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A good Sunday of Eagle-less NFL action, punctuated with a Sammy Sleeves Sunday Night Football win. We’ll get to all your Eagles – Bears action later today, but let’s review yesterday:
— The reason why Minnesota gave up a 1st and at least a 4th round pick for Sam Bradford? Last night’s performance. Bradford had an impressive debut, completing 22 of 31 for 286 yards and 2 touchdowns. More importantly, he connected to Stefon Higgs twice when the Packers loaded the box against Peterson. That’s why they brought him in, to keep defenses honest. Great touchdown throw to Diggs
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 19, 2016
I apologize we buried the lede, the aforementioned mentioned Peterson injured his knee in the 3rd quarter, having to be helped off the field and back to the locker room. He didn’t return.
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said after the game that he believed the injury was not serious and an MRI is scheduled for this morning
— The NFC East has two pretty good young quarterbacks. Yesterday, Rayne Dakota Prescott, AKA Dak, showed why he’s not only the future, but the present. Trailing 23-20 with 10:35 left in the game, Prescott was given the ball with a chance to tie or better yet, even take the lead. He didn’t make a mistake and throw an interception that many rookie’s make, he drove the Cowboys 80 yards in 11 plays for the game-winning score.
Prescott didn’t have a mind blowing performance if you are looking at stats, completing 22 of 30 passes for 292 yards and scored on a touchdown run
— Bovada Official (@BovadaLV) September 18, 2016
The Redskins fall to 0-2 on the season and travel to North Jersey next Sunday to face off against the Giants. There are already rumblings in the Redskins locker room over Kirk Cousins The Cowboys meanwhile at 1-1, have a very winnable game next Sunday at home against the Bears.
— The Giants beat the Saints in a snoozefest, improving to 2-0 on the season Big Blue was the odds on favorite to win the NFC East and so far so good. I was just able to watch parts of the game on Red Zone, but the defense is improved and they have been abel to win without much out of the offense and Odell Beckham. After the game, New Orleans accused ODB of cheating, before the game, he video bombed Fox reporter Laura Okmin
— The Patriots were rolling the Dolphins until quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was hit (by Kiko Alonso) and injured his throwing shoulder. He did not return. Reports expect Garoppolo to miss a few weeks with a sprained AC joint, rookie Jacoby Brissett finished the game and will be the starter unless something drastic happens. Look for the Pats to sign a back-up, unless they want to go with wide receiver Julian Edelman as the lone back-up quarterback. Tom Brady watched the game from somewhere other than Gillete Stadium. Creepy Tom Brady Mask was in attendance though
— BlackSportsOnline (@BSO) September 18, 2016
— The Rams upset the Seahawks in Los Angeles’s first home game since 1994 and it was as boring a game as I can remember seeing in a long time. The highlight of the game for me was a fight between a Seahawks and Rams fan. Not cool that a young kid was bumped in the process or a woman was shoved, but the kids dad screaming bloody murder if worth the click alone
Fight at the rams game smh pic.twitter.com/cYN4uKLYRK
— King (@MichaelJordyn2) September 18, 2016
— The Broncos beat the Colts and lose DeMarcus Ware a few weeks to an injury. Still trying to figure out how the Colts 49ers looked like they were going to make a game of it, but Cam hit the gas and the Panthers blew em out. Big Red and KC came up small in Houston, Chargers embarrassed the Jags, have to wonder how long Gus Bradley keeps his job.