NFL WEEK SIX: Derrick Henry could be the GOAT, Washington fail to hit the right note with their Sean Taylor tribute, don’t make Aaron Rodgers angry… plus there’s cup chaos at Spurs
- Derrick Henry could shatter the all-time rushing record after a dominant display
- Washington Football Team paid a hasty tribute to Sean Taylor – it did not go well
- A Chicago Bears fan made Aaron Rodgers angry and he lost his mind
Whew. Derrick Henry rampaged the vaunted Buffalo Bills, Kliff Kingsbury wasn’t watching as Kyler Murray led the Cardinals to 6-0 and despite Mike McCarthy, the Dallas Cowboys are the real deal.
A statement game from Baltimore, Aaron Rodgers owns the Bears, the Bengals keep rolling and the Raiders won without $100million coach Jon Gruden.
It would be remiss to miss the efforts of Trevon Diggs (again), Jonathan Taylor, Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr and this lot too.
At the other end of things, Jamal Adams is not the best in the nation, Detroit are still winless and a power shift in Florida, with Miami taking the losing streak from Jacksonville.
Off the field, it turned nasty for a while at Tottenham and Washington bungled their tribute to team great Sean Taylor. It seems like a lifetime ago that the Bucs went 5-1…
RUNNING THE SHOW
No running back has led the NFL in rushing and touchdowns for three straight seasons.
And after becoming the eighth players to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, Henry is on pace to shatter that record too – well before the 17th game.
Derrick Henry rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns as Tennessee beat Buffalo 34-31
Henry’s 783 rushing yards are 260 yards more than Nick Chubb, the nearest competitor. He has ten touchdowns, twice as many as anyone else.
He’s surpassed 100 yards in five straight games – and he’s running faster than ever.
‘We continue to jump on Derrick’s back and he’s willing able to carry us,’ Titans coach Mike Vrabel said.
‘And it’s something that you know that you have in your back pocket and front pocket and we use it and it gave us a big shot of life there.’
In a hastily arranged tribute to the late Sean Taylor, the inept leadership of the Washington Football Team made more missteps.
Taylor was a beloved, All Pro safety who was murdered in his house by burglars aged 24 in 2007. Watch this.
By his third season, Sean Taylor had become an All-Pro player with a reputation for fierce play
Perhaps it was coincidence that after the news cycle was dominated by historical emails between bigoted Jon Gruden, former general manager Bruce Allen and their circle of friends, Washington announced they were to retire Taylor’s No 21 jersey three days before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Never mind that most of the 650,000 emails which form the bulk of the evidence of the NFL’s investigation into sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations under Dan Snyder’s ownership are yet to be disclosed…
Dan Orlovsky on Joe Judge is a thing of beauty.
THERE MAY BE TROUBLE AHEAD
Midway through the third quarter at Tottenham, fans attempted to unfurl the ‘beer snake’ – a large collection of empty plastic cups.
It happened during the Falcons/Jets in good humour, but this turned nasty after security stepped in and cups were confiscated.
Security staff step in before fans attempt to unfurl a beer snake at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
That prompted fans to lob empty and full cups from all tiers of the north west corner.
It’s easy to sneer and say they are only plastic, but after hearing them crash onto concrete after another outbreak of cup chucking at full-time, it was not surprising to hear that people were injured.
NFL games are usually light-hearted, family friendly affairs and fans are fortunate to be able to drink during games. But this incident may prompt a rethink.
BANGED UP BROWNS
Hopes were high of a repeat season in Cleveland. Everyone plays hurt in the NFL, but this injury list is brutal.
DON’T MAKE HIM ANGRY
‘I looked up after the TD and saw a woman giving me the double bird,’ Aaron Rodgers said after a six-yard touchdown run at Soldier Field. ‘So what came out of my mouth next, I couldn’t tell you.’
Rodgers is now 22-5 against Chicago, winning 10 of his last trips to Soldier Field.
A motivated Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay to a 24-14 victory over Chicago at Soldier Field
Russell Wilson had played 149 games straight, but sat out the first game of his NFL career as the Seahawks were sunk by Pittsburgh.
It ended the 6th longest streak in NFL history, but Wilson still warmed up as if he was playing, calling the coin toss – and his reaction to a play call was a thing of beauty.
In other news for Seattle, Jamal Adams is still yet to have an interception and DK Metcalf made a swift about turn after researching Shannon Sharpe.
And with Geno Smith installed as starter until Wilson returns, Pete Carroll revealed that they are talking to every available quarterback, including Cam Newton. Just not Colin Kaepernick…
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