I’ve been hearing about it for a while now. RB Tony Pollard needs to be utilized more in the Dallas Cowboys offense. That has certainly been the case this season and it was helped by an injury to RB Ezekiel Elliott. With Elliott’s return this past week against the Minnesota Vikings there was a thought that Pollard’s usage would be reduced. On the contrary that didn’t happen at all. Now Pollard wasn’t the only reason why the Cowboys destroyed the Vikings 40-3. But it can’t be ignored that while Pollard is playing this way the Cowboys can ill afford to change this going forward toward December.
If there was a better way for the league to market their NFL+ service, I haven’t seen it yet. The game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills can’t be quantified in a highlight package. You have to see it from beginning to end. The plays being made by Vikings WR Justin Jefferson and Bills WR Stephon Diggs were out of this world. When you thought the game was over with Buffalo having the ball on their own 1-yard line, they fumbled the snap and Minnesota recovered it for a touchdown. Of course this game would eventually go to overtime, but a an interception thrown by Josh Allen sealed the victory for the Vikings who are now 8-1. Consider watching a full replay of this one. You won’t regret it.
Normally the Buffalo Bills are the ones making a statement in their own division. That wasn’t the case this past week as the New York Jets made a statement with their home victory over the Bills. New York’s quarterback Zach Wilson is doing enough to get points on the board, but the Jets defense has been playing great of late. There is beginning to be a sense of optimism growing within the Jets franchise and it is starting with their head coach Robert Saleh. At this moment the Jets are looking more and more like a playoff team and that is something no one expected when this season began.
Momentum was an important part of the 2022 World Series. Houston blew a 5-run lead in Game 1 of the series, but rallied to win Game 2 to even the series at one apiece. The Astros were shutout in Game 3 in Philadelphia, but returned the favor in Game 4 pitching a combined no-hitter to even the series at two apiece. At that point the Houston Astros would not relinquish the series and came away with their second World Series title in franchise history.