The 2nd year pro continues to experience growing pains on a young
Jags team that’s moved to 0-6 in one score games. Lawrence struggled
across the pond against a dastardly Bronco defense, but plays host
to a fading Vegas unit giving up the 2nd most fantasy points to
quarterbacks. They’ve been a secondary to attack all year, and I
think this offense busts through for a needed win.
I know it doesn’t look good for Herbert with Mike Williams
out, and Keenan Allen unable to get healthy, but the bye week
came for a good time for the young gunslinger. A lingering rib
injury has gotten a chance to heal, and the offense had a chance
to adjust. The Falcon secondary has given up a league worst 306
yards–per-game through the air and I believe Herbert’s
talent can overcome the receiver injuries.
#Revenge game? Cousins marches his 6-1 Vikings back into the
nation’s capital to battle his former franchise. While he
hasn’t put up the gaudy numbers that might have been expected,
Cousins has been efficient as the leader of a balanced offense.
While newly acquired T.J. Hockenson gets acclimated to the offense,
Cousins should hit a few big plays against a suspect Commander
Given a choice between a gimpy vet, or raw rookie making his
2nd NFL start, I’ll choose the 3rd option…neither.
The Titans are well coached, and have won four-straight, but they’ve
barely squeaked by some bad teams, and don’t have the horses
to get into a track meet with the Chiefs. They are either going
to try and ride Henry into the ground again, or spend half the
game getting run over.
Ehlinger didn’t embarrass himself in his first NFL start,
completing more than 70% of his passes and throwing for 201 yards,
but this team, and offense is in freefall. They canned their offensive
coordinator, can’t seem to get Jonathan Taylor on track,
and just sent their best receiving back to the Bills via trade.
Ehlinger wouldn’t be the first young quarterback to see
ghosts against Coach Bill.
Four of the six Lion losses have been by 4 points or less and
in all of them they had a chance to take a lead late. Yes, the
defense has been exhaustingly bad, but Goff simply hasn’t
been able to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat like a franchise
quarterback needs to. The Packers are a wounded animal and have
allowed the 2nd fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. None of
these things inspire much confidence.