The Rush: Diggs downs Titans, Jalen brings the Hurt to Vikings

The Bills blew out the Titans thanks to Stefon Diggs’ monster game, the Eagles handled the Vikings thanks to the defense and Jalen Hurts’ efficient game through the air and on the ground, and former Giants QB Eli Manning went undercover as a Penn State walk-on named Chad Powers…yes, you read that correctly.

Video Transcript

- I'm him! I'm him!

JARED QUAY: We were treated to not one but two Monday Tonight Football games.

- Yeah. Lucky us.

JARED QUAY: And the first one between the Titans and the Bills was not close. Like, not close at all. Stefon Diggs could not be covered or contained. Hell, seems like he was barely touched as he racked up 12 catches, 148 yards, and three touchdowns.

- Wait, are you serious?

JARED QUAY: Yeah, seriously. And it wasn't just Diggs, though. Josh Allen was damn near perfect. And then the defense got a couple of interceptions, including a pick 6, and even special teams was on point. It all amounted to a 41-7 blowout win for Buffalo. I don't know. Seems unfair when teams like the Bills are clicking on literally all cylinders.

- That's the game, yo.

JARED QUAY: The second Monday night game featured the Vikings traveling to rowdy Philadelphia to take on the Eagles, and it was the Jalen Hurts show.

- It hurts so much!

JARED QUAY: The Philly quarterback brought the pain to the Vikings defense. In the first half alone, Hurts accounted for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. Plus, the defense was putting in work, leading the Birds to a victory over the Vikings. And you know it's a good day when you're giving souvenirs to James Harden in the crowd.

- Hello, I'm Chad Powers. Hey. Chad Powers. sup. Chad Powers.

JARED QUAY: Spoiler alert. That isn't a guy named Chad Powers. That's Eli Manning, preparing to go undercover at Penn State as a walk on quarterback named Chad Powers. Oh, it gets better.

- Hoo! Hoo! Think fast, run fast. Think fast, run fast.

JARED QUAY: Eli created an entire back story for this character.

- Sup, pal? Chad Powers.

- You nervous?

JARED QUAY: Which, frankly, has me both in awe and worried about how much time Eli has on his hands these days.

- What's the last team he played on?

- I was home schooled. Mom was my coach and my teacher.

- You get good grades?

- No.

- Tough teacher?

- She wasn't very smart. She's a good coach, thought.

JARED QUAY: I don't know if Eli's been watching too many '80s movies since he retired, or maybe he's just bored out of his mind. But one thing is clear to me. He might be the best actor in the Manning family. And that's no shame to Peyton. Eli just got that Christian Bale Daniel Day-Lewis gene in him.

- Chad Powers. You're ineligible. Come on up.

- That mean I didn't make the team, coach?

- No, you did not.

- It's OK.

- Oh, man. Thought I had it, boys, but I'm sorry. I'm just a 41-year-old, just wants to play ball, man. I'm just trying to get back out there.

JARED QUAY: I'm calling in now. There'll be a Chad Powers movie starring Eli Manning within the next five years. They can create "Ted Lasso" off a commercial, then anything's possible. Plus Eli Manning's one of the most likable people, and he needs to be back in New York.