NFL Week 3 schedule, picks, Fantasy, TV, streaming: Road favorites aplenty – CBSSports.com

It’s Week 3 in the NFL, and the theme of the week is road favorites. As of the kickoff of Thursday’s matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and 49ers, nine of the 15 home teams this week were underdogs according to the consensus betting line. All three primetime games this week will favor the road team, finishing with Monday night’s matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals in Arizona.

This week, Sean Wagner-McGough looked at Carson Wentz’s latest test against the New York Giants defense; Jared Dubin examined whether the Kansas City Chiefs could continue being a big-play offense; and Heath Cummings offered 10 things to know about Week 3 from a Fantasy perspective.

Are you ready for Week 3? Here you can find all your Fantasy needs while setting your lineups, info on the Week 3 schedule, how to stream the Sunday slate on CBS All Access, picks from our experts and SportsLine’s computer simulations and key news updates that will affect Week 3 games.

Dig in and enjoy.

Schedule

Thursday
Rams 41, 49ers 39 (Takeaways)

Sunday
Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars , 9:30 a.m. ET on Yahoo! (GameTracker)
Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills , 1 p.m. ET on CBS (GameTracker)
Houston Texans at New England Patriots , 1 p.m. ET on CBS (GameTracker)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears , 1 p.m. ET on CBS (GameTracker)
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets , 1p.m. ET on CBS (GameTracker)
Browns at Indianapolis Colts , 1 p.m. ET on CBS (GameTracker)
Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions , 1 p.m. ET on FOX (GameTracker)
New Orleans Saints at

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Aaron Hernandez's daughter sues NFL, Patriots after tests show signs of severe CTE – CNBC

Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and his attorney said Thursday that the player’s daughter is suing the NFL and the New England Patriots for leading Hernandez to believe the sport was safe.

In a news conference at his offices, Hernandez’s attorney Jose Baez said the testing showed one of the most severe cases ever diagnosed.

“We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” Baez said.

Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, concluded that the New England Patriots tight end had stage 3 of 4 of the disease, and also had early brain atrophy and large perforations in a central membrane.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday claims that the team and league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father. It is separate from a $1 billion settlement in which the league agreed to pay families of players who suffered brain damage because of repeated head trauma while playing football.

CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the jail cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for a 2013 murder. His death came just hours before the Patriots visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory.

CTE can only be diagnosed in an autopsy. A recent study found evidence of the disease in 110 of 111 former NFL players whose brains were examined.

CTE has been linked with repeated concussions and involves brain damage particularly in the frontal region that controls many functions including judgment, emotion, impulse

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NFL Games Seem Ugly Because Defenses Have Gotten Good – Deadspin


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NFL Games Seem Ugly Because Defenses Have Gotten Good
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Two weeks into the NFL season, the game’s overall aesthetics are under fire. Scoring is down, sacks are up, and Brian Hoyer is still gainfully employed as a starting quarterback. Offenses, we’re being told, are in crisis. But are things really that bad …

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Aaron Hernandez Had CTE and His Family Is Suing the NFL – PEOPLE.com


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Aaron Hernandez Had CTE and His Family Is Suing the NFL
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Aaron Hernandez suffered a traumatic brain injury playing football, and his family will file a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the NFL and the New England Patriots, his attorney tells PEOPLE. After the 27-year-old committed suicide in prison on …
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NFL Players Sent a Memo to Roger Goodell Seeking League Support in Player Activism – The Ringer (blog)


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NFL Players Sent a Memo to Roger Goodell Seeking League Support in Player Activism
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Four NFL players—Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith, and former Bills wideout Anquan Boldin—sent NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a memo last month asking for the league’s …
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