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Damn OK: Wilson keeps dominating with new record

Chris Simms discusses players, teams and games that made him say, "Damn, OK" in Week 3, including Russell Wilson's record-breaking 14th touchdown in three games.

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Maybe Jerry Jones was criticizing Dak Prescott, after all
Sometimes, there’s a huge difference between reading words and hearing them. Earlier today, I posted an item based on quotes published by 105.3 The Fan in Dallas from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who...
Raiders fail to wear masks at public event, potentially putting them in hot water
The news out of Tennessee today should serve as a warning to the rest of the NFL: Playing a season amid a pandemic is not going to be easy. It’s going to be harder if players succumb to protocol...
Mike Tomlin: We’re preparing to play on time
The Steelers pushed head coach Mike Tomlin’s press conference back six hours on Tuesday, but he didn’t have more answers to the plans for this week than the team had when the decision to...
Lawyer for Antonio Brown withdraws from representing him in civil case
On the eve of a deadline for producing evidence related to a civil lawsuit, one of Antonio Brown‘s lawyers has decided he no longer wants to be involved. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network...
Seahawks waive D’Andre Walker
The Seattle Seahawks waived linebacker D’Andre Walker on Tuesday after spending three weeks with the team. Walker was claimed off waivers from the Tennessee Titans at the end of training camp. Walker...
Pete Carroll eager to see more from Shaquem Griffin after call-up last week
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll heaped praise upon third-year linebacker Shaquem Griffin for his performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and said he’s earned a chance to do more moving...
Josh Allen is bracing for a fine letter (or two)
Bills quarterback Josh Allen had a good day on Sunday against the Rams. He also had a not-so-good day. Allen drew a foul for unsportsmanlike conduct, along with a facemask penalty. Both likely will come...
Texas A&M cornerback Elijah Blades declares for 2021 draft
Texas A&M senior cornerback Elijah Blades opted out of the 2020 season on Sept. 1 but announced he would return to College Station in 2021. Blades changed his mind and announced Tuesday he is declaring...
Lions appear ready to make Adrian Peterson their lead back
Adrian Peterson played more snaps Sunday than he had in the first two games combined. Peterson, who signed six days before the season opener, played 24 snaps in Week One and 15 in Week Two. He saw 21...
Diontae Johnson remains in concussion protocol
Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson remains in concussion protocol, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. Johnson played 19 of 80 offensive snaps against the Texans before leaving with his head injury. Johnson, 24...
Vic Fangio refers to Brett Rypien as “Mark”
It’s official. Denver’s starting quarterback on Thursday night will be Mark Rypien. That’s what coach Vic Fangio initially said at his Tuesday press conference before correcting himself....
NFL hasn’t issued a blanket ban on workouts and visits
The conflicting and inconsistent reports regarding whether or not (or not or whether) the Texans will be working out free-agent safety Earl Thomas created the impression that the workout didn’t happen...
It’s the Week Three PFT PM awards
Week Three is in the books. Tuesday’s PFT PM put a bow on the 16 games that happened by handing out a quartet of awards. MDS, Charean Williams, and I named our offensive player, defensive player,...
PFF's highest-graded rookies from NFL Week 3
Vikings newbie Justin Jefferson was not only an outstanding receiver in Week 3 of the NFL, but he was also one of the best rookies of the week.
PFF: Biggest NFL Week 3 surprises
Josh Allen exploded against the Rams to top PFF's list of biggest surprises from Week 3 of the NFL.
PFF's highest-graded players from NFL Week 3
Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson powered his way to one of PFF's highest grades after being let loose against the Titans in Week 3.
PFF: Biggest risers after NFL Week 3
A big performance from Bills QB Josh Allen against the Rams helps him soar as one of PFF's biggest risers after Week 3.
Giants sign Alfred Morris, Clayton Thorson to practice squad
Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has reunited with a couple of his former Cowboys players. The team signed running back Alfred Morris and quarterback Clayton Thorson to the practice squad. Morris...
Agents say Earl Thomas remains in play for Texans
The Texans are interested in safety Earl Thomas. Unless they’re not. Unless they are. In the wake of a report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that the Texans have moved on from pursuing...
Vikings-Texans, Steelers-Titans off the board at sports books
Sports books are not taking bets on the Vikings’ and Titans’ upcoming games until more information is known about the COVID-19 situation surrounding both teams. The Titans had three players and...
Clete Blakeman and officiating crew off this week after working Titans-Vikings
The response to eight members of the Titans organization testing positive for COVID-19 this week extends to the officiating crew that worked the game. Kevin Seifert of reports that the NFL will be...
Williams: Jets' rebuild goes beyond Gase as coach
Mike Florio and Charean Williams look at Adam Gase's performance so far in 2020 and whether or not Week 4 will be a turning point for the Jets, while also explaining why New York's problems are bigger than...
Broncos dug themselves into backup QB hole
With Drew Lock still out, the Broncos will halfheartedly start QB Brett Rypien against the Jets on Thursday.
Were Jerry Jones' comments on Dak merited?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams dig into comments Jerry Jones made about Dak Prescott and discuss what it could mean for the QB's future in Dallas.
49ers signing Daniel Helm off Buccaneers practice squad
The 49ers expect Jordan Reed to miss about two months with a sprained MCL and they’re moving to add another tight end to the roster to help cover for his absence. Greg Auman of reports...
Titans' COVID-19 outbreak a wake-up call for NFL
Mike Florio and Charean Williams discuss the Titans and Vikings suspending in-person activities after positive COVID-19 tests for Tennessee and how it serves as a reminder for teams about the danger of the...
Cam Jordan on 1-2 start: I’m putting everything on defense
One of the questions that’s been asked around the Saints in the early weeks of this season is whether quarterback Drew Brees‘ skills are diminishing at a concerning rate. Defensive end Cam...
Titans put three players on COVID-19 list
The Titans have become the NFL’s first test case for dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, and now we know which players are involved. The team announced that defensive lineman DaQuan Jones and long...
Can anyone stop Patrick Mahomes?
Patrick Mahomes is on a roll after a big Week 3 win against the Ravens, and he doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon.
Broncos bump Bryce Callahan, Kareem Jackson up to full participation
The Broncos didn’t hold a full practice on Tuesday, but they did get on the field for a walkthrough that resulted in a bump up in the participation levels of three defensive starters. Cornerback Bryce...
It’s the Week Three Goats (in a Bad Way) draft
On Monday, we go positive. (For the most part.) On Tuesdays, one specific segment of PFT Live focuses on the negative. It’s the Goats (in a Bad Way) draft. The Week Three edition appears in the...
Chargers place Chris Harris on injured reserve
Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a foot injury. So the news Tuesday that they placed him on injured reserve was expected. The team announced the move Tuesday. Harris...
Bears put Tarik Cohen on IR
The Bears got a boost from their new quarterback last week, but they lost another key part of their offense. The team made the expected  announcement, with running back Tarik Cohen going on injured reserve...
Texans not signing Earl Thomas after all
Despite a report yesterday that the Texans and free agent safety Earl Thomas were closing in on a deal, the two sides are going their separate ways. The Texans won’t be signing Thomas, according to...
Bills don’t expect to host fans “for the foreseeable future”
Bills quarterback Josh Allen told PFT after Sunday’s thrilling 35-32 win over the Rams that the stadium “would have been rocking” if fans had been permitted to go a-knocking. But the Bills...
In praising other mobile quarterbacks, Jerry Jones wasn’t criticizing Dak Prescott
A buzz emerged in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday’s radio appearance by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he compared quarterback Dak Prescott in unfavorable terms to the...
Report: NFL could move Titans-Steelers to Monday night
For now, the Titans game against the Steelers remains a go. But the Titans’ facility won’t reopen until at least Saturday after eight members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19,...
Atallah: NFLPA 'still fact-finding' in Taylor case
George Atallah tells Michael Holley and Michael Smith that the NFLPA is continuing its investigation into the reported incident where a Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured Tyrod Taylor's lung.
'Personal responsibility' key for NFL during COVID
George Atallah joins Michael Holley and Michael Smith to discuss the Titans and Vikings closing facilities after positive COVID-19 tests for Tennessee and the NFL and NFLPA being on the same page regarding...
Browns place JoJo Natson on injured reserve, promote Jovante Moffatt
The Browns placed receiver JoJo Natson on injured reserve Tuesday, the team announced. Natson tore an anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s game, ending his season. He served as the team’s...
Eagles sign Hakeem Butler, make him a tight end
The Eagles replaced injured tight end Dallas Goedert on the roster with a tight end who hasn’t been a tight end for long. The team announced that Goedert went on injured reserve because of the ankle...
Goodell to team executives: Titans’ results show we need to remain diligent
After three players and five staffers on the Titans tested positive, the NFL is reminding all 32 teams of the requirement to take every possible step to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak within an NFL locker room...
Report: Taylor Lewan avoids major injury
Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan avoided serious injury Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The team is optimistic it is a “short-term deal.” Lewan took an inadvertent hit from Armon...
Falcons put Darqueze Dennard on IR
Cornerback Darqueze Dennard picked off his first pass of the season last Sunday, but he’ll have to wait a while for his second one. The Falcons announced on Tuesday that Dennard has been placed on...
Vic Fangio: Brett Rypien to start, Jeff Driskel could also play
Brett Rypien is now officially on track to start his first NFL game this Thursday against the Jets. There were reports things were headed that way and Broncos head coach Vic Fangio made the announcement at...
Report: Vikings told to plan for 48-hour closure of facility
The Titans have addressed the possibility that their facility will be closed for the entire week after eight members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19 and the Vikings have some decisions to...
Report: Broncos are expected to start Brett Rypien
It appears the Broncos have zeroed in on who will be their starting quarterback in Thursday’s game against the Jets. Head coach Vic Fangio said on Monday that he’d choose between Jeff Driskel...
Report: Titans coaches say “no excuses” if they have to play without practicing
The NFL has made no announcements about changes to the Week Four schedule, which means that the Steelers-Titans and Vikings-Texans games are set to move forward as planned despite the closure of team...
Bill Belichick: We’ll need to play and coach “our best game” against Chiefs
Kansas City’s early-season tour of 2019 AFC division champions continues this weekend, with a game against the most recent winners of the AFC East. After beating the AFC South and AFC North champions...
Giants signing DB Madre Harper off Raiders practice squad
The Giants are bringing in a new defensive back. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team is signing Madre Harper off of the Raiders practice squad. Garafolo adds that they offered him a signing...
Jets deny report that Christopher Johnson has reached out to coaching agents
On Monday, radio host Colin Cowherd reported that Jets CEO Christopher Johnson has begun reaching out to top agents who represent coaching candidates. The Jets say that’s not true. Per a team...
Damon Arnette re-injures thumb, could miss time
Raiders first-rounder Damon Arnette came into the season with a broken thumb, and has aggravated that problem. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the rookie cornerback is visiting a thumb specialist...
Jets hopeful Mekhi Becton, Jamison Crowder will play Thursday
The Jets listed left tackle Mekhi Becton and wide receiver Jamison Crowder as limited on their estimated practice report on Monday and head coach Adam Gase said they’d get the same tag for Tuesday...