Marshawn Lynch has struggled to get it going over the first four weeks of action, the Raiders have given Lynch less than 10 carries in the last two games:

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Many wondered how Marshawn Lynch would respond to spending an entire year away from pro football and we know now Lynch has looked a little rusty. Lynch has compiled 151 rushing yards and 1 touchdown over his first four games averaging a lousy 3.4 yards per carry. Now to be fair to Lynch Oakland has went away from their starting running back the last couple of games giving him less than 10 carries per game in the last two contests. In week 1 when the Raiders gave Lynch 18 carries he was much more effective putting up 76 yards and averaging 4.2 yards per carry. So it’s obvious that Lynch gets better with the more touches he receives and with Derek Carr out of the line up Marshawn Lynch should have a much bigger work load. E.J Manuel didn’t look that bad in relief of Carr last game but Jack Del Rio’s team should trust the ground game as the number one option moving forward. It’s just a safer bet to put the ball in Lynch’s hands than E.J Manuel’s at this point. Between Lynch and Jalen Richard the Raiders have two ball carriers who can make some magic happen run wise. Richard has averaged 6.1 yards per carry on the year so if he keeps playing as well as he has Lynch could actually lose rushing attempts to the up and coming back. One thing is for sure with Derek Carr injured (back fracture) for the next two to six weeks, Oakland has to find away to stay afloat until their star quarterback is back on the field. This football team needs Marshawn Lynch and his Beast Mode persona more than ever and it will be interesting to see if a 31 year old Lynch can rise to the occasion? However if things stay the way they are right now we could see Lynch retired again before we know it.

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CJ Anderson is back on track after playing in only seven games last season, Anderson has 330 yards over the first four games:

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C.J Anderson missed most of the 2016 season after undergoing surgery on a torn meniscus but it looks like the Broncos running back has his groove back. Anderson has been a big reason why the Denver Broncos have started 3-1 this year and it’s because the 5th year player is a workhorse for this offense. With Trevor Siemian still progressing in his second year at the helm as the team’s starting quarterback, Anderson is doing his part in taking stress of Siemian. We know new Head Coach Vance Joseph is a defensive mastermind and a great running game is the perfect balance for Denver’s winning formula. Anderson has provided an ideal rushing attack for the Broncos and he is definitely the x-factor on the offensive side of the ball. If C.J Anderson didn’t get hurt last season there’s a great chance Denver would have been a playoff team. Now that Anderson’s knee is healthy expect this guy to be around the 1,000 yards rushing mark at the end of the year. C.J Anderson could come up shy of 1,000 yards because Jamaal Charles seems to be reinvigorated. These two guys together are a very dynamic tandem and they set the tone for the Broncos ground and pound philosophy. Believe it or not Anderson was undrafted back in 2013, so he has been the perfect example of how far someone can come with hard work and perseverance. At only 26 years old Anderson has plenty of good years left in front of him. So expect to see this guy in a Broncos uniform for the foreseeable future and John Elway will likely re-sign Anderson when his contract runs out in 2020. The California native has been that good during his time as a professional football player.

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Smith, Hunt, and Kelce help the Chiefs edge the Redskins late in the fourth quarter 29-20:

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The Kansas City Chiefs were thoroughly tested by the Washington Redskins but in the end the Chiefs were able to pull out a 29-20 win. Alex Smith made some incredible throws for the Kansas City offense and when things were all said and done the Chiefs quarterback threw for 293 yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions for the night. Kareem Hunt also did his thing for the Chiefs, Hunt proved why he has been the best running back in the league so far with a 101 yard performance against a tough Redskins defense. In the passing game Travis Kelce had the most notable impact. Kelce hauled in 111 receiving yards and 1 touchdown catch. Together these three players have been the foundation for the Chiefs offense and what a year they are having. The losing team in this contest was led by Kirk Cousins. Cousins played pretty well with 220 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. As good as the Washington quarterback was the Redskins need to score more than 20 points in order to win these highly competitive match ups. Terrelle Pryor did give this team a boost with 70 yards and 1 receiving touchdown but not one Redskins player went over 100 yards rushing or receiving. Bennie Logan was pretty good defensively for the Chiefs the Kansas City nose tackle had 4 tackles on the night. Marcus Peters contributed 4 tackles and forced fumbled to KC’s defensive efforts too. On the other sideline the Redskins were led by Zach Brown who had a team high 9 tackles. DJ Swearinger put up 5 tackles and a sack as well. Give credit to the Chiefs for weathering the storm. This team was actually trailing the Redskins 10-0 heading into the second quarter. Andy Reid’s team is extremely resilient though and now Kansas City improves to an impressive 4-0 on the year. They’re a lot of fun to watch.

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The Mitchell Trubisky era will officially start in Chicago, can the rookie do enough to save the Bears season?

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It’s no secret that Mitchell Trubisky is one of the most promising rookie quarterbacks this year and now Trubisky will finally get his chance to command the Bears offense full time. Chicago Head Coach John Fox officially gave the reins to the 2nd overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft and Trubisky takes over for a struggling Mike Glennon. It’s pretty obvious that Trubisky is a more gifted thrower than Glennon, particularly in the arm strength department. So that should help the Bears offense put up more big plays through the air and ultimately that’s going to make this team more competitive. Additionally Trubisky is physically stronger than Glennon which should result in the rookie being able to break more tackles and extending the play more often. All of those abilities are much more favorable than what Glennon brought to the table and now if you’re a Bears fan you really wish the team used that $45 million dollars on a more worthy player than their former starter (Glennon). That money could have been used on two or three offensive skill players to help Trubisky out but now it’s just wasted money down the drain. It also feels like Chicago decided to make the change after seeing everything DeShaun Watson has been able to accomplish down in Houston. It just goes to show that even though a guy is a rookie it doesn’t mean that player can’t have a big impact for his team. Trubisky truthfully should have been starting from day 1 however Fox’s conservative approach have led this team to a 1-3 record on the year. Obviously that won’t sit well with Bears ownership and now it’s really up to Mitchell Trubisky to save John Fox’s job. With 12 games left in the season anything is possible especially with a much better quarterback is at the helm. Keep in mind the quarterback position is the most important in pro football so this is significant upgrade for the Chicago Bears.

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Complete Player: How Tyreek Hill because one of the most well rounded receivers in the entire NFL

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The Kansas City Chiefs have an impact player in wide receiver Tyreek Hill. During his early days though Hill was mainly a vertical threat. The former 5th round pick has always been a speed guy but it took some refining to become the standout we see today. Hill can run the entire route tree now and that shows the effort he’s put in. Going over the middle isn’t easy and Tyreek Hill is somewhat undersized. However Hill is willing to take those risks because that’s what it takes for his team to win. Obviously practicing everyday is helping his development but Hill has also gained a lot of experience along the way. All of those positive factors are definitely working in the 24 year old’s favor and Patrick Mahomes has to love throwing to number 10 (Hill). It’s not everyday that you get such a rare talent and there’s no doubt the former University of West Alabama alum is explosive. Hill has earned the nickname Cheetah and that at least tells you something about his abilities. Make no mistake about Tyreek Hill is a complete player and it’s awesome to watch him operate every Sunday.

Notes- Tyreek Hill isn’t just a receiver he also helps Kansas City by taking hand offs as a running back and returning punts. In the Chiefs first game (2018) Hill scored three touchdowns and that is a great indication of what he brings to this team.

-It’s no secret Tyreek Hill is faster than everyone else on the field. Patrick Mahomes has a cannon for an arm and he can loft passes downfield to Hill. This play is the Chiefs money ball and it’s going to result in a lot of points being put on the board.

-Tyreek Hill is only going to get better with time and his career is already off to a great start. Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 3.37.06 AM

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