Chiefs 20, Washington 20: Washington had to settle for a 40-yard field goal from Dustin Hopkins after wide receiver Josh Doctson dropped what should’ve been the potential game-winning touchdown on third-and-2. Kirk Cousins made a great pass right into Doctson’s hands, and he just couldn’t hang onto it upon hitting the ground.
Cleveland’s prize for last year’s 1-15 campaign was the right to draft Garrett, an athletic freak who terrorized opposing passers for three seasons at Texas A&M. Unfortunately, a severe ankle sprain kept him out of the team’s first quarter of the season the aforementioned 0-4 start.
Without Garrett in the lineup, the Browns have fielded an average pass rush, ranking 16th in the league in sack rate. While the rookie’s gaudy numbers at Texas A&M were padded by big performances against non-Power 5 opponents, the man who lit the NFL Combine aflame with his ridiculous performance should be able to use that raw talent to put opposing tackles on roller skates en route to the pocket.
Plus: Who are the league’s top quarterbacks now that Aaron Rodgers is likely out for the season? And who will be the NFC’s two wild-card teams come January?
Mike Clay, NFL writer: Chargers over Broncos. When these teams met in Week 1, the Chargers fell behind 24-7 before mounting a furious comeback that fell short after a Younghoe Koo field goal was blocked in the final seconds. The Chargers will be at home this time around, and a two-game winning streak seems to have them back on track after an 0-4 start. Denver, meanwhile, has lost two of three and could be without Emmanuel Sanders.
Domonique Foxworth, The Undefeated senior writer: Redskins over Eagles. Philadelphia is currently considered the best team in the NFC. The hype is well-deserved, but the difference between the Eagles and Washington is minor. This game could go either way, but I like Washington to even the season series with a win in Philly.