“That touchdown was my favorite moment in my career, honestly,” says Carroll. “That was really cool for me to see him score his first collegiate touchdown after all the hard work he has put in. It was a pretty horrific injury. He’s been struggling to come off that, and this year he has finally been fully healthy. ”
This time it’s Week 6. Missing eight weeks would put Rodgers back in the lineup in time for the season’s last four games—though there’s no indication this is the exactly same injury with the same timetable for return, and because this injury is to his throwing side, it’s logical to think it will take longer for him to return. There’s no way to know how long Rodgers will miss, or whether he’ll be able to return this season at all.
Zeke Elliott hearing is over.
The Clips won’t rank as the league’s best defense all season — opponents have fared poorly on open 3s, and LA fattened up some punchless offenses — but they should remain solid. They’re allowing the right sorts of shots: lots of midrangers, few attempts at the rim, and even fewer corner 3s, per NBA.com tracking.
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“I’d like to think if we can weather those types of storms, handle those kinds of situations, we’re gonna be O.K.,” Rivera said over the phone on Wednesday afternoon, with a little more 24 hours left until kickoff. “That’s what I’d like to believe. I like our guys’ mentality, I like the locker room.”
With the score, JuJu became the only player in NFL history to tally four touchdowns before turning 21 years old. The Smith-Schuster era is just beginning in the Steel City. The same cannot be said for Bryant, who was a healthy scratch.