The Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons have a lot of things in common: bad defense, good offense, one win each, and both named after birds. But the Falcons and Cardinals are two teams trending in different directions.
Redemption Sunday is on tap for the Seattle Seahawks (2-1) will take on the Arizona Cardinals (0-2-1) in a key early-season NFC West matchup. These two teams are in a position where they need to keep pace with the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers who are off to blazing 3-0 starts in 2019.
The Carolina Panthers will be without their long-time leader when they travel to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals.
Cam Newton has been dealing with a foot injury, which he reaggravated in Carolina's 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2. He was officially ruled out Friday afternoon, which is no surprise considering he was unable to practice and was spotted in a walking boot this week.
Now at 0-2 after losses to the Los Angeles Rams and Buccaneers, the Panthers are essentially in a must-win situation in Week 3.
As the NFL's 100th season the kicks off this weekend, the league did a pretty good job of scheduling entertaining matchups for Week 1, such as the Arizona Cardinals hosting the Detroit Lions as part of Sunday's late-afternoon slate. Both the Lions (6-10 in 2018) and Cardinals (3-13) are hoping for better results as they look to end their respective postseason droughts. Detroit hasn't been in the playoffs since 2016, while Arizona's last appearance came in '15, although both teams finished with winning records in '17.
Finding a great fantasy football team name in 2019 can be a chore. That's why it's best to leave it to the experts. We rounded up a list of the best and even slightly vulgar fantasy football team names and have them linked below alphabetically by NFL team. So if you're a fan of the Cowboys or really hate the Patriots, or if you just want to tell your league that you drafted Julio Jones, you'll find something fun, clever or great in the team links below.
The Los Angeles Rams came up short in the Super Bowl against New England, but the expectation is that this team will make another run this season. There are some questions for Sean McVay's team, however, starting with the health of Todd Gurley's knee and a reshuffled offensive line. Meanwhile, most of the attention this offseason has been paid to the changes made by the Arizona Cardinals, highlighted by No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray and new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Week 1 of the NFL preseason continues with a pair games on Friday, Aug. 9. There were 11 games on Thursday night as the countdown to Week 1 of the regular season is officially on. There are just two on tap for Friday night, but one of those will be televised nationally on NFL Network.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Friday, Aug. 9.
The NFL is back on TV, sort of. Thursday night marks the start of the first week of preseason action for all 32 teams. Yes, Atlanta and Denver got a head start last week with the Hall of Fame Game, but this is officially Week 1 of the preseason.
There are 11 games on tap for Thursday night with two nationally televised on NFL Network. For the rest, check local listings.