Jacksonville is 9-2 to win its division and New York is 6-1, with the Lions 12-1, Bengals 14-1, Buccaneers 16-1, Giants 18-1 and Raiders and Cardinals at 20-1.
How can a guy like the Pro Bowl wide receiver, who works so hard on his craft — more committed and diligent and driven than anyone, says head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr — also be so contentious about something like which helmet he wears?
In general, it’s wise to back teams with quarterback competitions and coaches motivated to win, including those in their first year with a team.
It was a tepid beginning overall to the HBO series this season, not compelling by most any standard, with some punchy one-liners and the much publicized hot air balloon ride.
Banks died in his sleep early Sunday morning at the age of 57, alone in a hotel room in Canton, Ohio, having attended the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies and earlier filing his first story for the Review-Journal.