The Raiders started their game against the Broncos with an actual fight. But after the punches were thrown between Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib and both were thrown out of Sunday’s game, it became a battle of which frustrated AFC West team would impose its physical and mental will on the other.
As for Manning, he will finish the year with the Giants, but could play elsewhere next season. Manning and the Giants have not been great this year, but the Saints offense has and might have the NFL’s Rookie of the Year. Jimmy Garoppolo got high praise in his first start for the 49ers; Dolphins coach Adam Gase doesn’t have any regrets about Sunday; Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski does; and Eagles coach Doug Pederson explains why he didn’t challenge a controversial and pivotal pitch play during Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks.
Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets (19.5): The Nets play at a breakneck speed and need two-way athletes at the wing to support this agenda; LeVert is enjoying 28.4 minutes per game en route to rewarding results over his past five games.
Josh Richardson, Miami Heat (9.0): While his minutes rarely fluctuate, Richardson’s production surely does; he’s simply one of those players who either runs hot or cold from the field. Recently, Richardson is amid a strong stretch, as he’s hitting 48.1 from deep and averaging 15.2 points over his past six games, all starts.
Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 24-10 home victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
Seattle scored the game’s first 10 points and pulled away in the second half for the victory. The Seahawks moved to 8-4 on the year with the win, while Philadelphia fell to 10-2. The loss ended the Eagles’ nine-game winning streak.