It's a milquetoast slate of games in the NFL this week, with only four contests featuring two teams at .500 or better. The action kicks off with the 1-6 Raiders traveling across the bay to face Jimmy GaroppoloC.J. Beathard Nick Mullens and the 1-7 49ers in one of San Francisco's few realistic chances to get a win and get out of the top overall draft pick. Notable Sunday games include Steelers-Ravens, Chargers-Seahawks, the Packers-Patriots Sunday nighter, and the biggest game of the week, the undefeated Rams visiting the 6-1 Saints. Use this thread to discuss them all.
You won't find many quarterbacks who mix good plays and bad plays as frequently as Jameis Winston, which is why he has been benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick -- but that may not matter, because Fitzpatrick tends to run hot and cold himself. We explain, and detail the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 8.
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The week kicks off with Miami visiting Houston in a Brock Osweiler Revenge Game with serious playoff ramifications. Notable Sunday games include Ravens-Panthers, Packers-Rams, and Saints-Vikings, before a Patriots-Bills Monday nighter that could get ugly. Use this thread to discuss them all.
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In the worst game of any quarterback so far in 2018, Josh Rosen did something that had not been done in more than a decade, and only four times since 1991. Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 7.
Unless you're a David Johnson fantasy owner, the Broncos-Cardinals Thursday night game looks like a snoozer, but eight games on Sunday pit two teams at .500 or better against each other: Titans-Chargers, Patriots-Bears, Texans-Jaguars, Vikings-Jets, Panthers-Eagles, Cowboys-Washington, Bengals-Chiefs, and maybe the biggest game of the week, New Orleans traveling to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. Use this thread to discuss them all.
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Paul Noonan at Acme Packing Company has compiled a list of which teams call their timeouts early, and which do a good job of saving them for the end of the half. As you might expect, considering this was written for a Green Bay blog, the Packers lead the league in early timeouts, and Noonan shows specific examples this season how the early use of timeouts has cost the Packers points and, potentially, wins.
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Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that with Josh Allen out due with an elbow injury, Derek Anderson will start Sunday's tilt versus the Indianapolis Colts.
(Thanks to Kevin Patra and NFL.com for mentioning Football Outsiders and DVOA in the article, by the way!)
Anderson had spent seven years in Carolina as Cam Newton's backup, throwing all of 168 passes in that time. He was not re-signed after last season and remained unemployed until the Bills acquired him last week. With Allen injured and Nathan Peterman healthy, Anderson is the best option on the roster.
In the time it takes you to read this, the Baltimore Ravens have sacked Marcus Mariota again. We break down Mariota's sacks and look at other quarterbacks who suffered severe beatings (Randall Cunningham, hello!). Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 6.
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Let's be honest -- the biggest game of the week doesn't hit until Sunday night when the Patriots host the Chiefs. But the action begins Thursday night with the Eagles taking on the Giants in the Meadowlands. Other notable Sunday games include Steelers-Bengals, Bears-Dolphins, Panthers-Washington, and Ravens-Titans. Finally the 49ers travel to Green Bay on Monday night. Use this thread to discuss them all.
Saquon Barkley's good plays against Carolina were very good, but his bad plays were very bad. What does that kind of all-or-nothing production say about the Giants' chances this year, and Barkley's career going forward? Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of the week, including a running game like we haven't seen in almost 60 years.
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