Gronkowski has suffered a range of injuries this season, and the herniated disc that required surgery was perhaps the final straw for 2016. Getting out on the dance floor is one thing, going across the middle against the Raiders defense quite another. Without Gronkowski, the Patriots now lack their most significant weapon, and the AFC race is now wide open.
Defensive end Benson Mayowa is excited about Dallas’ success in 2016 — as well he should be. The Cowboys are playing better football than anyone expected, and Mayowa is playing well — recording three sacks in a rotational role. “Seahawks Fan 81” didn’t like Mayowa’s outward expression of how well the Cowboys are doing, so he went to the tried-but-true “bandwagon” remark.
Trevor Siemian had one of his better games on a national stage last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he won’t have a chance to build on that momentum this week. Siemian missed his third straight practice on Friday and according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, he’ll be out against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. First-round pick Paxton Lynch will make his second career start.