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Cardinals-Raiders Super Bowl? Odds leap after 2-0 starts

Cardinals-Raiders Super Bowl? Odds leap after 2-0 starts

Two weeks, two wins ... to the Super Bowl?

Perfect starts to the 2021 season have triggered a serious boost to the Super Bowl and division title odds for three teams that were hardly considered championship contenders entering September.

The Las Vegas Raiders and Arizona Cardinals sliced their Super Bowl odds nearly in half since the opening kickoff in Week 1 and the Carolina Panthers are on the climb as well.

The Raiders enter Week 3 at +5000 to win the Super Bowl at BetRivers. They opened at +7500. Odds to win the rough and tumble AFC West dropped from +2000 to +1100 following wins over the Ravens and Steelers.

PointsBet nudged Vegas from the opening line of +6000 to win the Super Bowl to +4000.

But the Cardinals are now +2200 at PointsBet, even with the Seahawks and ahead of the Cowboys and Titans (tied at +2500). WynnBet also adjusted Arizona's projected win total from eight to 10. The Panthers remain available at an over-under of eight wins.

WynnBet pushed the Panthers from an opening line of +1100 to win the NFC South to +650, and barely inched Carolina forward from +8000 Super Bowl odds to +7500. The Panthers beat the Saints 26-7 in Week 2 and handled the Jets, 19-14, in the opener.

At Wynnbet the Raiders are now +1000 to win the AFC West from an opening price of +2500.

The FanDuel Super Bowl market reveals the most dramatic shift for the Panthers at +5500 to win the Super Bowl. At opening kickoff in Week 1, the odds for the same bet were +9000.

The Raiders, who started at +7500 are now +5000 and Arizona spiked from +4800 to the current odds of +3400.

Tom Brady throws way toward top of MVP race

Tom Brady throws way toward top of MVP race

It only took one monster week for Tom Brady to insert his name back into the thick of the NFL MVP race.

Brady saw the gap between himself and Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes lengthen after the three-time MVP threw four touchdowns against a pair of interceptions in Tampa Bay's Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

After following that up with five touchdowns without a pick in Sunday's win over Atlanta, Brady now has 655 passing yards and nine touchdowns through two games.

The Buccaneers' quarterback is now being offered at +550 at PointsBet, just behind Mahomes at +500. Brady was being offered at +1200 after Week 1 while Mahomes' odds have lengthened a bit from +400.

The next-shortest odds at PointsBet belong to Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray (+750 from +1000). However, Murray is the current +550 favorite at BetMGM, followed by Mahomes (+600) and Brady (+700).

Matthew Stafford has the fourth-shortest odds at both sportsbooks: +1000 along with Seattle's Russell Wilson at PointsBet and +1100 at BetMGM. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers saw his odds improve to +1200 and +1300, respectively, following Monday night's convincing win over Detroit.

Las Vegas' 2-0 start has also resulted in Derek Carr's MVP odds being slashed to +2000 at both sportsbooks.

Going the opposite direction after a lopsided loss to Carolina is New Orleans' Jameis Winston, whose odds doubled from +2000 to +4000 at PointsBet while lengthening further to +5000 at BetMGM.

The top non-quarterback remains Tennessee running back Derrick Henry, who is being offered at +5000 at BetMGM and +10000 at PointsBet.

Notable adjustments in other award winner futures at PointsBet include:

Defensive Player of the Year

--Nick Bosa (49ers) +1200 to +800

--Aaron Donald (Rams)/Myles Garrett (Browns) +600 to +700

Offensive Rookie of the Year

--Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars) +375 to +500

--Zach Wilson (Jets) +800 to +2000

--Mac Jones (Patriots) +250 to +190

--Kyle Pitts (Falcons) +1200 to +650

Fire breaks out on roof of Superdome

Fire breaks out on roof of Superdome

New Orleans firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze on the roof of the Superdome on Tuesday afternoon.

Flames and black smoke were seen billowing from the arena that is home to the NFL's Saints.

A stadium official told The Times-Picayune that the fire "is under control" and that it was accidentally ignited by workers who were pressure washing the building.

There was no immediate word on whether this will affect the Saints' plans to return to the Superdome to face the New York Giants on Oct. 3.

The team has been displaced since Aug. 29, when Hurricane Ida slammed into the New Orleans area as a Category 4 storm. They've taken shelter at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, and played their season-opening "home" game -- a 38-3 win against the Green Bay Panthers -- in Jacksonville, Fla.

Steelers sign former first-round pick Taco Charlton to practice squad

Steelers sign former first-round pick Taco Charlton to practice squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former first-round pick Taco Charlton to their practice squad on Tuesday.

A first-round draft pick by the Cowboys in the 2017 NFL Draft, the defensive end spent his first two seasons in Dallas. The Cowboys waived him in September 2019 after Charlton voiced his displeasure with the organization.

He spent the 2019 season with the Miami Dolphins and in 2020 played with the Kansas City Chiefs, who released him in August.

In seven games last season, Charlton had seven tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.

Charlton, 26, has played in 44 NFL games (12 starts). He's recorded 74 tackles, 11 sacks, 20 quarterback hits, four forced fumbled and two pass breakups.

In the 2017 draft, Charlton was the No. 28 overall pick, chosen two spots ahead of Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt.

A two-time All-Pro, Watt sustained a groin injury in Sunday's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. He has not been ruled out of Sunday's home game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Browns place WR Jarvis Landry (knee) on IR

Browns place WR Jarvis Landry (knee) on IR

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will miss at least three games with a knee injury after being placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection suffered an MCL sprain on the second offensive play in Sunday's 31-21 victory against the Houston Texans.

Landry limped off the field after being tackled at the end of a 9-yard reception. He did not return, snapping his streak at 111 consecutive games with at least two catches.

Landry, 28, has six receptions for 80 yards and no touchdowns this season. He has 642 catches for 7,108 yards and 35 scores in 113 games (103 starts) with the Miami Dolphins (2014-17) and Browns.

Landry has never missed a game in his eight-year career due to injury. He sat out a Week 16 loss to the New York Jets last season due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Browns (1-1), who host the Chicago Bears (1-1) on Sunday, signed defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo from the practice squad to fill Landry's spot on the 53-man roster.

Mayfield said his shoulder "kind of popped in and popped out. Nothing too serious." He completed 19 of 21 passes for 213 yards with a touchdown and an interception against the Texans.

"He's sore," head coach Kevin Stefanski said. "He's doing fine."

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger dealing with pec injury

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger dealing with pec injury

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with a left pectoral injury, coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Tuesday.

Tomlin said the injury "could affect him from a preparation standpoint" this week as the Steelers (1-1) get ready to host the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) on Sunday.

It was not immediately clear when the 39-year-old veteran sustained the injury.

He completed 27 of 40 passes for 295 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 26-17 setback to the Las Vegas Raiders. He was sacked two times.

Mason Rudolph is Roethlisberger's backup and Dwayne Haskins is No. 3 on the depth chart.

Texans to start rookie QB Davis Mills on Thursday night

Texans to start rookie QB Davis Mills on Thursday night

Rookie quarterback Davis Mills will make his first NFL start when his Houston Texans host the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.

Texans coach David Culley announced Tuesday that starter Tyrod Taylor will miss the Week 3 contest after injuring his hamstring in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns.

A third-round selection out of Stanford, the 22-year-old Mills completed 8 of 18 passes for 102 yards with one touchdown and one interception after replacing Taylor in Cleveland.

Culley confirmed on Monday that Deshaun Watson would not be active for Thursday's game.

The Texans (1-1) are expected to activate Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to serve as Mills' backup against the Panthers (2-0).

Driskel has started nine games over the past three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos. He is 1-8 as a starter. The 28-year-old has appeared in 15 games and completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 2,120 yards wtih 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

49ers sign RB Jacques Patrick off Bengals' practice squad

49ers sign RB Jacques Patrick off Bengals' practice squad

The San Francisco 49ers signed running back Jacques Patrick off the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Undrafted out of Florida State in 2019, Patrick led the Bengals with 156 rushing yards and a touchdown during the 2021 preseason.

The injury-depleted 49ers (2-0) host the Green Bay Packers (1-1) on Sunday night.

San Francisco lost starting running back Raheem Mostert to season-ending knee surgery after Week 1. Elijah Mitchell left Sunday's win at Philadelphia with a shoulder injury and was replaced by JaMycal Hasty, who wound up leaving the game with high-ankle sprain. Rookie Trey Sermon then suffered a head injury and fullback Kyle Juszcyk left the field with leg cramps.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan on Monday said Mitchell and Sermon "have a chance" to play this weekend. Hasty is expected to miss a few weeks.

Shanahan also said former Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson could be activated from the practice squad.

NFL to host International Combine in London

NFL to host International Combine in London

The NFL plans to host the International Combine in London on Oct. 12.

Up to 50 players will attend the invitational scouting showcase at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

"We are excited to host the International Combine in London next month," Damani Leech, NFL Chief Operating Officer of International, said in a news release. "Through the event, we hope to discover new talent, create more global exposure of the game and provide an opportunity for participants to compete at the highest level."

Athletes will be evaluated for a potential spot in the NFL's International Player Pathway program.

Panthers showing teeth as Texans turn to new QB

Panthers showing teeth as Texans turn to new QB

Two weeks into the 2021 season, the Carolina Panthers are showing some teeth.

Carolina gets a chance to make even more noise Thursday night when the Panthers visit the Houston Texans in the only scheduled primetime game of the season for either team.

"The energy is great in the locker room," Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey said. "I also think we have a very mature team. ... Just because you're 2-0, you still got 15 more games left. Continue to get better, that's really what it's all about."

The Texans are 1-1 and quarterback changes are afoot again due to Tyrod Taylor's rib injury. Rookie Davis Mills gets the call with Carolina's potent pass rush a peak concern.

The Panthers (2-0) have topped the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints. A dominant defense has set the tone for the Panthers, but quarterback Sam Darnold and McCaffrey have been critical to their fast start.

"We have a lot of things to do to improve," Panthers coach Matt Rhule said, noting that defensive packages will be adjusted in dealing with the Texans.

Carolina leads the NFL with 10 sacks and now runs into an inexperienced Houston quarterback.

Taylor became the starter as franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson determined he no longer wants to be a part of the team. Watson will be inactive for the third game in a row as Houston weighs trade offers and remains connected to an ongoing investigation into more than 20 legal claims against Watson for sexual assault or misconduct.

Mills was tagged in last Sunday at Cleveland when Taylor was injured. First-year head coach David Culley came away impressed.

"We know he's always one of those guys that when a bad thing happens, he comes back, he makes a play," Culley said.

Mills played most of the second half in Week 2. Jeff Driskel slides into the backup quarterback spot.

It will help any young quarterback to have a Pro Bowl-caliber left tackle leading protection, and Laremy Tunsil gives Houston a sound blocker against Carolina's edge rushers.

Even with the quick turnaround on the schedule, Mills should have more practice opportunities in a first-string role for the Carolina game.

"I'm excited to see what he does as time goes on," Houston running back Phillip Lindsay said.

Already what has been evident to Mills' teammates is a degree of toughness that's appreciated.

"One of the things you want to show is toughness," Texans receiver Brandin Cooks said. "You know he took a couple to the face and bounced right back up. And when you see that from a rookie, you got a lot of respect for him."

Houston hopes for another fast start, getting on the board early in each of the first two games. The Panthers haven't allowed a point in the first half this season.

For Carolina's offense, a real test could come with the durability of McCaffrey. He played in only three games last season because of injuries, yet he has been plenty busy this month.

McCaffrey, who had 30 touches in the first game and 29 more in Week 2, said he should be fine after leaving Sunday's game for a stretch with what was described as cramping.

"I've just got to do a better job of taking care of it during the week," McCaffrey said Monday.

Culley said he doesn't want too much pressure on his team in this prime-time matchup.

"I think you are going to see the same football team that you have seen for the first two games," he said. "Hopefully we just eliminate the two turnovers. And if we eliminate those turnovers, then it's a completely different Texan football team."

Texans defensive back Terrance Mitchell began the week in the concussion protocol. Carolina left guard Pat Elflein is likely out with a hamstring ailment.

Kicker Joey Slye, who was let go by the Panthers in the preseason following an inconsistent 2020, latched on with the Texans.

He's 3-for-4 on field goals with his new team.

The Panthers lead the all-time series with Houston, 3-2.

Packers shake off opening loss, down Lions

Packers shake off opening loss, down Lions

Aaron Jones scored four touchdowns Monday night, three on passes from Aaron Rodgers, as the Green Bay Packers bounced back from a Week 1 blowout loss by topping the visiting Detroit Lions 35-17.

Jones rushed 17 times for 67 yards and caught six passes for 48 yards for Green Bay, which took over in the second half, scoring on its first three possessions. The Packers' defense, which was carved up by Jared Goff in the first half, stiffened considerably after halftime.

Rodgers, who was under fire during a 38-3 blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints a week ago, enjoyed an impressive bounce-back performance against Detroit (0-2). He completed 22 of 27 passes for 255 yards and four scores, including a 22-yard connection with Robert Tonyan early in the third quarter that gave the Packers the lead for good at 21-17.

Green Bay (1-1) made it a two-score game with seven seconds left in the third when Rodgers found Jones for an 11-yard touchdown pass, finishing off an 11-play, 75-yard drive that chewed up nearly six minutes.

After Goff fumbled on the Lions' next possession, Jones concluded the game's competitive phase with 12:42 left, barreling in from the 1.

It was a far cry from the first half, when Detroit stood toe-to-toe with the Packers as Goff picked out open teammates at will against a defense that couldn't mount a pass rush or cover receivers. The Lions needed just seven plays to score on the game's opening drive, Goff hitting Quintez Cephus with a 5-yard scoring strike.

After Rodgers and Jones teamed up for a 4-yard touchdown pass at the 3:45 mark of the first quarter, Detroit regained the lead with 7:22 left in the first half. Goff found tight end T.J. Hockenson on an 8-yard strike.

Rodgers and Jones hooked up for a 1-yard score with 1:52 remaining in the second period, but Austin Seibert toed a 43-yard field goal with three seconds left to give the Lions a 17-14 halftime lead.

Goff finished 26 of 36 for 246 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Hockenson caught eight passes for 66 yards.

Rams' Sean McVay hopes RB Darrell Henderson (rib) can play Sunday

Rams' Sean McVay hopes RB Darrell Henderson (rib) can play Sunday

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay expressed optimism that Darrell Henderson may be active for this Sunday's home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the running back was injured a day earlier.

In the second half of the Rams' 27-24 win at Indianapolis on Sunday, Henderson was removed from the game in the second half with an injury.

McVay told reporters Monday that the third-year running back had a rib cartilage injury, and that the team would check back with Henderson on Friday to see how he is progressing.

Henderson, 24, entered the season as the Rams' top running back after 2020 rookie sensation Cam Akers ruptured his Achilles during training camp, ending his season before he even played a down. Henderson has gotten off to a solid start, averaging over 4.0 yards per carry in each of the Rams' victories and scoring a touchdown in each game.

In two games, Henderson has rushed 29 times for 123 yards and caught four passes for 46 yards.

If Henderson can't play this weekend, the likely replacement will be Sony Michel. The former New England Patriot carried 10 times for 46 yards, all in the fourth quarter, after replacing Henderson against the Colts.

Giants WR Kenny Golladay: I was yelling at Jason Garrett, not Daniel Jones

Giants WR Kenny Golladay: I was yelling at Jason Garrett, not Daniel Jones

New York Giants receiver Kenny Golladay said his outburst during Thursday night's 30-29 loss to the Washington Football Team was aimed at offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and not quarterback Daniel Jones.

Television cameras caught Golladay yelling on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of the NFC East battle. Jones was seen looking at Golladay during the incident.

"Pretty much just me just talking to (Garrett) a little bit," Golladay told reporters on Monday. "That is two competitive guys right there. Moreso just me wanting to do anything I can. Not so much get me the ball more."

Golladay was targeted eight times during the contest. He had three catches for 38 yards and also dropped a pass.

Golladay, who signed a four-year, $72 million deal with New York in the offseason, said his tantrum was out of character.

"I've never done anything like that either," said the fifth-year pro, who was a Pro Bowl selection for the Detroit Lions in 2019. "Really just passion. Just being a competitor. I want to do anything I can to help the team and I let the emotions get the best of me."

Second-year coach Joe Judge on Monday downplayed the situation, surely figuring his 0-2 team doesn't need a distraction that the New York tabloids could have a field day with.

"You guys asked me the other night about Kenny, there was no argument on the sideline," Judge said. "There was no him versus Daniel or anything of that nature. This is a guy that in the heat of the moment, you speak very passionately. You kind of speak with some emotion. I speak with emotion on the sideline. There was no blowup or anything that has to be made of it.

"I understand sometimes the perceptions will be what they are, but like I said the other day, there's no issue there."

Jones didn't seem to dispute the incident in his comment to reporters.

"There's lots of ways to communicate and we'll work through it," Jones said. "There's a lot of emotions to the game and I certainly understand that. Me and Kenny have a great relationship and I know we can communicate and do what we need to do there. I appreciate his passion and emotion."

Golladay has seven receptions for 102 yards this season for the Giants, who host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3.

Raiders QB Derek Carr questionable after MRI on ankle

Raiders QB Derek Carr questionable after MRI on ankle

Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr had a precautionary MRI on his ankle Monday and will be listed as questionable in advance of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is confident Carr will not miss Sunday's home game but was not as confident about the status of running back Josh Jacobs, who is expected to miss a second consecutive week because of ankle and toe injuries.

Right tackle Alex Leatherwood is being evaluated for a back injury after playing just 31 snaps in Sunday's 26-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Carr, 30, helped the Raiders improve to 2-0 by throwing for 382 yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers despite injuring his ankle during the game. He did not end up missing a play.

Carr has thrown for a league-best 817 yards over the first two weeks of the season with four touchdowns and one interception, while being sacked five times. That marks the most passing yards in a two-game span in Raiders history.

Jacobs, 23, rushed for 34 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Raiders' season-opening 33-27 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens but did not play at Pittsburgh. Gruden tabbed Jacobs' status for Sunday as "very questionable."

JaMycal Hasty (ankle) out as 49ers search for RBs

JaMycal Hasty (ankle) out as 49ers search for RBs

San Francisco 49ers running back JaMycal Hasty will be sidelined multiple weeks after sustaining a high ankle sprain during Sunday's 17-11 road win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Hasty's injury occurred in the fourth quarter. Further tests on Monday confirmed the diagnosis.

The loss of Hasty comes one week after starter Raheem Mostert was lost to a season-ending knee injury.

Hasty also wasn't the only San Francisco running back hurt against the Eagles as rookies Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and Trey Sermon (concussion) also were banged up.

Both of those running backs have a chance to play this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Sermon would have to clear concussion protocol.

"JaMycal is the only one that's for sure out," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday during a conference call. "Elijah and Trey have a chance, so we'll see how this week goes."

Mitchell rushed for 42 yards on 17 carries and had two receptions for 11 yards before exiting.

Hasty gained 38 yards on five rushes and made four catches for 21 yards. Sermon gained 8 yards on his lone carry.

Trenton Cannon, claimed on waivers last week, rushed once for a loss of a yard. He is the lone healthy running back currently on the 53-man roster.

Shanahan said the 49ers will work out veteran running back T.J. Yeldon. According to reports, the club also plans to have Lamar Miller and Duke Johnson in for workouts.

San Francisco also has Kerryon Johnson on the practice squad. Johnson rushed for 1,225 yards in 34 games (16 starts) with the Detroit Lions over the past three seasons.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz tests positive for COVID-19

Eagles TE Zach Ertz tests positive for COVID-19

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was placed on the COVID/reserve list on Monday.

There is ample time for Ertz to get back in the fold, as Philadelphia plays the Dallas Cowboys on "Monday Night Football" to end Week 3.

Ertz would require two negative tests 24 hours apart to be cleared medically under the NFL's COVID-19 protocols for vaccinated players. Ertz has discussed his decision to be vaccinated publicly.

Dallas Goedert has worked his way ahead of Ertz in the Eagles' tight end rotation.

Ertz had one reception for six yards Sunday in a the Eagles' loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He caught two passes for 34 yards in the opener at Atlanta.

Colts: 'Too early' to know if QB Carson Wentz will miss time

Colts: 'Too early' to know if QB Carson Wentz will miss time

Carson Wentz has a pair of ankle injuries and his status for Week 3 is cloudy as the Indianapolis Colts turn the page on a tough home loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Head coach Frank Reich said Monday the team should know more about Wentz and his availability later in the week.

"We'll have to see as we go," Reich said, "and then map out a plan."

Wentz left the game in the fourth quarter and was unable to return. He bent awkwardly on a tackle by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. When he reached the sideline, Wentz removed the shoe from his right foot and limped to the bench.

Backup Jacob Eason took over for Wentz. He was intercepted by Jalen Ramsey on his second pass attempt with 2:13 remaining, sparking the Rams to a rally and a 27-24 victory.

"He rolled it up pretty bad. I kind of had a sense when we walked off the field because I saw that it didn't look good," Reich said after the game. "The longer we were off the field there it just stiffened up. He tried, but there was no chance."

It's unclear if Wentz also hurt his left ankle on that play or earlier in the game.

Wentz finished 20-for-31 passing for 247 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Eason completed 2 of 5 pass attempts for 25 yards and the costly pick.

On the season, Wentz has completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 498 yards and three TDs against one interception.

Eason would get the start in Week 3 at Tennessee (1-1) if Wentz is unable to go. The Colts are off to an 0-2 start.

Packers heavily backed as double-digit favorites vs. Lions

Packers heavily backed as double-digit favorites vs. Lions

Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers fully expects the Green Bay Packers to rebound from an ugly Week 1 loss to New Orleans.

"I'm not going to make it bigger than it was. I'll let you guys (in the media) and the outside world do that," he said. "We've won a lot of games around here. We've lost a few, but you move on. Doesn't matter if you play incredible and put up 50 or get blown out. You move on to the next opponent. ... If we're starting to freak out after one week, we're in big trouble."

The next opponent is the Detroit Lions, who visit Lambeau Field coming off their own Week 1 loss.

The public is clearly siding with Rodgers, as the Packers are being backed by 72 percent of the money and 58 percent of the spread-line bets as 11.5-point favorites at PointsBet. Green Bay opened as 10.5-point favorites.

The action has been more split at DraftKings, where the Packers are 12-point favorites. While Green Bay is backed by 55 percent of the money at the sportsbook, Detroit has been supported by 53 percent of the bets.

However, the Packers' -650 moneyline at DraftKings has been backed by 75 percent of the bets.

Rodgers, the same player who threw 48 regular-season touchdowns and five more in the playoffs, was held to 133 passing yards and got picked off twice in the 38-3 loss to New Orleans last week.

The offensive line and running backs didn't help matters as the Packers were limited to 43 yards on 15 carries. The defense gave up five Jameis Winston touchdown passes.

A matchup with the Lions usually makes any troubles for Rodgers and the Packers go away. He's led them to nine wins in 11 home games against the Lions with 21 touchdowns and just four interceptions. The Packers have also won their last eight home openers.

The Lions were down 24 to San Francisco in the fourth quarter of Dan Campbell's head coaching debut, then scored 16 points and got the ball back to make things interesting in the closing seconds of a 41-33 loss.

"They had an opportunity right at the end of the game to tie the game," Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. "That tells you everything you need to know about the Detroit Lions."

Campbell, an assistant head coach and tight ends coach with New Orleans before getting the Lions job, expects to see an angry Packers squad on Monday.

"New Orleans kicked the hornet's nest, so we're going to get everything they've got," he said.

The 49ers gashed Campbell's defense, averaging 8.0 yards per play. San Francisco also recorded a pick six against new Lions quarterback Jared Goff and sacked him three times.

"They're coming off a loss. So are we," Campbell said. "We don't like that taste either. We've just got to clean it up. We're trying to build a belief and a certain style of play."

Goff bounced back from his early struggles, racking up 338 passing yards and three touchdowns. Running backs Jamaal Williams and D'Andre Swift combined for 93 yards on 20 carries and caught eight passes apiece.

Williams will have some extra motivation going against his former team for the first time. He signed a two-year contract with the Lions as a free agent in March.

Lions defensive back Jeff Okudah suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in the opener. Wide receiver Tyrell Williams and defensive end Kevin Strong are in the league's concussion protocol.

Packers offensive guard Lucas Patrick and tight end Josiah Deguara are under the same restrictions. Linebacker Za'Darius Smith (back) was placed on Injured Reserve.

Bettors are expecting a high-scoring affair Monday night. The 49.0-point Over/Under at DraftKings has seen 77 percent of the money and 75 percent of the bets backing the Over. The same market has moved from 49.5 to 48.5 at PointsBet, with the Over backed by 80 percent of the money and 84 percent of the bets.

Eagles OL Brandon Brooks (pec) headed to IR

Eagles OL Brandon Brooks (pec) headed to IR

Philadelphia Eagles three-time Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks has a strained pectoral muscle and is headed for short-term injured reserve.

The team feared the muscle was torn, which would have ended his season. He'll have to miss at least three weeks on IR.

Head coach Nick Sirianni confirmed the injury on Monday along with a status report on Brandon Graham.

The Pro Bowl defensive end is done for the season after rupturing his left Achilles during Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

"We're gonna miss BG. He's the heart and soul of this team," Sirianni said.

Brooks, 32, who has been a mainstay on an offensive line riddled with injuries the past two seasons, was injured on the first play of the second quarter and didn't return.

Graham suffered his injury late in the first half.

Brooks had started every game for the Eagles the past three seasons, earning Pro Bowl honors each season. He has started 108 of 114 games he's played in since being taken in the third round of the 2012 draft by the Houston Texans.

Graham, 33, is coming off a Pro Bowl season after recording eight sacks last season and 16.5 the past two. He has played in 161 games (104 starts), all for the Eagles, since being taken No. 13 overall in the 2010 draft.

Linebacker Davion Taylor is day-to-day with a calf injury.

The Eagles (1-1) play the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) on Monday night in Week 3.

Browns release WR Davion Davis

Browns release WR Davion Davis

The Cleveland Browns released wide receiver Davion Davis on Monday as his suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy expired, NFL Network reported.

In August, Davis was suspended for the first two regular-season games as punishment from a 2019 arrest in Minnesota for suspicion of driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty in December 2020 to a misdemeanor charge of careless driving.

Davis played in two games for the Vikings as an undrafted rookie in 2019. Minnesota cut him in August 2020.

He signed with the Browns on July 31, 2021. He had seven catches for 101 yards and a touchdown in two preseason games.


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