The Pay Zone: cannons thunder in the first quarter of the NFL season

The first quarter of the season is already behind us in the NFL. Only one team remains undefeated, the Arizona Cardinals. Several others are still in the game for top honors, including the Buffalo Bills, which explode everything that moves these days. The Paying Zone looks at these leading teams and other individuals who would have benefited from using their brainpower in the last days …

But before getting into the big contenders, it’s important to shed some light on a hot issue in the NFL: the coaching quarrel between Vic Fangio, of the Broncos, and John Harbaugh, of the Ravens. Fangio did not appreciate his counterpart opting for a run on the last play of the match, rather than knee to the ground, as the label wants. Harbaugh countered that he wanted to extend the game streak with at least 100 rushing yards for the team at 43. Who is right? Who’s wrong? Our experts have their say!

Beyond this crazy conflict, real battles are emerging on the ground. This is the case for the Bills, who, after demolishing three opponents in a row, are tackling their pet peeve of 2020: the Chiefs. Do they finally have the keys to overthrow the powerful Patrick Mahomes gang? This tantalizing duel will be shelled, like all the others, for our predictions of week 5.

For their part, the Cardinals are inspired by the brilliant performance of quarterback Kyler Murray, who is at the heart of the discussions for the possible title of MVP. Except that Patrick Mahomes has not said his last word. If the season ended today, who would be rewarded?

Our popular “At the Bar” column, which is intended to be a good slap on the fingers of players or coaches who deserve reprimand, brings together two spectacular elected officials this week. « Meyer » luck next time to our distinguished guests …

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The Paying Zone is co-hosted by Jean-Nicolas Gagné, Jean Carrier and Stéphane Cadorette.

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