Led by suddenly-sensational Kirk Cousins, the Redskins now control the NFC East after a huge win over the Giants. You like that?
Can Big Ben and the Steelers keep pace with the division-leading Bengals? They'll have to get past the Seahawks -- in Seattle. Will Brock Osweiler give the Broncos a fighting chance against the 10-0 Patriots?
Are the Vikings the new kings of the NFC North? Or will the reeling Packers flip the script after three straight losses?
Defensive standouts like Von Miller and Josh Norman can likely count on being tagged, but what about players like Kirk Cousins, Michael Crabtree and Alshon Jeffery?
The greatest truth in today's NFL? Teams lacking a star QB better find one. With more questions than answers on their current rosters, the Cleveland Browns, 49ers and Houston Texans have no choice.
The Raiders and 49ers have suddenly switched places. That's great news for long-suffering Raiders fans and bad news for Niners fans wondering why Jim Harbaugh was forced out.
Panthers adding a star receiver? Broncos trading for an elite running back? Seahawks and Colts adding interior line help? It likely won't happen before the trade deadline, no matter how much sense it makes.
A look at how the once dismal Raiders got on the road to respectability, and what they have to do to take the next step.
Are the Bengals for real? We'll find out in Week 5 when Seattle -- and its nasty defense -- shows up in Cincy. St. Louis at Green Bay also looks good.
With three stars sitting out the Steelers-Patriots openers, Joel Corry examines the real costs for a player and a team for star NFL players who are missing time this season due to suspensions.

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