For years, these elite NFL coaches have praised the performances of Tom Brady, Mr. Six Rings. On Sunday, in a matchup that fits prime time but wasn't one CBS was about to let get away from its afternoon lineup, Mahomes and the Chiefs visit Brady and Tampa Bay. Mahomes was heroic - again - in bringing Kansas City (9-1) back at Las Vegas, avenging its only defeat this season.
Tua Tagovailoa's sore thumb was better Thursday, and Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores expressed optimism his rookie quarterback will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Tagovailoa hurt the thumb on his throwing hand in practice and was limited in practice for the second day in a row. Tagovailoa was sacked six times before being pulled in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins' loss last weekend at Denver, but he remains the No. 1 quarterback ahead of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Sam Darnold was a full participant at practice Thursday, putting the New York Jets quarterback on track to start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Darnold missed the 0-10 Jets' past two games with a shoulder injury, his second since October. Coach Adam Gase had expressed optimism that Darnold might be able to play Sunday, and the quarterback's upgrade on the injury report Thursday is a good indication that he could return.