1 p.m. game titles
Previous 7 days from Denver, Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans had a bizarre, rare line: He caught two passes for two yards and two touchdowns, joining Lee Folkins of the 1963 Cowboys and Howard Cross of the 1994 Giants as the only gamers to do that considering that 1950, according to Pro Football Reference. A lot less weird is how Tom Brady has shown indicators of coming together. Brady had his most effective passing video game given that early in the 2019 time with 297 yards and three touchdowns. For the to start with time, Rob Gronkowski received included in the offense, way too. Soon after remaining focused 4 instances in the first two game titles and catching two passes, he caught six of seven targets for 48 yards versus the Broncos.
For the Chargers, rookie Justin Herbert is established to commence once again, with Tyrod Taylor still recovering from the errant injection he received just before the team’s Week 2 match. In 7 days 3, Herbert passed for 330 yards in a loss to Carolina, getting only the fifth participant to throw for 300 or a lot more yards in each and every of his first two starts off. Rookie quarterbacks misplaced their previous 10 video games in opposition to Brady when he was with the New England Patriots, with 8 defeats coming by double digits. In all, they were being 1-15 versus Brady (and, a lot more accurately, Invoice Belichick’s defenses). …
There are scorching starts off, and then there’s what the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson is performing. Immediately after he threw five touchdown passes in just about every of his previous two online games, Wilson can overtake a person of Peyton Manning’s NFL marks Sunday at the Dolphins: If the Seattle quarterback tosses three touchdown passes towards Miami, he would move Manning for the most in the initial 4 online games of a time. Manning experienced 16 in the initially four months of the 2013 period with the Broncos.
Seattle’s mantra is simple: Let Russ cook dinner. Maintaining him out of the kitchen area has been impossible. His 14 landing passes in the season’s initially three game titles broke Patrick Mahomes’s 2018 NFL report of 13. The Dolphins have a good move protection and Seattle to Miami is extensive haul, but Wilson appears to be to be a gentleman on a mission. …
Sunday’s practice wreck alert goes to Browns at Cowboys. The Browns (2-1) have a winning file for the to start with time considering the fact that 2014 it is the Cowboys that have been perplexing. Last 7 days, Dak Prescott handed for 472 yards — his second straight sport with at the very least 450 — and three touchdowns, but the Cowboys missing, 38-31, at Seattle. And here’s a sobering considered: If not for the profitable onside kick towards the Atlanta Falcons, the Cowboys would be -3. As a substitute, they are 1-2 and grateful to be in the NFC East, the place they are tied for first.
4 p.m. video games
In Chicago, the Bears will facial area the Colts in a activity moved to late afternoon by the postponement of the Chiefs-Patriots sport. For the Bears, it is Nick Foles time. Very last week, he played in his first sport in practically 10 months, replacing the benched Mitchell Trubisky, and he handed for three touchdowns in the remaining 7 minutes of the Bears’ comeback gain above the Falcons. Now Foles will start out in opposition to viewing Indianapolis. Colts Mentor Frank Reich provides unique awareness to the match. He “was the one particular who figured me out as a player” when each were with Philadelphia, Foles mentioned past 7 days. …
The late-afternoon sport that bears viewing options the undefeated Buffalo Expenses against the Raiders in Las Vegas. The Bills’ Josh Allen has thrown for extra than 300 yards in all 3 game titles just after not undertaking so after in his first two seasons, but he experienced an adventurous outing in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams final week. On the recreation-winning generate, he was sacked, was identified as for unsportsmanlike perform following grabbing a defender’s experience mask, transformed on 3rd and 22 and then threw an incomplete move on fourth and eight with considerably less than a minute left. But a move interference call gave the Expenses new life, and Allen tossed a a few-lawn touchdown go to Tyler Kroft for the earn.
Sunday night time
At times games search genuinely good when the schedule is drawn up. The Eagles-49ers nightcap is just one these types of activity. The Eagles are cranky, coming off a 23-23 tie with the Bengals that elevated issues about Coach Doug Pederson’s decision to punt late in time beyond regulation and about regardless of whether Carson Wentz must keep on to be the setting up quarterback. Pederson admitted pretty much right away that he could have designed a various strategic decision, but he mentioned a improve to rookie Jalen Hurts would be a “knee-jerk conclusion.”
The 49ers are back again residence following a two-week nightmare journey in which they frequented the Jets and Giants and dropped various players to injuries. Continue to, they are 2-1, and they be expecting tight finish George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel to return. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, even though, has not recovered from his ankle injuries and will not perform. The 49ers, Pederson said, are “blessed with possibly two starters” in Garoppolo and Nick Mullens. We will master whether that is the situation.