The defending champion Seahawks held off a much more competitive Broncos team in the Super Bowl rematch last week, but heading into Week Four neither team is undefeated. The teams without a loss? Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Arizona. And though it’s still early in the year, injuries are already hitting teams hard and providing some rookies, like Minnesota’s Teddy Bridgewater and Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles, a chance to shine.
There are a number of teams with a record – good, bad or somewhere in the middle – that no one expected to see after the first two weeks of the 2014 season. But we should have a better idea of how good (or bad) teams are after this weekend. The ones that have shined early have tough games to play, while others have struggled early have games that could indicate the severity of their problems. How will your team fair after Week Three?
Last-second kicks, overtime games and several surprising upsets. And that’s all in the very first week of NFL action. Here’s how the rankings look after every team got some real playing time under their belts.
We’re used to seeing baseball parks in LEGO form, but football stadiums? Not so much. But LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston has decided to show some brick love to Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.
To celebrate the start of the 2014 NFL season, the Discovery Center unveiled a 19-square-foot model of Gillette Stadium yesterday as part of its MINILAND exhibit. The model was made from more than 33,000 LEGO brick and took more than 380 hours to build. All that time went into making it look as true-to-life as possible. So you’ll see the Lighthouse, a fairly accurate scoreboard, concourses, bathrooms, and a locker room. There’s also seating for more than 500 mini figures.
Here are a few more photos of LEGO Gillette Stadium, and be sure to check out the video at the end for a 360-degree look at the field:
What Super Bowl hangover?
The 2014 NFL season opened last night in Seattle, and the Seahawks utterly dismantled the Green Bay Packers, 36-16. Seattle was dominant on both sides of the ball, which should put a scare into every other team the Seahawks are scheduled to play this year. If Seattle could trounce one of the best offensive squads in the league, the team might be unstoppable.
SI's Doug Farrar weighs in with three thoughts on last night's game.
It’s that time of year again. School is starting and the leaves are beginning to change. But the big story? The NFL is back! After four intriguing weeks of preseason games and training camps, it’s time for the real thing. Whether you’re sitting down this Sunday to watch the Packers battle the Seahawks or the Colts take on the Broncos, make sure to check out SIKids.com to see our latest Power Rankings.
It’s going to be a long season, and we’re glad it’s finally here!
When not helping Minnesota Vikings rookies adjust to the NFL, star running back Adrian Peterson is working with kids so they can deal with their serious food allergies.
Recently, Peterson partnered with the public health awareness campaign Ready2Go to get kids with life-threatening allergies to share their plans for dealing with anaphylaxis (a very serious allergic reaction). Kids submitted videos where they talked about their action plans, and AP helped choose — ahem, draft — three winners.