Chiefs reportedly called Jaguars over Josh Allen trade | Jaguars Wire
A few days after ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars would pass on the pass rusher Josh Allen has received some trade interest before Tuesday’s trade deadline, another report on Saturday confirmed claims that the Jaguars were receiving calls about Allen.
According to Albert Breer of Sports IllustratedThe Kansas City Chiefs “checked on the availability” of Allen, though he added that the Chiefs “may be a little more reluctant to part with their top player in 2023.”
As of right now, there is no indication that the Jaguars have entertained the idea of trading Allen. It’s not hard to see why other NFL teams would apply.
Patrick Mahomes calls PJ Walker’s TD ‘best throw of the year’ | Panthers Wire
On Sunday, the 2018 MVP and LIV Super Bowl champion heaped high praise on Carolina Panthers quarterback PJ Walker, who connected with wide receiver DJ Moore for a miraculous 62-yard touchdown in Week 8. And not only did Mahomes think it was good, he said , that it was the best of the entire season.
Starting odds for the match Titans vs. Chiefs in Week 9 | DraftKings Nation
Early withdrawal: Over 47
The Chiefs should be able to have their way with the Titans’ secondary — there are very few defenses in the league that have been able to successfully defend the deep wide receiver group KC just bolstered with the signing of Toney. The Chiefs have relied on winning games, so Henry should still be able to get some points for the Titans. This game ends with the score around 35-17, Chiefs.
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Christian McCaffrey, in Game 2 as a 49er, had a TD trifecta | ESPN
The text was a December 17, 2018 video of McCaffrey throwing a 50-yard touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints. Satisfied with Fleury’s response, Shanahan added McCaffrey’s touchdown pass to the game plan for Sunday’s 31-14 victory against the Los Angeles Rams.
Shanahan had no idea it would become McCaffrey’s signature piece on a historic day.
Without do-it-all receiver Deebo Samuel, McCaffrey gave the Niners the ultimate all-around performance as he threw, ran and caught a touchdown as the Niners moved to 4-4 heading into their bye week.
“I think everybody knows how good a player he is, but I like how consistent and in control he is in what he’s doing,” Shanahan said. “He’s a very smart player and he makes a lot of plays and stuff, but he’s consistent in how he plays his game. I feel like he was a great guy to join us.”
Panthers’ Steve Wilks on WR DJ Moore’s costly penalty: ‘We’ve got to make sure we’re smart enough’ | NFL.com
The Carolina Panthers were an extra point out of first place in the NFC South just three weeks after firing their head coach.
Instead, an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on DJ Moore after his miraculous 62-yard TD catch that tied the game with seconds left pushed the potential game-winning extra point back 15 yards. Eddy Pineiro missed and the Panthers would fall to the Falcons, 37-34, in overtime, proving they are still a club with massive growing pains ahead of them despite playing spirited football for interim head coach Steve Wilks.
“We didn’t find a way to finish,” Wilks said in his postgame press conference. “We had too many opportunities to win this football game and we didn’t find a way to do it. And that falls on me. We have to make sure we are smart enough. Something to learn from. A celebratory penalty, such a big game, we have to keep our attitude. It was a great job when DJ came up with a big play in the end zone. Great pass by PJ (Walker). But as a team we have to make sure we are smart and ready. Take it to the next level, the next step.”
Bills vs. Packers score, carry: Josh Allen fends off Aaron Rodgers as Green Bay drops fourth straight | CBS Sports
Allen was particularly strong in the face of pressure on Sunday night. According to Next Gen Stats, Allen was pressured on 40.7% of his dropbacks, the third-highest rate of his career. When pressed, he completed six of his nine passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
Specifically, the connection between Allen and Diggs was great as they connected on a number of key passes, including a 26-yard touchdown that helped Buffalo build an early lead. He also had a 53-yard reception just before halftime to set up a Tyler Bass field goal to end a first half that saw them outscore Green Bay 24-7.
Week 8 Overreaction and Reality Check: The best Falcons team in the NFC South? The Seahawks top dogs in the NFC West? | CBS Sports
Josh McDaniels shouldn’t get a second season in Las Vegas
Overreaction or reality: Reality
The Las Vegas Raiders are a mess, with the latest atrocity being capped by a New Orleans Saints team that has its own issues. The Raiders appear to be the only team that didn’t have a game plan that featured Alvin Kamara — as he scored three touchdowns and had 158 yards of offense.
The team with Derek Carr and Davant Adams failed to score a point. Josh Jacobs had just 10 carries as the offense finished with just 183 yards.
The Raiders are 2-5 after making the playoffs last season with interim coach Rich Bisaccio. Vegas should have kept Bisaccia.
Bill Belichick passes George Halas on NFL career wins list | ESPN
Bill Belichick moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time hit list as the visiting New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets 22-17 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
Belichick now has 325 wins (regular and postseason), with Sunday’s game breaking a tie with Hall of Famer George Halas, longtime coach of the Chicago Bears (40 years). Don Shula holds the all-time mark with 347 victories.
Belichick played down the milestone, crediting the players and saying, “Maybe we’ll talk about it when it’s over, tally them up at the end.”
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Arrowhead Pride Bye Week Awards: Team MVP
VOTING: Patrick Mahomes (11)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the unanimous winner this year Pride of the Arrow “Bye Week Team MVP” Award. It’s probably the least surprising of all the awards.
While many other Chiefs — including Chris Jones, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Nick Bolton and Travis Kelce — have played well, Patrick Mahomes is just one, and in 2022, he regularly reminds the league of his greatness.
To be clear: this is not the 2018 MVP version of Mahomes.
Mahomes has developed and grown as a player in many ways since his breakout campaign. 2022 Mahomes works in a new offense, spreads the ball around, incorporates new receivers and proves the Chiefs are a contender because of the man under center. He was elite inside and outside the pocket and added some new elements to his game – like the overhand throw.
The season-to-date stats are staggering. He leads the league in touchdowns, plays of 20+ yards, plays of 40+ yards, passing yards, first downs and most other quarterback ratings and analyzes in existence. Mahomes also breaks all-time career records for highest winning percentage, 10-point wins, touchdowns, yards, completions and wins in his first 70 starts.