Sure, the Chiefs whooped the Patriots in Week 1. But apparently the Patriots don’t have hard enough feelings about it to keep them from borrowing a play from Kansas City for the second time this season.
The Chiefs ran this one in their Week 5 win over the Texans. The Patriots duplicated it for White’s first touchdown, the little toss that he ran in 5 yards for a score.
We saw this same play — albeit with a slightly different formation — from the Patriots earlier this season, during their Week 7 win over the Falcons.
I wouldn’t expect this area to improve a ton as the year goes on, either. In March, we wrote about the group of coaches who made their case at the league meeting for changing the work rules to allow for better player development. Offensive line play should be Exhibit A for their argument.
In December, Mitchell visited Shazier in the hospital weekly. The two men reminisced about the virtual college football dynasties they’d built on PlayStation, and they laughed about the first time they met, Shazier asking Mitchell to mentor him and starting that conversation: “I want to be a Hall of Famer.”
“I was watching that guy barely be able to sit up in a bed,” Mitchell says. “He’s got RJ, his little boy, and I want him to be able to run and play with him.”
Of far less importance, Shazier’s injury has extensive implications for the Steelers. Their goals—beat the Patriots, win Super Bowl LII—remain unchanged, and their defense still revolves around a passionate 25-year-old inside linebacker. Just not in the same way. Shazier’s injury divided Pittsburgh’s season into two parts: what they did with him, and what they’ll do for him.
On Sundays, I will usually just leave the house and go do something else so I am not tempted to watch. I am an outdoors guy, so I like to go to the woods and the mountains and hang out. I come from a big family and my nephews all play football. My family will get together and have parties to watch the games every week. They don’t even call me to invite me anymore.
The Cardinals jumped out to a 20-7 lead on the Seahawks, before putting them away for good at 26-24 on a field goal with 2:21 left in the game.
He’s done his fair share of winning in Seattle, and knows it. His opening remark at his press conference was as good as it gets:
Arians opens presser: “Thanks for coming to my house.”