Sep 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) is helped off the field by trainers during the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
It was a day of upsets on the second NFL Sunday of this young season, as the Patriots lost their home opener to the Arizona Cardinals, who are the surprise team of the year thus far with wins over the Pats and Seahawks. Speaking of the Hawks, they scored the upset-win over the Cowboys as rookie QB Russell Wilson secured his first NFL Win. The New Orleans Saints dropped to 0-2 as they lost to the Panthers after many thought they would still contend for a Super Bowl despite not having their head coach, Sean Payton.
On the injury front, Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez could miss up to six weeks with a severe ankle injury suffered in the teams’ 20-18 loss to the Cardinals.
Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert will have an MRI on his toe and hamstring today after apparently injuring them during Sunday’s loss to the Texans.
Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin aggravated his hip pointer injury during Sunday’s win over the Ravens.
Despite an 0-2 start after a loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Saints don’t want to lean on the “not having Sean Payton” excuse.
After a tough day for NFL referees, the NFLPA is still concerned about the replacement officials and their performance thus far.
Rams RB Steven Jackson got a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter of yesterday’s win over the Redskins, and it appeared he was benched for the flag by Head Coach Jeff Fisher, but Fisher later revealed Jackson suffered a groin injury, and that was he didn’t re-enter the game.