Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks (24.6 percent): With another start, Davis has further shown himself to be a capable back for Seattle. He had 15 carries in Week 14 for 66 yards, giving him 31 carries for 128 yards over the past two games. He had just a single catch in Week 14, but given the difficulty in finding running back depth right now, Davis brings some solid value for anyone looking for a back in 12 team or larger leagues.
“It’s a big challenge. I love being in a game like this.”
While many expected the Eagles (10-2) to be playoff contenders, not many thought the Rams (9-3) would be after last year’s 4-12 season. First-year coach Sean McVay has energized the team with an influx of new players like receivers Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins and rookie Cooper Kupp.
“Big credit to the coaches. They’ve put us in a great situations to be able to execute and play at a high level like we’ve been doing,” Gurley said. “We’ve been able to do our job and win. If you’ve been consistently losing or not being able to perform like you want to, you kind of think you can’t do it.
“For us to be able to bounce back this year and get new guys who can come help with this offense is unbelievable. It’s great.”
Although the crew did call the most obvious spillovers of the bad blood, the focus seemed to be on ticky-tack holding and pass interference calls, and the officials were inconsistent in calling those. The other big job of NFL officials is recognizing when emotions and games are getting out of hand and trying to keep things in check. That didn’t happen with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati (again).
When Paul does so, he allows Harden to have a lower-energy offensive possession, which allows him to stay fresher to play a more complete game and stay fresher over the season.