game of the week
Green Bay in Kansas City
The Packers were established as 2 1/2-point favorites, but once quarterback Aaron Rodgers was ruled ineligible (the COVID-19 list), Line lost 10 points to the Chiefs (minus 7 1/2). was rotated. Even after Jordan Love started, it’s still an intriguing game. The Chiefs take advantage of Rodgers’ absence.
Chiefs 31, Packers 20
upset of the week
Arizona in San Francisco
The 49ers are just a 1-point home underdog, even though they are 0-3 at Santa Clara this year. The next two weeks will define their season (they host the Rams in Week 10). Win two and they are in the running; Lose two and start the Tre Lance era wise move.
49ers 24, Cardinals 17
lock of the week
Chicago in Pittsburgh
The Steelers, who began their resurgence with a Week 5 win over the Broncos, are Monday night’s 6 1/2-point favorites. What a potentially terrible game. The Steelers ignited their season with a win over the Broncos and went from 1-3 to 4-3.
Steelers 38, Bears 14
Around the AFC: Fifth All-Time in the Race, Adrian Peterson Back in the NFL as Derrick Henry’s Fill-in
Peterson back in the NFL. The Future Pro Football Hall of Fame is running back Adrian Peterson is back in the league after signing with Tennessee. The Titans lost running leader Derrick Henry indefinitely to a leg injury that required surgery. Peterson joins his sixth team (Tennessee before Minnesota, Arizona, New Orleans, Washington and Detroit) and is fifth in yards (14,280), six in attempts (3,192) and fourth in touchdowns (118). The Titans (6-2) have a three-game lead over Indianapolis (plus the Colts’ season sweep) in the AFC South.
Rugs career is over. We’ve probably seen final receiver Henry Rugs III in NFL uniform… as he should have been after driving at 156 mph (the blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit) in the middle of the night. in (3:39 a.m.) in Las Vegas and crashed into another car. Under impact, Rugs was traveling at 127 mph and a woman and her dog were killed in another car. A loaded gun was also found in Rugs’ car. The attackers released him hours later. What a waste of talent and opportunity.
The Chargers need a bounce-back. The Chargers started 4–1, but have since lost to Baltimore, a bye week and lost to New England. Los Angeles heads to cross country to play Philadelphia on Sunday. Quarterback Justin Herbert completed at least 60.5% during the first five games but has held up to 56.4% and 51.4% in the last two games. Overall, coach Brandon Staley said: “The message is that every week has a life of its own. Every week is a different week, but our approach will remain consistent. Players want their coaches to be consistent in performance and that allows you to be as good as you can be.”
NFC all-around: Already a record setter, Rams WR Cooper Kupp wants to join elites with 1,000 yards in nine games
Jordan Love Time. Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love didn’t envision starting his first NFL game. Aaron Rodgers was benched after testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday; Because he was not vaccinated, he would have to miss 10 days. Enter Love, the Packers’ first round pick in 2020 that caused so much anger at Rodgers’ camp. Green Bay are going 7-1 to Kansas City and it’s consistently surprising that the quarterback — the leader of the locker room and an entire organization — isn’t getting vaccinated. Kirk Cousins of Minnesota and Carson Wentz of Indianapolis are adamant about not getting shots. This is not leadership.
Continuity of Giants. Over the past five years, the Giants have posted eight-game records of 1-7, 1-7, 2-6, 1-7 and 2-6 and had point differences of minus -78, -55, -60, 54 . and -44. Now that’s consistency. Big Blue’s three losses totaled seven points. Coach Joe Judge said, “As coaches, we have to put ourselves in the right call to be successful and then we have to execute on the field.” “It’s all tied together. There’s no magic potion, no motivational speech. It’s about going out there and doing your job for 60 minutes to make sure you do it well.” ” The Giants hosted Las Vegas on Sunday.
Cooper can’t cover up. Rams receiver Cooper Kupp is the first player in his team’s first eight games in the Super Bowl era with at least 900 receiving yards (924) and 10 touchdown catches (10). He leads the NFL in receiving yards and touchdown catches and is second in receptions (63). If he reaches 76 yards on Sunday night against Tennessee, Kupp will be the fifth player with at least 1,000 yards and touchdowns in his team’s first nine games and after Jerry Rice in 1990 (1,006/11). will be the first.