The offense struggled without TE Rob Gronkowski, managing only one TD. The Patriots prevailed only because of three missed FGs by now-former Bucs kicker Nick Folk and Jameis Winston’s last-second incompletion at the goal line. But there’s no sense worrying about lost style points, and now the Patriots have a chance to get a winning streak going when they visit the Meadowlands on Sunday to face the Jets.
It could have been a passing-of-the-torch day in the NFC West. Instead, the Seahawks beat the Rams in L.A. in a game with unusual significance for early October. The Seahawks remain the team to beat in the division, and the future perhaps is not quite now for the Rams.
Ja’Von Rolland-Jones is the all-time sack leader in college football with 40. He also is in the top 10 all time with 60.5 career tackles for loss. He missed his first season on campus because of an injury, and the following season, he was a freshman All-American performer.
In his past three seasons (including 2017), Rolland-Jones has 48.5 tackles for loss and 32.5 sacks. He wins with lower body flexibility and an explosive first step. He isn’t overly powerful, but he has a knack of getting into the backfield. If he can get stronger and develop a couple go-to counter moves, Rolland-Jones could be a good third-down pass rushing specialist.
The Giants were going to win a game eventually. But if the Broncos aspire to be one of the league’s top teams, that loss simply cannot happen on their home field in a prime-time game. The defense could not stop the Giants’ running game and QB Trevor Siemian made a costly gaffe with a pick-six.
Brissett left the game in the third quarter to be evaluated in the concussion tent on the Indianapolis sideline, but returned for the next series. The decision has draw ire from some online, but Coach Chuck Pagano said the doctors cleared him to return.
The Saints are marching: New Orleans streaked to its seventh straight victory after an 0-2 start and is looking for all the world like a serious contender in the NFC after a 47-10 victory over the Bills in Buffalo. The Saints, for a change, relied on their running game Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl rather than Drew Brees’s arm, with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara rushing for a combined 237 yards and four Cheap Elite Nike NFL Jerseys touchdowns.