There is a lot to take in after the first full slate of games to start the 2019 NFL season, and we still have two matchups left on Monday.
Will injuries continue to dominate the headlines, or will Antonio Brown bubble back up to further spoil the Oakland Raiders' season opener?
Three things that matter
Jaguars acquire Dobbs from Steelers
It is a temporary solution since coach Doug Marrone told reporters he expects Nick Foles to return later this season. The veteran Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback suffered a broken left collarbone in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs and underwent surgery on Monday, so he is not expected back until November.
In the meantime, Josh Dobbs will compete for playing time with Gardner Minshew, who was sharp as he filled in for Foles in the opener. The 2019 sixth-round pick completed 22 of 25 attempts for 275 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Guice dealing with knee injury
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden confirmed the running back suffered a right knee injury on Sunday and is in jeopardy of missing time. However, the team will await the results of his Monday MRI exam before determining his availability for week two against the Dallas Cowboys.
Should Derrius Guice be sidelined, Adrian Peterson could see an increase in his workload. The 13-year veteran, who was a healthy scratch Sunday, led the Redskins in rushing last season after Guice missed his rookie year with the torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Funchess headed for injured reserve
As if Andrew Luck's retirement was not difficult enough to overcome, the Indianapolis Colts now have to deal with the receiver's absence for the next few weeks after he suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday's overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Devin Funchess, who signed a one-year deal with Indianapolis as a free agent this offseason, had three catches for 32 yards before exiting.
Colts coach Frank Reich confirmed Funchess underwent surgery and will go on injured reserve but left the door open for his return down the road this season.
"It's definitely not season-ending," Reich told reporters.
Two things that don't matter
Jack unlikely to be suspended for stirring the pot
The Jaguars linebacker scuffled with Chiefs receivers Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson midway through the second quarter of Sunday's chippy game and was ejected. Myles Jack complicated things further by needing to be escorted off the field by coaches after learning he had been tossed.
While Jack blamed Watkins for instigating the incident, he took responsibility for his actions after the game.
"It's a crazy and physical sport that we play and I just felt like that play was not a football play," Jack told reporters. "Looking back it was an idiotic move for me to do that because you do not get points for that. I’m a captain now and the team just extended me so I have to do better for me and my team."
Beckham won't be fined for wearing $350K watch
While there is no NFL rule against jewellery, the Cleveland Browns receiver did violate a rule prohibiting hard objects on the field. Fortunately for Odell Beckham Jr, the league will reportedly address the infraction with him and the team, though it is unlikely to escalate beyond that.
The decision for Beckham to play a contact sport with nearly half a million dollars on his wrist is a bold flex, but a questionable one.
One video you have to see
Tom Brady is feeling good about 2019, and why shouldn't he? The New England Patriots started the season with a win over AFC rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers just hours after reportedly acquiring former Pittsburgh standout Antonio Brown following his release from Oakland.
Monday's tweet of the day
Two kick-offs remain in week one, but it is already week two in Carolina.
Quick turnaround. pic.twitter.com/bFNWTBEeJB— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 9, 2019
|Patriots, 49ers improve to 9-1|
|Tua Tagovailoa to undergo hip surgery|
|Kaepernick proved he can play, says former 49ers team-mate Reid|
|Falcons QB Ryan moves into NFL´s top 10 for all-time passing yards|
|He´s playing at a high level – Harbaugh hails Ravens QB Jackson|
|Lamar Jackson stars again as Ravens thrash Texans, Vikings rally to down Broncos|
|Rockets could have chalked it up – James Harden impressed by depleted Houston´s show of resolve|
|Clippers´ George revels in memorable home debut after 150-101 win|
|I´m not here to make history – Popovich explains confusion over Hammon and Duncan|
|Harden scores 49 points in Rockets win, Kawhi-less Clippers crush Hawks|
|NFL prospect Tua Tagovailoa to miss rest of season with dislocated hip|
|Patriots without Chung for Eagles clash|
|D´Angelo Russell suffers thumb sprain in another Warriors blow|
|The ball is in their court, we´re ready to go - Kaepernick sends message to NFL after workout|
|Kaepernick workout location changed as representatives slam NFL|
|Tua Tagovailoa: Top NFL quarterback prospect carted off with hip injury|
|LeBron James: Tom Brady and I are one in the same|
|I just will those shots in - Kemba Walker on his fourth-quarter heroics|
|LeBron leads Lakers in Walton reunion, Celtics win 10th straight|
|LeBron James: Walton did all he could with Lakers|
|Colts QB Brissett to start against Jaguars|
|Lakers´ Davis has no plans for load management ahead of return|
|Philadelphia Eagles sign RB Ajayi|
|Suspended Garrett determined to learn from ´terrible mistake´|
|Stafford not ready to return for Lions against Cowboys on Sunday|
|Eagles veteran Sproles ruled out for rest of season|
|Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely by NFL|
|I´m not gonna try to win them over now – Porzingis addresses boos from Knicks fans|
|Paul George labels 33-point Clippers debut ´terrible´|
|Myles Garrett: I made a mistake, lost my cool & I regret it|
|Pelicans spoil George´s Clippers debut, Giannis powers Bucks|
|Browns coach Kitchens: I´m embarrassed and so is Garrett after Rudolph attack|
|Mayfield slams Garrett over ´inexcusable´ Rudolph fight|
|Browns overcome Steelers as ugly fight mars win|
|LeBron James ´the best athlete to ever walk this planet´ – Warriors coach Kerr|
|Gettin´ Jiggy Wit It – Braves sign Will Smith|
|Mahomes puts injury concerns behind him ahead of Chiefs-Chargers clash|
|Trout wins third AL MVP, Bellinger takes NL prize|
|Patriots among NFL teams set to watch Kaepernick workout|
|Nets guard LeVert out after thumb surgery|
|NFL Week 11 Bullet Points: Three must-know stats previewing every game|
|Terrific LeBron set the tone for Lakers win - Vogel|
|Doc Rivers ejected to joy of son Austin as Rockets guard trolls Clippers coach|
|Kaepernick workout feels like ´PR stunt´ – Reid|
|LeBron´s Lakers roll on against struggling Warriors, Harden upstages Kawhi|
|Paul George poised to make Clippers debut against Pelicans|
|James Harden says Rockets will win NBA title this season: Let´s get it!|
|Lakers star Davis ruled out of Warriors showdown|
|Rockets´ Gordon to miss six weeks after knee surgery|
|Mets ace DeGrom & Astros´ Verlander scoop Cy Young Award honours|
|Texans claim Hargreaves off waivers|
|Adam Gase to stay on as New York Jets coach for 2020|
|I´m not impressed with his free throws! - Hawks coach Pierce wants more from Young|
|LeBron holds up Davis as an example for Lakers to follow|
|Lakers bounce back, Young stars for Hawks|
|Giants name Kapler as manager|
|Twins´ Baldelli, Cardinals´ Shildt crowned Managers of the Year|
|NFL teams reportedly invited to private Kaepernick workout|
|Warriors´ injury crisis deepens as Damion Lee fractures hand|
|Seahawks get positive news on Tyler Lockett after overnight hospital stay|
|Bucs waive Hargreaves two days after benching him for lack of ´hustle´|
|Kawhi glad he was targeted by former Raptors team-mates in Clippers triumph|
|Russell Wilson credits ´incredible force´ Jadeveon Clowney after wildest game of career|
|Shanahan puts first Niners loss down to ´too many mistakes´|
|Raptors ´went full guns´ at Kawhi Leonard in first meeting since title-winning season|
|Curry adamant ´rest of the season is not lost´ as he plots comeback from hand injury|
|Leonard, Clippers overcome Raptors as Celtics win again|
|Seahawks end 49ers´ unbeaten start in OT thriller|
|Celtics´ Hayward set to miss six weeks|
|Alonso, Alvarez named Rookies of the Year|