|Week 7 Report Card |
It took seven weeks, but it looks like Aaron Rodgers has finally gotten the hang of running Matt LaFleur’s offense. In one of the most impressive performances of his career, Rodgers torched the Raiders for 429 yards and five touchdown passes in a 42-24 rout at Lambeau Field. He became just the third quarterback in NFL history to finish a game with 400 or more passing yards, five or more touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown … Buffalo definitely won’t get any style points for this win, but when you’re playing the Dolphins, style points don’t matter. The Bills got off to a slow start in this game, but as has been the case all season, their defense came through when they needed it most … San Francisco’s defense was stifling but the offense couldn’t get anything done in the red zone. The 49ers made four trips inside the Redskins’ 20-yard line in this game and came away with zero touchdowns … For a complete read on last week’s games click here.
World Series Super Stat
When Houston sends Gerritt Cole to the hill against Washington in Game One of the 2019 World Series tonight they will do so knowing the Astros have won 16 games in a row behind Cole who sports a 1.33 ERA in those starts.
Grinding Out The Profits
Washington tried something a little bit too cool at home against No. 12 Oregon Saturday afternoon. On a kickoff return after Oregon scored, Washington stashed purple-clad wide receiver Chico McClatcher in the end zone, where he lay down on the field in an attempt to blend in with the purple turf. With McClatcher behind the ball, he was able to receive a pass from teammate Aaron Fuller, and had room to run to midfield. Sadly, since this kind of neat deception is not allowed, the gain was wiped away and the referees gave McClatcher a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. ESPN rules expert Bill Lemonnier explained, “One of the things they put in a year or two ago was you cannot take a player and lay him down to decoy like he’s not on the field. And he laid down in the end zone to blend in with the end zone, so the kicking team couldn’t see him. Then he got up, and he’s the guy that caught the backward pass. That’s why it’s an unsportsmanlike conduct foul.”