I’ve warned Titans fans against overconfidence, simply because Marcus Mariota hasn’t shown he can stay healthy, let alone consistently elevate his team when called upon as a passer. But because Tennessee plays in the AFC South while also drawing games against Cleveland, San Francisco and Denver, the Titans trail only Indianapolis for most games against Tier 4 QBs. They have six. Indy has seven.
The Browns take heat for starting so many different QBs over the years, but the Texans have led the league in that category since Bill O’Brien took over as head coach. Houston has had eight starters over that span, one more than the Browns have had. Deshaun Watson will become the 10th at some point, but when?
If you’re not the type of person to just jump on the Patriots bandwagon, perhaps you’d prefer to go in the opposite direction and root for the team that has beaten the Evil Empire twice in the Super Bowl. That would be the New York Giants.
Are you the type of fan who would throw snowballs at Santa Claus? Or maybe tailgates with Philly cheesesteaks and crab fries sound like they’re up your alley. Check out the Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles fans are passionate, to say the least, and they love to hate the other teams in the NFC East, especially the Cowboys.
The biggest surprise in the Week 1 loss to Philadelphia was Kirk Cousins’ inability to connect with tight end Jordan Reed. He finished with just five catches for 36 yards. Tight ends were supposed to be a key part of the game plan. “I was getting open,” Reed said. “There was a lot of pressure in his face and he wasn’t able to go through all his progressions.”