Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after an impressive debut with his new team. Peterson, who was acquired from the New Orleans Saints last week, rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the Cardinals' 38-33 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. This is the 32-year-old Peterson's eighth career NFC offensive award. The NFL also announced Wednesday that Pittsburgh Steelers Le'Veon Bell earned the AFC offensive honor in Week 6 after he ran for 179 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 19-13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He added three receptions for 12 yards for a total of 191 yards from scrimmage. Saints defensive
• Tyler Eifert (2009-12), TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Out for the season after suffering a back injury. • Anthony Fasano (2002-05), TE, Miami Dolphins: Did not catch a pass in Miami’s 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. • Michael Floyd (2008-11), WR, Minnesota Vikings: Caught one pass for five yards in a 23-10 win over the Green Bay Packers. • Will Fuller (2013-15), WR, Houston Texans: Notched a team-high 62 receiving on two catches and a touchdown in a 33-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. • J.J. Jansen (2004-07), LS, Carolina Panthers: Will once again handle all the team’s long snapping duties in 2017. • TJ Jones (2010-13), WR, Detroit Lions: Recorded three catches for 33 yards in a 52-33 loss to
Tony Grossi has covered the Cleveland Browns since 1984, currently for ESPN Cleveland, and is one of 46 voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Peyton’s place: The list of former NFL players-turned-general managers runs the gamut from Ray Farmer to John Elway. For every Ozzie Newsome, there is a Matt Millen. Bart Starr was a championship quarterback; far from it as a GM. Jim Finks was a journeyman quarterback, but a Hall of Fame executive. So where would Peyton Manning fit in? And why should any Browns fan care? First, it is increasingly obvious that Manning would be/should be on Jimmy Haslam’s radar if the Browns owner decides to reorganize his historically bad, 1-21 football operations department.
The most head-scratching result came in the Sunday night game. Really, who would have predicted that the New York Giants would fly into Denver without six starters and pick up their first win of the season. Not many. Even Bing Predicts got that one wrong
Tony Grossi has covered the Cleveland Browns since 1984, currently for ESPN Cleveland, and is one of 46 voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hey Tony: With the losing so deep-rooted, what's the most important piece to fix first? Roster? Coaching? Front office? Ownership? Deficiencies are everywhere. -- Ben, Wadsworth, OH Hey Tony: Is poor evaluating or sub-par system/coaching -- or both -- the reason for our draft struggles? What is first step to fix? -- Robbie, Raleigh, NC Hey Ben and Robbie: There’s no question the most urgent piece to fix lies with the people in charge of the draft, the roster and the planning. The decisions made at the start of this new regime – most importantly passing