Turnover, Detroit. After Stafford completes a 17-yard pass to convert on third down, Ameer Abdullah takes a handoff and fumbles near the line of scrimmage. The Packers recover; they’ll start their drive on their 27.
The Packers run a jet sweep to Randall Cobb, who is brought down well short of the marker. The Lions are set to take over in Green Bay territory.
It was very sad to hear the news today. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement that the franchise is “shocked and deeply saddened by today’s news.”
“Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had,” Kraft said. “For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 1995, we drafted Terry seventh overall, and in his first year, he helped propel the Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. One of my favorite memories came when we hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional playoff game.
The Bills thrive on dominating the turnover margin and running the ball effectively, but Saints are better at that kind of approach this season.
The Cowboys might get another week with Ezekiel Elliott in the lineup. They were desperate to put in a strong all-around performance against the Chiefs; now the Falcons are feeling that pressure, and they’ll finally put it all together for the first time since whipping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at home. Matt Ryan gets the ball last to out-duel Dak Prescott.
Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had five catches for 97 yards with a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 20-17 win over the Colts. Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri kicked a field goal and had two extra points. It was the first time in NFL history a player under the age of 21 (Smith-Schuster, 20 years old) and a player over the age of 40 (Vinatieri, 44 years old) each scored a point in the same game.