Unlike Winston, Prescott, as a fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State, did not enter the NFL with high expectations. He opened training camp as the third quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore. But with his fast start — he has thrown for 3,139 yards and 20 touchdowns against only four interceptions — Prescott put himself in the MVP and Rookie of the Year discussions.
Esa Tikkanen Limited Jersey What’s funny is that for much of Sunday afternoon, the Steelers were the undisciplined ones. Most penalties came at crucial times that decided points. Pittsburgh seemed rattled by Burfict’s antics once again. Hang around long enough, though, and the Bengals will give up the game. This time, QB Andy Dalton threw a costly interception (to Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons) and Cincinnati’s defense committed four penalties on one fourth-quarter drive.
The Raiders purportedly need that finger to heal enough for him to take snaps from under center in the playoffs to give opposing defenses something else to think about.
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Oakland. In the playoffs. Again, let that sink in.
After posting a meager six-point fantasy score in Week 14, Mariota followed it up with just six on Sunday. Fortunately, his owners were well aware that he has faced two of his toughest matchups of the season in Weeks 14-15, as he was started in only 19.5 percent of ESPN leagues on Sunday against the Chiefs, after 12.9 percent in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos.
Unfortunately, the Vikings fell inescapably behind early in Sunday’s game, resulting in minus-4 fantasy points for the defense, the franchise’s worst since 2012 Week 8 (minus-5).
Titans equipment man Matt Thompson retrieved the ball for Succop, and when the kicker got his hands on it, gloveless, in the locker room, he and punter Brett Kern marveled at just how cold it still was.
Reid was left to second-guess his timeout.
“Listen, it didn’t work,” Reid said. “I’ve got to do better on that. It backfired.”