GARDNER MINSHEW proved to be efficient again since the Jacksonville Jaguars had beaten the New York Jets (i.e., 29-15) last Sunday. The former star from Washington State went 22-of-34 with three tosses of scoring. Also, it came with a particular history.
Plus, the second-straight week witnessed the rookie cult hero has outrushed the top ball carrier of the opposing team, with 28 yards. The rushing number of Minshew is not a ton. It also spoke to how he could buy time, owing to his excellent mobility and guile.
The shining moment of Minshew, with the dual-threat wares, came at the fourth quarter’s 4:13 mark. He scrambled to his right before throwing a strike to Chark for the eight-yard score. It managed to seal the deal against the Jets.
The win made the Jaguars remain within a wild card berth’s striking distance in the American Football Conference.
JOE DAHL fails to have a cult following similar to Minshew. Still, his job is essential to the success of his team.
IN THE SAME GAME, Deone Bucannon – outside linebacker, made the debut for the Giants. Deone was credited with a tackle. That said, it tells a lot about football acumen of the former Cougar that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him last Wednesday, and was in the defensive rotation of the Giants by Sunday.
THE ROOKIE Andre Dillard had his second-straight beginning at left tackle and protected the blind side of QB Carson Wentz in its win over the Buffalo Bills. However, he struggled against the defensive front in pass protection.
JALEN THOMPSON could not enjoy a win in Arizona’s loss to New Orleans. That said, he saw some success on Sunday. The Cardinal safety flew across the SuperDome field. The swift safety got six tackles, inclusive of four solo stops.