It’s been another exciting week in the NFL, football fans, though not all of the news is good. Let’s start with the positive: yet another record was set by the New England Patriots‘ quarterback Tom Brady. Brady became the fourth member of the 400-touchdown club on Sunday, joining Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning as he hit Danny Amendola in the end zone. The Patriots hammered the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17, continuing their undefeated start to the season and taking control of the AFC East. In the NFC, the Green Bay Packers remained dominant at home as Aaron Rodgers threw for five scores in a Monday Night Football win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Jamaal Charles rushed for three scores, pleasing his fantasy managers greatly, but the Chiefs were well behind for most of the game before a spirited fourth quarter comeback made the 38-28 final look more respectable.
|Tom Brady became the 4th member of the 400-touchdown club.|
Elsewhere in the league, the headlines were dominated by injuries to high-profile players. In Pittsburgh, big Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was carted off the field with a scary knee injury. He was diagnosed with a sprained MCL and a bone bruise, both in his left knee, and he’s expected to miss at least four weeks. In Philly and New Orleans, two superstars were out before their games even started: Saints‘ QB Drew Brees was out with a shoulder injury, and Eagles‘ running back DeMarco Murray missed his game with a hamstring injury. The Jets‘ star cornerback Darrelle Revis left their game with a hamstring injury, and a hamstring problem also caused Seattle‘s Marshawn Lynch to leave the game and not return. Davante Adams left the Packers’ game with an aggravation of the tweaked ankle he’s struggling with, and LeSean McCoy reportedly might miss Week 4 with a nagging hamstring injury–yes, really. This seemed to be a particularly bad week for injuries in the NFL, and everyone’s hoping next week won’t be the same.
Which of this week’s rash of injuries will cost their team the most? Who are you counting on to step up in your favorite superstar’s absence? Will Brady and Rodgers stay hot and meet in Super Bowl 50? Hit us up @Brackethead on Twitter and tell us what you think. If you really want to show your stuff and win stuff while you support your team, head to www.gofancheer.com and download the app to Play, Shout and Win!
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