Also, why something will have gone very wrong if Baker Mayfield is not starting Week 1, Shaquem Griffin lands in the right place at the right spot, a rough couple nights for the Cowboys, hooray for the Titans, a reminder to never tweet, and the comedy stylings of John Dorsey. Plus—no musical guest—but the jerk dog from Go, Dog. Go!
Also, why Sunday feels like a Rex Burkhead kind of day, the helmet catch through the eyes of a pass-rusher who almost sacked Eli, the NFL needs to capitalize on the new breed of rivalries, Baha Men can’t catch a break, and the almost 17 best comedy sketches ever. Plus, musical guest: Foo Fighters!
Also, remembering when Chad Henne was supposed to be Jacksonville’s starter, the Vikings’ bizarre drafting, Mike Vrabel goes to Tennessee, and the solution for the Steelers that is not the dumb ‘fire Tomlin’ stuff. Plus, musical guest Living Colour!
Also, the Eagles outcoach everyone, new play-callers coming for Cam Newton and (eventually) Russell Wilson, Reuben Foster reminds us that marijuana use actually is a legitimate red flag (because of dumb rules), the Thomas Davis farewell tour, and the unnecessary rush to hire head coaches. Plus, musical guest The Rentals!
Also, the Chiefs end up where they probably should have ended up, the Falcons D catches fire, John Lynch makes the 49ers exactly what the Browns wanted to be, the Raiders’ obsession with the past, and all the overreactions to that Patriots story. Plus, musical guest Neil Young!
Plus, why Jacksonville would like to run it 40 times, the Falcons’ likely approach for Todd Gurley and the Rams, how the Titans will handle Travis Kelce, Dirk Koetter staying in Tampa and the Packers moving on from Dom Capers
Also, the looming Odell Beckham Jr. contract drama, Davante Adams got paid but a couple Packers veterans won’t, Bucs make the right move in keeping Koetter, Browns should be an easy sell for QB prospects, and let’s take it easy on the James Harrison legacy stuff. Plus, musical guest, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!
Also, a bad letter from the Ravens team president, a bad signing by the Seahawks keeps getting worse, a rough calendar year for Carr and Mariota, a real test for Jimmy Garoppolo, fixing the catch rule is literally the easiest thing in the world, and Santa’s gifts for your favorite NFL stars. Plus, musical guest Robert Goulet!
Also, Seahawks try to ride culture to an NFC West crown, it's past time to eliminate victory formation plays, and do the Panthers dare blitz Aaron Rodgers. Plus, musical guest, King Calo Destroyer of Ships!
Also, the Browns make the right move for the wrong reason, Amari Cooper’s future in Oakland, a look back on Brett Hundley’s cameo in Green Bay and Groundskeeper Willie. Plus, musical guest Elvis Costello!
Plus, why the Dallas O-line needs an encore performance against the Giants, a breakout tight end means the Rams offense could become even more dangerous, and a big opportunity coming for DeAndre Hopkins
Also, Jimmy Garoppolo’s first start for San Francisco, careful Rams because crazy things happen in the desert, Hue Jackson has the Chargers’ number kinda, Drew Brees in the zone, and what’s the deal with that Joe Montana commercial? Plus, musical guest: Rage Against the Machine!
Plus, pay close attention to the Vikings’ first-down play-calling in Atlanta, Josh McCown’s faith in Robby Anderson, Goff’s growth, pressure on Hundley, a big week on tap for Cameron Jordan and a bigger role for Marshawn Lynch
Also, Nathan Peterman as William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States, Seattle loses the one silver lining to losing Richard Sherman, those postseason TV ratings are gonna be ugly, time to rethink offsetting penalties, and the atrocious return of Bocephus to MNF. Plus, musical guest Creedence Clearwater Revival!
Also, the Legion of Boom’s next generation will have to step up, the Tyron Smith injury is an issue in Dallas but the Sean Lee injury is a bigger issue, and the Packers could revive their power run game. Plus, musical guest Rupe Shearns!
Also, veterans to watch today, what knocks the Bills off that tightrope, Ben McAdoo has a nice haircut and the Giants need to look at 2018 draft QBs, and Russell Wilson’s farcical concussion test. Plus, musical guest Guns N' Roses!