Nothing in the NFLbe believed after Julio Jones dropped that pass in the end zone against the Panthers last week. On the other hand, nothing happens with the Cowboys each week without involving a judge’s ruling, and that’s the case again with Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal. The Falcons are playing in their new stadium for only the fourth time, and they lost their last two before going on their three-game road trip.
Touchdown, Patriots. New England strings together a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ends with an 11-yard Brady touchdown pass to Dwayne Allen with 25 seconds remaining before halftime. New England leads 27-9.
Field goal, Falcons. Tevin Coleman drops a screen pass on third down and Atlanta settles for a 44-yard field goal from Matt Bryant that extends its lead to 24-17 with 1:06 remaining before halftime.
Jones had been making all sorts of noise about shutting down NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s proposed contract extension, before ESPN’s Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. reported Friday that Jones had met the Goodell’s suspension of Ezekiel Elliott for alleged domestic assault with a direct and vulgar threat.
“I’m going to come after you with everything I have,” Jones was quoted telling Goodell. “If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p—y compared to what I’m going to do.”
Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern The senior running back went over 1,000 yards for the fourth straight season by rushing for 166 yards on 31 carries in a 39-0 win over Minnesota.