Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes likely to return against Titans | NFL.com
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has already made eyes pop by practicing just six days after dislocating his kneecap. That drive to return as quickly as possible -- coupled with great medical care and plain old luck -- could land him on the field sooner than anyone imagined.
This might be most ridiculous TD pass of Aaron Rodgers’ career | Yahoo! Sports (Terez Paylor)
With the score tied 17-17 with 13:59 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Packers facing a third-and-1 at the Chiefs’ 3-yard line, Rodgers was flushed to his right from the pocket and, with two Chiefs closing on him quickly, opted to fling a sidearm pass toward the back right corner of the end zone a split second before defenders landed on him.
Chiefs star TE Travis Kelce ‘disgusted with how I played’ against Packers in loss | USA Today
Kelce was adamant when asked where Kansas City, now 5-3, can improve on offense without MVP Patrick Mahomes.
“I have to be better for Matty Moore there at the end, coming back to the ball,” Kelce said sullen-faced from his locker after 31-24 loss. “Better for my teammates.
“I’m just disgusted with how I played.”
Another Chiefs Loss Makes Patriots’ Road To AFC’s Top Spot Even Smoother | CBS Boston
But when it comes to securing home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, it would now take a series of minor miracles for the No. 1 seed to go to anybody but the Patriots.
That appears to be the case after the Chiefs lost their third home game of the season on Sunday night, a surprisingly close 31-24 victory by the Packers.
Obviously playing without Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs got a fairly good showing from Matt Moore, and they tied the game at 24-all with just over nine minutes to go. But Aaron Rodgers tossed a quick screen pass to Aaron Jones, who broke free for a 67-yard game-winning touchdown.
Can the Patriots go 16-0? Ranking the teams most likely to ruin New England’s shot at undefeated season | Sporting News
Don’t remind Chiefs fans what could have been with Patrick Mahomes against the Patriots twice last season. They lost by a field goal in Foxborough in the regular season, and Mahomes didn’t even get a chance touch the ball in overtime in the AFC championship game loss at Arrowhead.
Around the league
9 winners from Week 8 of the 2019 NFL season | SB Nation
3. Deshaun Watson, who rallied the Texans to victory with one eye
With his Texans trailing Oakland late in the fourth quarter, Watson needed a touchdown. What he got was one of the most unbelievable plays of his budding career.
Which moves are we rooting for at the 2019 NFL trade deadline? | SB Nation
Let Melvin Gordon start fresh with the Bears
This has not been a banner year for Melvin Gordon. First, he decided to hold out in hopes of receiving a lucrative new contract. When he and the Chargers didn’t make any progress in negotiations, Gordon requested a trade. When that didn’t materialize, Gordon ended his two-month absence. With his return, Gordon wanted to prove his worth to the Chargers (or another team) in the final year of his contract.
The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 8 | The Ringer
Of the 13 NFL games played Sunday, two were between teams with winning records. One, the Sunday night game between the Chiefs and the Packers, lost its damper when reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes was ruled out with a knee injury.
What we learned from Sunday’s Week 8 games | NFL.com
2. Matt Moore more than held his own in his first (and maybe only) start in place of the kneecapped Patrick Mahomes. Showcasing surprising pocket mobility, Moore bought time and space for his speedy playmakers, completing 24 of 36 pass attempts for 267 yards and two scores.
Texans star J.J. Watt out for the year after tearing muscle in chest against Raiders | CBS Sports
The Texans star was injured with just under six minutes left to play in the second quarter. After a trip into the blue medical tent, Watt was sent to the Texans’ locker room for further evaluation. By the time the third quarter started, Watt had been ruled out of the game.
NFL trade rumors: Dolphins dealing Kenyan Drake? Cowboys, Eagles battle for Jets’ Leonard Williams? Rams’s Aquib Talib on move? | NJ.com
Eagles, Cowboys battle for Jets’ Leonard Williams?
Leonard Williams checks many boxes (defensive tackle, free agent to be, front office relationship with Jets) for the Eagles. But ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Dallas also had interest in the pass rusher.
Browns left with more questions than answers after latest loss | NFL.com
“It’s just non-disciplined, guys not being focused on doing their job,” quarterback Baker Mayfield said. “It starts first and foremost with me, to be a leader every single down.”
‘He’ll go down as one of the best’: 49ers rookie Nick Bosa looks like man among boys | The Mercury News
Nick, whom the Niners selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, has been a revelation in his first seven NFL games, helping lead San Francisco to a surprising 7-0 record on the season. The team’s latest win — a 51-13 blowout of the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium — was also the younger Bosa’s finest game in his young professional career.
NFL GM says calling Cincinnati Bengals about trades is ‘waste of time,’ per CBS report | The Cincinnati Enquirer
NFL teams are growing frustrated with the Cincinnati Bengals’ unwillingness to trade players like A.J. Green, Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, Tyler Eifert and Dre Kirkpatrick in advance of Tuesday’s league deadline, according to a report Sunday from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, with one NFC general manager suggesting – per La Canfora – that “it’s a waste of time to call (the Bengals).”
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Five things we learned in the Chiefs’ 31-24 loss to the Packers
Aaron Rodgers utterly dismantled the Chiefs defense when the two teams met at Lambeau Field in 2015. But since these teams meet in the regular season so rarely, it’s easy to forget just how good Rodgers is.
Five winners and three losers from the Chiefs’ loss to the Packers
Wide Receiver Mecole Hardman showed that when he gets his hands on the ball, you should look out! Breaking tackles and getting upfield, the rookie was impressive on offense and special teams, where he had good results on both kick and punt returns. Andy Reid is finding ways to get Hardman involved and letting him make plays while he develops during his rookie season. It seems they should continue to get the football in his hands. He’s got a shot to be a special player.
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