Hue Jackson disagrees about why he was fired (ESPN) - Hue Jackson did not agree with Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s statement that ”internal discord” led to the firing of Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley on Monday.
Secondary has its hands full with Chiefs offense (clevelandbrowns.com) - E.J. Gaines doesn’t get to ease his way back to football. After spending two weeks healing from his first-ever concussion, Gaines is poised to return this Sunday to face the best offense in football (and his hometown team), the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs offer reason for Browns fans to hope (cleveland.com) - I don’t have a good feeling about what will happen Sunday when the Browns play Kansas City. But looking at the Chiefs, Browns fans should have some confidence about the future of their favorite team.
Browns are still the best reality show on TV (The Ringer) - The Cleveland Browns have had more drama this week than most NFL franchises have in an entire decade.
Derek Carr in for the long haul with Raiders (NFL.com) - With Oakland’s season in disarray and everyone on the roster seemingly expendable in coach Jon Gruden’s ongoing draft pick harvest, quarterback Derek Carr wants to make it clear he’s not giving up.
Bills on pace to finish season with 6 touchdown passes (PFT) - The Buffalo Bills are setting back offensive football, with passing statistics that would have looked terrible even in the 1970s.
Gruden’s Raiders are NFL’s worst team (Bleacher Report) - Halfway into the first season of his second stint with the team, Jon Gruden looks like he sports the worst coaching contract in NFL history. The only place he’s led the team is into the AFC West basement.
Bears should be wary of the Bills (Chicago Tribune) - This one seems to be right there for the taking. A winnable game against a floundering opponent. If the Bears walk onto New Era Field on Sunday and play anywhere near their potential, they should be boarding their evening charter out of Buffalo with a 5-3 record. With a tighter grip on first place in the NFC North. With even more momentum and confidence heading into a critical stretch of three division games.