We all remember when Tom Brady was fined $10,000 for sliding and purposefully ("accidentally," according to him) kicked Ed Reed in the leg, right? Well, it appears he may have done it again. Brady slid during a scramble in Monday night's Tampa Bay Buccaneers win against the New York Giants, and as he slid, Brady raised his leg right into Giants DB Xavier McKinney's lower leg. So, what do you think? Accident or on purpose?
The Baltimore Ravens were able to squeeze out a win on Sunday without starting quarterback Lamar Jackson, and it looks like he'll be well enough to be under-center next week. Head coach John Harbaugh said, "he felt good today. I don't know how good. But he feels much better today, from what I was told." So have we figured out WHY the Ravens made him travel to Chicago in the first place? Let me know.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but Kirk Cousins has been the main reason for the Minnesota Vikings' success this season. (Before you ask me if 5-5 is considered "successful," they're currently in playoff position and have had back-t0-back wins. Baby steps.) Cousins has been taking more shots downfield, and it's been paying off. Of course, head coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't mind if Cousins continued to do more of that. "I want Cousins to keep doing it like he's doing it. He can't second-guess himself."
This season, Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke was thrown to the wolves as the starter after Ryan Fitzpatrick was injured. Through an up-and-down season, Heinicke is currently on the "up" trajectory. Head coach Ron Rivera acknowledged that Heinicke has continued to grow throughout the season. "What we want from that position is a guy that can manage it and then make plays when he needs to. And this is what this guy does. He's smart. He understands the game. He's just a guy that, again, has only had 11 starts, and we'll see how it continues to go." Heinicke is totally gonna trick Washington into not drafting a quarterback again, isn't he?
After Aaron Rodgers' COVID fiasco, there's another roadblock in his way: an injured toe. Rodgers has said it's a little worse than turf toe, and it's pretty painful. However, Rodgers plans to play through the injury, as it's likely his last season with the Green Bay Packers.
Heavy sigh. On Tuesday, the New York Jets announced that rookie QB Zach Wilson was cleared to start on Sunday against the Houston Texans. That's good for them because they don't have many other options. After being listed as close contacts, the Jets put both Joe Flacco and Mike White on the COVID-19 reserve list. Don't say it.
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Russell Wilson is medically cleared to return this week for the Seattle Seahawks and of course he had to announce it himself. Wilson posted this video on Twitter, indicating that himself and his finger should be ready to take on the Packers in Week Ten.
Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Jordan Love didn't have the best Sunday, and it began (or continued) to spark questions of if Love is genuinely the Packers' future. Head coach Matt LaFleur isn't blaming Love for having to be ready at the last minute. "I thought Jordan, I was really proud of the way he played. He hung in there; he was taking hits and delivering the ball. I thought he did a really good job."
There is a new New England Patriots controversy among us. Quarterback Mac Jones appeared to twist Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns' ankle after a sack. However, head coach Bill Belichick says he thinks Jones was just trying to pursue the ball and didn't intentionally twist Burns' ankle. I tend to side with Belichick, even though the video does look kinda bad. Jones later agreed, saying he was just trying to make a tackle on Burns.
Detroit Lions backup Tim Boyle is being designated for return from injured reserve and should practice this week. With the way things are going for the Lions (and specifically, starter Jared Goff), it's not out of the question to wonder if we could see Boyle (or fellow backup David Blough) on the field soon.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold suffered a concussion and shoulder injury last week and went for an MRI on Monday to check on the status of the same shoulder. Darnold did not have his best day Sunday, and head coach Matt Rhule was not committing to Darnold yet in Week Ten.
Zach Wilson is expected to practice this week for the New York Jets, but his status is still very much up in the air. Mike White is looking more like the assumed starter (although that could change in the coming days), as head coach Robert Saleh says they don't want to rush Wilson back too soon.
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chase edmonds runs for the first score
After a boring first quarter, the Arizona Cardinals were finally able to get on the board. After a would-be 61-yard touchdown from DeAndre Hopkins, Chase Edmonds was able to get the Cards into the end zone, bringing them to a 7-0 lead.
packers get on the board, too
The Green Bay Packers were able to put some points on the board in the second quarter to answer the Cardinals' trick play. While it wasn't as exciting, Green Bay had a third-and-one from the two-yard line. Aaron Jones was able to run it in to tie the game.
a muffed punt leads to a packers fg
Rondale Moore is going to want this one back. While it was debated whether or not Moore touched the ball, the officials ruled that it hit off his finger, and the Packers got the ball at Arizona's three-yard line. Green Bay was able to get a field goal on this drive, heading into halftime with a 10-7 lead.
a murray int leads to a cobb td
Moore is going to want this one back too. Kyler Murray had a pass bounce off Moore's hands, which later lead to a touchdown for the Packers. Randall Cobb caught a two-yard touchdown, which put Green Bay up 17-7.
cardinals answer with a touchdown of their own
Arizona was able to answer with a touchdown of their own from James Conner. The running back was able to run it in from the two-yard line, making it a three-point game.
Packers win on last play
Speaking of wanting games back, AJ Green is going to want this one back. Not sure what he was seeing, but Murray threw a perfect touchdown which would have been the game-winner. Instead, Rasul Douglas intercepted Murray in the end zone, gifting the Packers a 24-21 win over Arizona. And their first loss of the season.
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