After chalk ruled the country in Week 8, Week 9 was a bit less predictable. Three top-25 teams fell to unranked opponents, Ohio State clawed back to beat Penn State and Iowa State shocked another top-five foe in TCU.
Given that the Patriots game was really Watson’s first breakout performance, maybe the Texans weren’t ready to place the game in their rookie quarterback’s hands. Given that Watson’s offense had averaged 36 points per game over the three ensuing weeks and sliced up the Seahawks for 507 yards and 38 points heading into a critical third-and-short, it seemed unlikely that O’Brien would make another mistake.
Another weekend of upsets in the top 10 shook up the ESPN.com Power Rankings. Ohio State’s big win came in front of a ton of top talent, and Alabama is building to its own huge weekend.
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I just don’t see a reason to rush to get there. The Vikings are 5-2 with Keenum as their primary passer, so it isn’t as if they need to make a change to save their campaign. If the Vikings prepare Bridgewater in the background without pressuring Keenum, they can get Bridgewater in better football shape for when he does make the move back into the starting 11. Meanwhile, if they bring Bridgewater back in Week 10 and he struggles against the Womens Myles Garrett Jersey fierce pass rushes of Washington or the Rams, the Vikings suddenly have a quarterback controversy on their hands.
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