Russell Wilson knows he already has spoiled us. He pulled off another fourth-quarter comeback Sunday in Carolina, complete with the sort of plays that usually lead highlight shows. And barely anyone noticed.
I defy you to find a more ridiculous play from Sunday top to bottom than the one below:
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The New England Patriotssurvived in Buffalo despite a sloppy overall performance largely because Danny Amendola, Shane Vereen and Julian Edelman made a number of tough grabs down the stretch. The play below is the type of throw that doesn't get a lot of attention but has largely defined Brady's career.
There was 1:20 left in the game. The Patriots needed a first down to set up a field goal. Outside pressure was crashing all around Brady, but he didn't move a muscle and delivered a dart to a well-covered receiver. Amendola did the rest, and the Patriots won the game on a field goal a few plays later.
Jay Cutler looked like a different quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals. He looked more polished. I had a few good options of plays to choose from with him, including a beautiful 38-yard pass up the sideline to Brandon Marshall. I choose instead to highlight the Chicago Bears' game-winning touchdown.
This play shows off Cutler's arm strength, which we are used to. The ball gets there before the defender can arrive. It also shows off the excellent protection that Cutler received for most of the day. That's something we're not used to.
I expect Tannehill to make a big leap this season, and he's already off to a solid start. As the play below shows, he throws a beautiful deep ball.
It's just uncanny how Boldin continues to make huge contested catches, well after his career was supposed to be in decline.