NFL Scoreboard

Auto Update: On


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had QB Landry Jones, CB David Amerson and WR Dontrelle Inman in for workouts today. The team is always updating its emergency lists.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden, who was not asked specifically about Khalil Mack today: “It's hard to trade one of your best players, one of the best players in the franchise. It's hard. It's hard on the players. We didn't get anything for him that's going to help us this year. Justin Ellis hasn't played. We've got a lot of guys on the defensive line that are out. We have had to replace basically the entire secondary, some of the linebackers. We are in the process of putting the pieces back together. That will be exciting.” As ESPN Analytics wrote, Mack has 15 pressures this season, the exact same number as the entire Raiders team, per NFL Next Gen Stats. Oakland is the only team with fewer than 20 pressures this year. Mack ranks second among players in total pressures and pressure rate (min. 60 pass rushes) this season, only behind Bills DL Jerry Hughes.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford (elbow) and safety Jeff Heath (ankle) appeared to come out of Sunday's game OK and the coach is hopeful both will be able to practice this week. Garrett said Sean Lee will be day to day with a hamstring injury, however, a source indicated he could miss a couple of games.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett will not make significant changes in offensive personnel or in the playcalling operation with Scott Linehan, despite the struggles of a Cowboys offense that has scored 41 points in the first three games, the fewest in team history since 1990. “I think it would be false for me to say this is about play calling,” Garrett said. “This is about everything we're doing offensively we have to do better. We have to coach better. We have to play better. We have to run it better. We have to throw it better. We have to protect better. We have to do all the things good offenses do and we have to do all of those things better.”

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Monday cornerback Tramaine Brock, who left Sunday's loss in Baltimore with a left groin injury, underwent an MRI on Monday and said "it looks to be OK.'' Joseph said Brock should be able to practice by Wednesday or Thursday. Joseph said Adam Jones, who was a gameday inactive in Baltimore due to a thigh injury, should practice this week as well. The Broncos face the Chiefs next Monday night and Kansas City leads the league in scoring (39.3 points per game).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said rookie Sam Darnold has "the right mentality and right work ethic" to rebound from the Thursday night loss. Bowles said, "He made some good plays. He had some plays he can learn from and some plays he'd like to have back, but I think he'll come out of it fine." Next up, the Jaguars, arguably the best defensive team in the NFL.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said the thing that separates the Falcons is how many ways they can come at a defense with their passing game. "They have backs that can catch, the tight ends can get open," he said. "Obviously they have Julio, and Ridley had a big game last week and they've got Sanu, so they've got guys all over the place, so they can dish that ball all around the field. So that's what makes them dangerous, so if you're double covering Julio, you've got to deal with Mohamed and now Ridley and the backs out of the backfield and those guys can actually run the ball as well. ... It will be a unique challenge and the quarterback obviously is as fine as you'll face all year."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Sam Darnold said he used the mini bye to "self-evaluate" after his disappointing game against the Browns. He determined that he needs to be better with his reads and have a better understanding of what the defense is doing. When making his reads, he wants to "go with my gut feeling and really trust my eyes, trust what I see, and let it rip." In other words, he wants to rely on his instincts. He added: "I expect more out of myself. ... I have to be better. I have to execute better." Darnold wasn't terrible against Cleveland, but he failed to locate some open receivers.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets should leave Le'Veon Bell to his jet skiing. A trade for the disgruntled star makes little sense, especially since he could be a one-year rental — a ridiculously expensive rental. They'd be better served by rolling that $11 million into next year's cap. Bell could help a win-now team; the Jets aren't a win-now team. The called the Steelers out of due diligence, always looking for a fire sale. If they can get him for a fifth-round pick, sure, they'd be interested. But a third rounder? They won't give up that much. Plus, if Bell doesn't want to play for the Steelers on the franchise tag, why would he want to play for the Jets? The more likely scenario is them making a run at him in March as a free agent, but even that avenue would come with risk. He's a "me" player with a lot of miles on his odometer — not worth a mega contract.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn believes in his "tough ass" group and won't use rash of injuries as an excuse.


KC Joyner @KCJoynerTFS

Colts LB Darius Leonard has been a phenom this season. He is hands down the current clubhouse leader for defensive rookie of the year.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety D.J. Swearinger did not like the roughing the passer call on Green Bay's Clay Matthews Sunday. Swearinger said of the rule: “It's not fair for defenders. Not fair for this league, not fair for football in general. That's not how you play football. The game wasn't designed to play tag. The game was designed to hit people. You put on pads to hit people. You disrespect the game of football when you bring all these bull rules. We signed up for this game to be physical, not to play two-hand touch.”

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Frank Reich on Andrew Luck's throws: “What I've seen is he makes all the throws. There's been plenty of throws down the field, in my mind...I've seen is a guy who is extremely accurate. I have no concerns about velocity."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts starting offensive lineman Joe Haeg will miss a couple weeks with an ankle injury, coach Frank Reich said.