Monday Morning Blitz: Butt Fumbles, Injuries and More

Quite the day of football yesterday, huh! Well, we have one more game on the slate tonight as the Saints and Dolphins play in Monday Night Football on ESPN.

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Here’s a little bit about what you can expect from NFL.com, and here is the preview from ESPN.

* Geno Smith is more like his quarterback predecessor than Jets fans ever imagined! He had his very own embarrassing  butt fumble on Sunday!

Geno Smith. Butt Fumble. Thanks Deadspin.

Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble, Karl Klug sacked Geno and stripped him of the ball for a TD as the Titans turned Smith’s four turnovers into 28 points.

See? Not much better than the Sanchez!

* I hope your seated for this one. Phillip Rivers is making a real case to be the comeback player of the year! Rivers threw for 401 yards with three touchdowns and only one interception in a 30-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Rivers finished 35 of 42 with an 83-percent completion percentage that set a single-game record for a QB throwing for at least 400 yards. The Chargers are 2-2 and will take on Oakland next weekend.

* Joe Flacco. So elite, y’all! So elite. Here’s how he did in the Ravens 23-20 loss to the Bills. Flacco completed 25 of 50 passes for 347 yards, two touchdowns and an amazing five (5) interceptions. FIVE!

* Wembley Stadium in London was a packed house Sunday for the Vikings 34-27 defeat of the Steelers.  The stadium had 83,518 fans watching crazy American Football! Here’s the NFL.com‘s breakdown of the game from Jolly Ol’ England!

* Jake Locker was carted off the field and later taken to a local hospital after suffering a right hip injury during Sunday’s 38-13 win over the New York Jets. According to NFL.com, during the third quarter, Locker was knocked to the ground on a hit by Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. Locker landed awkwardly on his right leg and laid completely still on his back while trainers tended to him. Locker gave the home crowd a thumbs up as he was carted off the field. Titans coach Mike Munchak after the game said that Locker did not go to the hospital for emergency surgery, adding that the initial look at the injury didn’t show that Locker dislocated his hip. … So that’s good. In the meantime, Ryan Fitzpatrick stepped in under center.

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