NFL News and Rumors: Aaron Rodgers does Aaron Rodgers things
Week 6 NFL Wrap up
Week 6 gave us the feels. From Aaron Rodgers’ miraculous comeback over the 49ers to another week on top of the NFL for the undefeated Rams, let’s take a look at what’s going on around the NFL.
- Aaron Rodgers does Aaron Rodgers things
- Another week without Bell?
- Only one undefeated team left, Rams top NFL power rankings
- Is Devonta Freeman’s season over?
Aaron Rodgers does Aaron Rodgers things
It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers capped off quite the performance on Monday night in a thrilling win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Rodgers miraculously put together a four-play, 58-yard touchdown drive to tie the game 30-30 after the two-minute warning.
The two-time MVP took over again with 1:07 in the clock, first rushing up the middle for a 21-yard gain. Moments later, he completed two more passes for 19 yards to set up kicker Mason Crosby for a 27-yard field goal, which sealed the deal and capped an 81-yard drive.
While leading his team to victory on Monday night, Rodgers also set a few records. He became the first Packer to throw for 400 yards in consecutive games, and the first player in NFL history to throw for 400 yards and no interceptions in consecutive games.
Only one undefeated team left, Rams top NFL power rankings
On Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams proved why they are still the best team in the NFL. The Rams beat the Broncos at Mile High 23-20 to improve to 6-0 on the season.
While quarterback Jared Goff’s was touchdown-less in the contest, reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year Todd Gurley ran a career-best 208 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.
The Rams still have a three-game lead in the NFC West on the Seattle Seahawks, but it’s hard to imagine anyone can come close to matching the Rams’ success.
While the Rams lead the pack, Tom Brady and his New England Patriots don’t trail by much in the rankings. The Patriots knocked off the Chiefs when Brady configured a game-winning drive to restore the Patriots’ dominance in the AFC.
Another week without Bell?
If you’re holding out for a Le’Veon Bell return in Week 7, you might still be waiting.
The Pittsburgh Steelers head into the bye week without their star player, and according to multiple reports, Bell does not plan to report this week to the Steelers.
Bell previously claimed he would rejoin the team during the bye week, but his plans apparently weren’t set in stone. The soonest the three-time Pro Bowler could suit up is Oct. 28, when the Steelers host the Browns.
If Bell returns, it’s unclear whether not he’d move back into his starting role. Second-year runner James Conner has emerged as quarterback Ben Rothlisberger’s top target with 453 yards and seven touchdowns.
Is Devonta Freeman’s season over?
Say it isn’t so. Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is being placed on injured reserve, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. The Pro Bowler will undergo groin surgery in the coming days, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Freeman has played just two games this season, finishing the year with 14 carries for 68 yards and five receptions for 23 yards.
While it’s uncertain if Freeman’s 2018 campaign has come to a close, the Falcons will likely look to backup Tevin Coleman to carry the load for the Falcons backfield.