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Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of the week

Aaron Rodgers didn’t have all of his weapons in the passing game, but he didn’t need any more. The Packers quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week after his six-touchdown day against the Raiders last week. Rodgers threw five touchdowns to five different receivers (none of them the injured Davante Adams), and registered [more]

The #PFTPM Week Seven players of the week

Tuesday is award day for #PFTPM. The Week Seven prizes were handed out earlier today. MDS named Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett, and I opted for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The reasoning is explained in the attached video, which also addresses various issues related to the players and their teams, including this question: If Andrew Luck [more]

Brett Favre knows a thing or two about “seeing ghosts”

Patrick Mahomes has plenty in common with Brett Favre, in a good way. Sam Darnold has something in common with Favre, in a not-so-good way. Favre knows a thing or two about “seeing ghosts” on a football field. “That’s a term that Mike Holmgren would say to me quite often, my first one, two, three [more]

Chiefs add quarterback, and some help on defense

The Chiefs now have a second healthy quarterback on the roster, and some defensive reinforcements. The team announced that quarterback Kyle Shurmur has been promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, and that veteran defensive tackle Mike Pennel was signed. To make room for them on the roster, the Chiefs released wide receiver De'Anthony [more]

The MVP race remains wide open

Not long ago, the candidates for the 2019 NFL MVP award consisted of Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson. Now, Mahomes’ injury could make his own chance at winning the award a much more difficult proposition. So with seven weeks in the bag, let’s look at the candidates as of right now. [more]

Andy Reid won’t put a timeline on Patrick Mahomes

Every report on quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ knee injury has suggested he’ll miss at least three weeks. But Chiefs coach Andy Reid remains a football coach, so he’s sticking to one week at a time. ‘‘It would be a stretch for him to get there,” Reid said of this week’s game against the Packers, via Adam [more]

Travis Kelce: We can’t act uncharacteristically with Patrick Mahomes out

The Chiefs will be playing without quarterback Patrick Mahomes for the near future and tight end Travis Kelce joined PFT Live on Monday to discuss how the team will handle things without him in the lineup. Kelce said that the team was able to keep their composure after Mahomes went down with a knee injury [more]

Full Week Seven recap from the FNIA crew

As the dust begins to settle on a Sunday of NFL action, most of the Football Night in America crew assembles at the big desk for an extended discussion regarding the day that was. For Week Seven, Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and yours truly tore through a variety of topics and then concluded [more]

Matt LaFleur on offense: That’s how you want it to look

After the Packers beat the Cowboys a couple of weeks ago, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that he liked the direction the team’s offense was moving in as the season moved into its second month. Things got even better on Sunday. Rodgers threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score in a 42-24 win. Rodgers [more]

Derek Carr: Extending ball with one hand was stupid

The Raiders were trying to take a lead just before halftime in Green Bay and quarterback Derek Carr saw a chance to get a touchdown on a run near the Packers end zone. Carr stretched toward the goalline with the ball in one hand, but didn’t make it. He fumbled and the ball went out [more]

Raiders’ defense no match for Aaron Rodgers

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had one of his best games in recent years today against the Raiders, easily picking apart the Oakland secondary and leading Green Bay to a dominant 42-24 win. Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes for 429 yards, with five touchdowns and no interceptions, for a perfect 158.3 passer rating. He also [more]

Derek Carr still hasn’t learned not to fumble into the end zone

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made a big mistake today in Green Bay, and it’s a mistake he’s made before. Carr ran toward the corner of the end zone and appeared poised to score a rushing touchdown. But as he was hit at the 1-yard line he reached the ball out and fumbled through the end [more]

Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling active for Packers

The Packers practiced without their top three wideouts all week, but they’re only missing one of them in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Geronimo Allison was upgraded from doubtful to questionable with a concussion and a chest injury on Saturday. The positive movement continued on Sunday when he avoided the inactive list. [more]

NFL recently issued second reminder to all teams about criticizing officiating

After the Browns lost last week to the Seahawks, Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens opted not to discuss officiating. “I got a memo the other day,” Kitchen said. I am not commenting on it. You guys saw the game.” He’s not the only one who got the memo. On October 11 (two days before the Seahawks-Browns [more]

Week Seven early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Raiders at Packers Raiders: T Trent Brown, WR Dwayne Harris, WR Zay Jones, DE Arden Key, [more]

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