NFL Reactions: Week 9
NFL Reactions: Week 9

This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.

-The infallible New England defense is no more, shown up by a second-year 22-year-old quarterback that some major plurality of NFL decision makers quite literally refused to consider playing. They looked at him and said, "No thank you! Give me Mason Rudolph instead. Give me Luke Falk instead! You just give me a call when he comes to his senses and agrees to run some routes for us." I can almost guarantee you that the people comprising that plurality would insist even now that they weren't wrong.

-It was mostly the Good Jameis Winston in Seattle on Sunday, completing 29-of-44 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns, though he still lost a fumble. Chris Godwin was fairly busy (seven catches for 61 yards on nine targets), but Mike Evans had his second straight monster game with 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown on 16 targets. The Buccaneers also might have finally made the switch at running back, as Ronald Jones ran for 67 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries while Peyton Barber saw only four carries for 15 yards.

-Russell Wilson has always been great, but the arrival of DK Metcalf may have helped push Wilson and the Seahawks passing game to a new level. The combination of profound speed and catch radius limits the defense's options off the bat, and rather than function as a decoy Metcalf has instead repeatedly proven a credible threat if the defense forgets to call for deep safety help. After

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