Obviously, there were some guys open �� A tip of the cap to Sean Payton for his powers of observation after his Saints allowed Brady to throw for 447 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 36-20 rout.
Del Rio in mood for dancing �� The Raiders stomped the Jets, 45-20, to move to 2-0, and Marshawn Lynch celebrated that success in typical Beast Mode fashion with an exuberant dance on the sideline. Asked about Lynch’s moves, head coach Jack Del Rio said: Exceptional. I was going to go join him. Now that would have been fun to see.
Staley freaked out over non-roughing call �� 49ers left tackle Joe Staley was apoplectic after seeing no flag thrown for Frank Clark’s hit on quarterback Brian Hoyer after a timeout had been called on a key third down in San Francisco’s narrow 12-9 loss to the Seahawks. I heard the whistle for like five seconds, so I didn’t even get out of my stance, Staley said. Then, I was freaking out because they kept going and killed the quarterback.
This is an enormous spread, almost to the point that Gang Green already looks sucked up into the Black Hole. Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch and Khalil Mack will have their way with a physically and athletically dominant performance against ex-Raider Josh McCown and friends. Raiders win 34-17 and cover the spread.
It’s yet another reunion of sorts, the other L.A.’s hotshot young coach, Sean McVay, draws the team and offense he used to coordinate. He knows the ins and outs of Kirk Cousins’ weaknesses, and with Aaron Donald back, Wade Phillips’ defense will build on Week 1 to rattle its visiting QB. Expect to see more positive from Jared Goff and Todd Gurley at home again, too. Rams win 27-24 and cover the spread.