The Browns recovered the ball on the Giants’ 25-yard line and were able to punch the ball into the end zone three plays later. A 16-yard Kizer pass to fullback Danny Vitale helped set up the rookie quarterback’s eventual touchdown.
The Chiefs are good enough to win the surprisingly feeble AFC West but simply aren’t good enough to challenge the Patriots or Steelers for AFC supremacy. Their 1-4 downward spiral since the 5-0 start has made that clear. If this continues, would the Chiefs ever consider a late-season switch from Alex Smith — who certainly did not resemble an MVP candidate Sunday — to QB-of-the-future Patrick Mahomes?
The Chargers are approaching respectability, with wins in four of six games since their 0-4 beginning. The Bills’ QB follies certainly helped last weekend. Now comes a Thanksgiving matchup with the extremely vulnerable Cowboys.
Finishing .500 would be nice. But really, it’s all about what happens next with Coach Jay Gruden and QB Kirk Cousins. The Redskins have total control over the decision with Gruden. They can keep him if they want, and they should. Unfortunately for them, their past sets of negotiations with Cousins have put that situation somewhat out of their control, given how costly a third straight franchise tag would be.
Todd Gurley is very unlikely to be the league’s MVP. It’s difficult to imagine the award going to anyone but Tom Brady. But Gurley is having a terrific season and he certainly belongs in the conversation.
QB Dak Prescott hasn’t been very good in the absence of suspended RB Ezekiel Elliott. If Prescott wants to be considered a true franchise QB, he must rise to the occasion at times like this. Yes, the offense is built around Elliott. But Prescott must find a way to make this offense — and this team — his.
Coach Mike McCarthy’s faith in Brett Hundley was rewarded with a much improved performance Sunday night in Pittsburgh by the young QB. Unfortunately for McCarthy and the Packers, it wasn’t rewarded with a win.