It was only a matter of time before Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said what he said on Sunday: That if anyone on his team “disrespects the flag, then we will not play.”
Jones’ declaration (which I will be surprised if more NFL owners don’t also eventually make) was bound to happen. It was inevitable that least one of these head honchos would soon have had enough of players protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling or raising a fist while the national anthem plays before games. And it was not shocking that Jones was the first to do so.
Of course, the Colts still have plenty of flaws and head coach Chuck Pagano’s job security remains an open question. The only teams the Colts have beaten this year (49ers, Cleveland Browns) are a combined 0-10. They got walloped by the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks and couldn’t beat an Arizona Cardinals team missing David Johnson.
With the AFC South down this year (the Jacksonville Jaguars, at 3-2, are alone in first place), there remains a slight chance that Luck can ride in on a white horse and save Indy’s season. However, the Colts are running out of time and haven’t proved that they can beat any teams of note. Things won’t get any easier this week with the Titans slowly getting healthy again.
New England has won 10 of its last 12 games against its division rival, but the Jets have found a way to give the defending Super Bowl champions fits. Since 2013, seven of the eight games between these teams have been decided by seven points or fewer. The only blowout was last season’s meaningless Week 16 rout that pushed the Jets closer to the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Green Bay’s defense exists in the vast desert plain between good Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK and bad. Coming into Sunday, the Packers ranked 20th in yards allowed per play, 20th in scoring defense, and an optimistic seventh in takeaways. However, a string of recent injuries Cheap Braves Jerseys threaten to drop them from useful to straight-up flawed.
Rollins left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. So did Kentrell Brice.