- "Brian Hoyer emerges confident and in charge" (C-T) - "After three starts last year, Brian Hoyer was headed to surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. After three starts this year, he headed to the bye week healthy and playing perhaps the best football of his career."
- "Hawkins looks to maintain early season success" (FSO) - "Surprisingly, the Browns offense has been the bright spot through the bye week. The offense is in the top half of teams in the both the AFC and the NFL (sixth in the AFC; 13th in the NFL)."
- "Browns see a big window of opportunity in upcoming October schedule" (ClevelandBrowns.com) - "It’s obviously debatable, but there might not be a team that had a tougher September schedule than the Cleveland Browns. Not only were the Browns facing three straight Super Bowl winning quarterbacks..."
- "Cleveland Browns by the numbers" (ESPN) - "The bye week comes early this season for the Cleveland Browns, but three games is enough to determine some trends and identify some strengths and weaknesses. Things might change over the course of a 16-game season...'"
- "Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton will start Sunday vs. Detroit Lions" (SI.com) - "Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton will start against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday."
- "NFL suspends LaRon Landry four games for PED violation" (PFT) - "Colts safety LaRon Landry is the latest player busted for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The league announced today that Landry has been suspended for the next four games for violating the PED policy."
- "Harbaugh blasts Deion Sanders' report alleging he has lost 49ers' locker room'" (USA TODAY) - "San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh fired back Monday afternoon to an NFL Network report that some of his players want him out."
- "INFOGRAPHIC: Jersey sales stats by state reveal interesting results" (CBS) - "Dick's Sporting Goods has released its latest jersey report -- an 'official ranking of the best-selling players jerseys nationwide' through the first three weeks of the NFL season, according to sales at their stories..."