The Cleveland Browns are tied for first in the AFC North. The perennial doormat of the division dominated its intra-division, intra-state rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals last night, scoring first and never trailing en route to a 24-3 victory.
The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.
With a wild 41-38 victory at Kansas City in their hip pockets, the San Diego Chargers now turn their attention to this Sunday’s home game with the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals.
San Diego doesn’t have a lot going for them as they head into this weekend’s game, and morale surely has to be low in the locker room. Well, it doesn’t appear as if it will be too much higher after the game as the Ravens are pushing for a high playoff seed and won’t let the faltering Chargers stand in their way.
The Chargers need a win this week for more pride than anything, but a weak and injured offensive line may end up hurting them again. If not careful, that same line could also be the reason that Philip Rivers gets hurts as well.