Published: September 14th, 2011 | Tags: First and 10, Bill Belichick, Brian Urlacher, Chad Ochocinco, Eric Mangini, Justin Tuck, Matt Ryan, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Rex Grossman, St. Louis Rams, Steven Jackson, Tedy Bruschi
When this season started, Falcons signal-caller Matt Ryan was considered one of the league’s glamour boys, while Redskins QB Rex Grossman was mostly the butt of jokes. How quickly things can change. Tune into NFL Network’s “Around the League” on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. ET to hear from Grossman live, then catch Ryan on “NFL Total Access” tonight at 7 p.m. ET.
Here’s what else is on tap for Wednesday:
- Chad Ochocinco‘s latest tweet, gushing over Tom Brady‘s performance Monday night, seemed innocent enough, but it sure drew the ire of former Pats linebacker Tedy Bruschi.
- Brian Urlacher‘s status for Sunday’s game in New Orleans might be in question after the Bears linebacker had to rush to Arizona to deal with a family emergency.
- Will Steven Jackson and Justin Tuck play in the Rams-Giants game Monday night? How did the Denver Broncos fare with their trio of injured stars from their Week 1 loss to the Raiders? Get all the latest injury news from NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora.
- Eric Mangini ignited the Patriots videotaping scandal in 2007, but the former Jets and Browns coach has regrets about how things played out for New England.
- Week 2 of Elliot Harrison‘s Power Rankings features big rises for the Ravens and Bears and falls for the Steelers and Colts. Where does your team stand?
- The opening week of the season saw some outstanding individual performances, and some dreadful ones as well. Find out who’s wearing the goat horns in Dave Dameshek‘s Shame Report.
- Week 1 featured eight kickoff or punt return touchdowns. Catch all the dynamic special-teams action that opened the new season.
- Does your fantasy team need help after Week 1? NFL.com fantasy editor Michael Fabiano opens his mailbag and addresses some of the biggest concerns entering Week 2.
- Plus, there’s still time to sign up and play fantasy football on NFL.com.
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