It has gone final in Miami. The Dolphins fail to recover an onside kick and the Raiders run out the clock to secure the win.
Touchdown, Miami. Cutler completes a 15-yard TD pass to tight end Julius Thomas one play after Parker’s catch. Miami goes for two and converts on a run by Kenyan Drake. It trails by three with 1:32 to play.
Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins: At the start of the second half, the Dolphins replaced Cutler with Matt Moore and then announced that Cutler was being evaluated for a concussion.
Brady on the possibility of one day being traded: “Everyone has the opportunity to go to another team or get traded, or cut, or released. I have played with so many great players that that has happened to, several times, and coaches too. Player movement is not new to anyone.”
Once they traded up for Mahomes, though, the clock started ticking on Smith’s time in Kansas City. If that clock inspired Smith to take more shots and get more aggressive earlier in the season, it’s also going to inspire frustrated Chiefs fans to want Kansas City to be more aggressive when he struggles.
Again, while Sunday wasn’t a shining day for the Rams on offense, they’ll look back happily at the day they convinced Whitworth to move out West. The 35-year-old longtime Bengals left tackle immediately solidified the Rams’ offensive line, making everyone else’s job easier while protecting Jared Goff’s blind side.
And while Goff was under pressure for long stretches Sunday, he was sacked only twice. Whitworth was the guy matched up against Tashawn Bower on the second of those sacks, but it was a clear coverage sack on fourth down, trailing by 14 points with 19 seconds left.