New England Patriots tight ends have a variety of skill-sets, writes Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe.
New York Jets linebackers will be tested by the Browns’ physical running game.
Is today the day the Buffalo Bills break into the win column, asks Allen Wilson of The Buffalo News.
Protecting the fragile Chad Pennington is the top priority for the Miami Dolphins offensive line, writes Mike Berardino of the Sun-Sentinel.
The Baltimore Ravens’ 2010 draft class is a work in progress, writes Ken Murray of The Baltimore Sun.
Pittsburgh Steelers first-round center Maurkice Pouncey has to control Vince Wilfork for the running game to work tonight.
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis will need a phenomenal effort to reach 100 yards today, writes Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
Keeping Peyton Manning on the sidelines is one of the five keys to a Cincinnati Bengals’ win on Sunday, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Unlike his counterparts on Sunday, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne takes an understated approach to touchdown celebrations.
Wide receiver Randy Moss makes his Tennessee Titans debut on Sunday.
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Rick Smith sat down for a Q&A with Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
The second half of the Houston Texans’ 2010 schedule may not be as daunting as the first, writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson lets his play do his talking, writes Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star.
Denver Broncos kicker Matt “Hawk” Prater has some game-day quirks.
The San Diego Chargers’ running game has improved over last year, writes Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Oakland Raiders first-round linebacker Rolando McClain got a “B” grade from Jerry McDonald at the midway point of the season.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Troy Smith has traveled a rocky road to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, writes Matthew Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.
To Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, today is an opportunity to take back the NFC West.
Arizona Cardinals veterans Bryan Robinson and Alan Faneca are closing in on career milestones.
St. Louis Rams offensive tackles Jason Smith and Rodger Saffold have formed a bond and created their own nickname, “Stud & Bud”.
Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop is making the most of his chance to play, writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway feels he’s playing at a consistently high level this season.
Detroit Lions first-round running back Jahvid Best could have his first 100 yards rushing game against the NFL’s 32nd-ranked run defense.
The Chicago Bears offensive line has regressed since last season, writes Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning sparks the team’s confidence, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News writes.
A big payday awaits Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, writes Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Washington Redskins rookie wide receiver/return specialist is unlikely to play on Monday night.
Dallas Cowboys interim head coach Jason Garrett could have had a major role in the Giants’ organization.
The New Orleans Saints appear to have righted its ship, writes James Varney of The Times-Picayune.
Gary Shelton of the St. Petersburg Times looks at the rapid development of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman.
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are headed towards something special, writes Bill Shanks of the Macon Telegraph.
Despite the injuries, the Carolina Panthers must continue to run the football, writes Darin Gantt of The Charlotte Observer.
Today’s NFL birthdays: Bears cornerback Zackary Bowman (24), Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton (28), Vikings sixth-round quarterback Joe Webb (24), Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton (25) and practice squad guard Thomas Austin (24), Eagles fifth-round defensive end Ricky Sapp (24), Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy (37) and defensive tackle Junior Siavii (32), and free agent defensive lineman Will Croner (24). Retired guards Kirk Barton (26) and Aaron Taylor (38), fullback Bob Christian (42), center Joe Fields (57), linebacker Eric Hill (44), wide receivers Paul Johns (52) and Michael Lewis (39), safety Mike Prior (47), and defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield (40).