Blaine Gabbert had the roughest of outings in the Jaguars’ opener vs. the Chiefs, as he took 15 stitches in his throwing hand and was forced out of action late in the game.
Much is expected from Matthew Stafford this season, and he appears to have all the elements needed to return the Lions to the playoffs.
Drew Brees and the Saints may be the most motivated team in the league after last year’s debacle that was largely the fallout from the Bountygate scandal.
The Vikings are hoping that Christian Ponder shows significant improvement over his 2012 form, but they did not see any evidence of that in their Week One loss to the Lions.
It’s a very critical season for Cam Newton, who rarely plays with the consistency that head coach Ron Rivera needs to see from him.
Brandon Weeden is trying to help the Browns turn their franchise around and he has shown the ability to read defenses, find open receivers and take heavy shots from the defense and keep on playing hard.