Yesterday was one of those, “Just like we allllll predicted days” in the NFL.
Derrick Henry flopped, but Corey Davis had 11 receptions for 182 receiving yards and 1 TD? Just like we allllllll predicted.
Everyone is playing Jordan Akins, but someone named Chad Hansen on the Texans has 5 for 101 yards? Just like we allllll predicted.
Kyler Murray throws for only 173 yards and rushes for only 15, while Baker Mayfield looks like the second coming of Peyton Manning while tossing 4 TDs, one of which went to a lineman named Kendall Lamm. Just like we allllll predicted.
Laviska Shenault scored a TD in a very normal way. Just like we allllll predicted.
Not everything was flipped on its head, though. Darren Waller was a torch bearer for one of 2020’s greatest traditions--setting the Jets secondary on fire (200 receiving yards & 2 TDs). Davante Adams continued to cement himself as the season’s best WR with another monster game (121 receiving yards & 2 TDs). And Bill Belichick cemented the narrative that he knows how to rattle rookie QBs (Justin Herbert 2 INTs and no TDs in 45-0 loss).
We have a two game slate tonight (Washington-Steelers & Bills-49ers), which should be fun. Here’s the news & notes...
MNF & TNF. Terry McLaurin (ankle) is expected to play tonight. James Conner is unlikely to play tonight. Benny Snell will get the start. Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, and Raheem Mostert will all be playing on the same day for the first time since Week 6.
Loose ends. Drew Brees (ribs) could return in Week 14…Tee Higgins tweaked his hammy in the loss to the Dolphins yesterday...DJ Moore is being placed on the COVID-19 list...This is a funny joke...Such a sick catch by Mike Gesicki here...The Dolphins loved that coach Brian Flores stuck up for them after the brawl that led to Xavien Howard and Tyler Boyd’s ejection...Travis Kelce became the first TE with five 1,000-yard seasons last night...People are upset about the Jets blitzing on the last play of the game, but that’s a pretty good play call if you’re trying to get the #1 overall pick.