Literally the only coach in the NFL who would have thought to drag Jay Cutler out of the broadcast booth to fill a sudden quarterback need was Miami’s Adam Gase, who had some modest degree of success with Cutler in Chicago two years ago and figured he knew the offense, so why not. Here were are a month later, and the Dolphins have scored a combined six points in two games against the Saints and Jets, and we’re dealing with the whole, Does Cutler even care? meme again. Matt Moore could have done this for literally one-sixth the price. But if the Dolphins had enough confidence in Moore, they wouldn’t have thrown $10 million at Cutler to pry him away from Fox. Gase is a confident coach, correctly pointing out that his 2016 Dolphins’ start was worse and they still made the playoffs. So maybe this comes around. But from here, it’s hard to feel confident about that.
No team in the NFL has permitted fewer points than the Bills’ 54. The ability to keep opponents under wraps has enabled Buffalo to stick with a low-risk game plan that uses the running game as well as Tyrod Taylor’s ability to make plays with his arm and feet.
Taylor is averaging only 186 yards per game in the air, but owns the seventh-best passer rating in the NFL at 100.7 and has thrown five touchdown passes against one interception in 99 attempts. Add in the presence of LeSean McCoy, who despite modest numbers can take over any game, and you have an offense that plays complementary football.
They’ve been productive on third down, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis said. Tyrod Taylor is doing a fine job. He’s able to scramble and get the ball downfield. He delivers the ball on time. LeSean McCoy is such a good runner. They have good, sound people.
The Ravens and Bears are both on the outside edge of playoff contention. Baltimore has fought its way back into the race, but at 4-5, still has work to do. Chicago is coming off a loss to Detroit and will be forced to play without starting quarterback Jay Cutler once again.
Josh McCown had success filling in for Cutler earlier this season. The Ravens haven’t been great against the pass this season, possibly putting the game on McCown’s shoulders. A loss won’t end either teams’ season, but it would give them significant ground to make up.
Cincinnati continues to lead the AFC North, but its lead in the division has shrunk in recent weeks. If the Bengals lose their third straight game on Sunday, their lead in the division will be down to a half game. A win would pull the Browns back to .500 and keep them in both the division race and the AFC wild card picture.
I don’t know what this show is about and I have absolutely zero interest in finding out. I’m not even going to Google it, because I’m pretty sure it’s just Kevin James sitting in his man cave, texting his wife (who is unrealistically attractive for a guy who looks like Kevin James) in the kitchen to bring him sandwiches.
Tony Romo’s role here could take a number of shapes: The most obvious choices are a) Kevin James’ more attractive best friend, b) the plumber who stops Kevin James’ man cave from flooding after a rainstorm, or c) Kevin James’ nephew’s piano teacher.
But my favorite option is the one where Tony Romo plays a football coach putting on a clinic for kids. Kevin James enrolls his children, and then Kevin James’ super hot wife and Tony Romo have a sexy affair while Kevin James sits in his man cave, bragging to his friends about how he threw Tony Romo a spiral when he dropped his kids off. — Charlotte Wilder