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     blockers in the opening week of the season Authentic Kendarius Webster Jersey , it’s fair to wonder if there will be more sacks than points in Thursday night’s game between the Texans and Bengals. Cincinnati allowed Andy Dalton to be trapped five times, half as much as Houston yielded in its loss to Jacksonville. Yes, 10 sacks. At that rate, AJ McCarron might be on the field soon for Cincinnati because of the battering Dalton is taking. As for Tom Savage or Deshaun Watson or whoever is taking snaps for Houston, two words of advice: WATCH OUT! ”What we talk to quarterbacks about all the time is put us in the play that you can,” Texans QBs coach Sean Ryan said. ”We preach that all the time to those guys. They always do their best to see what’s going on defensively and get that done for us. ”And then the next thing for the quarterbacks is let’s have that clock in your head. Know when it’s time to get the ball out of your hands or know when it’s time to tuck and go. It’s something that you’re constantly working with the quarterbacks on and we still work on it and always will.” Looks as if more work is in order. No. 27 Cincinnati is a 4-point favorite over No. 24 Houston, which also has a slew of people in concussion protocol. It’s difficult to believe the Bengals are really as inept with the ball as the Ravens made them look. BENGALS, 20-13 KNOCKOUT LEAGUE TIP The Broncos made us sweat it out in the final game of opening week. We expect OAKLAND will be much kinder to our nerves. No. 32 New York Jets (plus 13 1-2) at No. 6 (tie) Oakland Thought about 10 seconds before making this … BEST BET: RAIDERS, 34-10 No. 23 Washington (plus 2 1-2) at No. 20 Los Angeles Rams Rams basically had bye vs. Luckless Colts. Redskins more formidable. UPSET SPECIAL: REDSKINS, 27-16 No. 4 New England (minus 4 1-2) at No. 26 New Orleans Tom Brady is mad and isn’t going to take it anymore. PATRIOTS Kendarius Webster Jersey Boys , 30-20 No. 3 Dallas (minus 1 1-2) at No. 14 Denver Solid early season matchup that a true O-line will win. Bengals and Texans should pay attention. COWBOYS, 17-14 No. 16 Tennessee (minus 1) at No. 19 Jacksonville Titans have a quarterback, something Texans didn’t seem to have against Jaguars. TITANS, 22-17 No. 29 Cleveland (plus 7 1-2) at No. 12 Baltimore Can’t see Browns winning on road this early, maybe later in season. RAVENS, 13-7 No. 11 Philadelphia (plus 4 1-2) at No. 2 Kansas City Two of the NFL’s impressive teams in Week 1. CHIEFS, 23-17 No. 1 Green Bay (plus 3) at No. 5 Atlanta If Packers win this, stamp them as NFC favorites. FALCONS, 31-30 No. 9 Minnesota (plus 7) at No. 6 (tie) Pittsburgh Steelers looked rather blah in their win over Browns. Vikings looked terrific vs. Saints. STEELERS, 24-20 No. 25 Buffalo (plus 7) at No. 10 Carolina Don’t be fooled by Bills’ home win vs. Jets. PANTHERS Infant Chase Winovich Jersey , 28-13 No. 22 Arizona (minus 7 1-2) at No. 31 Indianapolis A shame this game is missing David Johnson and Andrew Luck. CARDINALS, 24-7 No. 28 Chicago (plus 6) at No. 15 Tampa Bay Will Bucs be rusty or chomping at the bit? Go with the latter. BUCCANEERS, 23-13 No. 18 Miami (plus 4) at No. 21 Los Angeles Chargers Will Dolphins be rusty or chomping at the bit. No matter. CHARGERS, 28-27 No. 30 San Francisco (plus 12 1-2) at No. 8 Seattle Seahawks will show some offense this week. SEAHAWKS, 23-6 No. 13 Detroit (plus 5) at No. 17 New York Giants Betting on Beckham returning, making huge difference for Giants. GIANTS, 21-17 — 2017 RECORD: Season Totals: Against spread (6-9). Straight up: (9-6) Best Bet: 1-0 against spread, 1-0 straight up. Upset special: 1-0 against spread, 1-0 straight up — AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ATLANTA (AP) — Whenever he’s ready to hang up his cleats, Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s list of milestones should start with one word: consistency.Only two players on the Patriots’ 2018 roster — Gostkowski and Tom Brady — were around for each of their previous five Super Bowl appearances.While the 41-year-old quarterback stays in the spotlight Gostkowski Chase Winovich Jersey Draft , who has spent his entire 13-year career with the Patriots and just celebrated his 35th birthday, has quietly been one of the franchise’s most consistent contributors since replacing Adam Vinatieri.While Vinatieri’s legend still resonates in New England, Gostkowski will tie Mike Lodish for the second-most Super Bowls played with his sixth appearance on Sunday, behind only Brady’s nine.It’s a run that Gostkowski himself has trouble fully grasping.“It’s surreal. You have to pinch yourself sometimes,” Gostkowski said. “But you can’t get too caught up in it because we have a game on Sunday. The more I think about the game and how I’m going to perform and do my job the better I will be.“It is awesome, and it is cool, you never want to take it for granted. But once you get here you never want to take your eyes off the prize.”Patriots special teams captain Matt Slater has been Gostkowski’s teammate since 2000. He said any appreciation for Gostkowski’s longevity in New England must begin with remembering the player he followed.Before Vinatieri became the league’s all-time scoring leader, he cemented his legacy in New England with his last-second field goal against the St. Louis Rams in the 2002 Super Bowl, giving the Patriots their first Lombardi Trophy.“Stephen was brought in to replace arguably the best kicker in this league and obviously a guy this franchise will always love,” Slater said.“And the way he’s been able to handle that and navigate his career and carve out essentially his own greatness has been truly remarkable.”While Gostkowski hasn’t yet had the kind of signature postseason moments that Vinatieri is beloved for Chase Winovich NFL Jersey , his body of work in New England has matched up.Gostkowski has long passed Vinatieri to become the franchise’s all-time scoring leader (1,743 points) and is second behind him in career postseason points (198). This season he also became the 19th kicker in NFL history to reach 350 field goals.This postseason Gostkowski is 3 for 3 on field goals with a long of 47 yards. He’s also 9 for 9 on extra points. In his previous five Super Bowls, Gostkowski is 5 of 6 on field goals and is 11 of 13 on extra points.It’s helped him move past a rough two-year stretch in which he missed five extra points after not missing one for nine straight seasons.“I think that just speaks to who he is,” Slater said. “He’s so consistent in his character of who he is. You talk about misses and makes, regardless if he goes out there and makes six 50-yard field goals or misses five 20-yarders, he’s the same guy.“He’s just Steady Eddie. I think there’s something to be said for that. To have that consistency was really remarkable to me. You hear the outside noise, whether it was ‘Steve’s the greatest thing since sliced bread’ or ‘Steve stinks,’ and he didn’t change. I was like, man, this guy has got a lot of mental toughness.”Long snapper Joe Cardona Chase Winovich NFL Draft , who has teamed with Gostkowski since 2015, said he has never really seen him lose that even-keel demeanor. But he says they keep their meeting room purposefully light to combat the pressure environments they face in games.“The guy’s been adaptable,” Cardona said. “He’s figured out how to succeed in any environment and realistically is one of the best ever to do what he does.”Gostkowski said he isn’t going into Sunday’s matchup against the Rams with any expectations. He said he hopes these past 13 seasons have taught him to be ready for anything.“Each season has its challenges,” he said. “There’s no 1,000 percent formula for success. . I’ve felt good kicking the last couple of weeks. I’m looking to continuing to do that on Sunday.”