Four weeks ago, the Titans were sobering up after losing to the Jets. Now they’ve bullied two AFC heavyweights and are looking for business. Solve that.
The Bengals are the top seeds in the AFC after beating Baltimore and the Bucs remain the team to beat in the NFC. Or is it the Arizona that is still overlooked?
The Raiders are the second seed in the AFC with Derek Carr playing the best football of his career, while things look less rosy for Patrick Mahomes, Sam Darnold and Jared Goff.
There may be trouble ahead in San Francisco and a Bucs fan made a fortune out of a slice of good fortune, but could he have pocketed more?
$ 64,000 BRADY BALL
Tom Brady threw his 600th touchdown pass. That’s right, 600. More than four franchises – Jaguars, Panthers and Ravens and Texans – have scored in their history.
Tom Brady dissected the hapless Chicago Bears, throwing four touchdown passes
Anyway, after catching the pass the Club 600 threw, wide receiver Mike Evans didn’t realize the meaning of the ball and handed it to Byron Kennedy, a fan wearing his jersey.
After a short negotiation, a Buccaneers staff member recovered the ball.
“It was great of him to do that,” Brady said after the game.
Actually, I don’t keep too many things. In that circumstance, I thought it would be good to keep it.
The Bucs announced their reward: two signed Brady jerseys, a helmet, another Evans autographed jersey, and Evans’ worn cleats.
They also provided $ 1,000 to spend on the team store and a couple of season tickets for the remainder of 2021, all of 2022.
But opinion has been divided: Should Kennedy have given up the trinket so easily, or should he have escaped the stadium?
“Byron lost all his influence when he gave up the ball,” Brady joked with Eli and Peyton at the Manning Cast. ‘I should have held it … I’m giving him a Bitcoin too, so at the end of the day, I think he’s doing pretty good.’
Last season, a former LSU catcher broke the record books in his first season in the NFL.
But Ja’Marr Chase is on track to break Justin Jefferson’s rookie record of 1,400 receiving yards, and he could be the first rookie first-team All-Pro receiver since Randy Moss.
Ja’Marr Chase exploded for eight receptions for 201 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown
At age 21, Chase leads the AFC in yards and his six touchdown receptions also tie for the conference lead.
As in their standout 2019 college season, Joe Burrow and Chase are combining to put the Bengals way ahead of schedule.
Kyle Pitts was selected higher than any other tight end in history. With George Kittle, Rob Gronkowski and Darren Waller injured, he proved why on the ridiculously publicized national tight ends day.
Two weeks after his last game, a race day at Tottenham, Pitts racked up 163 yards, including this catch of standout reels.
Bill Belichick once coached the Jets for a day.
Their rivalry with the franchise peaked in 2007 when then-Jets head coach Eric Mangini, a former Pats staff member, sued the Patriots to the NFL for illegal filming practices.
So it came as no surprise that the Patriots were excited to beat the Jets for the 12th time in a row.
“Yeah that’s so far in the past, I don’t really think about it,” Belichick explained. ‘I’m really just trying to think of what I can do to help our team perform better and do a good job for the Patriots. That’s it in the rear view mirror, it really is for me to just look ahead and try to do a good job with this team. I need to do a better job, so I’ll focus on that. ‘
The Patriots had a total offense of 559 yards, 411 in the air, 148 on the ground, converting 32 first downs and producing three turnovers in a 54-13 victory.
Bill Belichick is on the Chargers after watching the Patriots manhandle the miserable Jets
There may have been extenuating circumstances: The Jets failed to score in the first quarter again and Zach Wilson will be out for 2-4 weeks after sustaining a knee injury, but the Patriots capped their victory with Brian Hoyer putting the Pats further. out of 50 points. mark as time expired.
“I really have a lot of respect for these guys,” Belichick said of his team. They come to work every day. We have improved every day, really every week. We are far from perfect and far from where we should be, but we are heading in the right direction. ‘
GAME MEETS GAME
Little to stand out after MNF when the Saints posted a 13-10 win in Seattle.
The pregame show was worth watching when a nervous Randy Moss came face to face with Seattle’s mascot, Taima, the augur hawk.
Oh, and here are the best parts of the Cast Manning…
It does not rain …
The weather was terrible in Santa Clara – something called a bomb cyclone was swirling overhead before SNF.
The dramatic downpour continued and accompanied another loss, a fourth in a row, when the 49ers fell to a clearly average Indianapolis.
Staff get to work on the surface waters of Levi’s Stadium before the start of Sunday night
It was a strange game, full of mistakes and pass interference calls. Jimmy Garoppolo had a mare with a fumble and two interceptions that did little to silence the quarterback controversy that has brewed since the Niners drafted Trey Lance.
It was the Colts’ first visit to Levi’s Stadium; they’ve won there more times this season than the 49ers.
Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers were swept away by the Colts in torrential rain in Santa Clara
The 49ers last won at home a year ago and that Super Bowl LIV appearance seems a long way off as head coach Kyle Shanahan finds himself in a bind.
“We have lost four games in a row,” Shanahan said. “I am the head coach of this team … I look forward to it and I deserve it.”
“They’re pretty low,” he said on his soggy side. ‘Four games in a row. A month has passed.
GOFF GOES OUT WITH A WHIME
It’s hard not to feel sorry for the Lions, who did everything they could to beat the Rams.
Turns out, having Jared Goff turned out to be his downfall after special teams magic on fourth downs put Detroit in contention for a first win.
But against a grueling defense, Goff threw a costly interception, which was gratefully thwarted by former teammate Jalen Ramsey.