No pass? No problem.
He really is the best. Ever. I’m talking about The Hoodie. It’s not just hype. It’s not just reputation. He’s the best ever.
“We played kind of the way we felt like we needed to play to win.”
That quote ought to be on a plaque next to his bust in Canton someday. Because that’s the core of his genius.
We’ve seen the Patriots throw it 55 times in order to win. Whatever it takes. And last night Mac Jones attempted three passes. Two completions for 19 yards. You can do that when you run the rock 46 times for 226.
Result? Pats win in cold, windy, nasty Buffalo, 14-10. New England, after starting the season 2-4, has now won seven straight and is the top seed in the AFC.
The Ravens are just about out of players. In particular, they are just about out of DBs. Pro-Bowl corner Marlon Humphrey is gone for the year with a torn pec. He becomes the seventh Baltimore starter and third secondary starter to be lost for the season. Harbaugh was telling the truth when he said that impacted his unsuccessful decision to go for two late against the Steelers on Sunday.
Cam Jordan’s iron man streak is in jeopardy. The Saints defender has never missed a game since he was drafted in the first round in 2011. He’s played in 172 straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL. But he’s now on the COVID list, making him questionable for this Sunday’s game against the Giants. Jordan joins Chargers WR Keenan Allen and Packers backup QB Jordan Love in COVID Dry Dock.
Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeau has said no thank you to his team’s
Alamo Bowl date with Au Jus. You can do that if you might be the top pick in next spring’s draft.
Meanwhile, now former Ducks Coach Mario Cristobal is leaving Eugene for Miami. Now former Hurricanes Coach Manny Diaz spent the last week on the road recruiting for Miami, knowing he was about to get whacked. I can’t decide if that’s admirable or pathetic.
Bryce Young and three other dudes are going to New York for the Heisman thing Saturday night. Y’all enjoy it.