Payton on Brady’s 447 passing yards against the Saints: Obviously, there were some guys open.
Brady on Patriots running back James White: I’ve played with a lot of great teammates, and James is right up there with the best.
Jenkins on Lynch’s sideline dance during Oakland’s 45-20 win over the Jets: That irks my ever-living nerves. I was on kickoff return and I saw it happen and it’s infuriating and I wanted them to kick the ball short so we could get more contact. That pissed me off. I’m an old-school guy, and I don’t like [it] when things like that happen… It was embarrassing losing like that. Having Marshawn dancing like that, good player, seeing that happen, that should infuriate the whole team.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin on Sunday’s 12-9 win over the 49ers: It was ugly. Ugly as hell.
Houston can hang around early because of its defense against a banged-up New England offense, but eventually, Tom Brady will be protected from J.J. Watt and friends and pick apart the visitors on the back end. Expect the Patriots to contain Deshaun Watson as a runner to limit the Texans’ entire offense in its attempts to keep up and catch up.
Denver suddenly has become a dangerous offense again to complete its daunting defense. Buffalo can’t handle the diversity and balance while it’s suffering from a severe lack of just that. There’s nothing tricky about Von Miller leading the charge against a predictable run-heavy, two-man attack with Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy.