After Sunday’s impressive blowout victory against the New York Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs have jumped up two spots in USA TODAY’s latest power rankings. The Chiefs were previously at the 15 spot but are now sitting at 13. Here’s what the power rankings had to say about the 2-1 team: “They scored one TD apiece on offense, defense and special teams Sunday — good way to stay afloat while Jamaal Charles and Justin Houston mend.” Meanwhile, the Jets dropped from 14 to 17 after the loss against Kansas City. The 13 spot is reasonable for the Chiefs, a team that is still finding its footing. A win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh next week could bring the team into the top 10. The Steelers are currently
The Colts got their first win of the season yesterday against the San Diego Chargers. The game was in doubt until the final play when the Colts recovered a Travis Benjamin fumble to seal the win. Here was Colts’ play-by-play announcer Bob Lamey’s call: The best part about it is that he just keeps going like it didn’t even happen. There is something really great about the raw emotion of the local broadcast in moments like this.
Blake Bortles, like many of his teammates, was emotional after losing on Sunday. But it wasn’t his emotion or his tone that stood out in his postgame comments. It was what he didn’t say — or rather what he, and the rest of the Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t know. Several times, Bortles ended his answers with unknowing exasperation. When asked about the offense, he finished with “If I knew what we were doing wrong, we wouldn’t be doing it.” When asked a minute later another question about the running game, he said nearly the same thing: “If I knew [why the Jaguars are struggling to run the ball], we would be running for 200 yards a game.” Blake Bortles doesn’t know. And that means one of two things: