The Rams made McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history when they hired him at the age of 30 in the offseason. Nine games into his head coaching career, McVay has the Rams in first place of the NFC West with a 7-2 record on the strength of the highest scoring offense in the league.
Denver QB Trevor Siemien threw four touchdown passes in a victory over the Cowboys on the second weekend of the season. The Broncos have thrown only five touchdown passes in the seven games since then.
The Buffalo Bills hadn’t won a division title since 1995 and hadn’t been to the playoffs since 1999. This once-proud franchise had forgotten how to win. But Sean McDermott is reminding the Bills how it’s done this season, frankly, with mirrors.
Big weekend for Michigan State quarterbacks. Brian Lewerke led the Spartans to an upset victory over Penn State, Kirk Cousins led Redskins to an upset victory at Seattle and Drew Stanton led the Cardinals to a victory over San Francisco in his first start of the season.
All you need to know is that Jones and Olsen are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Brown has received consideration as a senior candidate. Olsen and Jones both were named first-team all-decade for the 1960s, and both also were named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary team.
Cam Newton has thrown 10 touchdown passes this season, including nine on the road. He has thrown just one TD pass in his three home games and it was also his shortest TD pass of the season, a 1-yarder to RB Christian McCaffrey.
Thirteen of the 51 Super Bowl champions went unbeaten at home and 32 of the champs lost one game or fewer. Only one Super Bowl champion ever finished with a losing record at home – the 2007 Giants, who went 3-5 that season at the Meadowlands.