New England Patriots cornerback Darius Butler’s rough start to the 2010 season has him working harder to improve, writes Monique Walker of the Boston Globe.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans will likely be the focus of attention for the Patriots’ defense.
New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie must shut down Brandon Marshall, writes Colin Stephenson of The Star-Ledger.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne knows the offense needs to be more efficient.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is looking to rebound from a rough start, writes Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun.
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will be matched up with Kellen Winslow on third downs.
Cleveland Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was placed on injured reserve on Saturday.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer previews today’s Cincinnati Bengals game against the Panthers.
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers is chipping in on punt returns.
The Tennessee Titans offensive line is looking to get its act together, reports Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
This could be a critical week in Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard’s career, writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
Today could be the day the Houston Texans emerge from the Cowboys’ shadow, writes Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel accepts, but blocks out, the mounting criticism of his performance.
Family tragedies forced Denver Broncos guard Stanley Daniels to grow up fast.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune breaks down the San Diego Chargers game outside of Pike Place Fish.
Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is prepared to face Larry Fitzgerald.
Seattle Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy has had an invaluable impact on the younger players in the secondary, writes John Boyle of the Everett Herald.
San Francisco 49ers first-round offensive tackle Anthony Davis’ tough-guy attitude is what stood out to Mike Singletary prior to the 2010 NFL Draft.
The Arizona Cardinals are in need of a quality performance against the Raiders, writes Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.
St. Louis Rams coaches are intimately aware of what Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb is capable of.
Green Bay Packers fifth-round tight end Andrew Quarless may replace Donald Lee on the 45-man roster, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com previews today’s Minnesota Vikings game against the Lions.
Chicago Bears long-snapper Patrick Mannelly is about to set a club record.
Recent struggles on the road are not on the Detroit Lions’ minds this week, writes Tom Kowalski of MLive.com.
New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs needs to get back to his power-running style, writes Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick may be Andy Reid’s mid-life crisis, writes Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth will play today against the Rams.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo needs to rediscover tight end Jason Witten.
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has 28 defensive packages in his arsenal, including “The Joker”.
Protecting quarterback Josh Freeman is a key for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, writes Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder plans to put some pressure on Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Carolina Panthers second-year quarterback Jimmy Clausen is no stranger to starting early in his career at a new level.
Today’s NFL birthdays: Cardinals practice squad linebacker Cyril Obiozor (24), Ravens wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh (33), Panthers linebacker James Anderson (27), Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson (27), Vikings practice squad defensive tackle Tremaine Johnson (25), free agent guard Dimitri Tsoumpas (25), cornerback Lenny Walls (31), and former NFL linebacker/special teams ace Larry Izzo (36).