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Sunday’s Highlights

Sunday had games with winners and losers in both games and team personnel according to NFL.com. For the game scores themselves we will start off with the Saints plucking the Falcons and the Redskins scalping the Packers. The Eagles fly away with a win over the Colts and the Bills literally stampede over the Vikings. The Dolphins go to 4-0 over the now 0-4 Raiders, while the Ravens leave the Broncos spooked. In the battle of the cats the Panthers scratch a win out over the Bengals. The Giants grind a few bones to beat the Texans and in a battle of field goals the Titans win out over the Jaguars. While the Chiefs continue their reign over the 49ers the Rams leave the Chargers a little flat. The Seahawks out draw the Cowboys and the Bears leave the Cardinals seeing red. The Lions show the Patriots who the real king of the jungle is and on Monday night the Steelers sink the Buccaneers ship.

This last weekend brought a crushing blow to the 49ers with QB Jimmy Garoppolo joining Jerick McKinnon on the sidelines with a torn ACL according to YAHOO. Garoppolo will go through season ending knee surgery and C.J. Beathard will be looked at to fill the position for the remainder of the season. 

Matt Breida RB, also form the 49ers, suffered a hyper-extended knee but did return to the game. Evan Engram TE Giants suffered an MCL sprain and is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks. A.J. Green WR Bengals fell hard on his back side and suffered a groin injury, but is expected to play this Sunday against the Falcons.

The Rams Aqib Talib DB is out with an ankle injury requiring surgery. Aqib was placed on IR and will miss the next 8 weeks. The Rams hope to get him back at some point in the 2018 season so it does not appear to be a season ending injury according to CBS sports.

Power Rankings

This week the Rams remain atop the heap on the Power rankings. Their 3-0 start and the way they are winning games make them a tough challenge for any team that faces them going forward. The Eagles and the Jaguars are 2nd and 3rd with 2-1 records. The Chiefs with a record of 3-0 are in 4th while the Vikings round out the top 5 with their 1-1-1 record. The Saints, Panthers Steelers, Falcons and Bengals round out the top 10. The New England Patriots fall out of the top 10 to 13th with the loss to the Lions. For a full list of power rankings please visit BLEACHERREPORT.

Plays of the Week

The Steelers have had so many highlight plays from years past. Sunday Vance McDonald TE added another must see highlight. A stiff arm on Chris Conte S Buccaneers that led McDonald to a 75 yard TD catch and run via NFL.com. There are many more plays from games like the Lions vs. Patriots and the Chargers vs. Rams. My picked game of the week, the Saints vs. the Falcons, had highlights by both teams that can be seen on here on NFL.com.

Thursday Night

Thursday night brings us the Vikings at the Rams. Both teams have key players they hope will be ready to start. Marcus Peters, CB Rams and Dalvin Cook, RB Vikings are both listed as questionable for TNF. Peters injured his calf on Sunday and with Talib already on IR puts some holes in the Rams back field. If Cook can not make the start, look for Latavius Murray to get the carries according to NFL.com. Can the Rams maintain their unbeaten streak or can the Vikings bring down the best team in the NFL? Thursday night that question will be answered.

Fantasy

I have a correction to Sunday’s Fantasy section. I was talking about bye weeks and how there was only two weeks left before they started. Well I was wrong, bye’s start this week. This week we have two teams on bye. The Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins will not play in week 4. If you have players on one of these teams make sure you have them out of your line up. For a full list of teams and the weeks they have byes please visit BING.

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