The Falcons melted down and turned a big lead into a deflating loss against the Dolphins, and now Atlanta has to travel to New England for a Super Bowl rematch against the Patriots on Sunday night. Think the Falcons might face a few questions this week about their inability to play from ahead?
The Lions are coming unglued and that mammoth contract handed out to QB Matthew Stafford suddenly doesn’t look quite as prudent after he handed turnovers and TDs to the Saints on Sunday. Stafford must regroup and carry the Lions out of this.
This is not what the NFL needs: In a season marred by injuries to star players and a furious debate about player demonstrations during the national anthem, the one thing the league does not need is a fight Jerry Jones wanting to go to the mattresses against Commissioner Roger Goodell and yet … here we are.
The revolt exposes rare fissures within the NFL as it continues to be buffeted by controversies that threaten what was once considered an unassailable business model, as The Post’s Mark Maske and Kent Babb write. Never mind that just months ago, Jones was one of the owners who voted to proceed with a new contract for Goodell. That was before the commissioner suspended Ezekiel Elliott, for six games.
This isn’t just Jones taking control of a process that once omitted him and, he believed, overpaid the commissioner. It is perhaps the NFL’s most Cheap Football Practice Jerseys powerful owner questioning the wisdom and intentions of his fellow owners — a Cheap Essendon Jerseys declaration of war.
This week, the Eagles, winners of four straight and alone atop the NFC East at 5-1, make a richly deserved jump to the top of the class.
Richard Sherman, who hasn’t missed a game since 2011, was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, becoming the latest big star to suffer a serious injury this year.