With Chicago getting blown out and dealing with a shoulder injury, he was out-snapped 40 to 29 by Tarik Cohen. Howard’s status for Week 3 will need to be monitored, but if he’s able to play, it’s hard to panic over one game when Howard played well in Week 1 and was so dominant over 252 carries as a rookie. Cohen is obviously not going away, but the rookie isn’t a threat for more than a handful of carries and has lined up at wide receiver on 29.9 percent of his snaps this year. While Howard is an interesting buy low, his upcoming schedule (Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Minnesota, Carolina) is a roadblock to a bounce-back. The schedule opens up after that, so now might not be the best time to make your move.
Carson Palmer had three completions on passes thrown 20 or more yards in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win after starting the season 2-of-8 on such passes. If that fourth quarter is a sign of things to come for Palmer and not an aberration, the Cardinals’ offense will be just fine.
Game Mens Doug Flutie Jersey Jared Goff is showing big improvement in his second season. Sure, he has only two passing touchdowns so far, but he’s averaging 9.8 yards per attempt, up 4.5 yards from his 2016 average. That’s currently the fourth-best rate in the NFL.
The bad news is the defense in New Orleans has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. The good news is that Drew Brees still has it at 38 years old, and as long as he keeps slinging it, the Saints could have a fighting chance. Brees has thrown the most passes without a pick (82) so far this season.