* At what point do we have to acknowledge Ryan Tannehill? He's thrown 12 TDs to 4 INTs, completed 72% of his passes, and leads the league in both yards per attempt (9.1) and passer rating (113.9). He is, however, still in possession of one of his biggest problems: he takes sacks. His 12% sack rate is very high, though it is only second to the previous Titans QB Marcus Mariota, so it's an open question how much is the QB and how much is the rest of the Titans offense. Still, Tannehill has taken so many sacks over his career that it seems characteristic of him.
* I bet Mike McCarthy ends up coach in Cleveland, reuniting with John Dorsey.
* The Raiders offense has now been MIA two weeks in a row. Right when the praise started rolling in, collapse.
* Jerry Jones all but fired Jason Garrett in comments to reporters following their last few games. There seems to be zero chance Garrett lasts beyond the end of the season. When you dive into the numbers, one thing that jumps out is the bad special teams. The expected points contributed by special teams has been in the negatives all but one game in the season. Football Outsiders has them dead last in their special teams metrics. They're like a mini 2010 Chargers:
* Colts claim Chase McLaughlin off of waivers, after he did a decent job with the 49ers (game losing miss against Seattle notwithstanding). Adam Vinatieri's claiming a knee injury which has supposedly dogged him all season. I'm skeptical of this injury. If he really was struggling from injury, Indianapolis has been absurdly foolish to just let things go as they have been. They've talked about Vinatieri like the misses were just flukes, not rooted in injury struggles. Either the Colts badly mismanaged a kicker injury to the point of jeopardizing their season, or the injury is an excuse to let Vinatieri not play anymore without the embarrassment of being benched for poor play.
* Gardner Minshew nearly dug the Jaguars out of the hole Nick Foles put them in against Tampa. With a little over 6 minutes to go, Minshew threw what should have been a touchdown pass, but Dede Westbrook let it bounce right off his hands and into the clutches of a defender for an interception. If Westbrook catches that ball, it's a 25-18 game, and the Jaguars don't have to play like they're 2 scores behind when they get the ball back.
* Not a bad start to the Drew Lock era in Denver. He's got another 4 games to try and prove to the team that they don't need to spend a 1st round pick on a QB. (They should totally trade for 6-foot-6 Nick Foles in the offseason though)
* If I was a betting man, I would place my money on Tua Tagovailoa not entering the draft this year. Even if not for his injury, the emergence of LSU's Joe Burrow would likely have pushed Tua out of #1 pick contention, and with the injury, he seems likely to slide further if he were to enter the draft.
* Eli Manning on Monday Night Football. Can't wait.