NFL Week 7 Blitz Read: Zero was Sunday’s magic number

Zero was the magic number for Week 7 of the 2017 NFL season.

The Chargers, Rams and Jaguars defenses all recorded shutouts and two other games had zero offensive touchdowns.

On the other side of the ball, we should get a classic strength versus strength matchup between the Broncos’ defense (fourth-most efficient defense) and the Chiefs’ offense (second-most efficient offense).

More importantly, the Jaguars (4-3) are tied with the Titans atop the AFC South and show signs of being able to end the franchise’s decade-long drought without a playoff appearance or a winning record.

Bennett, who did not attend or call into last week’s meeting in New York, has sat during the anthem during each of the Seahawks’ six games this season.

“People just have conversations every day because racism and discrimination is a common topic in America, so a lot of people just talk about it,” Bennett said. “The NFL is just making it another conversation where everybody is at home and wondering what they can do to affect the nation and find a way to have a positive impact on their communities. That’s what we’re focusing on right now.”

Bennett told reporters after the owners-players meeting ( according to Pro Football Talk ) that negotiations on the national anthem should take place only after a team signs free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the first player to stage protests. Bennett reiterated Sunday that Kaepernick is due another opportunity to play in the NFL.

The Dolphins (4-3) have to find a way to get Wholesale Jerseys From China their Where To Buy Cheap Jerseys offense moving, and they have to decide whether to use Jay Cutler or Matt Moore at quarterback.

Jaguars sign LB Telvin Smith to 4-year extension

The Jaguars reportedly signed linebacker Telvin Smith to an extension worth up to $50 million, according to ESPN. The team announced the four-year deal Wednesday night.

“It’s been a privilege these last four years, and there is so much that I want to accomplish as a teammate and as an individual in this league,” Smith said in a statement.

It’s no coincidence that when Hightower returned to the lineup after missing Weeks 2 and 3, the Patriots found their groove. Over the past three games, the Patriots defense is tied for 4th in the NFL in points allowed and upped its standing in every notable category from the disastrous start to the 2017 campaign.

The Rams lost 17-10 against the Giants in Twickenham last season. It was the Rams’ third ugly loss in a row and dropped them to 3-4 after a promising start. Case Keenum — who is likely to start against the Browns for the Vikings with Sam Bradford still sidelined with a knee injury — threw four picks. Keenum may not be all that excited to relive that experience, either.

Sean McVay might be only 31 years old, but he has been around the NFL long enough to be wary of the midseason excitement building around a team in position to challenge for its first playoff spot since 2004.

“Who were you talking about after seven weeks in the NFL last year?” McVay asked. “What were guys’ records? Nobody cares. Because really, it’s about what you do at the end.”

Still, the Rams can be proud of the strides they’ve made into football relevance after 10 straight losing seasons.

The Niners’ involvement with frontline police on an initiative such as this is believed to be the first of its kind to include a professional sports team. It comes about 14 months after former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Super Cheap Jerseys China first began his protest of racial inequality and police Toronto Maple Leafs Cheap Jerseys brutality in the country by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem.