The baseline of the team’s running game and defense are good signs for a big rebound season.

Terrell Suggs still has plenty of T-Sizzle in him, and it carried over to every level of the defense in the old-school shutout of the Bengals. And, oh yeah, Joe Flacco is back.

Cam Newton was healthy and productive in his debut, but he can be a lot better.

According to Elias Sports Bureau research, Dak Prescott’s four interceptions are fewest in a quarterback’s first 17 starts since the AFL-NFL merger. Possible overreaction: Prescott’s ball control is crucial to the Cowboys’ success, and unless he starts throwing picks, they could be destined for a deep postseason run in 2017

Running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 76 yards in his return to the NFL as the Raiders beat the Titans 26-16. Possible overreaction: Lynch showed his power, gaining 41 of his 76 yards after first contact. His power running will only improve an offense that ranked seventh in scoring last season.

The Falcons are 1-0 after holding onto a fourth-quarter lead against the Bears. Possible overreaction: The Bears were just 5 yards away from winning Sunday, and that was with Mike Glennon under center. The Falcons should still be a contender, but no lead is safe until proved otherwise.

Field goal. Dan Bailey nailed his fourth field goal of the game just after the two-minute warning, this time a 36-yarder. The Cowboys were able to bleed 5:53 off the clock after Eli Manning’s interception. 19-3, Cowboys.

Turnover. The first takeaway of the game didn’t come until midway through the fourth quarter, when an Eli Manning pass was intercepted by Cowboys corner Anthony Brown. Dallas took over on its own 48-yard line.

Field goal. There’s life for the Giants’ offense. By far the best New York drive Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Online of the game to that point (16 plays, 68 yards), the Giants’ first possession of the second half resulted in a Cheap Jordan Jerseys China 25-yard field goal by new kicker Aldrick Rosas. 16-3, Cowboys.

NFL Combine records: Top 40 times, bench press reps, more

Nothing projects a football player’s ability to perform at the highest professional level quite like a cone-to-cone sprint in his underwear.

Enter the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where 330 of the country’s best college football players converge for their first encounters with NFL franchises ahead of the draft.

Whether and how much the Combine’s events matter is up for constant debate, but we doubt Byron Jones would have been drafted in the first round in 2015 without his Combine world-record broad jump. Physical attributes, though just one piece of the puzzle that is a player’s pre-draft evaluation, can’t hurt.

“That’s a fair statement,” was Gettleman’s response, though he didn’t say when that pick would occur. The most popular choice is LSU running back Leonard Fournette when the Panthers are on the clock with the eighth overall pick.

The Panthers need a running back to take over for oft-injured Jonathan Stewart, who will be 30 later this month. Gettleman had some pretty complimentary things to say about Fournette.

“Big running backs are nice,” Gettleman said when asked about the 240-pound running back who ran for 3,830 yards and 40 touchdowns in three seasons at LSU. “They tend to run people over better than 180-pound running backs. But this is a deep group, we know that. And it’ll be interesting to see how the whole process plays out, because we’re really just halfway through it. You’ve got to evaluate the film and Cheap Jordan Jerseys China get a picture of every individual running back. Then you talk about “fit” and then Cheap Knicks Jerseys we go from there.”