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Robert Griffin III will miss ‘extended period of time’ with left shoulder injury -
The Browns placed the quarterback on injured reserve.

Carson Wentz gave the Browns a peek at the quarterback they could've had -
A week ago, a Browns executive defended the team's decision to trade the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Eagles by saying that Carson Wentz wasn't a "top 20 quarterback."

Rams’ Aaron Donald ejected after scuffling with a 49er and making contact with a ref -
Welcome football back to LA!

Arian Foster clearly explains NFL players' motivation for protesting the national anthem -
The Dolphins RB really drives the point home.

The Cowboys' tragic loss was just the latest in a long line of creative failures -
No one loses in more heartbreaking ways than the Cowboys.

Kevin Harlan’s play-by-play of a fan on the field is a brilliant masterpiece -
"Waving his arms, bare-chested; somebody stop that man!"

Washington paid big money for Josh Norman, then let Antonio Brown demolish its second-best CB -
A schematic decision allowed Antonio Brown to feast on Bashaud Breeland while Josh Norman stood on the other side of the field.

Washington was a mess, and no match for the Steelers in 38-16 loss -
Washington couldn’t get out of its own way, and the Steelers took advantage.

2016 NFL power rankings, Week 2: Patriots back on top -
There’s no case to be made for putting New England anywhere but on top of the power rankings this week.

Three Offensive Plays For Bucs Stand Above Rest | Pewter Report
From the second quarter on, there wasn’t a whole lot to complain about in terms of the Bucs offensive performance in Atlanta Sunday.

Bucs DE Smith Placed On Injured Reserve | Pewter Report
The Bucs could be without defensive end Jacquies Smith, who left Sunday’s game in the first quarter with a knee injury, for an extended period of time.

Bucs' Alexander Dedicated To His Craft | Pewter Report
Anyone who tuned in to the Bucs-Falcons game Sunday could see that Kwon Alexander was one of the best defensive players on the field.

Spreading Out Catches Great, But Not By Design | Pewter Report
Quarterback Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spread production all over the field Sunday, but it's not exactly by design.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston shows growth in key areas in win - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
QB Jameis Winston showed a willingness to throw short in the first half, then showed off his arm in the second half of the Bucs' opening win.

Bucs DE Jacquies Smith headed to IR with knee injury - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during Sunday's game.

Larry Fitzgerald will challenge Tampa Bay Buccaneers' secondary - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Buccaneers' defense was suspectible to big plays against the Falcons in Week 1, and things won't get any easier against the Cardinals.

Bucs Turning Point, Week 1: Charles Sims breaks Falcons' ankles | Tampa Bay Times
When we woke up this morning, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were sitting alone atop the NFC South standings for the first time since Dec. 31, 2007.

Fennelly: Enjoy 1-0 start while it lasts, Bucs fans | Tampa Bay Times
It was Overreaction Monday.The first of 16 installments.No force in sports more seismic than a season-opening victory in an NFL city.Especially a win-starved one.Go crazy, folks.It never lasts, but go crazy.The Bucs are 1-0. Good stuff.

Bucs linebackers Alexander, David have look of stardom | Tampa Bay Times
Coach Dirk Koetter walked to the back of the plane on the victorious Delta charter flight home after the Bucs' 31-24 win over the Falcons on Sunday night. The mood was light. Some players were laughing. Others were just goofing around. Not linebacker Kwon Alexander, who always has that look like the family dog needs to be put down.

Bucs DE Jacquies Smith (knee) out for season | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs have lost DE Jacquies Smith to a season-ending knee injury, placing him on injured reserve Monday after he was injured in punt coverage in Sunday's win against the Falcons.