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Week ten in the NFL regular season provided little interest on Sunday Night Football as the New England Patriots waxed the Denver Broncos 41-16 (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

As a fan of the NFL, week ten was a poor week to watch football. Over half of the games played this weekend were decided by double-digit margins. By contrast, only two games in week ten were decided by a field goal or less. Additionally, I will discuss later how the NFL and its players did a tremendous job of showing appreciation for our veterans this weekend.

For those that had a busy weekend, what did you miss? Keep scrolling to find out in this edition of “The 7th Report’s weekly recap”.

NFL Week Ten Injuries

Week ten saw a significant increase in injuries than the previous week. Here is a list of the biggest NFL injuries from week ten.

Week Ten Awards

Offensive Player of the Week: Jared Goff – QB – Los Angeles Rams

Jared Goff is coming off another impressive week. Last week he was an honorable mention, but this week he takes home the cake.

Defensive Player of the Week: Adrian Clayborn – DE – Atlanta Falcons

Not to mention he forced two fumbles and recorded one of them. This is easily the best individual game by a single defender in the 2017 NFL season. By reaching eight total sacks this season (six coming in this one game) he will receive a bonus check for $750,000. It will be incrementally higher if he reaches 10 and 12 sacks in 2017.

Offensive Honorable Mentions:
Robert Woods – WR – Los Angeles Rams (8 receptions for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns)
Mark Ingram – RB – New Orleans Saints (21 rushes for 131 yards and 3 touchdowns)

Adam Thielen – WR – Minnesota Vikings (8 receptions for 166 yards and 1 touchdown)

Defensive Honorable Mentions:
Kam Chancellor – SS – Seattle Seahawks (9 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 safety)
Nick Perry – OLB – Green Bay Packers (6 tackles, 3 sacks)
Tre Boston – FS – Los Angeles Chargers (4 tackles, 2 interceptions)

Best Plays from the Weekend 

Here are the best plays from week ten.

As the weeks go by, the catches continue to get better and better.

What a beautiful fingertip grab on the sidelines by Julio Jones.

I’m not sure how Maurice Harris held on to this football.

Beautiful footwork to tightrope the sideline and stay in bounds for six!

Watch out Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley is coming for you.

Robby Anderson does this to opposing defenses week after week.

Marcus Mariota finds DeMarco Murray for the game-winning touchdown.

Even though the kick was blocked, the football somehow travels through the uprights for the game-winning field goal.

Both Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin show their individual brilliance on this play.

Here are the top ten plays of week ten according to the NFL.

Updated Divisional Standings

Here are the current NFL divisional standings.

AFC East

  1. New England Patriots (7-2)
  2. Buffalo Bills (5-4)
  3. Miami Dolphins (4-5)
  4. New York Jets (4-6)

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3)
  2. Oakland Raiders (4-5)
  3. Los Angeles Chargers (3-6)
  4. Denver Broncos (3-6)

AFC North

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2)
  2. Baltimore Ravens (4-5)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (3-6)
  4. Cleveland Browns (0-9)

AFC South

  1. Tennessee Titans (6-3)
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-3)
  3. Houston Texans (3-6)
  4. Indianapolis Colts (3-7)

NFC East

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1)
  2. Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
  3. Washington Redskins (4-5)
  4. New York Giants (1-8)

NFC West

  1. Los Angeles Rams (7-2)
  2. Seattle Seahawks (6-3)
  3. Arizona Cardinals (4-5)
  4. San Francisco 49ers (1-9)

NFC North

  1. Minnesota Vikings (7-2)
  2. Detroit Lions (5-4)
  3. Green Bay Packers (5-4)
  4. Chicago Bears (3-6)

NFC South

  1. New Orleans Saints (7-2)
  2. Carolina Panthers (7-3)
  3. Atlanta Falcons (5-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6)

News Around the NFL

Marquise Goodwin Heartbreak 

I hope you have tissues nearby because this will rip your heart out. At 4 AM on Sunday morning, Goodwin and his wife lost their newborn baby due to birth complications. Somehow, he was able to play against the New York Giants later that day.

Goodwin caught his first touchdown of the regular season on Sunday. Here is the play.

I can’t say it any better than Trevor Sikkema does on twitter. Here is his take.

People’s lives are bigger than sports and this moment shows why.

Veterans Day Weekend 

The NFL did a phenomenal job of showing its appreciation for our nation’s military and veterans this weekend. I attended the Titans vs. Bengals game, and nearly every commercial break the promotional team involved a veteran or military member.

I personally saw Taylor Lewan, at halftime, walk down the entire field shaking the hand of every veteran that stood on the field. It was a very powerful sight.

I have continued to emphasize this: the NFL protests are not about the Flag.

Here are some examples of how the NFL and its players honored our veterans.

If this interests you, twitter search the hashtag Salute to Service (#SalutetoService) and more videos and stories like this will pop up for you to indulge upon.

While three players continued to kneel in protest, the majority of players who usually protest decided to stand out of respect for the veterans.

Interesting Statistics From Around the League

Here are your interesting statistics to know from week ten!

The 7th Report: Mini-Mailbag

You guys had great questions for me regarding week ten! Let’s dive in.

HH: Thanks for the question, Clint. I think you stick with the hot-hand (I can’t believe I’m saying this) of Case Keenum. He has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards this season which is good for 22nd in the league but has only played in eight games. Teddy Bridgewater’s story is unbelievable, but unless he is 100% and then some, I continue with Case Keenum. Now, if Keenum struggles, then obviously bring Bridgewater in. As of now, it is Case Keenum’s job to lose. Additionally, I think it would be wise for Minnesota to use a good draft pick on a quarterback this season.

HH: Thank you for the great question, Kyle. I do think they are a legitimate contender. However, there are so many good teams from the NFC right now. The Eagles are second in points per game, fourth in yards per game, Carson Wentz leads the league in touchdown passes, and they have the tenth best defense in terms of yards and points allowed. When you are the second best offense and tenth best defense, I would say you have a real shot at the Super Bowl. Carson Wentz has played so well in his second season. Russell Wilson didn’t need much experience to make it to two consecutive Super Bowls in his first three seasons. While I’m not saying he is Russell Wilson, I am saying it can be done.

HH: Nice question, E.J. Well I assume the number one and number two selections will be the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers (just like in 2017). Which players I think will be taken top two and which players I would draft top two are completely different. They two players I think that will get drafted that early are Josh Rosen (UCLA) or Sam Darnold (USC) – However, Darnold has already said if Cleveland has the first overall pick, he will stay at USC. Cleveland cannot afford to pass on another quarterback. San Francisco is interesting. Most experts believe Saquan Barkley is headed to the 49ers but Shanahan prides himself on finding good running backs late (Alfred Morris – Washington, Terrance West – Cleveland, and Tevin Coleman – Atlanta). While he isn’t the one drafting, he does have a major influence on who John Lynch drafts. At this point, I think those are the safe bets. Rosen/Darnold to Cleveland and Barkley to San Francisco. I will have a much better feeling closer to draft day.

HH: Thanks for the question, Marianna. I saw that statistic. I think it was 27%, not 23%. Regardless, a very important piece of information to know is the Titans already beat the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The other side of this equation is understanding opponents remaining schedule. As of this week, the Titans have the 11th easiest remaining schedule in the NFL and the Jaguars have the 3rd easiest remaining schedule in the NFL. That’s where I think the 27% comes from. Vegas expects the Titans to lose more games strictly because of who they play. The Titans were my pick for the AFC South to begin the season and I am sticking to that. An important date to know is 12/31. That is when the Jaguars and Titans play in Nashville, TN to end the regular season. It most likely will decide both teams fate.

HH: Very good question, Chase. Interestingly enough, Blank and Jones have always had a great relationship until now. Recently, Jones overstepped his bounds in an “executive only” meeting in which the seven most powerful NFL owners were in a room discussing Roger Goodell. Jones was escorted out by Blank in their most recent meeting. Now, Jones is threatening to sue Arthur Blank. When the two teams met in Atlanta on Sunday, the two owners never exchanged pleasantries, which is very odd. I think Jerry Jones wants to take over the NFL as the commissioner and Arthur Blank is trying to level him back down to being the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. I do not think Blank is trying to get rid of Jones. But only time will tell.

Thank you for your questions! If you want your questions answered in next week’s “mini-mailbag”, tweet them to @the7threport. See you at the same time for week eleven of the NFL regular season.


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