The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-0 straight up and 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers hope to extend that winning streak and solidify their spot atop the AFC North division with a win over the Bengals this Sunday.
The offensive line has been completely inept. And things looked especially grim with Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall both landing on injured reserve after Week 5.
So far, the change is working. New York kicked off Sunday night’s matchup with Denver with a 13-play, 69-yard field goal drive. It was the first time this season the Broncos defense allowed a score on an opponent’s opening possession.
Who is Mike Sullivan? Sullivan is in his second season as the Giants’ offensive coordinator. It’s his second stint in New York, where he previously was the wide receivers coach and then the quarterbacks coach from 2004 through 2011.
The Vikings were a disaster along the offensive line in 2016, and that showed in the limitations the offense had. Bradford had no time to really do anything longer than a checkdown, and the running game was among the most atrocious the Vikings have fielded since the advent of the 16-game schedule. I know that other new faces have contributed to that, such as Remmers at right tackle and rookie Pat Elflein at center.
Rich Hill at Pats Pulpit decided to rank each newcomer in New England. It’s no surprise that wide receiver Brandin Cooks came out on top:
Cooks has been an every-down player on offense and ranks 11th in the league with 294 receiving yards. His two receiving touchdowns are tied for sixth most in the league. His average receptions of 22.6 leads the league. He’s already contributing at a high level and he’s only going to get better.