NFL News – Tuesday, October 5, 2021

In the NFL news this Tuesday: Josh Gordon could play in Week 5; Cole Beasley Criticizes Bills Fans; Buccaneers vs. Patriots, second most watched SNF in history; and more. Don’t miss the NFL news.

Josh Gordon could play in Week 5

This Sunday the Chiefs’ offense once again demonstrated its potential by scoring 42 points against the Eagles. However, for the SNF of Week 5 against the Bills, Kansas City could need more help on offense if they are to come out with the victory. This Monday, HC Andy Reid, pointed out during a press conference that there is a possibility that WR Josh Gordon, who has just joined the team, will play against Buffalo:

“I’m going to see how this week goes,” Reid said. “And I’ll talk to him, I haven’t talked to him today, but we’ll see where he is and how he feels. There is a possibility, but there is also a possibility that not. So I’m going to listen to it and see how it feels. It’s really more of a comfort thing on offense. I don’t want to put him in a bad situation. “

Gordon signed on to the Chiefs’ practice squad just last week after the NFL decided to reinstate him after he was last suspended in December 2019 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. According ESPN Stats & InformationThat was Gordon’s sixth suspension since the 2013 Season and his fifth for any form of substance abuse.

Finally, it should be noted that, throughout his career, between Cleveland, New England and Seattle, Gordon has participated in 63 total meetings, registering 247 receptions for 4,252 yards and 20 TDs. In addition, his best performance was in 2013 when he led the NFL with 87 catches and 1,646 total yards, the same year he was designated All-Pro and Pro Bowler.

Cole Beasley criticizes Bills fans for not respecting his anti-vaccine stance

Currently the Bills are one of the best teams in the NFL, however, this does not mean that they are absolved of problems. Throughout the offseason WR Cole Beasley openly declared his anti-vaccine stance, and this time, he has once again been the center of attention by criticizing Buffalo fans through social media for not respecting his position on the issue:

“The only place I get booed is in our stadium,” Beasley said. “Then some of those same people want me to take photos and sign autographs. I thought Bills fans were the best in the world? Where did they go? If the vaccine works, then why should vaccinated people be protected from the unvaccinated? ” In addition, he also added that some fans “just behind the bank [están] yelling at me to get vaccinated and talking trash ”.

Beasley commented on much more by responding to various comments from fans and even sports celebrities than you can check belowBut in a world still ruled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Beasley shouldn’t be so surprised to receive criticism even from his own fans, who, in theory, only want the best for their team and for the sport in the long run. term.

Buccaneers vs Patriots, second most watched SNF in history

As anticipated from the outset, Tom Brady’s return to New England had viewers glued to their television the previous Sunday, to such an extent that the game between Buccaneers and Patriots became the second-most-tuned Sunday Night Football. in NFL history.

Through, this meeting generated a total audience of 28.5 million. The previous figure positioned this game only behind the game between Cowboys and Washington of Week 17 of 2012, which reached 30.3 million viewers when the then Redskins knocked the Cowboys out of the postseason at the hands of Robert Griffin III .

However, this was not the only game that received great appreciation from fans of the league. Although it sounds hard to believe, NFL Media reported that last Thursday’s Thursday Night Football between the Jaguars and Bengals recorded a total audience (TV and digital) of 8.5 million viewers, making it the most-tuned TNF since the Jets vs Browns of Week 3 of 2018. In addition, this figure represents an increase of 36% compared to the TNF of 2020, which registered 6.3 million in average audience.

As if it were not enough, this same game had 542,000 viewers through digital platforms, being the highest number in the history of the NFL for a Thursday night game, surpassing the 533,000 registered between New York and Washington in the TNF from Week 2 of this season.

Undoubtedly, the above figures are a clear example that the NFL increasingly involves more audience in the game; Fans from around the world flock to tune in to football matches, and considering that the context of viewing games on television around the world is increasingly on the wane, the NFL must certainly be proud to record these numbers.

Vic Fangio and John Harbaugh publicly criticize each other

Last Sunday’s game between the Ravens and the Broncos had a controversial ending that led to strong criticism from both head coaches. Baltimore was up 23-7 on the scoreboard when they received the ball once more with just 3 seconds left on the fourth quarter clock, and instead of the Ravens getting down on their knees, they decided to carry the ball with QB Lamar Jackson. , who gained 5 yards on the play.

With this last action, Baltimore reached 102 total yards rushing in the game, surpassing the 100+ yard barrier for the 43rd consecutive time, which ties the all-time record for the field in the NFL.

However, HC John Harbaugh’s decision did not sit well in Denver, and HC Vic Fangio, who was part of Harbaugh’s coaching staff in 2008 for two years, commented to Mike Klis of KUSA: “Yeah, it was kind of shit, but I expected it from them. 37 years in football and I’ve never seen anything like it. But it was to be expected, we expected it. I know how they operate. That is their way of operating there. The safety of the players is secondary ”.

However, the situation did not stop there. Harbaugh did not hold his tongue and decided to respond to Fangio’s criticism: “I thought we were on good terms,” ​​Harbaugh told a news conference on Monday. “We had a nice chat before the game. We have known each other for a long time. But I promise you, I don’t think for a second about that insult. What is meaningful to us may not be so to them. “

“Your concerns are definitely not our concerns. You know, we weren’t expecting to get the ball back, but I had already decided that if we did get it back, we were going to try to get the yards. And we got it back with three seconds left (…) So, you know, that had nothing to do with winning the game. So, like I said, what is meaningful to us may not be meaningful to them, and we won’t worry about that. “

The Ravens regained the ball with just three seconds left in the game due to an interception suffered by QB Drew Lock, who made up for the loss of Teddy Bridgewater caused by a concussion that prevented him from continuing in the game. Finally, in Week 5, Baltimore will attempt to overcome the historic streak of 100+ rushing yards in consecutive games in the NFL, when they attempt to reach 44 in a row by beating the 1974-1977 Steelers.

WFT: Jon Bostic out all year; Brandon Scherff from 2 to 3 weeks

In more NFL news, the WFT achieved its second victory of the year last Sunday by beating the Falcons at home, however, the aftermath of the victory is more serious than initially expected. This Monday, HC Ron Rivera said at a press conference that LB Jon Bostic and CB Torry McTyer will be out for the rest of the season.

Bostic, who suffered a chest injury, will be a major casualty for Washington’s defense. The University of Florida graduate was in his third season with the WFT, and has started 35 games since his arrival in 2019. The only salvageable side after this injury is that he is probably first-round rookie Jamin Davis. , who increases his playing time while Bostic is away.

For his part, the absence of McTyer, who suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, will be a serious blow in the depth chart of the secondary of this team. In Sunday’s game, he made 2 passes defended in 29 snaps played. However, with the presence of William Jackson III and Kendall Fuller, the WFT should be able to make up for McTyer’s loss.

Finally, on the other side of the ball, Washington will also have to face heavy casualties: RG Brandon Scherff and TE Logan Thomas. Via Adam Schefter of ESPNScherff suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain and will miss two to three weeks of play while Thomas was designated “week-to-week” with a hamstring injury.

Will Fuller will be out for Miami in Week 5

The Dolphins’ offense this season has been one of the worst in the NFL, and now, the situation could get even more complicated heading into the Week 5 game against the Buccaneers. Via Omar Kelly from South Florida Sun-Sentinel, HC Brian Flores commented that WR Will Fuller will be out at least the following week:

“Fuller will be out at least this week. We are still doing some testing to see how fast it can come back. Get more opinions on how fast he can come back, ”Flores said of Fuller, who broke a finger last Sunday in the game against Indianapolis.

This is certainly a devastating casualty for the Dolphins, who signed Fuller in the previous offseason in the hope that he would become a key player in the team’s attack, but so far, it has been the opposite. The game against Tampa Bay will be Fuller’s third game so far this season after being suspended in Week 1 and missing Week 2 for “personal reasons.”

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