That’s a powerful weapon in helping take the Rockets to a new level.

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.eagles_041_70d4fab6d8e74b04-180x180

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett: Scuffle at practice due to ‘dirty play’

RENTON, Wash. — A day after he was yanked from practice for the second time this summer, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said a dirty play by left tackle Bradley Sowell was the source of his anger.

“At the end of the day, I love Mike. He’s one of my favorite players in the NFL. I’ve enjoyed watching him over the years. So we talked it out real quick and we were sitting there having lunch together. So it’s nothing big.”

Bennett said he respects Sowell but that players have to look out for each other when it comes to avoiding injuries.

“There’s a code in the NFL,” Bennett said. “There are a lot of problems with the NFL when it comes to injuries and concussions and stuff like that, but I feel like a lot of the time it’s the players that can really control what happens to each other.

To be sure, it was still an extremely small sample size as the Green Bay Packers ease their Pro Bowl receiver back into the mix. But on the one-year anniversary of tearing the ACL in his right knee, Nelson ran routes against an actual defender in tight coverage for the first time.

By unofficial count, he did that three times in the one-on-one receiving drill. Twice, he caught passes against Sam Shields — one down the left sideline and another on a crossing route. The other came down the seam with Quinten Rollins in coverage.

It was after the throw down the sideline that Aaron Rodgers said he remarked to quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt, “I could throw that ball with my eyes closed, because I know exactly where he’s going to be.”

“That’s the beauty of us playing together for a long time,” Rodgers said after practice.

It’s why even if Nelson doesn’t play in either of the two remaining preseason games, Rodgers doesn’t seem worried about getting the chemistry back with his top receiver. When Nelson last played in 2014, he posted career highs with 98 catches and 1,519 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns.

Forty-five of Nelson’s 49 career regular-season touchdowns have come from Rodgers, who became a starter in 2008, the year Nelson was drafted.

“We’ve got a thousand reps together,” Rodgers said.

Nelson still hasn’t not done any 11-on-11 work in practice; he said he expects that may come next week.