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Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizes Chiefs’ Duvernay-Tardif with display | 41 KSHB

Another Kansas City Chief is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This time it’s for great work off the field.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Saturday it received the medical scrubs and lab coat of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.

The items are now on display in the Pro Football Today Gallery.

Duvernay-Tardif is working on the front lines to knock down the COVID-19 pandemic.

He started at guard for the Chiefs, but decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, hanging up his jersey for his scrubs.

Duvernay-Tardif, 29, was the first player to opt out of the season.

Is this a Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl baby boom? ‘There’s a lot of love in the air’ | Kansas City Star

Thompson made normal chitchat during the delivery. How’d you two meet? Was this a planned pregnancy?

“Well,” said Emma. “This is a Super Bowl celebration, literally.”

“And I was like, oh my gosh, that’s why I’ve been so busy lately,” said Thompson, a midwife who delivered the Higgins baby at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Patrick Mahomes and his teammates got diamond and ruby rings after they won the Super Bowl. Nine months after the Feb. 2 Super Bowl, Emma and Ben got a baby girl named Lucy June.

Seriously, What’s Wrong With the Ravens Offense? A Midseason Extravaganza | SI

3e. Mahomes will win MVP and Chase Young will be Defensive Rookie of the Year. Offensive Player of the Year should also be Mahomes seeing that he plays offense, but will go to Dalvin Cook as it evolves into an award that excludes quarterbacks (which is good since there will never be another non-quarterback MVP). Offensive Rookie of the Year will eventually go to Joe Burrow due to his inferior supporting cast (though Justin Herbert’s group really isn’t that much better). T.J. Watt will stake his claim to Defensive Player of the Year, while Myles Garrett will fall to the second tier—he’ll never in his life face the run of incompetent offensive line play he saw in Weeks 2 through 5 this season. But by January Aaron Donald will have established himself as the best defensive player on the planet again. It will just be a matter of whether folks are sick of voting for him.

Around the NFL

Arizona Cardinals beat Buffalo Bills on Kyler Murray-to-DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary | ESPN

Murray found DeAndre Hopkins for a 43-yard Hail Mary touchdown with two seconds left to give the Cardinals a 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium on Sunday to move the Cardinals into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC West.

“I want to say I knew when it left my hand it had a chance just because [when] you play quarterback, you can tell the trajectory, the touch of the ball,” Murray said. “But, I think I was looking at the sideline when everybody ... I just got the reaction from everybody. I don’t think I saw him catch the ball. I really don’t remember — it happened so fast. But, I knew once it left my hand, it had a good chance.”

NFL Week 10 grades: Dolphins grab an ‘A-’ with complete team win, Tom Brady and Buccaneers rebound with ‘A-’ | CBS Sports

A- Steelers

Pittsburgh enjoyed a vintage performance from Ben Roethlisberger, who threw four touchdowns despite not practicing until Saturday after spending the week on Pittsburgh’s reserve/COVID-19 list. The Steelers’ running game continues to be a cause for concern for Pittsburgh fans, as the Steelers rushed for less than 50 yards for a third straight game. The Steelers’ defense minimized Joe Burrow’s success downfield, as Burrow was often forced to check down and settle for short completions. Pittsburgh’s defense also tallied four sacks while holding the Bengals’ offense to 0-of-13 on third down.

No doubt about Dolphins’ legitimacy after win over Chargers | NFL.com

But that’s not what occurred at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday in Miami Gardens, Florida. On an 83-degree afternoon, the Dolphins played complementary football, capitalizing on Los Angeles’ mistakes on offense, defense and special teams to improve to 6-3, a mark that ranks as their best record through the first nine games of a season since 2001. They are now tied with the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills in the loss column, signaling that they could be well ahead of schedule in their rebuilding plan — not that Flores would ever admit or acknowledge it. His message is as consistent as his sideline stare, and the odds of him going off-script are the same as the chances of his team playing nonchalantly.

Zero.

“We have a mentally tough team,” said Flores after the game. “This team, they know that it’s important. It’s a week-to-week league, and how we prepare, how we practice, how we walk-through is a direct correlation to how we play. They understand that. ... We know it’s hard to win in this league, and we just take it one game at a time. We’re not looking down the road; we’re looking at the next day, the next meeting, the next practice and just trying to take it one day at a time. That’s my message to the team on a daily basis, and hopefully they’re kind of listening to it.”

Nick Chubb’s decision at 1-yard line costs bettors as Cleveland Browns fail to cover 4.5-point spread | ESPN

“I got a call from the coaches, from [quarterback] Baker [Mayfield] to not score, get a first down to end the game. So that’s what I did,” Chubb said after the game. “Luckily the run was a little longer because I didn’t think about it until the last 10 yards.”

The Browns were supported heavily by the betting public. The line opened at Cleveland -2.5, but was bet up to -3.5 by Friday and closed at -4.5 at most sportsbooks.

At William Hill sportsbooks around the nation, 89% of the money bet on the point spread was on Cleveland, according to data reported by the bookmaker an hour before kickoff.

Drew Brees suffers rib injury, set to undergo MRI following Saints’ win over 49ers | NFL.com

Coach Sean Payton revealed after the game that Brees is set to undergo an MRI and X-Rays to determine the severity of the injury.

“He took a heavy shot in the first half. As he came out in the second half, he felt it was really impacting him,” Payton told reporters. “So, specifically, he’ll get an MRI and X-Rays. His back felt sore. As he tried to throw, he just came up to me and said, ‘Hey, I don’t feel like I’m capable of playing.’ And so, quickly, we made the switch and, you know, that happens sometimes.

“He felt strong enough about letting me know and I know when he does that, which is probably gonna be the first time in 15 years, that it was significant enough where he felt like he couldn’t function in the second half.”

Pats upset Ravens on rainy Sunday night | Fox Sports

2. Ravens rushing attack stuck in neutral

For most teams, recording 115 yards rushing in a game would signal a successful night – but for the Ravens, it’s a disappointment of a day.

Baltimore entered Sunday with the top rushing offense in the league, putting up 170.1 yards per game out of the backfield.

However, they were essentially stuffed by the Patriots, and their 115 rushing yards were the third lowest the Ravens have posted this season.

Green Bay Packers’ David Bakhtiari signs record deal for O-lineman, source says | ESPN

The contract is worth $103.5 million in base value and Bakhtiari, 29, can earn another $2 million in incentives, the source said.

According to the source, the new-money average of the contract is $23 million per season, a record amount for an offensive lineman’s contract.

Bakhtiari, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, also received a signing bonus of $30 million (all payable before the end of this season), the source said, a record for an offensive lineman in NFL history.

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Market Movers: identifying the best and worst player values on the Chiefs

Top 3: best value on the roster

L’Jarius Sneed: Anytime a rookie on a fourth-round contract is arguably your team’s best player at a premium position, that’s a great value. When that position is also one where the team is notably thin, it’s massive. For this Chiefs team to become a dynasty, it will need great value at some positions where they aren’t able to invest significant assets. From what we’ve seen so far of Sneed, assuming he returns to the field after the bye and keeps on his current trajectory, he has the best value on the entire roster.

Tershawn Wharton: A close second when it comes to relative value is undrafted free agent-turned-defensive line stud, Turk Wharton. Wharton is showing an explosive first step when rushing the passer and grown-man strength when playing the run. Coming from a small school and stepping right into a difficult position is a remarkable feat. The Chiefs clearly got a steal in Wharton.

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