some rust.

Monday Night Football on TSN

Is it finally Matthew Stafford’s time?

Bryan Hayes, Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan are joined by Fox Sports 1 host Marcellus Wiley to discuss Matthew Stafford’s debut with the Rams.

Mahomes dazzles as Chiefs rally for win over Browns

Patrick Mahomes threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns while running for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs came back from a dismal first half against the Cleveland Browns for a 33-29 victory Sunday in a rematch of their divisional playoff game from January.

Steelers rally to beat Bills to open season

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ new-look offense overcame a slow start, Ulysees Gilbert returned a blocked punt 9 yards for a touchdown and Pittsburgh rallied to a season-opening 23-16 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Tagovailoa touchdown pass lift Dolphins over Patriots

Tagovailoa touchdown pass lift Dolphins over Patriots

Tua Tagovailoa threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle in the third quarter and Xavien Howard recovered a fumble with New England driving in the fourth to help the Miami Dolphins hold on for a 17-16 win over the Patriots on Sunday.

Murray, Jones star as Cardinals rout Titans

Kyler Murray scored five touchdowns and linebacker Chandler Jones had a career-high five sacks as the Arizona Cardinals simply dominated the Tennessee Titans 38-13 Sunday for a big road win to open the season.

Texans hand Jags, Lawrence loss in debut

Tyrod Taylor threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns filling in for Deshaun Watson to lead the Houston Texans to a 37-21 win over Trevor Lawrence and the mistake-prone Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Hurts throws three TD passes as Eagles rout Falcons

Jalen Hurts threw three touchdown passes, the first of them to Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, and the Philadelphia Eagles made a winner of Nick Sirianni in his head coaching debut with a 32-6 rout of the hapless Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Healthy 49ers start strong with win over Lions

Dre Greenlaw returned an interception for a touchdown to help the San Francisco 49ers score 17 points over two-plus minutes late in the first half, and they barely held on for a 41-33 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Darnold, defense lead Panthers past Jets

Sam Darnold threw for 279 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score against his former team as the Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Jets 19-14 on Sunday to win their first season opener since 2018.

Wilson leads Seahawks past Colts opener

Wilson leads Seahawks past Colts opener

Russell Wilson threw three of his four touchdowns in the first half Sunday and Seattle clamped down in the second half to close out a 28-16 season-opening victory at Indianapolis.

Herbert leads Chargers over Washington

Herbert leads Chargers over Washington

Justin Herbert threw for 337 yards and a touchdown to help the Los Angeles Chargers beat Washington 20-16 in an ugly Week 1 matchup Sunday full of turnovers and big penalties.

Best Bets: TSN Edge staff picks for NFL Sunday – Week 1

After Thursday’s season-opening thriller between the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys, we move on to the first Sunday of the NFL season with an absolutely loaded slate to look forward to in Week 1.

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Saleh's journey to the New York Jets began with 9/11 epiphany

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Robert Saleh and his family sat in front of the TV, horrified by the images they saw on CNN. His mother was crying. His sisters were crying. His father, Sam, refused to believe the grisly scene at the World Trade Center in New York City.

Rich Cimini

NFL Season Kicks Off on TSN

Brady throws for 4 TDs, Bucs beat Cowboys

Tom Brady threw for 379 yards and four touchdowns, helping the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off the NFL season with a mistake-filled 31-29 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.

Brady throws for 4 TDs, Bucs beat Cowboys

Lewis could bolster Rams pass rush

With a recent run of good health creating optimism the Rams might finally have a handle on how to manage his knee, Lewis believes he can make a difference this season for one of the best defenses in football.

Newton says Patriots release was because of his ‘aura’

Earlier in the week, Cam Newton promised to share his thoughts about his release from the New England Patriots and his future in the NFL. He certainly kept his promise

Five coaches on the hot seat as the season opens

As each NFL season opens, hope springs eternal for the 32 teams, but for some, it quickly dissipates as reality intrudes. Here's a look at five coaches who head into the season coaching for more than simply success - they might be coaching for their jobs.

NFL opens to full stadiums as COVID-19 surges

The NFL kicks off its biggest season — teams are playing a 17-game schedule — in front of packed crowds as the league follows the NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA and others in opening its doors with no capacity limitations.

Veteran coaches Meyer, Culley debut as Texans host Jaguars

Though Jacksonville’s Urban Meyer and Houston’s David Culley are both making their debuts as NFL head coaches Sunday when the Jaguars and Texans meet, that’s the only possible way you could think of them as rookies.

Steelers' new-look offense bracing for 'growing pains'

No pressure or anything on Kendrick Green, Dan Moore Jr., Pat Freiermuth and Kevin Dotson. All they have to do is try and help revive a running game that finished last in the NFL in 2020 and protect a quarterback who took a pay cut in hopes of reaching a fourth Super Bowl.

Breakout candidates for the 2021 NFL season

From coaching and personnel changes to health and physical improvements, there are many reasons an NFL player can improve from one season to the next. With the new season set to kickoff on Thursday, here is a look at five players poised to have breakout campaigns in 2021.

Ken Rodney, TSN.ca

TSN Edge NFL Divisional Previews

NFL Forecast: A closer look at the NFC North from a betting perspective

In this NFC North preview, we’ll look at Green Bay being poised to hit the over for their win total, Kirk Cousins’ passing and David Montgomery’s rushing props, and why this could be yet another long season for Detroit Lions fans.

Luke Bellus

NFL Forecast: A closer look at the AFC North from a betting perspective

In this AFC North preview, we’ll look at taking the over on Lamar Jackson’s rushing prop, Myles Garrett to win Defensive Player of the Year, why the Steelers will finish third in the division, and break down the over on Joe Burrow’s passing yards total.

Luke Bellus

NFL Forecast: A closer look at the AFC West from a betting perspective

In this AFC West preview, we’ll look into the value of already backing the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl odds, why this season might be very different for the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos, and the value that Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller brings to the table.

Luke Bellus

NFL Forecast: A closer look at the NFC West from a betting perspective

In this NFC West preview we’ll look at the San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl odds, Matt Stafford’s MVP chances, why taking the under on Seattle might be the play this season and whether Kyler Murray could go under his season rushing prop for the first time in his career.

Luke Bellus

NFL Forecast: A closer look at the NFC South from a betting perspective

In this NFC South preview we’ll dive into taking the over for Tampa Bay’s win total, Sean Payton’s Coach of the Year chances, and a few player props for Mike Davis in Atlanta, and Sam Darnold in Carolina.

Luke Bellus

NFL Forecast: A closer look at the AFC South from a betting perspective

In this AFC South preview we’ll dive into why there’s value in taking Tennessee to miss the playoffs, Indianapolis’ chances of winning more than 8.5 games, Trevor Lawrence’s Offensive Rookie of the Year odds, and why we should fade Houston this year.

Luke Bellus

NFL Forecast: A closer look at the NFC East from a betting perspective

In this NFC East preview we’ll dive into Dak Prescott’s chances to lead the league in touchdowns, why the Washington Football Team could win this division, and we take a look at the under for New York and Philadelphia.

Luke Bellus

Cowboys lead list of most valuable NFL franchises

The Dallas Cowboys are the National Football League's most valuable NFL franchise with a value of $6.92 billion according to Sportico. This also estimates the Cowboys as the most valuable franchise in all of sports.

Cowboys lead list of most valuable NFL franchises

Report: Ravens signing veteran RB Bell

Le'Veon Bell is continuing his career with the Baltimore Ravens. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Baltimore is signing the veteran running back to their practice squad and he is soon expected to be added to the 53-man roster.

Five teams on the upswing in 2021

With the NFL season two days from kickoff, here are five teams on the upswing ready to take the first step, the next step or the final step in their trajectory as a franchise.

Allan Perkins, TSN.ca Staff