* Teddy Bridgewater's numbers aren't exceedingly different from what he posted in Minnesota. He's averaging 212 passing yards per game. His 7.0 yards per attempt are right in line with the 7.2 he threw as a Viking. 1.7% INT rate is slightly lower than the 2.0% of his final Viking season. But two metrics in which Teddy has made a sizable jump: his completion percentage (up about 5 points to 70%), and his sack rate (8.9% as a Viking, only 5.5% this year). It looks like like what you would have expected from a 3rd year of starting experience from Teddy, just separated from that second season by 4 years. Quite frankly, a bunch of teams with bad QB situations look stupid for not bringing in Bridgewater to compete for their jobs.
* Dak Prescott looked like he was going to blast right through all of the "should Dallas pay Dak?" doubts at the start of the season. But the slow game against New Orleans, and then the interception-filled game on national television against the Packers, have slammed the brakes on that.
* Derek Carr was sacked 7 times in the team's two losses, and only 1 time in the team's 3 wins. Carr's time-to-throw is among the very fastest in the league - the fastest last year (2.55 seconds), currently 4th fastest this year (2.52 seconds). The difference between the Raiders winning and losing seems to be whether or not the Raiders offensive line can pass block for at least 2.6 seconds. PFF currently grades Carr the 7th best QB in the league this year.
* Here's one of those scheduling things that should not be allowed. The 49ers play against the Rams this week. The Niners have a short week from playing on Monday Night, while the Rams have the long week from having played Thursday Night. Worst of all, the Niners are on the road for this game. A team coming off Monday Night playing one coming off Thursday Night should be avoided, but when it does happen, the Monday Night team damn well shouldn't be the road team, and especially not for one of those all-important divisional games. At least it's just a cross-state game and not a cross-country one, but that's just a bit too much of a scheduling screw-you for a divisional game, IMO.
* Oddly, the other Monday Night team (Cleveland) is also scheduled to play the other Thursday Night team (Seattle). At least Cleveland gets Seattle at home, and it's not a division (or even a conference) game. Still seems like unnecessarily punitive scheduling.
* With another game over a 95.0 QB rating, Gardner Minshew is the first player ever to start their career with their first 5 games reaching that mark. (Fortunately, fumbles don't factor into that number). The articles declaring Minshew as the permanent Jaguars starting QB have already begun.
* Remember when Jamie Collins was lazy trash for years in Cleveland? The guy that missed every tackle? Guess who is the #1 graded linebacker on PFF so far this year. It's our boy Jamie. To little surprise, Collins' grade at tackling is still trash, and by far the worst part of his grade. But he has shut down his zones in pass coverage, and has been a terror as a blitzing linebacker, recording 5 sacks and 6 more pressures already.
* After what Jags owner Shad Khan described as a "heart-to-heart conversation", Jalen Ramsey has returned to practice and will play Week 6.
* Lamar Jackson's passing yardage has declined every week this season, dropping to 161 yards this week (along with 3 INTs) in a squeaker of a win over a compromised Steelers team.