The Los Angeles Rams lost a member of their high-octane passing attack on Sunday, as wide receiver Cooper Kupp was carted off the field in the first half after suffering a painful looking leg injury.
Kupp took a hand-off from Jared Goff on a jet sweep and turned it up field for a first down. He was taken down by Denver Broncos defensive back Darian Stewart on a horse collar tackle, and Kupp’s ankle twisted underneath him as he was being dragged to the ground.
#Rams WR Cooper Kupp is carted off the field.
Here's his injury pic.twitter.com/qzJRidCmZ7
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 14, 2018
Kupp was carted off the field, so it appears the injury could be serious. That was a perfect example of why the horse collar tackle has been banned.
- Cooper Kupp
The Minnesota Vikings fear that cornerback Mike Hughes could be out for the season with a torn ACL.
Hughes went down while in coverage during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals on a non-contact play.
— Cole Hodges (@colehodges22) October 14, 2018
Hughes went to the sideline and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game. He was on crutches after the game, and NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reports that Hughes is feared to have a torn ACL.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 14, 2018
Hughes was the No. 30 overall pick by Minnesota out of UCF.
- Mike Hughes
The bad blood between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals continued even after Sunday’s game.
CBS’ TV cameras showed Mike Tomlin scrambling over to break up a postgame skirmish that had broken out while he was shaking hands with Marvin Lewis after Pittsburgh’s 28-21 win.
— Tomlin Reactions (@TomlinReactions) October 14, 2018
Joe Mixon, Andrew Billings, Bobby Hart, Hardy Nickerson and Cordy Glenn were among the Bengals players around the area. Sean Davis, Coty Sensabaugh and Anthony Chickillo were some of the Steelers nearby.
The situation seemed to be defused pretty quickly without much going wrong. The game featured its usual dose of bad blood, especially with Vontaze Burfict’s late hit on Antonio Brown.
The Miami Dolphins were one yard away from beating the Chicago Bears when disaster struck on Sunday.
Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake fumbled the ball on the verge of crossing into the end zone for what would have been a game-winning score. The Bears managed to recover, staving off disaster and making Drake the goat, at least for the moment.
Twitter, naturally, had a wide array of reactions to the stunning event.
Oh man. If Drake holds on to the ball, he will literally fall into the end zone and the #Dolphins win the game.
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) October 14, 2018
Frank Gore??? That’s why you have the veteran https://t.co/9htbLo6svC
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) October 14, 2018
How the hell do you not sneak with Brock?
— Rodney (@KnuppelRodney) October 14, 2018
What a ridiculous play call by the Dolphins. A sneak is good how often there? 90 percent?
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) October 14, 2018
That’s why you don’t take Frank Gore out!
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) October 14, 2018
Kenyan Drake deserves no blame for having a head coach not smart enough to sneak it. I’ve been an Adam Gase supporter but this is pretty unforgivable. #FinsUp
— Mike Ferguson (@MikeWFerguson) October 14, 2018
Drake has certainly had some bad moments on a football field before, but this was probably the most brutal by any measure. Luckily, the Dolphins got the ball back and Drake actually had a hand in driving them down the field for a game-winning field goal as time expired in the extra period.
- Kenyan Drake
Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger shared a positive post on Instagram note on Sunday around the time news about his shoulder injury was reported.
Orangebloods’ Anwar Richardson reports that Ehlinger has a Grade 1 shoulder sprain. Richardson says Ehlinger will rest and rehab and could be throwing by the end of the week. The hope is that Ehlinger will be able to play in Texas’ next game, which is on Oct. 27 against Oklahoma State.
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger has a Grade 1 shoulder sprain and minimal damage, according to my sources. Ehlinger will rest and rehab this week. Goal is to have him throwing by the end of the week. If all goes well, he will play against Oklahoma State on October 27. Texas is on a bye.
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) October 14, 2018
Ehlinger posted a photo of himself on Instagram, with the caption, “God always has a plan, and that plan is about to be a lot of fun.”
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Ehlinger hurt his shoulder on Texas’ opening possession against Baylor on Saturday. Shane Buechele came in for him and helped lead the team to victory. Buechele would start against Oklahoma State if Ehlinger were not available.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers stunned the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday with a late touchdown to shake up the AFC North race.
With the Steelers driving and seemingly poised to try a long Chris Boswell field goal down 21-20 with under 20 seconds to go in the 4th, the Bengals took a risk and blitzed in the hope of knocking Pittsburgh out of field goal range. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stood tall and immediately found Antonio Brown over the middle, who took it 31 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with just ten seconds left.
ANTONIO BROWN TO THE HOUSE! pic.twitter.com/I2sMuUTt8M
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 14, 2018
This is a huge win. The Bengals were looking at a 5-1 record and a chance to put some real distance between themselves and the Steelers, but Brown turned that narrative on its head after a tough day personally. In one play, the Steelers suddenly looked like contenders again, while the Bengals were facing new questions about their staying power.
- Antonio Brown
Nathan Peterman continues to play like the worst quarterback in football.
Immediately after the Buffalo Bills’ defense made a great goal-line stand to force a tying field goal on Sunday in Houston, Peterman cost Buffalo with a pick-six.
Peterman completely telegraphed an out on second down with 1:30 left that was intercepted by Johnathan Joseph and returned 28 yards for a Texans touchdown.
— NFL (@NFL) October 14, 2018
Twitter crushed Peterman for his horrendous play.
Nathan Peterman has to be the worst QB in modern era. Can anybody name a bigger disaster? It's historic at this point.
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) October 14, 2018
Nobody has as potently sucked in the NFL as much as Nathan Peterman
— Ben Koo (@bkoo) October 14, 2018
The Bills just got Peterman'd
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) October 14, 2018
Peterman, bro… pic.twitter.com/jXsHOTKtCE
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) October 14, 2018
Nathan Peterman is leading the Bills on a highly improbable comeback … pic.twitter.com/3U2WhpofIU
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 14, 2018
Peterman gonna peter, man.
— Doug Farrar (@NFL_DougFarrar) October 14, 2018
Nathan Peterman > HOU's red zone offense
— Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) October 14, 2018
The pick-six cost Buffalo the game, as it took a 13-13 tie and made it 20-13 in favor of Houston, which was the final score.
- Nathan Peterman
The Oakland Raiders continue to struggle, and now their quarterback is struggling with injury.
Derek Carr left Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks after taking his sixth sack of the game, and appeared to be favoring his left arm or shoulder as he left the field.
Derek Carr is in some pain. He’s holding is left shoulder/arm and is with trainers on the sideline and now going to the blue tent.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 14, 2018
If there’s any good news, it’s that Carr looked like he was trying to talk himself back into the game after being evaluated. The Raiders, trailing 27-3, saw no point in further risking Carr’s health and brought A.J. McCarron in to replace him.
Derek Carr looked to be making case to stay in game — good sign for future. Bit with Raiders trailing 27-3 in fourth quarter, arguably no point. A.J. McCarron just took practice snaps behind center Rodney Hudson and has helmet on. Looks like McCarron will finish game.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 14, 2018
Carr’s injury wasn’t the only one suffered by a key Raider on Sunday in what was a brutal day for them.
- Derek Carr
Controversial Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has injected himself into the team’s rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers once again.
Burfict came in late with what looked to be a helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown when the receiver already appeared wrapped up.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 14, 2018
A reverse angle actually demonstrated that Burfict looked like he got more of teammate Jessie Bates with his helmet than he did Brown.
THIS IS AN ATTACK ON A GUY'S HEAD.
— pat muldowney (@patmuldowney) October 14, 2018
Both Brown and Bates actually left the game, though Brown returned very quickly and Bates came back a bit later.
Burfict has a long history against the Steelers, and Pittsburgh players have pretty clearly demonstrated that they don’t like him either. The hit and the manner of it certainly looked unnecessary and potentially dangerous, but no flag was thrown on the play.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen left Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with what appeared to be an arm injury.
Allen appeared to get hit on the the back of his right arm after releasing a pass late in the third quarter, and he was shown wincing in pain before walking off the field. He later sat down on the bench and was replaced by Nathan Peterman.
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) October 14, 2018
Peterman, who has had some miserable games in the past, immediately came into the game and led a touchdown drive to give the Bills a 13-10 lead.