Here’s the latest news from Week 7 of NFL (all times EDT).
New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson was injured in his knee and has been forced to leave the game against New England.
Wilson was hit by Patriots linebacker Matt Judon, and was left on the field for several minutes. Wilson eventually got up and left the field, walking on his own to the medical tent. Wilson’s return was not known immediately.
Mike White took over for Wilson, with the Patriots leading 17 to 0.
Non-quarterbacks are getting in on the touchdown act early in Week 7.
Derrick Henry, the NFL’s leading rusher, has thrown a 5-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt, a tight end for Tennessee against Kansas City.
After catching a Mac Jones backward pass and faking a New York Jets run, Kendrick Bourne of New England has a 25-yard TD passing to Nelson Agholor. Both touchdowns were scored on the first possession.
Bourne made his first ever pass in his career, catching a 75-yard touchdown pass late last week against Dallas. The Patriots lost in overtime.
Henry wasn’t the first to throw a TD pass. Two-time defending champion in rushing threw on during a divisional playoff victory over Baltimore during 2019.
This is the fourth consecutive week that there have been multiple touchdown passes by non-quarterbacks in the exact same week since 2018.
After struggling to score in the opening quarter of this season’s first quarter, the Tennessee Titans have started to roll against Kansas City.
Ryan Tannehill passed the ball to A.J. Brown, Julio Jones, and Derrick Henry. The Titans allowed Henry, the NFL’s leading rusher, to complete the drive from the wildcat. Henry passed a 5-yard pass from Henry to MyCole Pruitt, a tight end, for the touchdown and a 7-1 lead.
Henry also threw a TD in a January 2020 divisional victory over Baltimore.
Reporting from Nashville, Tennessee by Teresa M. Walker
The AFC North lead is still in play, with Joe Burrow and Lamar Jackson visiting the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.
At 4-2, the Bengals are one game behind the Ravens. Baltimore is one of three NFL teams that has won five straight games since the loss in the opener.
Tom Brady wants Tampa Bay to make it the first 6-0 start in franchise history. Chicago is the opponent of the defending Super Bowl champ.
After the offseason trade which sent Jared Goff, the 2016 No.1 overall pick to Detroit for Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff will be returning to Los Angeles to face his former team the Rams. Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 overall pick, will be going to Detroit. Stafford is leading LA to a 5-1 start, while the Lions are the only team without a win at 0-6.
In the NFC West, the Rams trail Arizona Cardinals undefeated. Kyler Murray and his team put their best season at stake against Houston. Since winning their opener, the Texans have lost five consecutive games.
Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona coach, has passed COVID-19 protocols. He will be watching from the sidelines when the undefeated Cardinals face Houston.
Kyler Murray wants to lead the Cardinals to their 7-0 record since 1974, 14 years ago when the team moved from St. Louis to Phoenix. After spending 10 seasons with the Texans, Arizona’s defensive end J.J. Watt will be facing the Texans.
Kingsbury’s positive COVID-19 testing was announced just two days before Arizona faced Cleveland last week. In the Cardinals’ win 37-14, Murray threw four touchdown passes.
Last week, the coronavirus protocol also prevented Zach Allen and Cam Turner, Arizona’s quarterbacks, from being able to play.