Evan Silva's Matchups column discusses every fantasy-relevant player in every Week 3 game.
The Green Bay Packers ruled out linebacker Clay Matthews and safety Morgan Burnett for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Matthews aggravated an ankle injury in a loss to the Vikings last Sunday and also is dealing with a hamstring injury. Burnett had a hamstring injury in the second half against the Vikings, but was listed on this week's injury report with a groin injury.
Here come the unbeaten Steelers from Western Pennsylvania, crossing the Keystone State to meet the unbeaten Eagles. DeAngelo Williams leads the NFL in rushing in his 11th pro season, Antonio Brown is the game's most dangerous wideout, and Ben Roethlisberger is making big plays.
Ejections and suspensions might be far more effective in the NFL. ''It's all about teaching it at a young age and kind of drilling it into guys,'' says Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall, a 13-year veteran.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to play for the Washington Redskins at the New York Giants on Sunday.
The New York Giants are now the final NFL team not to have started an African-American quarterback (Amber Matsumoto). When the New England Patriots handed the ball to rookie Jacoby Brissett on Thursday, it marked the first time in the 57-year history that the team had started an African-American quarterback. Now only one NFL team — one that has been around even longer — has yet to break that streak.
The Chicago Bears likely will be without quarterback Jay Cutler and several defensive starters when they visit the Dallas Cowboys while trying to avoid a second 0-3 start in as many seasons under coach John Fox. Not that Fox is putting much focus on the lengthy injury list . ''You don't have any choice,'' Fox said.
''Having been through the actual opening - that was emotional,'' Payton said of the Saints' 23-3 victory over the Falcons on Monday night, Sept. 25, 2006. The reopening of Superdome, and the rebirth of a community it symbolized, ''is not as significant to this game,'' Payton continued.
While the New York Giants are off to their best start since 2009, the obituaries are seemingly being prepared for the defending NFC East champion Washington Redskins. Jay Gruden's team is 0-2. There have been reports from anonymous sources about frustration in the locker room, much of it directed at quarterback Kirk Cousins' play.
Sept 23 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NFL on Thursday AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEAFC EAST W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. New England 3 0 0 0 81 45 1.000 2. NY Jets 1 1 0 0 59 54 .500 3. Miami 0 2 0 0 34 43 0 4. Buffalo 0 2 0 0 38 50 0 AFC NORTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Pittsburgh 2 0 0 0 62 32 1.000 2. Baltimore 2 0 0 0 38 27 1.000 3. Cincinnati 1 1 0 0 39 46 .500 4. Cleveland 0 2 0 0 30 54 0 AFC SOUTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Houston 2 1 0 0 42 53 .667 2. Tennessee 1 1 0 0 32 40 .500 3. Jacksonville 0 2 0 0 37 65 0 4. Indianapolis 0 2 0 0 55 73 0 AFC WEST W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Denver 2 0 0 0 55 40 ...

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