Going into Week 2, one could pick from a plethora of story lines to choose from. As the one who dictates such things for your consumption, and seeing as how the “Petyon Manning’s demise” story line was delayed this past Thursday night, I bring to you, dear readers, this fascinating snippet…
All four teams in the AFC East are 1-0. Last time that happened in any division was 2002.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) September 13, 2015
Granted this probably is due to the fact that in the past, opening divisional games were more common, but I still think it’s impressive for an entire division to go 4-0 in a week. Even more impressive when you consider that it’s a division that includes both the Bills and the Jets. (Just a fun note, the AFC West could have also achieved this feat, if not for a Raiders loss in Week 1. Because Raiders.) Unfortunately, this honeymoon won’t last, as the Patriots travel to Buffalo and one team will end the day with a loss. So let’s enjoy the fact that Bills, Dolphins, and Jets all share first place with the Patriots, something which I’m sure won’t last much longer. The Jets will do what they do best, and that’s be the Jets. The Dolphins, I’m sure, will find unique and interesting ways to stay mediocre. And the Bills? Well, what I can I say about that Bills that hasn’t already been said about the Jets and Dolphins?
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It’s looking more and more likely that Montee Ball will be signing with the Colts in the next few days. I’ve never been a fan, even during the hype train of 2014 that caused millions, if not billions of fantasy fatalities, but I could see him as a solid bench stash if you have the space.
The Cowboys have opted not to put Dez Bryant on the short-term IR, and are still sticking to a 4-6 week timeline for return. This could be considered either really good news, or confirmation that the Cowboys are desperate. Why not both?
Chris Johnson has been named the number one running back in Arizona against Chicago. Probably because he can only run one yard without falling down. Don’t worry David Johnson people, I’m confident he’s the better back and the snaps will, at some point, go his way.
T.Y. Hilton was present and practicing yesterday, but I’m assuming he’s still not 100%. I’d probably stick with safer options right now, as a game-time rule out is possible.
Mike Evans is “closer” to play today, but it’s still up in the air.