It’s go time. There are seven games on the preseason docket on Thursday, and some of the early storylines include: Jay Cutler in a Dolphins uniform, Dalvin Cook running wild for the Vikings, the Brock Osweiler experiment in Cleveland and Mitchell Trubisky’s debut in Chicago.
WHAT WE THINK: According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Bill O’Brien and the Texans aren’t guaranteed to stick together following 2016, even though the Texans are back in the playoffs for the second straight year. Should O’Brien leave, he would become a coach who generates plenty of interest from multiple teams given his success despite the quarterback situation in Houston.
WHAT WE THINK: CBS Spors NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that Lynn is far and away the front-runner for the permanent job, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The veteran RBs coach has strong internal support from team management and ownership. While the Bills may still conduct a nominal coaching search, it’s Lynn’s job for all intents and purposes. Lynn is well-liked by Bills players, including star RB LeSean McCoy.
Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt quickly emerged as the favorite for the Rookie of the Year award in his team’s upset of the Patriots in Week 1, and he kept on impressing in another win in Week 2. This week, he was at it again, racking up nearly 200 yards and sealing the game with a 69-yard touchdown late. You can check out the dagger here.
The Seahawks took part in two low-scoring games in the first two weeks of the season, and they seemed destined for another after a light first half in Tennessee left the score 9-7 Titans. But the Seahawks managed to take the lead in the third quarter before the Titans snatched it back thanks to Rishard Matthews, who might have to be named Houdini after this play:
But just because the Eagles come in hot doesn’t mean they can beat the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, or even keep it within the spread.