Even QB Derek Carr’s quick return from his back injury could not stop the Raiders’ downward spiral.

The defense made both Adrian Peterson and Carson Palmer look rejuvenated for the Cardinals, and the shoulder injury to QB Jameis Winston put Ryan Fitzpatrick at least temporarily in charge of the offense. Not exactly a good day for the Buccaneers.

So, of course, with Odell Beckham Jr. done for the season and the Giants practically out of WRs, that’s when the offense springs to life and the team gets into the win column. Could it all have been as simple as Coach Ben McAdoo handing his offensive play-calling duties to coordinator Mike Sullivan?

This could get very ugly, very quickly if a lame-duck franchise cannot put a winning team on the field. Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs becomes very important for the Raiders as they try to gather themselves.

Luck heads to Europe: Andrew Luck, according to an ESPN report, is in Europe seeking treatment for his shoulder. Luck will miss the entire season after having shoulder surgery in January and had to be shut down after throwing a few weeks ago. He isn’t the first to seek treatment in Europe — Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant have done so as well.

The once-superb defense has been decimated by injuries, so the offense will have to lead the way if the Texans are going to contend. That’s fine against the Browns, and rookie QB Deshaun Watson has been excellent. But there surely will be some down days for Watson during the developmental process, and there probably isn’t enough around him at this point to overcome that, against even Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl reasonably good competition.

The defense has found a way to contribute — by generating turnovers and scoring TDs — and the big win over the Lions means that the Saints can dream about being in the NFC playoff Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys chase. Whether those dreams are realistic remains to be seen.

No one needs to worry about Coach Marvin Lewis’s job security or QB Andy Dalton’s worthiness to be the starter, at least for now. The Bengals’ season has renewed possibilities as they return from their bye.

Burfict goes bye-bye: Vontaze Burfict, the Cincinnati Bengals’ combative linebacker, was given an early trip to the showers Sunday, ejected in the first half of the game against the Tennessee Titans for bumping an official.

Broncos hire Vance Joseph as coach

Vance Joseph met with the Broncos on Tuesday and returned to Denver’s facility Wednesday. There and then, he was given an offer to become the team’s next head coach.

Joseph, who served as Miami’s offensive coordinator in 2016, accepted the offer.

I told my wife this is pretty much my last year,Hester said after Cheap Euro Jerseys the game, via NBC Sports. I was hoping for a run to the Super Bowl. The only thing that I left out of this game is walking away without getting a ring. Its tough.

Despite his Super Bowl dreams falling short, Hester put on a fantastic final performance, as he returned five kickoffs for 194 yards and had an impressive 80-yard punt return which called back by Cheap Football Jerseys Xxl a penalty.

Hester, 34, was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and spent his first eight seasons in Chicago. He went on to have stints with the Ravens and Falcons before signing with the Seahawks earlier this month for the postseason.

The four-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro has a case as a future Hall of Fame candidate, as he holds the NFL record for combined return touchdowns (20), punt return touchdowns (14) and return touchdowns in a season (6).

One thing that has helped Ryan is the addition of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in 2015. The Falcons were seventh in total offense last season, but those yards didn’t translate to points as Atlanta was 21st in scoring at 21.2 points per game.

General manager Thomas Dimitroff said earlier this month that Ryan spent a lot of time in the offseason to ‘get everyone on the proverbial same page in Shanahan’s system.’