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Buccaneers' Ryan Fitzpatrick sets NFL record with 3rd straight 400-yard game
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 30-of-50 passes for 411 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions, and added 5 carries for 27 yards, in a 30-27, Week 3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.
Fitzpatrick became the first quarterback in league history to throw for 400 yards in three consecutive games. The interceptions were the result of ugly reads that led to a 30-10 halftime deficit, but the bearded one rebounded after the break, leading a furious 17-point second-half rally that left the Buccaneers just short of improving to 3-0. Entering Week 4, Fitzpatrick leads the NFL with 1,230 passing yards and is 2nd to Patrick Mahomes with 11 touchdowns. Jameis Winston is set to return from suspension this week, but head coach Dirk Koetter has yet to say who will start against the Bears in Chicago on Sunday.
FitzMagic fired off 28.1 FanDuel points on Monday night. He's now averaging 33.8 FanDuel points per game this season, with 1,230 passing yards (1st in the NFL), 11 touchdowns (2nd), and 4 interceptions.
San Francisco's Matt Breida diagnosed with a hyperextended knee
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida suffered a hyperextended knee in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Breida appeared to have suffered a more devasting injury as he fell in a non-contact play. He ultimately missed just one series and was able to finish the game with the knee injury. Breida is expected to be limited in practice -- if he participates at all -- and will be questionable at best to suit up in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Breida finished Week 3 with 69 rushing yards and 27 receiving yards (on 3 catches) for 11.1 FanDuel points.
Niners' Alfred Morris picks up ankle injury in Week 3
San Francisco 49ers running back Alfred Morris tweaked his ankle in Week 3's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Morris was able to play through the injury on Sunday and is expected to be ok for Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Niners will re-examine Morris on Wednesday but will still likely be limited in practice this week.
Morris finished with 67 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 3 for 12.7 FanDuel points.
Rams' Aqib Talib (ankle) may require surgery, will get second opinion
Los Angeles Rams defensive back Aqib Talib (ankle) may require surgery on his injured ankle but will get a second opinion before moving forward, per James Palmer of NFL Network.
Talib injured his ankle when rolled up on in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Chargers. He is expected to miss at least four weeks, but thankfully for the Rams fellow cornerback Marcus Peters is likely to suit up and play on Thursday following an injury of his own.
The Rams currently rank sixth in the NFL with less than 200 passing yards allowed through three games this season.
Christine Michael cut by Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have released running back Christine Michael.
The journeyman back had barely contributed this season, carrying the ball just twice for nine yards. Marlon Mack, Jordan Wilkins, and Nyheim Hines will tote the ball for the Colts from here on out.
Michael has rushed for a total of 1,089 yards, caught 26 passes for 135 yards, and scored 8 touchdowns in his career.
Jets express interest in trading for Steelers' Le'Veon Bell
The New York Jets have expressed interest in trading for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell.
This weekend the Steelers declared they are willing to listen to trade offers for their disgruntled superstar. The Jets apparently have not made an offer but believe Pittsburgh is willing to trade Bell. No other teams have been linked to the running back yet.
Bell totaled 1,946 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Steelers in 2017.
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