1. Matthew Stafford: Maybe Matthew Stafford will be fine without Calvin Johnson after all. He was accurate, made decisions and looked like he won’t miss a beat without Megatron this year.
2. Christine Michael: The summer of Christine Michael continues. The Seahawks’ on again-off again running back had a fantastic game against the Vikings. Could he be the man in the backfield this year?
3. Griffin & Pryor: RG3 and Terrelle Pryor Chris Jones Jersey have a real connection. Pryor followed up his big play effort last week with a beautiful 50-yard touchdown catch from RG3. Griffin looked solid too, throwing another touchdown to Gary Barnidge.
4. Falcons running backs: Atlanta’s running Chuck Howley Jersey game looks on point. Devonta Freeman leads a stacked group of running backs for the Falcons. There was a lot to like about the bunch in Thursday’s preseason win over the Browns, too.
5. Tom Brady’s backup: Jimmy Garoppolo looks like he can win in the NFL. Brady’s backup had a great night and he did it without the Patriots’ top offensive weapons.
6. Jeremy Langford: Jeremy Langford has the Bears No. 1 running back job sewn up. He rushed for 55 yards on eight carries, caught one pass for 8 yards and scored a touchdown. Langford looks like the kind of back who’ll get 25 touches a game, and that’s a good thing.
HARRISON WANTS TO BE ON TV: James Harrison wants his interview with the NFL filmed. In his postgame comments during which he called Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook,” Steelers linebacker James Harrison made a very good point about his upcoming PED interview. “I wouldn’t have a problem with it being filmed live,” Harrison said. All this is pointing toward a big labor war when it’s time for the next CBA. We discussed that on the podcast this week.
LUXURY STADIUM: The Falcons are teaming with Daktronics, IBM to build a massive video board. And it’s not just one big ol’ video screen, it’s literally thousands.
ROOKIE HEAD COACHES: For Adam Gase and the NFL’s other new head coaches, success starts with changing attitudes. The Dolphins want their new head coach to fix the offense, but for that to happen, he’s got to change the way the team views itself.
BREAKOUT SEASON: Is this the year that Lamar Miller becomes a legit No. 1 running back? Reports out of Houston suggest that Miller could be on the verge of a huge season. The Texans offense is perfect for him.