Four days after a group of NFL owners met with a group of players to discuss protests during the national anthem , Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and at least nine of his Seattle teammates sat or kneeled on the sideline during the anthem before the Seahawks’ 24-7 win over the Giants at MetLife Stadum on Sunday.
Schatz: With all the parity in the league, the Chargers are absolutely in the wild-card race at 3-4. They have a strong pass rush, and the passing game has improved since the decision to let Hunter Henry take over for Antonio Gates. Three of the Chargers’ four losses came by a field goal or less. The Dolphins have the better record at 4-2, but notice that all of their wins have come by less than a touchdown, while their two losses were significant. They also have one of the five toughest remaining schedules in the league, according to average DVOA of opponent. Miami will come back to earth.
The Jaguars sacked Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett 10 times in a 27-0 victory in Indianapolis. It was the first shutout recorded by the Jaguars since 2006.
The Rams also had their way with the Cardinals offense, knocking quarterback Carson Palmer out of the game and holding the Cardinals to 193 yards of total offense in a 33-0 victory.
The Chiefs can’t lose three in a row, can they? FPI doesn’t think so, giving the Chiefs a 77 percent chance to win, but that also means a 23 percent chance to lose, or roughly 1-in-4.
The Chiefs’ defense has been its Achilles’ heel for most of the season and has Wholesale Jerseys given up a league-worst minus-32 expected points added (that’s bad) over the past two weeks, by far the worst in the league (San Francisco and Indianapolis are both at -25). Kansas City will face a similarly struggling unit in the Broncos’ offense, which has accrued minus-31 expected points Wholesale NFL Jerseys China added as a unit over its past two games.