Cam inspired by OutKast: Never one to go the conservative route when it comes to fashion, Cam Newton showed up at the press conference after the Panthers’ win over the Vikings in a fez, or a “brimless hat,” as he dubbed it. Cam said he had been inspired by seeing OutKast member Andre 3000 wearing one in GQ, so maybe a postgame meeting with the ATLien could be arranged.
Eli apologizes to Giants fans: Eli Manning’s return to the starting lineup was arguably something of an apology for his being benched for Geno Smith. On Sunday, though, it was Manning offering the apology after the Giants were torched at home, 30-10, by the Cowboys. “I thought we had a good crowd today and I appreciate all the support these past weeks and sorry we couldn’t get them a better game,” Manning said. It’s been a sorry season for Big Blue, one that thankfully has only three games remaining.
The Dallas offense had struggled mightily without suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott, failing to score at least 10 points in three straight games for the first time in franchise history. They got off to a slow start on Thursday with a trio of three-and-outs to start.
But once Dak Prescott used his legs to pick up a first down late in the first quarter, the Cowboys offense ignited. Prescott only threw for 102 yards, but tossed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another 28 yards.
“I just trusted myself and trusted in my teammates,” Prescott told NBC Sports. “We played like a team that was hungry and needed this win.”
The Titans aren’t going to overlook this opponent; not after the second-half beatdown in Pittsburgh and after four Marcus Mariota interceptions. They need this win to keep the Jaguars from pulling away further in the AFC South. The Colts couldn’t hold a 10-point second-half lead against the Titans last month in Nashville. But they are coming off a bye and a respectable showing against the same Steelers that buried the Titans four days later.