Mitchell Trubisky is just getting started.
Those are four of the quarterbacks preparing for big Week 5 home games as the
The Rams head into a big divisional showdown with the
Houston rookie Watson — whose team plays host to Kansas City — is fresh off a 57-14 pounding of Tennessee in which the former Clemson star threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth as his team scored the most points in club history. That was Watson’s third start for the 2-2
Watson said he is "just growing with my confidence."
"Being able to operate and run this offense, making sure we're in the right plays and just bringing the energy and leadership to this team," he told reporters. "And I try and do that each and every play, make sure we're in the right play and just kind of continue to grow from there."
In Chicago, Trubisky is hoping to make the same kind of splash. The
Meanwhile, Manning is determined to break through for the 0-4
Rivers and Manning, both in the 2004 draft class, are forever linked. Manning was selected No. 1 by the San Diego Chargers that year, even though he and his dad warned the franchise he wouldn't play there. When he was chosen, he refused to even wear a Chargers hat on stage. The Giants took Rivers fourth overall, then made a swap with San Diego for Manning.
Both the Chargers and Giants are in desperation mode.
"It's fight or flight time," Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Monday, a day after his team fell to Tampa Bay on a last-second field goal. "We have talented men of integrity in the locker room. It's not going to be easy. But we have to go out there and we have to fight. I expect us to fight.
"We have character in the building upstairs and down. I expect us to go out there and fight. The biggest thing that I get concerned about is guys going numb. We can't go numb. Can never accept this. You got to fight through it. You got to work for that first one. Work for the first win."
What kind of rebounders are the
Sunday's game against Tennessee will tell us, as the Dolphins are coming off a 20-0 loss to New Orleans in London. Miami started last season 1-4 before recovering, winning nine of 11 and qualifying for the playoffs.
"It gives us that sense that there's no need to panic," receiver Kenny Stills said of that experience. "We understand that the schemes that we're running in the run game take a little bit of time for our guys to get on the same page.
"We know that we have players, we know that we have talent, and we know that we have great coaches so we just have to get back to the basics and fundamentals of things and execute the game plan every week, and we'll get back on the right track."
Even though the defending Super Bowl champions have future Hall of Famers at the helm in Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, the
With the Patriots playing at Tampa Bay on Thursday,