The Sunday Circle


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TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 12: An NFL logo as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jake Miller, Contributor

Welcome to the first Sunday circle, your home for NFL weekly recaps as well as a player who may have broken out and a player you might need to worry about.

Seattle Seahawks 28, Indianapolis Colts 16

Seattle might have a defense again. They held Jonathan Taylor to 3.3 yards and sacked Wentz 3 times. Chris Carson and Seattle’s O line looked good against a scary front four of Indianapolis and Russell is playing like Russell from the first 6 weeks of the season.

The Colts need to find a receiving game of some kind. Jonathan Taylor leading the team in receiving cant happen if Indy wants to have any success this year, Their defense didn’t look terrible for being a little injured. The Colts worry me with Wentz but if he is able to figure it out they still have a very good chance to win the very average AFC South

San Francisco 49ers 41, Detroit Lions 33

The score of this game is not evident of how the game went. The Niners dominated this game from the start Elijah Mitchell stepped right into Mosterts role and didn’t miss a beat. At this point I am convinced that anyone reading this could step in at running back for Kyle Shanahan and run for 100 yards. Jimmy G looked like he was playing for his job and if Deebo Samuel looked like if he can stay healthy he could be a top 10 receiver this year.

The Lions are in a rebuild but they showed fight in the 4th quarter. Dan Campbell is a hard nose coach that is having his team play like it.

Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Buffalo Bills 16

This one was a reality check for Buffalo after a dream-like season last year. They will still be completely fine but they are going to need to establish the run in order to have success they cant be letting Josh Allen get hit like he was tonight 

Pittsburgh won this game without having a good game from Najee Harris which should scare Baltimore and Cleveland. Pittsburgh’s O-line is still a question mark but their defense is tops of the league and Big Ben looks like he can still lead a deep playoff run.

Arizona Cardinals 38, Tennessee Titans 13

The only thing that can hold the cardinals back this year is coaching. They have a stacked offense and if they can get the running game going they will have one of the top offenses in football. 

The Titans are the same they’ve been for years with a terrible defense. The way they are going to have to win games is to pound the rock and keep the ball away from the other team.

Los Angeles Rams 34, Chicago Bears 14

Matthew Stafford showed everyone this week just how incompetent the Lions organization was he looked like an MVP this week. They are going to need to find a consistent running game for the rest of the season but Hendersen did look good in the second half. Sean McVay and Stafford are going to be really fun to watch the rest of this season and if that defense stays healthy you might see them playing at their home field in February. 

The Justin Fields era might be beginning even earlier than we expected in Chicago as they looked bad on all fronts. Their once dominant defense looked confused and their secondary looked old. One bright spot in Chicago is David Montgomery who looked like a 1,000 yard rusher Sunday night.

New Orleans Saints 38, Green Bay Packers 3

It looked like Jameis Winston might have learned something in his year of sitting behind Drew Brees as he looked in total control of a somewhat shorthanded Saints offense. Alvin Kamara played like the best complete back in the league and their defense manhandled the Packers up front.

Packers, don’t even think about this game again.

Player that might have broken out – Bryan Edwards (Las Vegas)

I was going to go David Montgomery here but he has already solidified himself. Edwards may have not had the best game but in crunch time Carr showed that Edwards is his guy outside he looked for him every time he dropped back on that game tying drive and in overtime. Edwards is young but he is the better receiver between him and ruggs and if they can establish their run game it will open up even more for Carr and Edwards. 

Player to be concerned about – Aaron Jones (Green Bay)

It’s not his talent that worries me it’s more what is around him he only had 9 carries in their blowout loss to New Orleans and AJ Dillon looked like the better back in week one. I see Dillon getting more and more carries as Green Bay looks to establish more of a power run game early in games.