Put your hand up if you had Gary Barnidge scoring more fantasy points last week than Rob Gronkowski? Anyone? How about Josh McCown throwing for 457 yards and two touchdowns? Or how about Adrian Peterson scoring zero fantasy points? Ah ha! Got you there! Peterson was on his bye last week.
All is not well in Indianapolis. Rumors of turmoil between the Colts’ front office and head coach Chuck Pagano have become commonplace in the early weeks of the season, presumably about the offensive line’s complete inability to protect franchise quarterback Andrew Luck.
The Indianapolis Colts have been here before — sort of. The Colts started 0-2 in 2014 as well. But this 0-2 feels different, very different. The 2015 Colts have been thoroughly manhandled by teams quarterbacked by Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Fitzpatrick — it's that bad.
Sunday’s matchup between the Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers features two teams still trying to find their identities after lackluster Week 1 starts. The difference is, though, the Panthers won their Week 1 matchup, albeit against the perennial bottom dwellers, Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans' season opener couldn't have gone much worse.
One of the players fans and media members have been curious about at the start of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ training camp is quarterback Blake Bortles. Last season, Bortles made a number of mistakes as a rookie. The question is, how much will Bortles improve in his second season under center?