It’s not a Super Bowl rematch; that’s the vibe about Sunday night’s Falcons-Patriots game.
Sunday marks the first game between the teams since the Patriots erased a 28-3 deficit to win last season’s Super Bowl. This season? The Falcons (3-2) have lost their last two, while the Patriots (4-2) have won four of their last five.
Potential return? Avril continues to weigh his medical options but won’t be returning in 2017 regardless of whether he undergoes surgery. Avril, 31, said he wants to continue playing, but the serious nature of his injury could force retirement upon him.
Sando: Neither should be a serious challenger in the AFC because New England, Pittsburgh and Kansas City are much better, and other teams such as Oakland have a shot at joining those ranks. The Dolphins and/or Chargers could hang around and earn a wild-card playoff berth. The Dolphins are interesting because they’ve been able to win games without playing well offensively. However, they aren’t suddenly going to have a playoff quarterback.
Palmer suffered a left arm injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s contest in London and did not return to the game, with backup Drew Stanton replacing him.
After three blowouts, London fans will be left wondering when they will see a competitive game — especially with the Vikings taking on the Browns next week. Of greater consequence for the Cardinals (3-4) is the injury to Palmer, which likely all but ends the postseason aspirations for a team already without star running back David Johnson.
The Rams, by marked contrast, go into their bye week at 5-2 NHL Jerseys Wholesale and with coach Sean McVay steadily compiling a Coach of the Year resume.
After a shutout loss on the road against the Chargers and a season Ravens Cheap Jerseys that is now 3-3 heading into Week 8, the Broncos know they have issues they need to fix but they are not hitting the panic button.