Bears’ Trubisky ‘Day To Day’ With Shoulder Injury – The Chicago Bears say quarterback Mitchell Trubisky hurt his right shoulder in their victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Matt Nagy did not mention the injury after the game or when he met with reporters on Monday. But the Bears later said Trubisky would not have participated had they practiced. They were required by NFL rules to release a hypothetical injury report because they play Thursday at Detroit. Though it was not clear exactly when the injury occurred, Trubisky seemed in pain following a 5-yard run late in the Bears’ 25-20 victory. He slid and took a late hit to the left shoulder from Harrison Smith. That drove his throwing shoulder into the ground. Trubisky threw one more pass and finished the game.
- Kansas City Chiefs 51 – Los Angeles Rams 54
Highlights: Even before the fourth lead change of the fourth quarter, well before the 1,001st yard of combined offense was tallied, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams already knew this was a classic. Two powerhouse NFL teams at the peak of their brilliance dueled deep into the night at an ecstatic Coliseum, racking up eye-popping numbers that stretched the box score and credulity. There were 14 touch-downs, including three by defensive players. There were 56 first downs. There were 105 points, with 50 from each team, the first time that’s ever happened in an NFL game. In the final moments, the Rams did just enough to leave with a win they’ll savor for years. Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Rams outlasted the Chiefs for a 54-51 victory Monday night in a showdown that somehow surpassed the hype. Patrick Mahomes passed for a career-high 478 yards with six touchdown passes in his latest jaw-dropping effort for the Chiefs (9-2), but he also threw two interceptions in the final 1:18 as the Rams (10-1) claimed the highest-scoring Monday night game ever played.
Gallup Away From Cowboys After Brother’s Death – Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the team is supporting wide receiver Michael Gallup, whose brother died by suicide. “We just found out after the ballgame that his brother had committed suicide and [we] just wanted to leave it at that,” Garrett told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Monday. “Obviously a very personal matter. We’re all behind Michael and supporting him and his family, and this is a very challenging time for him. We’ll take it moment by moment, day by day and give him all of our love and all of our support.” Gallup grew up in Monroe, Georgia, about an hour from Atlanta, and Sunday’s game was a homecoming of sorts. He finished the game with one catch, a 10-yarder on third down on the Cowboys’ winning drive. Gallup is from a family of eight children with six adopted, including himself.
Redskins Bring In Sanchez To Be McCoys Backup – The Washington Redskins have signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy. Starting quarterback Alex Smith broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg during Sunday’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans. McCoy, in his fifth season with Washington, will start in Smith’s place, but the Redskins had no other quarterback on the roster or even on the practice squad. They opted for Sanchez from a group that included E.J. Manuel, Kellen Clemens, Josh Johnson and T.J. Yates. Sanchez does have several ties to Washington from his five years with the New York Jets. Redskins passing game coordinator Kevin O’Connell was a backup quarterback for parts of three seasons with the Jets during Sanchez’s time there. Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was the Jets’ quarterbacks coach from 2009 to 2012. And Redskins offensive line coach and assistant head coach Bill Callahan held the same title for three seasons during Sanchez’s Jets tenure. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that familiarity was part of the team’s decision to go with Sanchez.
What A Rush: Lamar Jackson Ran For 117 Yards In Win – On Monday, Lamar Jackson learned he was going to make his first NFL start. On Thursday, he was in the hospital. On Sunday, he finished in the winner’s circle. It was a wild week for the Ravens’ first-round rookie quarterback, but that kind of suits Jackson. His game is a little wild too, and that’s what makes it so fun to watch and, most times, effective. In the end, Jackson handled it all with poise and left M&T Bank Stadium with a must-have 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals and a game ball in his red backpack. He, in large respect, kept the Ravens’ playoff hopes alive. Jackson rushed 27 times for 117 yards – the most by a Ravens quarterback in franchise history. He completed 13 of 19 passes for 150 yards and threw no touchdowns and one interception.
Here are the injuries being monitored on the 11th Sunday of the 2018 NFL season:
- Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson suffered a knee injury in the team’s 20-19 win over the Carolina Panthers and did not return to the game. Johnson will have an MRI on his knee on Monday
- Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced quarterback Alex Smith suffered a fractured tibia and fibula and will undergo surgery right away. Smith was carted off in the third quarter. The Redskins ruled him out for season.
- Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly sustained a knee injury and did not return against the Tennessee Titans.
- Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota did not return to the game after injuring his elbow before halftime against the Colts.
- Atlanta Falcons safety Damontae Kazee suffered a shoulder injury against the Dallas Cowboys.
- Houston Texans guard Zach Fulton sustained a shoulder injury against the Washington Redskins. Guard Senio Kelemete suffered an ankle injury.
- Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa(foot) made his season debut against the Denver Broncos. Defensive tackle Corey Liuget tore his quad tendon and will miss the remainder of the year.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard exited with an ankle injury and did not return to the game.
- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson did not play against the Arizona Cardinals. Nelson was dealing with a knee injury and did not practice this week. Cornerback Leon Hall left with a back injury. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell tore his Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season.
- Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (elbow) and cornerback Sidney Jones (hamstring), and cornerback Rasul Douglas (knee) did not return. Cornerback Avonte Maddox (knee) was ruled out against the New Orleans Saints. Long snapper Rick Lovato was evaluated for a head injury.
- Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon did not return with a chest injury.
- Chicago Bears tight end Adam Shaheen and linebacker Aaron Lynch suffered concussions and are in the protocol.
Chicago Blackhawks 3 – Minnesota Wild 1
Highlights: Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored first-period goals, Corey Crawford made 39 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Sunday night. Dominik Kahun added an empty-netter with 58.5 second left as the Blackhawks improved to 2-2-2 under coach Jeremy Colliton, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6. Patrick Kane had two assists for Chicago, 2-0-1 in its last three games. Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which lost its second straight game and for the third time in four games. The Wild controlled the game after Parise’s goal made it 2-1 midway through the second, but Crawford was sharp and preserved the lead. Backup Alex Stalock stopped 25 shots for Minnesota as usual starter Devan Dubnyk got the night off in the second of back-to-back games. Parise has six goals in his last nine games and has scored in two straight. His goal in a 3-2 loss to Buffalo on Saturday was the 341st of his career and made him the highest-scoring Minnesota-born NHL player. Wild forward Marcus Foligno left the game at 7:13 of the second period after getting hit in the right leg by a shot by Chicago’s Brent Seabrook. Foligno crumpled to the ice and had to be helped off.
Chicago Bears 25 – Minnesota Vikings 20
Highlights: Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and Chicago tightened its grip on the division with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. Mack and Jackson led a dominant effort by the defense. And Chicago (7-3) took a big step toward its first division championship since 2010. The Bears won their fourth in a row, their longest streak since a six-game run in 2012. Chicago finished 10-6 that year, missed the playoffs and fired coach Lovie Smith after that season. Chicago suffocated the Vikings (5-4-1), with big advantages in total yards (308-268) and time of possession (34:29-25:31) even though quarter- back Mitchell Trubisky had his difficulties. The Bears were leading by eight midway through the fourth quarter when Jackson picked off a pass from Kirk Cousins that was intended for Laquon Treadwell. His 27-yard TD return and a 2-point conversion pass from Trubisky to Adam Shaheen made it 22-6. Cousins then threw a 13-yard TD to Aldrick Robsinon and a 2-point conversion to Adam Thielen, making it 22-14. But Cody Parkey kicked to 48-yard field goal with 2:48 left. And the Bears hung on from there. Trubisky was 20 of 31 for 165 yards and a touchdown. But he was intercepted two times by Anthony Harris. Cousins was consistently under pressure and finished 30 of 46 for 262 yards. He threw two touchdowns in the final 4:51 and got intercepted two times. Stefon Diggs had 13 catches for 126 yards and a TD. But the Vikings came up short after winning four of five.