Are the Cowboys already in panic mode? Plus, kickers caused craziness on first NFL Sunday

Happy Monday early morning, everybody! Wow, what a weekend. Pretty much whatever and anything that might take place on a football field did. We’re going to begin every Monday throughout the NFL season with The Football Five– 5 things you may have missed out on however require to understand. Here goes:

The Football Five 🏈

  • The ending of Bengals-Steelers consisted of a game-tying goal with 2 seconds left in guideline, an obstructed additional point, 2 missed out on basket and, lastly, a game-winner from Chris Boswell to provide Pittsburgh a 23-20 overtime win. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, T.J. Watt and Najee Harris both entrusted injuries, and the group worries Watt tore his pec.
  • More kicking insaneness: Randy Bullock missed out on from 47 lawns as time ended as the Titans lost to the Giants, 21-20… Rodrigo Blankenship missed out on a 42-yarder as Colts-Texans ended in a 20-20 tie… yes, a tie! …Wil Lutz nailed a consent 51-yarder — and Younghoe Koo‘s 63-yarder as time ended was obstructed — as the Saints beat the Falcons, 27-26… Cade York nailed a 58-yarder as the Browns held back the Panthers (and Baker Mayfield‘s vengeance trip), 26-24.
  • Amid a torrential rainstorm, Trey Lance actually had a hard time, and the Bears beat the 49ers, 19-10.
  • The Chargers won a crucial early-season AFC West fight, beating the Raiders 24-19.
  • The Packers‘ new-look getting corps had a hard time as Minnesota reduced by Green Bay 23-7. Justin Jefferson had 184 getting lawns.

Good early morning to everybody however particularly to…

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One of the most expected video games of the NFL slate became a laugher in a rush. But that’s absolutely nothing brand-new to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Kansas City scored a goal on each of its very first 3 drives, and Mahomes completed with 5 goal passes — a franchise record for a season opener — in a 44-21 blowout of the Cardinals.

The Chiefs made an ‘A’ in our Week 1 grades, and in his “Overreactions and Reality Checks” column, NFL specialist Jeff Kerr states Kelce will make the Chiefs forget everything about losing Tyreek Hill this offseason.

  • Kerr: “Travis Kelce is still the best tight end in football, displaying how he can still get open without Tyreek Hill on the outside or in the slot to complement him. … The Chiefs are deeper without Hill, a byproduct of allocating that extra money they would have paid one of the best players in franchise history.”

Honorable points out

And not such a great early morning for…


It went from bad to awful to almost worst-case circumstance in a rush for the Cowboys in Sunday night’s 19-3 loss to the Buccaneers.

Dak Prescott will go through hand surgical treatment and miss out on numerous video games according to group owner Jerry Jones, a terrible blow for a group whose underwhelming offseason left its defects on complete screen.

  • Prescott hurt his tossing hand in the 4th quarter when he struck Buccaneers edge rush Shaquil Barrett on the follow-through of a toss. In his defense, the QB was under pressure almost all night (4 sacks, 8 hits, pressured on 45 percent of dropbacks) behind a reshuffled offending line.
  • Prescott completed 14 for 29 for 134 lawns and an interception. His 47.2 passer ranking was the third-worst of any video game of his profession. The group’s just outdoors danger, CeeDee Lamb, captured an abysmal 2 of 11 targets (though it wasn’t actually his fault).
  • Since Prescott was prepared in 2016, the Cowboys are 53-33 when he begins and 5-7 when anybody else begins. Cooper Rush will be the starter moving forward — though they might check out other choices.

This, obviously, is the exact same Cowboys group that traded away Amari Cooper and let Cedrick Wilson leave in totally free company and, with Michael Gallup still recuperating from a torn ACL, stopped working to sufficiently resolve the pass receiver position this offseason. They likewise lost guard Connor Williams and deal with La’el Collins in totally free company and Tyron Smith to injury.

The Dallas offense — among the league’s finest in 2015 — was, honestly, anemic. And now with Prescott sidelined, it might stay that method for a while.

Scott Frost fired from Nebraska after another bad loss 😦

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Twenty-5 years earlier, Scott Frost, the Nebraska quarterback, led the Cornhuskers to a nationwide title. On Sunday, Scott Frost, the Nebraska head coach, was fired after yet another ruthless loss.

The choice followed Nebraska lost to Georgia Southern, 45-42 to be up to 1-2 this season. It was the very first time ever Nebraska lost in your home when scoring a minimum of 35 points.

  • Frost completes his period as Nebraska head coach 16-31 (10-26 Big Ten) in four-plus seasons. He never ever won more than 5 video games in a season and never ever made a championship game.
  • The Cornhuskers should pay Frost a $15-million buyout. It would have been half of that if they waited up until Oct. 1.
  • Associate head coach Mickey Joseph will be interim coach.

Nebraska now deals with “existential questions,” composes college football specialist Shehan Jeyarajah. As for who can resolve that crisis, our college football expert Dennis Dodd has his list of prospects for the opening.

Alabama endures upset-filled weekend, Georgia tops most current AP Poll 🏈


If you believed Sunday was a wild day of football, well, initially, you’re right, however 2nd, it may not have actually even been as wild as Saturday. Because on Saturday, college football provided the best it needs to provide.

Starting at the top, No. 1 Alabama endured by the skin of its teeth, topping Texas 20-19 thanks to the heroics of Bryce Young and the leg of Will Reichard. The ruling Heisman Trophy winner led a nine-play, 61-yard drive that culminated in Reichard’s 33-yard basket with simply 10 seconds left. With pandemonium all around him, Young’s calm nature conserved Crimson Tide when again, Dennis states.

  • Dodd: “Young completed 15 of his final 19 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in the game’s final 13 minutes. More importantly, he put the mostly sputtering offense in position for Reichard’s kick. … Young must now be mentioned as perhaps the best quarterback in Bama history.

As for the quarterback on the other side, Quinn Ewers was excellent prior to suffering a sprained SC joint and not returning. He will be out numerous weeks.

While Alabama directly prevented an upset, numerous other leading groups stopped working to do so:

Given all of those outcomes, the brand-new AP Top 25 Poll should have been almost difficult for citizens to submit, however it has actually shown up, and the most noteworthy modification is at the top: Georgia is the brand-new No. 1 and Alabama is No. 2. You can see the whole survey here and see our Jerry Palm’s upgraded bowl forecasts here.

Carlos Alcaraz wins males’s United States Open title, Iga Swiatek wins on females’s side 🎾


Carlos Alcaraz is just getting going, which ought to terrify the remainder of the males’s tennis world. The 19-year-old Spaniard beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 for his very first profession Grand Slam title.

  • At 19 years and 129 days old, Alcaraz is the second-youngest males’s United States Open winner ever behind just Pete Sampras.
  • With the win, Alcaraz is now the youngest male ever to end up being ATP No. 1.

In the females’s draw, Iga Swiatek declared her 3rd profession Grand Slam, her 2nd Slam of the year and her very first United States Open with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over Ons Jabeur. It caps an exceptional season for the 21-year-old Polish star, who is the No. 1 lady on the planet.

  • Swiatek likewise won the Australian Open back in January. She is the very first lady to win numerous Grand Slams in a year given that Angelique Kerber in 2016.
  • She at one point won 37 straight matches, the longest in the WTA this century, and she won all 7 finals she reached.
  • She completed with the most WTA rankings points in a season given that Serena Williams in 2013.

What we’re enjoying Monday 📺

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