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Ben Linsey

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NFL Week 4: Key matchups and storylines for all 16 games

The 2021 NFL regular season continues with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals. Here are the top storylines from each of the 16 NFL Week 4 games.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

NFL Week 3: Key matchups and storylines for all 16 games

The 2021 NFL regular season continues with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers. Here are the top storylines from each of the 16 NFL Week 3 games.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

NFL Week 2 Game Recap: Cleveland Browns 31, Houston Texans 21

Quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb impressed in the Cleveland Browns' 31-21 victory over the Houston Texans.

NFL Week 2: Key matchups and storylines for all 16 games

The 2021 NFL regular season continues with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the New York Giants and Washington Football Team. Here are the top storylines from each of the 16 NFL Week 2 games.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

NFL Week 1 Game Recap: Los Angeles Chargers 20, Washington Football Team 16

A late fumble from running back Antonio Gibson gave new life to the Los Angeles Chargers, who eked out a 20-16 win over the Washington Football Team in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

NFL Week 1: Key matchups and storylines for all 16 games

The 2021 NFL regular season starts tonight when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Dallas Cowboys. Here are the top storylines from each of the 16 NFL Week 1 games.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

Biggest takeaways from the 2021 NFL preseason for all 32 teams

While the NFL preseason often invites overreactions, there is still plenty to glean. Here is one takeaway for each NFL team ahead of the 2021 regular season.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

Saints' Michael Thomas to miss first six weeks of the 2021 NFL season

The same injury that hampered New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas last season is now set to delay his 2021 NFL season debut.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago New Orleans Saints

Cam Newton released by Patriots: Mac Jones to start Week 1, potential landing spots for Newton

In a surprise move, the New England Patriots released quarterback Cam Newton prior to Tuesday’s cut deadline, paving the way for first-round rookie Mac Jones to start Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago New England Patriots

NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Chicago Bears 27, Tennessee Titans 24

Jesper Horsted’s three-touchdown night and a pick-six by Tre Roberson were enough for Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears to knock off the Tennessee Titans 27-24 in the teams' NFL Week 3 preseason finale.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Carolina Panthers 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 9

Quarterback Sam Darnold saw his first extensive action of the 2021 NFL preseason and delivered for the Carolina Panthers in their 34-9 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jakobi Meyers remains the top wide receiver on the New England Patriots after offseason additions

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Despite the New England Patriots' flurry of offseason activity, there is a strong chance that third-year wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is the team's top wide receiver heading into the 2021 NFL season.

by Ben Linsey 5 months ago

Ranking every NFL division entering the 2021 season

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Using PFF’s season simulations and power rankings to rank each NFL division and preview which division titles will be the toughest to come by during the 2021 NFL season.

by Ben Linsey 5 months ago

NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Recap: Miami Dolphins 37, Atlanta Falcons 17

Second-year Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looked comfortable in his preseason Week 2 action against the Atlanta Falcons, and Myles Gaskin was the clear lead back for Miami.

How do Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham fit into a crowded edge defender rotation in Buffalo?

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The Bills' defense is already set, but with the additions of first-round pick Greg Rousseau and second-round Boogie Basham, Buffalo just got even better.

by Ben Linsey 5 months ago

NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Recap: New England Patriots 35, Philadelphia Eagles 0

Cam Newton and Mac Jones led a New England offense that moved the ball at will in a 35-0 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, who will likely be in trouble if Jalen Hurts misses any time during the regular season.

Philadelphia Eagles tackle Andre Dillard receiving trade interest

Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Andre Dillard is generating interest on the trade market after all but losing the starting left tackle competition to Jordan Mailata.

by Ben Linsey 5 months ago Philadelphia Eagles

Eight under-the-radar NFL players who can't afford to miss time in 2021

Every NFL team has a star player they can't live without, but these less-heralded players are also vital — Chicago's Jaylon Johnson and New Orleans' Adam Trautman among them.

by Ben Linsey 5 months ago

Evaluating every QB competition after Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason

From Cam Newton vs. Mac Jones in New England to Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Trey Lance in San Francisco, here is a look at how each quarterback battle played out in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason.

by Ben Linsey 5 months ago

Which rookie wide receiver means the most to their offense?

Examining the most important rookie wide receivers to their respective offenses in the 2021 NFL season, and you may be surprised where the Cincinnati Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase ends up.

by Ben Linsey 5 months ago
Bio

Ben Linsey joined PFF full-time in May 2019. He works as an NFL analyst and as part of the team that produces prep work for NBC's Sunday Night Football.

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