Weekend In NFL: Broncos Take The L, J.J. Watt For MVP?


The St. Louis Rams’ defense shut down Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos Sunday afternoon (Nov. 16). Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was taken out in the third quarter after suffering a concussion. The Chiefs are now tied for first place in the AFC after the Broncos’ took the L, 22-7. [NFL]

The other Manning wasn’t in much better shape, either. The NYG QB became a Giant problem after a horrific, 5-interception game, resulting in a 16-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. [USA Today] The Arizona Cardinals continue to soar after taking down the Detroit Lions, 14-6 at home. The win marks their sixth consecutive victory and moves them up to a league-best 9-1. [ESPN] J.J. Watt is putting in work for his six-year, $100 million deal. The Houston Texans defensive end nailed his second offensive touchdown against the Cleveland Browns, which was also the second offensive TD by a defensive player in Texans’ history. H-Tine walked away with the win, 23-7. [Yahoo! Sports]

There’s also no stopping Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots tight end scored the final 26-yard TD in the team’s 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He also got physical with former teammate Sergio Brown, saying that the emotions were part of the game. “You’ve got to be physically and mentally tough,” he said. “Everyone was playing physical. We went out there and did a great job as a team.” [Boston]

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