NFL Week 7: Tom Brady’s milestone, Derrick Henry’s passing, Daniel Jones’s hands, and more you might have missed

October 25, 2021


Who had “Daniel Jones makes a ridiculous catch with one hand” on their Week 7 bingo card? How about “the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official trade with a fan to retrieve Tom Brady’s 600th career touchdown ball that Mike Evans accidentally gave away?”

It seems equally unlikely that anyone had “Derrick Henry throws a touchdown pass.” That’s because the last Sunday of the NFL was packed with unexpected moments.

In case you were too busy understanding the fact that Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, and the Cincinnati Bengals gave the Baltimore Ravens a 24-point loss, and secured a 5-2 start to the season, to focus on the guy wearing a shower cap and goggles at Levi’s Stadium, we’ve got you covered with all the wild, unforeseen, head-scratching moments you might have missed:


Daniel Jones shows off his hands …

Odell Beckham Jr., is that you? If Sunday proved anything, it’s that we have underestimated Jones’ abilities. The New York Giants quarterback got up, and came back, to make this hold:

The OBJ comparisons came immediately. Because if you’re on the Giants (or any team, for that matter) and you catch with one hand, they compare you to OBJ. We don’t make the rules.

New York defeated the Carolina Panthers 25-3, clearly showing that Jones needs goals every week.


King Henry does it all …

Henry saw Danny Dimes’ catch and lifted him a touchdown pass. It’s also possible King Henry heard the argument that running backs don’t win the NFL MVP, so he decided to show his arm.

Either way, the NFL running leader who finished a drive out of the wildcat with a 5-yard touchdown to tight end MyCole Pruitt for a 7-0 lead was impressive, helping the Tennessee Titans to a huge 27 win. -3 over Kansas. Heads of the city.

It was Henry’s second passing touchdown of his career. He connected with wide receiver Corey Davis on a similarly designed play in the Titans’ 28-12 win over the Baltimore Ravens in a 2019 divisional playoff game.

Get him an RB who can do both.


#NationalTightEndsDay …

Is this a thing? Apparently, we weren’t the only ones feeling surprised by the holidays, as Panthers great tight end and retired Greg Olson made it clear at the end of this video that the #NationalTightEndsDay was not observed while playing:

Call it coincidence, but several TEs, including CJ Uzomah, Zach Ertz, Hunter Henry, Mo Alie-Cox and Mike Gesicki had touchdowns to celebrate the occasion.

Good for tight ends. Demand their respect (and t-shirt sales).


Great day for Brady & Co. …

There is nothing better than having the title of “only quarterback to throw 600 touchdowns in NFL history.”

But if you can’t be Brady, being the proud owner of his 600th touchdown ball is hands down the best option, not just because of the artifact’s historical significance, but because of the financial boost its sale would presumably provide.

Thanks to Evans, one lucky fan was briefly in that position. That is until a Tampa Bay official came to ask for the ball to be returned.

Evans, who turned the ball over without realizing its importance at the time, took to Twitter after the game to apologize to his “older brother” Brady and express his relief that the ball had been returned to its rightful owner.

In other Bucs news, the Tampa Bay defense brought up the “row your boat” celebration after forcing a fumble to Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields. Then they did it again … and again.

Fields became the first Bears player to turn the ball over three times at half since Jay Cutler in 2010, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The most impressive part of the celebration has to be the participation … there were 13 people on that boat.


Wild weather in Santa Clara …

Conditions were expected to be less than ideal for the Sunday Night Football showdown between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, and Mother Nature delivered on that promise.

It rained. It was windy. There was more rain and wind.

It looked a lot like this:

As players struggled to control soccer, at least one fan seemed completely at ease braving the elements. That’s because he showed up to the stadium wearing a swimming cap and goggles.

It could be said that he fully understood the task.


Rodgers isn’t here because of the hotel …

Aaron Rodgers has never been afraid to speak his mind, and Sunday was no exception.

After the Green Bay Packers beat the Washington soccer team, Rodgers shared that he had woken up with back pain that morning. As he yelled at Packers coaching staff members for helping him get the game right, he also made sure to remind us of his qualms with the precedent that players must stay in a hotel the night before home games.

“My back was a little stiff on Saturday, and maybe you guys know this or not, but there is an outdated procedure in our league where the most important night to sleep, we stay in a hotel, and I don’t. I want to blame it on the hotel, it’s a good hotel, but my bed in the house that I sleep in every other night of my time here in Green Bay would probably be a slightly better option I think, and that’s just my opinion, “Rodgers said when asked. asked to explain more.

Rodgers completed 27 of 35 passes for 274 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Packers’ sixth straight victory. Imagine what you would do if you could sleep in your own bed.




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