The Chargers have to be kicking themselves. They were in complete control of that game in the first half, yet led only 17-14 at intermission. KC then ran off 13 unanswered points to take a 10-point lead.
That 99-yard interception return by rookie Jaylen Watson that gave the Chiefs their first lead at 24-17? Herbert will get most of the public blame, but that was on the Chargers’ play-side receivers, who had bad spacing and made poor leverage adjustments vs. coverage.
Herbert later got drilled in the ribcage and had postgame X-rays taken. We’ll know more today.
Cooper Rush says the Cowboys are “ready to roll” Sunday against the Bengals. So I guess that settles it.
Looks like Giants edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeux really will be ready to roll vs. the Panthers as he continues his recovery from that pre-season knee sprain.
My initial impression? That Amazon Thursday Night Football outfit is not quite ready for prime time. There were some positives, starting with the fact that I was actually able to find the game. (OK, BB helped me some.) Michaels and Herbstreit were largely quite good together. I would have expected nothing else. And Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tony Gonzalez and Richard Sherman brought some fizz to the party. But the audio levels were messed up pretty much all night long. Some of the highly-touted bells and whistles fell flat. Panel host Charissa Thompson contributed exactly nothing, was clearly uncomfortable and completely out of tune, key and tone with her fellow commentators. But I’m a charitable grader. We’ll just write INC for “incomplete” on Amazon’s initial report card until they work out the kinks, which they will.
The Roadrunners may be catching Texas at exactly the right time. The Longhorns and their fans are still giddy and basking in the glory of having lost a football game. You think I’m kidding?
There is no college football coach in America who will be feeling more pressure Saturday than Jimbo Fisher. And Miami is absolutely good enough to win that game, despite the absence of the Hurricanes’ injured leading receiver, Xavier Restrepo.
Attention Astros fans. Houston ace Justin Verlander will make his first start in almost three weeks tonight against the A’s. JV says his calf strain is ok. Let’s hope so.
Finally, nothing but love, respect and admiration for Roger Federer. A true sportsman. Well done, Good Sir.